Master Key Week 14: Omnipotence

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“… we fail to appreciate the fact that this (universal) substance is not only Omnipresent, but is Omnipotent and Omniscient… Do you, can you appreciate the value of this all-important fact; do you realize that a recognition of this tremendous fact places you in touch with Omnipotence?” If the subconscious is one with the Universal, is it not evident that no limit can be placed upon its activities?

Powerful stuff from Haanel. Echoes me back to a quote that rocked my world years ago.. “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.”

The truth of that hit me hard, but it isn’t until understanding what Haanel stresses in weeks 13 and 14 that I truly get it.

So what do I do with access to Omnipotence?

My first reaction is to laugh. I mean accepting this is a long way from being a kid in the Midwest struggling through long-time feelings of lack of worthiness and the neediness of acceptance from others.

My second reaction is to feel the weight of responsibility. I mean that’s a lot of power at one’s disposal. I mean it’s…beyond measure!

My third reaction is to want to go grab something to eat. That’s right stuff down the feelings that comes up from this. It’s too much responsibility!

My fourth reaction is to get up and pace. When my mind gets turned on like this I often feel the urge to pace. Helps me to think I tell myself. And then I remember an incident from the night before.

Yesterday, we had the neighbors over for dinner, and they brought their 2 year old son. Now we don’t have kids, so it’s not often that we spend time with a two year old. After a half hour of him motoring around our living room getting into everything he could touch, the parents put him in front of a Dr Suess book app on their smartphone to help him settle down. As he played with this app every time he forwarded to a new page he did a dance.

While watching this I got the intuitive flash that his mind/body wasn’t able to handle all the new stimulation/information, hence the need to release some of the energy through movement.

And I thought how I still do that. Only now I often add food to the equation.

Then I thought about how Mark and Haanel stress the importance of a sit. A sit could arguably be called the opposite of a pace.

During my sit later that night I reflected on this. The thought that came up was that what the sit can help me to do is to harness that energy, better absorb it and focus it. So I did exactly that. I focused  and pushed that energy into my DMP.  I could feel it feeding my DMP. It was very powerful realization and experience.

And so my take away for this week is to practice from here on out, harnessing the energy that comes from new realizations (like our connection with omnipotence). Instead of  trying to eat it or pace it away. To sit with it. Contemplate it. Let it speak to me. Absorb it. And finally to use is it to fuel my DMP and my ideas and vision to make the world a better place.

 

 

 

 

 

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Master Key Week 13: Formula for Success

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DMP + PMA +WPOA + MMA = SUCCESS

I’ve spent a lot of time this week thinking about this formula. (I know I’m missing the Burning Desire underlining DMP and Continuous Action underlining WPOA but this WordPress formatting doesn’t have an underlining option, but I digress).

It’s funny now, but for a long time I struggled understanding this formula. I mean that literally. For instance I often couldn’t remember what PMA or WPOA meant. I had to keep flipping through my notes to recall it. It’s like I had a brain freeze on it.

But over the past couple of weeks things started to thaw and now this week it finally clicked. And I mean really clicked. I  see now what MKMMA and Think N Grow Rich are so elaborately, painstakingly even, trying to teach us.

 Yeah I heard Mark  yapping about the importance of visiting the alliance area, but it was just yapping to me. I didn’t fully get the importance of having others to bounce ideas off and keep you accountable. After all, I was always told life’s not going to do you any favors you need to buckle up and go out there on your own to make it in the world. Inherent in that was that you can’t count on others. I think this lone cowboy attitude plays out a lot in the USA.  I didn’t make the connection that an MMA is one of the major keys to success. 

When given the task of the Mental Diet, I thought it’s was an interesting task, but it felt like an exercise in futility and I gave it a half-hearted effort after a couple of negative setbacks. I didn’t make the connection that the Mental Diet is key to creating a Positive Mental Attitude which is one of the major keys to success! 

I worked hard on my DMP in those early weeks. Yet I struggled with is this my major purpose in life? And went back and forth between burning desire and doubt. Now I realize part of the doubt came from not having a Written Plan of Action. What are the actual steps I’m going to take to make this DMP a reality? I didn’t make the connection that the WPOA was one of the master keys to success!  That a written plan in hand helps remove doubt and fuels the self-confidence one needs to go confidently in the direction of their dreams!

Looking back now it seems almost foolish that I didn’t recognize what’s been there in front of me all along. But then I remember Haanel saying in 12.23 that the mind cannot comprehend an entirely new idea until a corresponding vibratory brain cell has been prepared to receive it.

Well in week 13 my vibratory brain cells have formed around this simple, yet profound formula for success.

I’ve decided to incorporate this formula into my Law of Giving. I’m creating a business card with this formula (with definitions on what DMP, PMA etc means). Then every time I talk to someone about my network marketing business or in relation to business around my DMP at the end I’m going to give them this formula.

I can’t think of a better gift.

Master Key Week 12: Knowledge, Courage and Faith

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“You must first have the knowledge of your power; second, the courage to dare; third the faith to do. “

I spent a lot of time this week on thinking about the above sentence.

In regards to the first part of the sentence, for a long time in my life I was all about gathering knowledge. Somehow thinking that with enough knowledge I would be okay. I realize now I was using knowledge to feel worthy. If I was just smart enough…I’d prove my worth.

I was giving my power away to society, my boss, my friends, my spouse, or whoever else I was trying to impress with my knowledge.

