Week 23 – I Can’t Get No Permanent Satisfaction

I Can't Get No Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones

Haanel spoke in Part 23 – 22 about “Permanent Satisfaction” and it struck me as a culmination of many of the readings we’ve been asked to study over the many weeks in the Master Key System course. Let me quote the full sentence I am speaking of…

“Now concentrate on the fact that man is not a body with a spirit, but a spirit with a body, and that it is for this reason that his desires are incapable of any permanent satisfaction in anything not spiritual.” Wow, explains a lot doesn’t it about job satisfaction, relationship not based on ideals and money matters of all kinds. We chase after elusive concepts of money, reward and satisfaction but, how many of us continually miss the mark? If we do occasionally hit the bulls-eye, the positive energy often quickly dissipates and we go in search of new “greener pastures like a dandelion blown away in the wind. Our hearts tell us this is not as it should be.

That being said, the largest portion of the human race a buffeted like driftwood in the sea, never knowing what shore we will come to light on at sunrise. Our Scroll VI exercises are helping us become Masters of our Emotions, thus bringing some stability but, there just must be more than just defensive plays in our book.

Again, Haanel speaks to this in several paragraphs in Part 23. First, 23 – 4; “The forces of life are volatile; they are composed of our thoughts and ideals and these turn into form; our problem is to keep an open mind, to reach out constantly 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.”

So, let’s summarize a bit; a) we are spirit in body seeking the spiritual knowledge b) satisfaction for a spirit only comes from spiritual experiences c) the lasting joys in life are in the journeys not in the destination or possessions. In my mind, “Permanent Satisfaction” dissipates upon arrival in state where we stop learning and growing or experiencing our Bliss as Joe would say. I know I am still a bit convoluted in my thinking but, here me out on this one.

I spent much of the week parting these thoughts together with the last Haanel exercise wherein we were to “Speak to Him, thou, for He hears, and spirit with spirit can meet, Closer is He that breathing, and nearer than hands and feet.” ~ Lord Alfred Tennyson The last two weeks have brought a crescendo of thoughts and memories of a time when I used to walk and talk (almost in constant prayer) while preparing to be a missionary in my younger days. Thankful for all that happened (good or bad), blessing those I met silently, and experiencing amazing answers to the simplest and most mundane of request. Upon arrival to my appointed missionary assignment, much of that was lost. As Haanel said, I reach my goal and the satisfaction faded.

My point (I think) is that to regret the past or to plan the future is not where the value lies, it is the here and now, the present. If we are not present, in the race, thrilled with the pursuit, grateful for the fight to become what we long to become such that we can serve others in compliance with the law of compensation, it is all for naught! Spend just one hour focused completely on the present.

Being a project manager, it is my job to go through a thousand permutations and plan for many contingencies in direct opposition to Haanel. I am excited that this has opened an experiment of epic proportions for me. I will be adding another card to my 3X daily reads and one for my pocket to remind me always to apply thought and concentration to the race, the pursuit for it is there that I will find Satisfaction. Unlike the Rolling Stones and Mick Jagger, I’ll pursuing things of a more spiritual nature and therefore, Satisfaction will be my reward.

 

 

Alfred Tennyson, 1809-1892

“The Higher Pantheism”
from The Holy Grail and Other Poems (London: Strahan, 1870).

 THE sun, the moons, the stars, the seas, the hills and
       the plains--
 Are not these, O Soul, the Vision of Him who reigns?

 Is not the Vision He? tho' He be not that which He
       seems?
 Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in
       dreams?

 Earth, these solid stars, this weight of body and limb,
 Are they not sign and symbol of thy division from
       Him?

 Dark is the world to thee: thyself art the reason
       why;
 For is He not all but thou, that hast power to feel
       'I am I?'

 Glory about thee, without thee; and thou fulfillest
       thy doom,
 Making Him broken gleams, and a stifled splendour
       and gloom.                                             10

 Speak to Him thou for He hears, and Spirit with
       Spirit can meet--
 Closer is He than breathing, and nearer than hands
       and feet.

