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 19 – We Are Many – We Are One

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We Are Many and We Are One

I just watched “I AM” by Tom Shadyac this week and it illuminated our Master Keys study for the week brilliantly. In ‘I Am’ Tom Shadyac  begins by asking the question “what is wrong with the world and what can we do to make it better?” In a documentary style he searches and poses the question to the thinkers of the world. In the end he says “We started out looking for what was wrong with the world and ended up finding out what was right with it instead” Truly he found the correct question to ask.

In This weeks Master Keys I am struck by these two sentences “If your thought is powerful, constructive, and positive, this will be plainly evident in the state of your health, your business, and your environment” Then Haanel shares “What is this raw material which is being collected in these thousands of mental powerhouses all over the world and developed into a power which is evidently controlling every other power? In its static form it is Mind – In its dynamic form, it is THOUGHT”focused thots

It is gratitude, cooperation, love, compassion, these are the powerful vital ‘Thoughts’ that are transforming the story of our world. As Tom finds over and over in his film “We are all connected – to each other and to everything around us!” Global Consciousness; there is an identity that we all share, a cause and effect that continues to recur and resonate through us all.

Ying and Yang are not 2 separate things but one complete whole. Light-dark, high-low, hot-cold all the same but extremes of degree. We are unique individuals because of our juxtaposition to each other, our uniqueness lies in our relationship to each other thing. Yet we are all part of the same fabric, the same Universal Mind, all made up of the same particles of life.

And, as each of us in the world begins to understand that we tell our own we are powerfulstory and we begin to create a consciousness that is positive and constructive, We are changing the dynamic of the whole world!

We are many but we are  one.

Enjoy Life!

 

 

Week 17 – The GOAL: Symbols versus Reality

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While in my sit after reading part 17 of Haanel’s Master Key System this evening I had a very interesting vision/thought. The Goal I have set my sights on is a symbol of power not the reality! In line 28 Haanel states: “You may be pursuing fame instead of honor, riches instead of wealth, position instead of servitude; in either event you will find that they turn to ashes just as you overtake them.” 

I think I Just figured out why goals of money are not working for me. I can’t get excited about money I can’t generate intense emotion over paper. But I can see a family go from struggle to secure, from desperation to excitement and joy. I have a vision of a family, I see their 2 boys cross the stage in little suits with cute bow ties and polished shoes, a family that was unsure if they would need to move in with friends to make ends meet just a year earlier. Wow! My true goal is to use my talents to mentor and empower people to success.

The goal is not the $1,000,000 a year income. Not the Status, not the award, Leaders-Helping-Othersnot the achievement. These are the symbols of an achievement met. Results of a reality called service

The goal is in using my gifts to help others realize their talents and gifts to satisfy their needs. In my business of financial services, for example, my goal is to help as many families become financially secure and independent as possible. In my business my goal is to use my talents to mentor and empower associates to become self sufficient and ultimately wealthy.

If I lead, empower, and mentor X number of people to reach their goal of a 6 figure income, and help them build teams doing Y in production each month, then I am assured of generating over a million dollar a year income. That is the end result. Thus my goal is not the end result, the end result is simply the manifestation of having served the number of people necessary. My focus therefore is on the service and the goal of the number of people served.help-other-succeed

The very interesting thing of this focus is that I can focus on people and service. I can be come excited and passionate about people! I can visualize the outcome of service. I can not focus on money because money does not really exist. Money is a symbol, the manifestation of perceived value it is not substance. People are! So there I have it, in pursuing the symbol I am left with ashes, but in pursuing the spirit, the true goal, I can achieve beyond my dreams!

Oh my!

Enjoy Life!

(Create a better world, begin with the guy/gal in the mirror!)

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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