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 desireI have had this desire throughout my life to reach
beyond my current circumstances and a
life of “quiet desperation”.
That burns from withinMy heart has often ached to simply believe, to
have Faith that I can be more than I have been…
To push away my fearEnter the Law of Substitution, the only tool to
help with vanquishing my fears of inadequacy and societally hypnotised weaknesses!
To stand where I’m afraidOn the scene comes Og Mandino with Scroll III,
I Persist Until I Succeed.”
I am through with thisNo more River of Dreams for me! I now know
there is more, I can be more…
Cuz I am more than thisI 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 myselfAnd 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 elseI am accountable to myself and no one
else as long as we do no harm to their good.
My flame is rising higherThe 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 fireI, 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 brighterWith each passing day and every repeat of my
DMP and Service cards, I can feel the urgency building.
Roaring like a stormI 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 forI 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 sirenThe 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 brighterWith 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 fireAgain, I am the fire, no one else… my confidence grows.
I’ve been sacrificedSociety 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 cauterizedSadly, 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 hopeHope 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 ghostThe “reality holograph” of what is real once
kept me from really exploring, from
reaching my unlimited potential.
Of what I once believedMy 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 beAn image of me prior to the Master Key system,
head hung low, plodding along.
Whats right in front of meIt’s been there all along, greatness in so many ways
I am the fireEnthusiasm rises in my heart to heights unknown before
I am burning brighterWith knowledge and learning comes
enlightenment
and the ability to see what
was invisible before.
Roaring like a stormLike 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 forI 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 sirenNow my mid-day exercise and reading my
cards again, strength renewed and
energized
Alive and burning brighterI feel so alive, bright enough to light
the way for others
.
I am the fireWarm, comforting and motivating, the flame of
Thought within is mine to control at will
.
I don’t believe I’ll fall from graceI 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 wakeI 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 EmbracedAgain, my man in the mirror repeats daily,
“I love you man!”, like one else can!
I promise to myself, me and no one elseI Always Keep My Promise!
I am more than thisI 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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Week 9 – Seeking Enthusiasm, the Most Powerful Engine of Success

Emerson On Enthusiasm

 

“Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your object. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

This week is still a bit of a stretch with trying to infuse my service card readings with enthusiasm. This post is for all those like me who are still feeling a little weak in this area. Actually, it is not weak, it is self conscious of those around me who may hear my enthusiasm as it is so rare that they hear it.

Upon reflection, I find it strange that I can describe business and technology (both dry subject to many people) with enthusiasm, yet as applied to these readings they seem almost hollow. I’m augmenting my readings with my recordings which helps a lot as I can take the feelings evoked from the music and the images they evoke to conjure the emotions and enthusiasm necessary to plod forward.

Keywords:Description:
Passion Leading with Passion: 3 keys to sharing your enthusiasm – When it comes to leadership traits, “passion” is hard to pin down, but it is vital to engaging the hearts and minds of followers—or employees. Passionate leaders have the spark that can foster commitment and determination in their employees. – http://baird-group.com/
Inspiration Share Your Enthusiasm“Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.” ― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience
Eagerness “Do stuff. be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It’s all about paying attention. attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. stay eager.” ― Susan Sontag
Energy Nine Characteristics of Enthusiastic People – Someone who is earnestly looking for his mission, discovers it and lives it, will organize his entire life around this divine assignment. This person offers his talents to the world, betters his environment, adds his personal value to it, and ends up happy and satisfied…  His energy level is much higher than average.
Greek enthousiasmos The Power Of God That Burns Within; ENTHUSIASM. “Look it up,” the Spirit said. “It is more than just being excited about something.” The word “enthusiasm” is from the Greek word enthousiasmos, formed from two words, en, meaning “within,” and theos, meaning “God.” “God within,” or “the presence of God within you.” God within your efforts, inspiration, God breathed upon, or a strong feeling of excitement and energy that is put within you by God. – https://scripturenuggets.wordpress.com/tag/enthousiasmos/
Enthusiasm definition A strong excitement about something; a strong feeling of active interest in something that you like or enjoy. Something causing a feeling of excitement and active interest. – http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enthusiasm

Despite the above, there are still serendipitous moments in my business where things in my DMP, and from my SITs are arriving with regularity. How grateful I am for my dear friend and protector who watches over me and listens to my desires, my prayers and my foibles confessed. I am also most humbled by the greats like Ralph Waldo Emerson and Haanel who consistently convert moments of frustration into moments of discovery and this new foundation I am building.

Here I sit, looking forward to more exploration and conquering of habits long formed in blind submission to the edicts and tutelage of who choose to remain in the dark. It is to them I call and press forward through the fog to perhaps call, be heard and lead one to the safety of self reliance.

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