 God is law, say the wise; O Soul, and let us rejoice,
 For if He thunder by law the thunder is yet His voice.

 Law is God, say some: no God at all, says the fool;
 For all we have power to see is a straight staff bent in
       a pool;

 And the ear of man cannot hear, and the eye of man
       cannot see;
 But if we could see and hear, this Vision--were it not
       He?
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Week 21 – “Don’t Look Back” – Boston

Don't Look Back - Boston

Boston, had a hit back on 1978 titled “Don’t Look Back”. As I’ve been reading Haanel 21.18 in relation to breaking old bad habits wrote, “the same rule applies in breaking any and all bad habits; we stop doing a thing, and then avoid doing it again, and again until we are entirely free from it; and if we do fail now and then, we should by no means lose hope, for the law is absolute and invincible and gives us credit for every effort and every success, event though our efforts and successes are perhaps intermittent.”

Wow, I have an account with the Universe that awards me credit and for that reason, I now can more freely “live this day as if it is my last” and ” waste not a moment mourning yesterday’s misfortunes, yesterday’s defeats, yesterday’s aches of the heart, for why should I through good after bad” as Og Mandino admonishes in the open of the Scroll V. I “Don’t Look Back”!

I underlined this in green as I read Haanel 21 this week and have gone back to it several times. Several business issues have arisen which, in past, may have derailed my mood and temperament (my Ego). But, with this and one new card in my various stacks to remind me of that to which I am eternally grateful for all truth and energy to accomplish by following my compass and not a clock.

By inverting the sentence in our weekly exercise in the Master Keys 21.28 I can find and confirm the truth in this account receivable relating to my efforts to modify my habits. Let me frame it for you; originally, the text reads “For your next exercise, concentrate on Truth. Try to realize that Truth shall make you free, that is, nothing can permanently stand in the way of your perfect success when you learn to apply the scientifically correct thought methods and principles.” My version to test Haanel 21.18 goes something like this, “To test a thought method, tool or principle to determine if it is Truth, apply it’s precepts and actions and sense the degree of freedom you feel; by following it’s path are you progressing nearer to your ultimate success? Is it motivating, does it make you happy, does it make you more kind to others or yourself?”

I kept 21.18 in my mind this week and the freedom and release from stress, fear and self condemnation is gone. I get strange impish grins coming over me just for no reason at all. Like right now, as I write this, I feel as though I am being hugged by a caring mentor or parent; it instills confidence to pursue achieving the tasks leading to fulfilling my DMP and the legacy to benefit others long after I move on. Now that I don’t look back, I explore further and confirm that needing to anticipate and be consumed with dread for tomorrow is a supreme waste of time and effort.

One more tool I added this week to my kit was a card that said “Thank You” and which I have in all my card stacks. I remembered a past when my connection to my maker was far stronger than present and recollected that whenever I observed a smile, a compliment, a courageous action by another, I thanked the one from whom all strength comes. What an enhanced feeling of connection this has brought this week! Thank You!!

“When the individual mind touches the Universal Mind it receives all the power it requires. This us the world within. All science recognizes the reality of this world, and all power is contingent upon our recognition of this world.”

“Don’t Look Back” by Boston

Don’t look back
A new day is breakin’
It’s been too long since I felt this way
I don’t mind where I get taken
The road is callin’
Today is the day

I can see
It took so long just to realize
I’m much too strong
Not to compromise
Now I see what I am is holding me down
I’ll turn it around

I finally see the dawn arrivin’
I see beyond the road I’m drivin’
Far away and left behind

It’s a new horizon and I’m awakin’ now
Oh I see myself in a brand new way
The sun is shinin’
The clouds are breakin’
‘Cause I can’t lose now, there’s no game to play

