“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.
|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
|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|
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.