Week 14 – I Am The Fire – I Promise To Myself, Me And No One Else

“I Promise To Myself, Me And No One Else”

When I heard this song and this particular lyric line I felt a chill run through me. I am the Fire, I am my own motivation, internal inspiration and drive to achieve. Remember Mark said the corpus callosum (the bridge between the left and right brain) is more fully developed in musicians. If that is the case (and I personally believe it is) then we who are not musicians can learn and benefit from the rhythm, vibrations and the eloquence of the word architecture the embed in their lyrics… how they use it to express their journey and share it with us.

With the help of Lzzy Hale, rock musician and lead singer of the band Halestorm, I’ll walk you through what must have been a parallel universe (more likely, the Universal Mind) and the internal talk I experienced when I first heard the tune and the instructive lyrics. It’s almost like she has been through the Master Key Experience a chronicled the hero’s journey she has experienced.

Yes, this is for my hard rock friends who often don’t even know they are on their own hero’s journey aligned with the Master Key System and the things we are learning in the MKMMA. If you are not into fairly hard rock, feel free to read it as a poem and draw your own inspiration and points to draw power from. So, with that in mind, I’m going to share my internal conversations as I walked through the full lyrics.

I Am The Fire by Lzzy Hale of Halestorm

Am I brave enough? I felt and asked this question of ourselves as we
began our Master Key journey.
Am I strong enough? Mark Januszewski and The Fabulous Daven echoed Haanel’s admonition to Never start anything I
couldn’t finish or see through to the end.
To follow the desire I have had this desire throughout my life to reach
beyond my current circumstances and a
life of “quiet desperation”.
That burns from within My heart has often ached to simply believe, to
have Faith that I can be more than I have been…
To push away my fear Enter the Law of Substitution, the only tool to
help with vanquishing my fears of inadequacy and societally hypnotised weaknesses!
To stand where I’m afraid On the scene comes Og Mandino with Scroll III,
I Persist Until I Succeed.”
I am through with this No more River of Dreams for me! I now know
there is more, I can be more…
Cuz I am more than this I now feel in my heart that I am more, I am
unique and have special gifts to share
with others “I give without expectation of
reciprocity from the channels I enrich, because
I know I am…” stepping into the dynamic
flow of giving and receiving!
I promise to myself And here is the granddaddy of them all,
“I Always Keep My Promise”. With every
commitment we make to ourselves we etch it
into our souls with this phrase as covenant
to complete the tasks to move forward and
accomplish our Plan of Action.
Alone and no one else I am accountable to myself and no one
else as long as we do no harm to their good.
My flame is rising higher The more I study the system, understand and
add the Enthusiasm it generates as fuel
to create more Enthusiasm
, my commitment
and my faith expands exponentially to carry
me forward faster and faster!
I am the fire I, and I alone am the fire. No outside influence
or force will have a lasting effect on me reaching
my goals. I am personally responsible and accountable
to me (SMART goals are what I will use to
measure my progress).
I am burning brighter With each passing day and every repeat of my
DMP and Service cards, I can feel the urgency building.
Roaring like a storm I Always Infuse Enthusiasm into every reading as
the dividends are enormous. Remember the
50 minutes of reading your one-sentence
DMP
? I was amazed at the energy it required
and  then subsequently returned over the
next day or two, amazing!
And I am the one I’ve been waiting for I spent much of my life looking for others I admired
to shepherd me toward my goals, no more.
I am a Lion. and I refuse to talk, to walk,
to sleep, with sheep! 
I am my own strength, my
own support and I am more than enough
to keep the internal flames alight. I do need a
mastermind to generate perspectives I have never
thought of but, I remain the responsible one.
Screaming like a siren The more elation and gratitude I put into my
Enthusiastic readings, the higher my return
on investment (ROI) to myself and to those in my life.
Alive and burning brighter With all I am learning, life is so much more than
it was before
… brighter, more opportunities and
I am more willing to stretch and reach for my dreams.
I am the fire Again, I am the fire, no one else… my confidence grows.
I’ve been sacrificed Society has trained me well to go along to get along;
the mandate is conformity to mediocrity.
Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick In the Wall” comes
to mind along with Mark’s frequent references to
the Billy Joel classic “River of Dreams”.
My Hearts been cauterized Sadly, over time and through many soul-sucking
experiences, my heart lost much of its will to risk
being hurt and extending my hand to build
relationships. I now recognize this and I use the
Achievement and Gratitude exercises
to
soften and warm what once was cold and dark.
Hanging on to hope Hope and faith are now restored through
truth and knowledge
of the way, the path to
gaining the cooperation of other people, I now
induce others to serve me. because of my
willingness to serve others.
shackled by the ghost The “reality holograph” of what is real once
kept me from really exploring, from
reaching my unlimited potential.
Of what I once believed My beliefs in these falsehoods are now falling
away as the cocoon of the caterpillar reveals the
butterfly with wings outstretched and yearning to fly.
That I could never be An image of me prior to the Master Key system,
head hung low, plodding along.
Whats right in front of me It’s been there all along, greatness in so many ways
I am the fire Enthusiasm rises in my heart to heights unknown before
I am burning brighter With knowledge and learning comes
enlightenment
and the ability to see what
was invisible before.
Roaring like a storm Like a storm, disruptive, powerful and ever moving
from west to east, the nurturing rains follow
to power the growth that is to come
. “I love
the rain for it cleanses my spirit.’
And I am the one I’ve been waiting for I talk to the Guy in the Glass and recognize
him as the man I have been waiting 
for to
be my companion, my accountability
partner throughout my journey.
Screaming like a siren Now my mid-day exercise and reading my
cards again, strength renewed and
energized
Alive and burning brighter I feel so alive, bright enough to light
the way for others
.
I am the fire Warm, comforting and motivating, the flame of
Thought within is mine to control at will
.
I don’t believe I’ll fall from grace I turn to the Master System in addition to other ,
I believe it augments my personal faith.
Won’t Let the past decide my fate “Failure, like pain is alien to my life. In the past
I accepted it as I accepted pain.
Now I reject it
and am prepared for wisdom and principles
which guide me out of the shadows…” My past
performance and mistakes are lessons I use to
win, I persist, I win… “I build my castle one
brick at a time for I know that small attempt, repeated, 
complete any undertaking“.
(Og Mandino Scroll I & III)
Leave forgiveness in my wake I forgive all the wrongs I have burdened myself
with and leave them all behind trailing me like
the silent wake a boat leaves fading into the distance.
Take the love that I’ve Embraced Again, my man in the mirror repeats daily,
“I love you man!”, like one else can!
I promise to myself, me and no one else I Always Keep My Promise!
I am more than this I am part of a larger whole, “the Father and I
are one
” (The Master Key System by Charles F Haanel)
I am the fire… I am the source of my progress and my
burning desire
.
Final Chorus…