I can tell
There’s no more time left to criticize
I’ve seen what I could not recognize
Everything in my life was leading me on
But I can be strong

I finally see the dawn arrivin’
I see beyond the road I’m drivin’
Far away and left behind

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Week 19 – Procrastination I Destroy With Action

I Am The Captain Of My Soul - Procrastination

In Og Manino’s Scroll V he says, “Procrastination I destroy with action. Doubt I bury under faith. Fear I dismember with confidence. Where there are idle mouths I listen not. Where there are idle hands I linger not. Where there are idle bodies I visit not. Henceforth I know that to court idleness is to steal food clothing and warmth from those I love; I am not a thief. I am a man of love and today is my last chance to prove my love and my greatness.” He emphasizes this and each phrase in this scroll with the statement, “I live this day as if it is my last.”

If each of us were to live every day this way, how much easier it would be a recognize and claim our hero’s journey. So, what stands in our way of recognizing and taking that leap of faith? I put to you that it is to become self-less or ego-less. Not that I did not understand it when we were taught about being kind and about the 7 Day Mental diet, rather I did not see it’s integration and dependency created into all that we are, do and have (or have not).

Procrastination is an effect and not a cause and as Haanel repeated refers back to our “Ideal” and the principles and their opposites, I see more clearly the need to create my own internal, law of substitution arsenal to defend my young and immature selfless self. If I don’t defend him, the old blueprint (the dragon) will surely cause him to cower in fear and self-doubt and shrink backing away for the precipice from which I must launch my leap into my hero’s journey.

So, my actions (the actions of a thinking man) are as follows:

  1. I added an additional card to my daily Blueprint Builder reading which contains the following:
    • Today I begin a new life
    • I greet this day with love in my heart
    • I am natures greatest miracle
    • I live this day as if it is my last…
    • I will add each new scroll’s key phrase as I progress through Mandino’s workbook
  2. I added the following cards to the top of my Gratitude deck
    • What would the wealthy, productive me do in this moment? (for when I stall and become indecisive thus giving me ammunition against the attack of procrastination)
    • What mental image or though generates makes me feel energetic and motivated to “Do It Now”?
    • What mental image or though generates makes me feel Brave, Confident and Committed to “Do It Now”?
  3. I also started a journal to capture the answers to the questions in #2 such that I can begin to create response cards to invoke the antidote to procrastination which is ACTION! I’ve merged this with my Reliving a moment each day activities and will build my armory such that no assault of the mundane or onslaught of the information overload so prevalent in our society today will be able to overcome me. Rather, “I fail not as the others, for in my hands I now hold the charts which guide me through perilous water to shore which only yesterday seemed but a dream…” “I persist and develop my skills as the mariner develops his, by learning to ride out the wrath of each storm. I persist until I succeed.”

These tools I now craft to add to my sextant and compass to ensure I follow these charts laid before me to the lands and life of my own minds eye; for I am the captain of my soul…

“Invictus”

by the English poet William Ernest Henley (1849–1903)

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find me, unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

 

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Week 18 – Pretending to understand

Eric Clapton - Pretending

Pretending to understand. This week we were asked to ponder the question, “What am I pretending Not to understand“. What a fabulous exercise! It was hard to sense the layers of deception that lay dormant and yet huge obstructions to reaching my ideals. As in the lyrics of Eric Clapton’s song “Pretending” he says, “I get lost in alibis, Sadness can’t prevail, Everybody knows, Strong love can’t fail”. In the end truth and love always prevail.

Why is it that we often take the option of pretending not to know… I noticed quickly a twinge of guilt when Mark shared on last weeks call that we might be pretending that we don’t know that there are dishes in the sink, which someone will need to wash. An opportunity for a random act of kindness not taken because I pretended not to know. It is that we have things our heart tells us are there so we can fulfill our ideal life and we abdicate or ignore the call.

