Week 22.5 – The 5 Horsemen of the Destructive Mind

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Fear – Unworthiness – Anger – Guilt – Hurt Feelings

The 5 Horsemen of the Destructive Mind!

Most of us look at these 5 emotions as the most negative and debilitating feelings that we can have. They hold us back and create darkness in our minds and hearts. They make us sad and unable to become successful. What they are really is the boundaries of our  comfort zone! These are the emotions which keep us held in check tethered to our current status in life like an elephant to a post.

If we try to improve, to break out, do something different we are most likely to run into one of these monsters. We try to sing or write and the critic is there to chase us back. We feel hurt then it turns to anger and we decide not to try again for fear that we will be hurt again.

As a child we may have asked to play and were turned down, asked someone to dance and told no (with a laugh). This created a decision which became a belief that we were somehow unworthy of that person or of that joy.

As I learn and develop my mind I am able to break the emotions down and realize something very interesting. I Made It All Up! If I made it up then I can recreate something else with the same emotions and feelings.

One of the 7 Laws of the mind is the Law of substitution: I can instantly replace a negative thought with a positive one! one of my choosing.

See how these 5 key emotions hold us in our comfort zone because they create boundaries. If I recognize that fear is pushing me back then what is on the other side? When I feel Guilt I can rejoice because it lets me know that I have a conscious that works. When I feel Hurt Feelings I know that I care deeply about what I want to do. When I have anger it is telling me that I have a frustration that I am trying to make me right. Maybe I can let go of it and not be ‘Right.’  The anger closes me off from any other possibility.

Now instead of the 5 horsemen of the destructive mind, I now have 5 tools that I can use as sign posts! They tell me, “you are breaking out of the comfort zone do so at your own peril” and I say “thank you for the warning it means I am making progress!”

When I feel Fear I know I am on the right path this is what I need pass to become my best

When I feel Hurt Feelings I know that I care for what I am hurt about and know to keep caring and persist.

When I feel Anger I know that I am trying to force my way on the world and now I can step back and listen to other points of view

When I feel Guilt I know that I need to look at what I did was it in the best interest of all and if I feel guilt due to not doing the work at hand then …. Do It!

And when I feel Unworthiness, Well I know that is a lie because I am natures greatest miracle and a child of the most high!

 

Week 22 – Quitting is NOT Easy

I QUIT!

Mr. Carson so done

To retreat to the comfort of mind numbing bliss of watching television or trolling through Face Book. Doing anything but the work of thinking and processing the new pattern of thought. Inking the blueprint on my mind so that my subconscious is acting on my best behalf and not on the emotional illogical inputs of a 5 year old’s best mental representation of truth.

We have only 26 weeks of this wonderful, excruciating, powerful, emotional, experience that we call the MKMMA (Master Key Master Mind Alliance) or the Master Key Experience. We are at week 22 and I want to throw it all in! I want to quit. Quit thinking, quit doing the daily exercises quit writing in my blog (I did stop for a while because I did not have a computer …. but I still wrote in a journal so I guess I was still blogging) Just stop it all.

Excuses: It was time consuming, it was painful at times, it took up too much effort and I need to do something else. What else? What else do I have to do, must do, that is more important than learning how to think rather than react. What could possibly take precedence over becoming the master of my mind and creative thought process over letting the input of the world mold me into another sheep soldier consuming and thinking as manipulated by commercials and beliefs that are not even my own. What could I possibly need to be doing other than  this work of self discovery and releasing into my best self.

The old blueprint is strong in this one! It wants to cement control wrestle freedom away and impose itself again. Thank you old blueprint, old me, beliefs and fears that have moved me through my life to this point and kept me safe from harm. At least that is what the old blueprint thinks.

It has been a most tiring and exhausting 2 weeks (we are already into week 23 when I write this!) fighting old habits and old paradigms as I realize that this battle is within me not without; Not anything external.

I can be what I will to be …. And I am!

Week 20 – Potential is Worthless Unless …

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Potential Becomes Valuable only when it is recognized and used.

How many times have you heard from a teacher “He has such potential but he is not using it” or hear commentators say how this athlete has great potential? Everything has great potential in it. It is the art of educing this potential out of us that is the key.

There is a story of a man who saw some boys playing a game with some stones. He noticed the stones and found that they got them from their father, The father had bowels of them as they were all around the place….. You may know the story that this was the greatest jewel field in Africa. Yet the families there did not recognize what was there. There was the potential for great wealth but they could not make use of it because they did not recognize it!

Our minds and thoughts are the same. We hold great potential, great gifts, but until we recognize, understand, and become conscious of what we have we are unable to use it.

You may have all the wealth in Christendom, but unless you recognize it and make use of it, it will have no value! – 20:2 MKS

We have been given this great tool, our mind, to use and create with. Oil, electricity, gases, water, everything on this planet has always been here but until we learned of its existence, recognized it, learned how to harness it, only then were we able to profit from it.

You and I have the greatest tool and mechanism ever at our disposal. Given freely and abundantly. We have great potential in our own minds if we but learn to THINK!

Take the time to recognize, learn, harness, and create with this power within you!

Thinking Man

Enjoy!

Week 16 – My Master Key Experience

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The Master Key Mastermind Alliance, or as we call it, ‘The Master Key Experience’ is based on and is a study of Charles Haanel’s work ‘The Master Key System.’ But that is not all of it, that is more a framework not the end all be all of the program. It would be impossible to describe this in a paragraph or two so I will share my experience to this point ‘My Master Key Experience.’

Our life is our thoughtsThe outer world is a perfect mirror of our inner world. The circumstances of our life and our situations all come from how we think. Our thoughts, beliefs, attitudes, biases, prejudices, self-talk. I can’t (why?) I’m not good enough (who says?) I’m not big enough, old enough, young enough, skinny enough, fat enough,….//Fill in the blank//  you get the idea.  We have created beliefs from outside input and it is from these beliefs that we act and react.

An immersion into introspection and self discovery.  Painful at times exhilarating at others, insight and epiphanies abound. Time consuming and some times just plain a pain in the…,  Well, I knew this was going to be different, a true experiential happening, not a lecture series to feel like I accomplished and check off my to do list. Yes, self actualization course for the year , Check! No this has been hard work lots of forward progress, back sliding, regrets, rethinking, re-framing, and thinking. Really thinking!

This is not a do the exercise and be done with it class; No, this is grow-learn-tear down-build then grow some more. I am the caterpillar becoming the butterfly over and over again. As I strive to remove the negative and the concrete that has been layered over me for 50 years. Striving to become the once and future golden child inside.

26 weeks seemed like a long time to dedicate to this project but here I am 17 weeks later and I am in awe of the growth and insights I have found already. But I am also now more aware than ever before of what I do not know and how much more there is  to learn and explore. At the end I know this is not over. This is like college commencement I will take the tools and use them to continue to learn, develop, explore, and create myself on my own without the structure or classroom environment. Good thing I have a lifetime to get to know me!

Teacher my head is full may I be excused!

The journey

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