If you have a favorite song with lyrics that stir you to greatness, Please, Please share your songs and poems in the comments below!!

You and your interpretation of a particular lyric could bring someone else to recognize their greatness or search for it as a member of the Master Key Experience and a fully satisfying life of personal achievement as well as service to others. This is what lifts societies and communities, it people like you and me taking full personal responsibility for our own successes and learning from our missteps to rebuild our castles, our families and our homes one brick at a time, filled with enthusiasm and Thoughtful Living.

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13 Replies to “Week 14 – I Am The Fire – I Promise To Myself, Me And No One Else”

  1. Interpretation of a favorite lyric? Hmmmmm. There are so many! Of course, all the talk of the “fire. leaping higher, higher, higher, with a desperate desire
    and a resolute endeavor, now…now to sit or never
    by the side of the pale faced moon!” (Poe — “The Bells”) …kind of speaks for itself (“…shrieks, shrieks, out of tune…”)

    Week after week, Bob, the quality and value you provide with each MKMMA post is extraordinary! Well done!

    1. Loren, I’m just part of the reciprocal value you agreed not to seek coming back from your pay-it-forward efforts; I too am paying it forward in kind 🙂 Have a great New YEar’s weekend and Thank you!!

  2. Bob – thought provoking inspirational read this morning! Thanks for being YOU and projecting your light across the universe… Make it a fantastic 2016!

    1. Dennis, thank you for reading this post. I know it has a smaller audience due to the hard rock topic but, inspiration has value from wherever it is derived. Much of our journey here as participants in the MKMMA has been to open our minds so… I thought I would try and find those whose minds have become silly putty, pliable, flexible and open to supportive thoughts from odd places. Have a Happy New Year and I wish you and yours full achievement of your DMP!

  3. Love finding more inspiration in some of my favorite music! I really love “Don’t Stop Believin'”. When my daughter and I crossed over into California when she moved here to make her dreams come true, that song came on our radio. It has continued to mean hope, encouragement, and a reminder to believe, no matter what. My daughter now works at her dream job in California! Thanks for pulling this together, wonderful post!

    1. Day, Journey’s lead singer really demonstrates persistence to his DMP doesn’t he. You just helped me recognize that is much of what I like so much of the storyteller’s musical messages… They are passing on their hero’s journey in an act of selfless giving to potentially help us. One more thing to add to the gratitude cards! Thanks 🙂

      BTW, notice that “Journey” subliminally told use what they would be giving us in their band name; stories of their Journey!

  4. Bob, I just LOVE and ADORE your way of expressing, framing, linking, explaining, living, inspiring….. you open my eyes again and again and again and again….. in silence I hope future MKE team and scholars will keep benefiting from your input. BAM!

    1. Saskia, I’m so grateful to you for your open expressions of appreciation. It took me almost 3 hrs to create this and several revisions. I know there is more I will continue to add to it but, making it so different was my intention. Big green check-mark there 🙂

      Thank you again for cheering me and others on to reach for the best in ourselves and then give without expectation of reciprocity from the channels we enrich. See the universe provides what we have tasked ourselves to accomplish or achieve. I wish you and yours the Happiest of New Years with many more to come…

  5. Your posts are fantastic ! And I have the feeling to be a little ant on a big elephant… And I love the journey you invite to come with you. Thanks so much again, Robert

  6. So Bob, I absolutely loved this post! Really liked the linking with the lyrics. I would do that, but most of the songs I know only have like 3 words (otherwise I wouldn’t know them!), so it doesn’t work so well. Great thoughts and insights. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks Jay for your kind comments. I took a look at your press release… my daughter-in-law is from Sanpete County and my Mom and Dad live in St George. I can picture your sanctuary perfectly as I actually spent two summers hauling hay in cache valley as a kid. It’s a small world isn’t it!

  7. On song that I keep revisiting is ‘All is Full of Love’ by Bjork. I love how you broke this one down line by line. Great stuff and so applicable to our journey, you are so right! Rock ON!

    1. Jen, Bjork was such a unique performer. I love 80s stuff… Tears for Fears, the Eurythmics, Rick Astley and INXS. Thanks for speaking up as one who enjoys a bit of rock, it really means a lot to me.

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