MKE Week 15A: Cherish My Uniqueness

Mandino proclaims in Scroll #4: “Vain attempts to imitate others no longer will I make.  Instead will I place my uniqueness on display in the market place.  I will proclaim it, yea, I will sell it.  I will begin now to accent my differences; hide my similarities.  I am a unique creature of nature.  I am rare, and there is value in rarity; therefore I am valuable.”

The pathway to becoming my better-self, with all of the qualities and accomplishments I project in my DMP and press release comes from leveraging my passions and distinctive skills.  As I grow…I learn to cherish and leverage my uniqueness.

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It is essential that when I look in the mirror I project this better-self to be able to grow into it.  More important than how others see me is how I see myself…for the world within creates the world without.

The Law of Growth says that which I think about multiplies.  It is my unique qualities, skills and interests that set me apart.  As my mental blueprint of how I perceive myself fully aligns with the better-self I crave to become, my actions will change as well.  I create more value when I leverage my distinctiveness than merely “fit in with the herd”.

From scroll #3: “I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd.  I am a lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep.  I will hear not those who weep and complain, for their disease is contagious.  Let them join the sheep.  The slaughterhouse of failure is not my destiny.”

And from scroll #2: “I greet this day with love in my heart.  And most of all, I will love myself.”

Peace and prosperity be the journey, as the ripples in my wake continue to radiate.

 

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MKE Week 15: The Pursuit of Happiness

We are told through song that this Holiday season is “the best time of year” and “the season to be jolly”.  It can be a time of re-connection with friends we don’t see everyday and of giving and receiving.  It can be a time of eating our favorite family foods.  It can be a time of celebration, if that is what we choose it to be.

Yet, why do I see so many people who aren’t full of joy over the Holidays?

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America is the land of life, liberty and THE PURSUIT of happiness.  Happiness does not befall upon us, we must create it.  How we perceive our conditions are under our control.  If the way we have been perceiving things in the past isn’t working out well for us…we can choose to change the way we see things (Law of dual thought).  Whether we are happy or not is a CHOICE.

Do I discover joy in what I do have or just notice what others have that I do not?  Do I notice the abundance around me that is mine for the taking?  But TAKING requires pursuit.  It comes with knowing what I desire and taking action to manifest it.

Sadly, too many people sit on the couch jealous of what other active people have created in their lives that brings them happiness.  But being jealous of others will not create your own happiness.  In fact, dwelling on negative emotions creates significant stress.

I love the story that Mark mentioned about the two children.  One was given a winning lottery ticket and all he could think about were the complications of the taxes to be paid and how everyone would want him to share the gift that was bestowed upon him with them…and how that would make him feel sad to turn them away.  The other was sent to the barn and found a huge pile of poo.  And he exclaimed with joy, with all this manure in here…there has got to be a pony somewhere!

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The MKE experience teaches us that our world within creates our world without.  The flashing exercise of going through cards highlighting both our significant and mundane accomplishments, our key commitments for the future and the multitude of things we are grateful for brings to top of mind awareness how wonderful our life already is.  Not compared to others, but by the yardstick of what we have noticed as relevant to us.

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Flashing brings me moments of joy and demonstrates I’m making progress in my pursuit of happiness.

Peace and prosperity be the journey, as the ripples in my wake continue to radiate.

 

MKE Week 14D: Who Shows Up Today?

There are states of higher and lower levels of consciousness inside of each of us.  Many ways to represent this, but to the uninitiated self-directed thinker this image  may capture the concept exceedingly well:

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The question is…which one shows up each morning and dominates most of our choices?   Whatever is driving our thoughts/choices determines our actions and our results.  Our actions and results today greatly impact who is likely to show up tomorrow.

Every time I allow my fears, doubts, judgments, anger or my low self-esteem to win, I’m reinforcing the old blueprints that delivered a lot of stress and heartache into my life.  My Ego wins out over my grandest of intentions for growth and development.

However, when I repeatedly express a powerful vision of who I desire to become, express it with vivid imagination/feeling…and follow through with bold, courageous action, I am Growing Into Greatness.  As I repeatedly tell myself this powerful story, slowly but surely my habits are changing.  I am choosing the path of the self-directed thinker who knows that as long as the craving is true and doesn’t take from others, and as long as one persists staying true to one’s heart, the outcome is certain.