The question is, if we become master observers, how can we progress to the point where we answer every call to service without loosing ourselves. I have no answer (or am I simple pretending not to know?). This exercise for me will continue and become one of the well-worn cards in my deck of daily contemplative material.

It requires being present, not presuming that old blueprints will somehow resolve themselves. Since starting this program, often I have presume much of the master observer activities to be external, yet this question is purely internal and introspective. It is like the gyroscope to my guided missile; always coarse-correcting. Now if only, like the missile I can remove ego and simple follow the intuition signal as received, as Mark says, the effort required to reach my target will be dramatically reduced and energy, harmony and alignment will permeate my entire being. What a beautiful thought to hold in my mind with interest and attention gathering more of the same as Haanel taught us this week in 18:32.

Eric Clapton - Pretending Lyrics

 

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Week 17 – Concentration Is Misunderstood

17:6 – “Concentration is much misunderstood; there seems to be an idea of effort or activity associated with it, when just the contrary is necessary. The greatness of an actor lies in the fact that he forgets himself in the portrayal of his character, becoming so identified with it, that the audience is swayed by the realism of the performance. This will give you a good idea of true concentration; you should be so interested in your thought, so engrossed in your subject, as to be conscious of nothing else. Such concentration leads to intuitive perception and immediate insight into the nature of the object concentrated upon.”

Haanel continues in part 17:7 “All knowledge is the result of concentration of this kind; it is thus that the secrets of Heaven and Earth have been wrested; it is thus that the mind becomes a magnet and the desire to know draws the knowledge, irresistibly attracts it, makes it your own.”

I’ve been concentrating on this a good bit this week in my silent time and believe I am starting to glimpse the significance and the fact that this type of concentration has been not quite at the level required to precipitate the needed intuitive perception and related knowledge to move
my desires forward.

In 17:8 the final clue is exposed… It is not the conscious thinking and concentration that is the catalyst, it is the point at which these mechanisms take on a life of function of their own within the realm of the subconscious! Here, read this… “Desire is largely subconscious; conscious desire rarely realizes its object when the latter is out of immediate reach. Subconscious desire arouses the latent faculties of the mind, and difficult problems seem to solve themselves.” (part 17:8).

So, it has been our practice to date to sit and perform the exercises (i.e. concentrate on our objectives) as instructed in order to bring ourselves into contact with and learn the mechanics of bringing it into the material world. I now see and feel a calming sense that this was to load our conscious mind with these objectives such that it informed my subconscious mind sufficiently to take over the task were the real effortless work begins.

Like Water Which Can Clearly Mirror The SelfMizu (water) no Kokoro in this interpretation is wrong and misses the point. Kokoro is the word for “heart” not mind. Let’s say we now think on the Zen practice of Mushin. “The concept of Mushin is identical to the Japanese metaphorical expression “mizu no kokoro” or the “mind like water.” This mental attitude refers to a mind that is in total harmony with the Cosmos that it resembles a still pond of water without any ripples where the surface reflects a clear and perfectly undistorted image of the surroundings, like a mirror. When applied the Master Key Systems way it is best described as, “No mind, a mind without ego. A mind like a mirror which reflects and does not judge.”

So, let me wrap-up my hypothesis. If we speak of the desires of being in heart, and the heart has cognitive functions such as we espouse within the English language when we say to someone “what does your heart say” or “think with your heart, not with your head”, now we have the full equation. My intention then is, or rather should be, to think or concentrate with my heart (as it knows my real desire and can impregnate it with love and gratitude) on those things that reflect those desires that are in my heart like calm water without fear or agitation. This enables the reflection of what is within to be materialized without. Concentration is being so consumed by these thoughts of our desired outcome, based on our heart that confidence, faith and hope conspire to infuse my face with a gentle smile and to show to the world a truly authentic me. When I have achieved this state, holding my desires with sufficient faith, this synchronizes these ideal vibrations and conditions to be drawn to me like the horizontal joint between water and sky at the horizon. A perfect reflection of within; without.