Our greatest insight on this MKE adventure is that in the end, following the proven path, it all comes down to showing up in higher levels of consciousness and persisting.  It isn’t easy, however, it is something everyone can do.  We are all powerful beyond belief, provided we choose to discover it and use it for good.

Peace and prosperity be the journey, as the ripples in my wake continue to radiate.

MKE Week 14C: Manifesting Dominant Intentions

Our subconscious mind is always working to manifest our dominant intentions.  The only relevant personal question is: have I done the work necessary to align my mental blueprint to the things I truly desire, to leverage my gifts and live my bliss?

We have learned that in our formative years our mental blueprint was established for us.  Two primary factors: 1. instinctual fear based responses baked into our cake to avoid the lions and tigers and bears, oh my!.  (Course modern man have many other things they possibly could be fearing, but most are just as irrelevant).  2. societal norms of behavior (get a good education, get a good job, have a family, pay your taxes, succumb to the mass media hype that tells you how to live your life).  It’s no wonder with this as our guiding North Star that most people end up living lives of quiet desperation.  This isn’t the recipe for a life filled with passion and joy.

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We have chosen a different path…we responded to the heralding to become self-directed thinkers.  To realign our mental blueprint to become in harmony with our definite major purpose, our personal pivotal needs, our dharma.  We are changing our lens to perceive the world,   Subby now is activating new objects of receptivity and beginning to set into motion behaviors that will bring us the things we desire to experience.  We are shifting to a life of service because we know the master equation is “give more…get more.”

Once we rigidly decide to pursue our new dominant intentions in a wholehearted way, we resume the power and control to steer the ships of our lives.

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We know that the world within decides our world without.  Not that it always happens immediately or in a certain prescribed manor.  However, as we persist, we eventually succeed.  Why?  Because we are learning to control our feelings and dominant feelings guide our dominant intentions into manifestation.

“I am the embodiment of peaceful and free feelings.  I am learning to produce these feelings within me anytime I choose.  These feelings put me in vibrational harmony with the source of all good.  Therefore, all things that I desire which are a match to those feelings are already mine.  They always eventually show up in my life because they are a match to who I already am.”

Dominant intentions vitalized with positive feelings is the key.  The question is are we pursuing the proper dominant intentions with aligned feelings, or are we continuing to create circumstances that do not represent our bliss?

Peace and prosperity be the journey, as the ripples in my wake continue to radiate.

MKE Week 14B: The Magic of Obsessive Repetition

Why do we read the same scroll from the Greatest Salesman and our DMP multiple times a day with ENTHUSIASM?  Why do we read the same chapter of the Master Key and our Blueprint Builder everyday each week? Why do we read our press release a minimum of once each week?   Because new habits are only formed through repetition.  But aren’t we being asked to repeat these at obsessive levels?

As we learned in GS 1: “Each scroll contains a principle which will drive a bad habit from my life and replace it with one which will bring me closer to success.  For it is another of nature’s laws that only a habit can subdue another habit.  So, in order for these written words to perform their chosen task, I must discipline myself with the first of my new habits which is as follows: I read each scroll for 30 days in a prescribed manner, before I proceed to the next scroll”

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The term Obsession is the domination of one’s thoughts or feelings by a persistent idea, image or desire.  What could be more important in our lives than to become obsessed with moving toward our unique purpose, so as we learn ways to better serve the world and create substantial value…we manifest our bliss?

As Coach John Wooden taught his superstar athletes…one starts with the fundamentals and through persistent practice one develop’s “muscle memory”.  This is the foundation of success.  When a situation emerges and one’s instinctual habit is to execute a proven successful practice in a prescribed way, rather than having to stop to consider alternatives and do things that one has not yet become expert at…one rises above the ordinary and performs in extra-ordinary ways.

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So too will persistent practice on the fundamentals re-align our subconscious mental blueprint to be in harmony with our carefully thought through conscious desires.

We know that this is a lengthy process. We started this MKE mastermind in a state of unconscious incompetence.  We simply didn’t know what we didn’t know.  But we had a craving to improve our lifestyles and in my case my contributions to the world.

We began to learn how the mind works, that our conscious decisions only account for about 5% of our behaviors and the only way to make significant change is to clarify our desires  and then use exercises repeated obsessively to begin to realign our subconscious mental blueprint.  This knowledge moved us from conscious incompetence to form conscious competence.

The more we utilized several modalities of learning and implement them in several ways day after day, the more we begin to move from conscious competence into unconscious competence as our new productive habits are formed. In fact, the more we are obsessive in the way we approach these exercises, the faster our progress manifests.

A few of insights from my experience to date:

  1. By continuing to do the drills daily, I am demonstrating to my subconscious mind that I have chosen a new path forward and am fully committed to it…regardless of how long I must persist to achieve my chief aims.
  2. The more I complete these tasks full of emotion and with the vision of the feelings I’ll experience with the projected attainment, the more vivid and valuable these efforts are.
  3. This is a never ending process.  To be able to manifest massive change and contribution to the world…it isn’t like learning to ride a bike, after learning the balance thing you are good for life.  Rather, just like professional athletes stay at the top of their game with daily practice of the fundamental skills, so too must I continue to reinforce the good habits I’m building and ward off revision  back to the old habits that didn’t serve me well.

Wonderful changes begin to emerge as subby becomes my greatest ally.  Once I began to realize that I am automatically beginning to reject negativity and judgments, that I am gaining pleasure by performing my daily sits and having productive actions become normal responses…I realize this can free up my conscious mind to its highest and best use.

I believe there are two primary roles of my conscious mind:

  1. Be the watchman at my gate to ensure that my Ego isn’t allowing negativity or sloth to wrangle it’s way back into my life.
  2. Be the imaginative, creative source that envisions new productive steps forward to utilize my natural gifts in ways that serve others.

The less I have to focus my conscious mind on the fundamentals, the more my golden nature will begin to shine.

We are 14 weeks into a 26 week guided experience…and just touching the tip of a marvelous life journey beyond as a self-directed thinker.  It is amazing to realize how transformational this has been in 3 short months.

On this Christmas day of 2018…I am truly grateful for the knowledge and insight the Master Key Experience as brought into my life.  I am grateful for the marvelous people I’ve met who share this mastermind experience with.  I plan to introduce this to others in future years, for I can envision no greater gift than pointing out a pathway to life-enhancement and showing people how they can accomplish their dreams.

Peace and prosperity be the journey, as ripples in my wake continue to radiate.

 

MKE Week 14A: Our Power To Interpret & Live a Life of Choice

What follows is an amazing story/association of events that highlights our ability to interpret and guide our lives by how we choose to see the world.

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The author, Roy Wiliams, created the Wizard Academy, a marketing consultancy in Austin Texas that I’ve been guided by for 3 decades.  Shared with Gratitude and Joy….Enjoy:

April, 1962– America tries to overthrow Fidel Castro of Cuba in the “Bay of Pigs” invasion.

July, 1962– Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev reaches a secret agreement with Fidel Castro to place Soviet nuclear missiles in Cuba to deter any future invasion attempt.

October 14, 1962– An American U–2 spy plane takes photos of Soviet nuclear missiles being assembled in Cuba, just 90 miles off the coast of Florida.

October 22, 1962– American President John F. Kennedy appears on national television announcing a military quarantine of Cuba, warning the American people of the potential global consequences. “It shall be the policy of this nation to regard any nuclear missile launched from Cuba against any nation in the Western Hemisphere as an attack by the Soviet Union on the United States, requiring a full retaliatory response upon the Soviet Union.”

October 24, 1962– Nikita Khrushchev says the U.S. blockade is an “act of aggression” and Soviet ships bound for Cuba are ordered to proceed.

U.S. forces are placed at DEFCON 2, meaning war involving the Strategic Air Command is imminent.

October 26, 1962 – John F. Kennedy learns that work on the missile bases is proceeding without interruption and that an American U-2 spy plane has been shot down over Cuba, and its pilot, Major Rudolf Anderson, is dead.

The world totters on the brink of nuclear war between superpowers.

Americans everywhere stopped in their tracks and looked to the skies.

And then two of them wrote a song:

Said the night wind to the little lamb,
“Do you see what I see,
Way up in the sky, little lamb?
Do you see what I see?
A star, a star, dancing in the night
With a tail as big as a kite.
With a tail as big as a kite.”