Blue Pond of Water

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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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Week 13 – Realize Your Unity With Omnipotence

Mercury Persistently Seeks Unity

Week twelve’s exercise asked that we “Realize your unity with omnipotence”. In week thirteen, we are told that “when you come into the realization of the fact that you, not your body but the Ego, the “I”, the spirit which thinks, is an integral part of the great whole, that it is the same substance, in quality, in kind, that the Creator could create nothing different from Himself” (The Master Key System – Charles F Haanel). So why have two consecutive chapter exercises been guiding us to a vision that we are in fact, part of a great universal oneness? It seems Haanel thought important enough to say and train on the matter repeatedly, i.e. help us practice this specific thought. To what end.

Now watch these two Tedx talks and define the the truth related to lessons we are learning from Haanel’s and our Master Key Alliance each video exposes in their own unique way and from their own perspectives…

Now, let’s consider the final phrase from our Magician friend Brian Miller; “our world is a shared experience, fractured by individual experience”. Is he not saying that unity and the universal is from where we came and our destiny or rather our perfect state is one devoid of Ego. Like Ed, the blind man who howled with laughter and pride in knowing the simple signals and how to respond to Brian’s questions about color or each card, we now have “signals” to respond or substitute more appropriate and correct thoughts in order to bring ourselves nearer to unity with the universal. Imagine his joy and confidence in becoming one with Brian, the source of the signals…

What a slap to the forehead! So, like mercury being drawn back to itself, only Ego blocks our unity. The desire to be separate even superior needs to be eliminated. The mental diet is the exercise to strip us of Ego thus affording us the pure attraction back to our perfection. Going back to 12.18 (Chapter 12, paragraph 18) in the Master Key System where it says, “the principle which gives the thought dynamic power to correlate with its object, and therefore to master every adverse human experience, is the law of attraction, which is another name for love”.

I’ve always been more open and generous around this time of year, the warm fuzzy feelings and of course the sappy movies depicting renewal of relationships, kindness and the setting aside of Ego as in one my favorite of movies Scrooge. During the holiday season, I can set aside some of my own scrooge-like behaviors of being solitary and focused on business and getting things done and rally to the Christmas spirit.

Now I know it is much more than that and that the camouflage is totally unnecessary; those with whom I mastermind here in the Master Key Experience and those with whom I network in my business are very much like me. Like Brian said in the video, this world is a shared experience, rich with colors, smells, sights, sounds and flavors. The Master Key System is teaching us how to allow the mercury to find our own and experience the oneness with our purpose and our universal power.

Secondly, the Go90Grow experience being predicated on the above helps us avoid the Ego and Limbic alert systems such that we can find and rally the hero in our fellow human beings, who are also fractured parts of the universal to which we all belong. As Mark E. Sackett stated in his talk, 70% of us (these disparate parts of the universal mind) are not living in our passion. Many don’t even dare to ask themselves what they want. The pull toward the rest of the mercury seems a self-indulgent sin, It is Not! We are serving our fellow members of the universal and giving them a tremendous gift by inviting them to take the hero’s journey and live their lives, from their own perspective and not the blueprints of others running like robots, preprogrammed and dead many years prior to our eventual burial.

Either way, and via either of these course, we become the forward troops to a cause, that only deities have dared to dream! Can you feel it? The excitement of being some of the first to really understand what reward awaits the hours of hard mental work and effort… it’s your DMP!

To further cement the picture of the enthusiasm and emotion of a Hero’s Journey, watch this clip and think of Rudy achieving his one, solitary definite major purpose. Think about him when your meet tonight with your guy or gal in the mirror. See if it does not motivate you like it does me to press on and persist… find your quest (your PPNs and DMP) and DO IT NOW!!!

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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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Week 8 – Old Tunes Bring New Life

Old Tunes: The recording of my DMP and my PPNs offered the opportunity to search for music to make up for my less than enthusiastic readings. What a joy!

In the end, I couldn’t choose what to use for the background so I made several different ones in Audacity. My primary recording uses Climb Every Mountain with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir as the emotional infusion. What power; those words and that melody always brings out the chills and motivates an arms raised shout of Yes!

An alternate which I created has the special audio mix produced by Dr Wayne Dyer called the Moses Code or I Am That I Am. Dr Dyer explained that the words I Am are the strongest in nearly every language and the tuning fork tones in the audio evoke a vibrational state to encourage uplifting and inspirational thoughts and belief.

There are several other more contemporary tunes which as I thought over the lyrics, they are easily applied to my DMP in particular. Like, The Alan Parsons Project ‎– Don’t Hold Back.

Lyrics:

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Some are born to lose their heads
And some are born to use them
And some will never know their ends
And some are born to choose them

Don’t let your fantasies be blinded by the light
You don’t have to save your wildest dreams for the night

Don’t hold back, don’t hold back, don’t hold back, reach out
Touch the sky with your mind’s eye, don’t be afraid to reach out
Some you win and some you lose
And some will bring you sorrow
Some are born to lead the rest
And some are born to follow
Don’t rely on miracles to open any door
And don’t let a shadow be your guide anymore

Don’t hold back, don’t hold back, don’t hold back, reach out
Touch the sky with your mind’s eye, don’t be afraid to reach out
Ride the wave of destiny
Rise above the crest
And believe everything that happens to you happens for the best
Don’t allow the world of men
To turn your head no more
Cause if you can’t let yourself go
What are you saving yourself for?

Don’t hold back, don’t hold back, don’t hold back, reach out
Touch the sky with your mind’s eye, don’t be afraid to reach out

Don’t let your fantasies be blinded by the light
For you don’t have to save your wildest dreams for the night

Don’t hold back, don’t hold back, don’t hold back, reach out
Touch the sky with your mind’s eye, don’t be afraid to reach out

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So, with encouragement from musical story-teller’s lyrics, the Alliance, Haanel and Og Mandino I press forward and affirm, I move confidently in the direction of my dreams as I “touch the sky with my mind’s eye” and reach out… Old Tunes always lend themselves to rebirth.

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Week 5 – Dumping the Drama, Distractions and Taking Flight

Golden Eagle Take-off

This week has been a lot action consumed in my giving up on a distractions addiction of mine. I have always thought of myself as “thirsting for knowledge” when if fact, many would think of me as an information hoarder if truth be told.

This week I unsubscribed from nearly 300 newsletters, social media feeds and the like to throttle my addiction and create a new thrill. You can’t imagine what it was like to get up each morning and find only 20 emails in my inbox that hadn’t been read! Wow, talk about relief. It made me feel like I was an eagle taking flight along a path I’d yet to discover…

Do I miss the other information? Sure, there are still lingering peptides and receptor sites ready for docking and release of that old familiar feeling of “comfortably numb”. The old way was total distraction from moving forward and achieving, i.e. risking failure by attempting to do something to build the business. Moving forward would force me to forego the excuse that I need to know more before I do anything.

Albert Einstein said it best, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”

This week the Master Key System and the MKMMA pushed me out of the comfortable nest and into the freedom of flight. Best of all I achieved my very first element, on time, from my DMP in that on or before October 31st, 2015 I “unsubscribed from all non-business social media alerts and newsletters and their consuming weight of “unnecessary knowledge” outside of my goals.” THIS ROCKS!! The freedom that comes from letting go of excuses (i.e. my peptide addictions) is amazing. I am remapping my synapses and rewiring my brain for something better.

Haanel has it absolutely right…
5-28. “All possession is the result of the accumulative attitude of mind, or the money consciousness; this is the magic wand which will enable you to receive the idea, and it will formulate plans for you to execute, and you will find as much pleasure in the execution as in the satisfaction of attainment and achievement.”

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