This was the image of a nuclear missile followed by its fiery tail in the night. But it was also the image of a star poised above Bethlehem, shining its light on a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes.

Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy,
“Do you hear what I hear
Ringing through the sky, shepherd boy?
Do you hear what I hear?
A song, a song, high above the trees
With a voice as big as the sea.
With a voice as big as the sea.”

Said the shepherd boy to the mighty king,
“Do you know what I know
In your palace warm, mighty king?
Do you know what I know?
A Child, a Child shivers in the cold,
Let us bring Him silver and gold.
Let us bring Him silver and gold.”

Said the king to the people everywhere,
“Listen to what I say,
Pray for peace, people everywhere!
Listen to what I say,
The Child, the Child, sleeping in the night,
He will bring us goodness and light.
He will bring us goodness and light.”

During the darkest hours of the Cuban Missile Crisis, a French veteran of WWII living in New York, Noël Regney, wrote the lyrics and his Brooklyn wife, Gloria, wrote the music.

And for as long as they lived, neither of them could sing it all the way through without crying.

Merry Christmas,

Roy and Pennie Williams

This Christmas season represents another opportunity for us to align with powers that can emancipate us all.  We are all blessed with the power of choice…the power to control our thoughts.

Peace and Prosperity be the journey, as the ripples in my wake continue to radiate.

MKE Week 14: Vitalizing My Ideal

In Chapter 14 of the Master Key, Haanel teaches us in 14/25: “Thought is the only reality; conditions are only the outward manifestations; as the thought changes, all outward or material conditions must change in order to be in harmony with their creator, which is thought”.   And in 14/27: “If you enter into this discipline necessary to bring about radical change in your life, you must do so deliberately, after giving the matter careful thought and full consideration, and then you must allow nothing to interfere with your decision.”  An finally 14/30: “Your world without will be a reflection of your world within”.

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This provides the Master Key to manifesting my purpose.  To vitalize my dreams and ideals, I must maintain a single-minded focus on my Definite Major Purpose and how it will be created through expression of my Personal Pivotal Needs.  Then, as I’m enhancing the power of my subconscious blueprint, I will be compelled to follow-through with implementing my plan expressed through continuous action, and aided by others committed to my success with the synergy of a mastermind.

Go back to the metaphor of the Golden Buddha.  My authentic nature is golden…I was made 1st class by 1st class.  Along the way my talents have been covered up with cement as negative thinking and limited thinking have constrained my productivity.  The MKE experience is all about realizing my true abilities are unlimited, as I reconnect with the source of all good that is within me and shed the false notions like chipping away the false covering.  As I sense this truth…I will reach toward my ideal with full faith in my ability to create substantial value through service to others.  I choose to let my brilliance shine.

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As I choose to be a self-directed thinker, rejecting all negativity, resentments, judgments/ opinions, and choosing instead to focus on love, gratitude and forgiveness raises my level of consciousness to a higher level where I can be in harmony with the source of all good.

I realize that all growth requires learning and mastery through failure.  But this does not daunt me because I am now on a clearly defined mission.  I am chasing my bliss.  Momentary setbacks are just opportunities to build my skills and master my craft.

My self-defined purpose is to relish the experience of empowering others to perceive  that unbridled lifestyles are possible, and to provide growth platforms that they can utilize to create substantial value and manifest their dreams.  The more I focus on manifesting this ideal vision in my world within, my world without will become aligned and supportive of my calling.  I will be magnetic to the right people who answer my calling.

From this higher level of consciousness, creative and constructive ideas will cascade to me through subby which has become my greatest ally in my cause.  I will perceive unlimited opportunities and resources to fully express my purpose because I am centered on empowering my relationship with the greater good.  I become a worthy vessel through which it can benefit the world.  In this state, I am relaxed, stress-free and confident because I know I am on my proper path, creating efficiently in the flow.

Every day I live the mantra: “I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy.”  This vitalizes my path forward.  I now know I am not only made 1st class by 1st class, but also that I am entitled to go 1st class if I do a 1st class job in the rendering service I am capable of.

I’m jubilant to know as long as I persist, bliss will be mine.  This faith in the path forward is so comforting.

Peace and prosperity be the journey, as the ripples in my wake continue to radiate.