In week 12 of the Master Key I learn of my connection to Universal Mind and the power to draw on the Infinite bank of primary substance for all this it requires. Infinite resources are therefore at your command. 

Now that’s real power! And suddenly any feelings of worthiness fall away!

Next, The courage to dare. The faith to do.

In reading through the flash cards I see the many times I’ve had the courage to dare and the faith to do. Achievement, after achievement flashes before my eyes. And yet I remember how I struggled with doubt throughout each journey.

Today looking at achieving my DMP I go back and forth between doubt and courage and faith. However sitting with Haanel’s master sentence gives me a sense of peace about it all. It is easier to have the courage to dare and the faith to do when you have the knowledge of your power.

 

 

Master Key Week 11: I Got Questions

Faith-RocksAs you can imagine (for those of you in the MKMMA class), I’ve been thinking about this statement a lot this week…

“Whatsoever things ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them and ye shall have them.”

And I’ve got questions…

  1. If I really believe, really have faith that I will receive it, why do I need to repeat it over and over again? Do I have faith or not?
  2. In 11.19 it says, “We are thus thinking on the plane of the absolute and eliminating all considerations of conditions or limitation and are planting a seed which, if left undisturbed, will finally germinate into external fruition.” So how does one leave the seed undisturbed? Isn’t going back to our DMP over and over again disturbing it?

I know that we are doing all these exercises to help keep our focus on what we want to create in our life. But this idea of faith and seeing it done,  as well as the section on not disturbing the seed has me wondering about going back over this over and over.

On the Sit front I did get inspired with an idea or two on how to manifest something in my DMP, so that was exciting.

Actually the sitting process kind of reminds me of a previous life when I was an advertising copywriter. Whenever I got a project I would absorb myself in the creative brief (an outline of the parameters of the project — i.e. what the message that was to be conveyed, target market etc.) and then I would put it away and sort of forget about it. And then later maybe driving home from work or in the middle of the night an idea would come to me.

So this weeks Sit had a sense of familiarity to it. I had a desire (come up with an ad that meets the needs of the creative brief) I had faith — I believed I would figure it out or that the answer would come to me. And then I received it manifested in a flash of inspiration, or a fully formed idea that I would write down and then flush out the next day.

So I have experience with this working. And I have questions on how the process goes in terms of leaving the seed undisturbed.

That’s it for this week.

 

Master Key Week 10: The Steps of Persistence

persistenceI will persist until I succeed.

Loving the third scroll in the Greatest Salesmen. Really need that daily reminder right now as I take small steps to manifest my DMP.

When I feel the pull of the old blueprint and I start freezing up and feeling overwhelmed.  I remind myself to persist by taking just one step towards the goals in my DMP.

So that’s what I did this week.

Step: I hired someone to develop the visual identity for the Our Bold Future blog I’m launching in January and for my corresponding social media headers.

Step: Hired someone to create the visual identity for my blog and social media headers and build my website.

Step: Mapped out some of the Menu items on my blog.

Step: Read some posts around how to be a successful blogger.

Step: Outlined my introductory blog post and will complete a first draft by Sunday.

Little steps, daily steps, and very necessary steps to move towards my DMP.

I will persist until I succeed.

 

Master Key Week 9: Gratitude and Love

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Which came first, the love and gratitude or Thanksgiving? Or maybe it’s the cumulative effect of all the work being done on the subby these past nine weeks.

Either way, lots of love and gratitude this week. For this course, for the changes taking place in my life, for the future I’m in the process of manifesting.

Love.

Gratitude.

More love.

More gratitude.

No more words today.

 

Master Key Week 8: A Crack in the Cement

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This week saw a crack in my cement.

For those uninitiated into the nomenclature of MKMMA, your cement is long-held beliefs about yourself (that no longer serve you) which have you encased in familiar ways of being, acting, thinking, reacting, etc.

One of my PPN’s (Personal Pivotal Needs) is Recognition for Creative Expression, and the way I want to express myself creatively is through launching a blog — tentatively titled — Our Bold Future and a corresponding podcast.

As part of my research, I began looking at other blogs dealing with the future. And after a while of looking at people — really smart people — with blogs, websites and podcasts that get into all the science and technology that’s shaping our future. And business sites with resources to deeply explore this field, I got a serious case of imnotgoodenoughitis.

I mean c’mon, I’m not a scientist, a hard-core techie, established in the field.  WhodoIthinkIamanyway?

All of this mental punching went nicely with a flu I’ve been battling this week. All of which followed Week 7 – the infamous week that wasn’t!

So things were looking grim. And to top it off, I had taken a picture of my Movie Poster and emailed it to Mark, Davene and the crew in Hawaii. I got a nice email back from Davene saying thanks for sending it, but it wasn’t required. And ending with a little four word question about my DMP, that literally floored me.

“Do you love it?”

Do I what??

I hadn’t considered if I loved it! I’m mean I’m just trying to do my best to keep my head above water by completing the assignments!

And at the risk of being repetitive  — survive the ordeal of mentally fighting imnotgoodenough, physically fighting off the flu, and quite frankly, for the last few weeks, life itself seemed to be conspiring against any new way of being as well — like my wife fracturing both elbows!

I’m in survival mode here and the lovely Davene asks me if I love my DMP!

And the honest answer at that moment was I don’t know.

Which made me sad. And caused some self-reflection.

What finally cracked the cement was re-reading my Press Release.

It captured the spirit of my DMP. And that I loved.

My blog isn’t going to be like everyone else’s and nor does it have to be.  I don’t need to be as smart, as techie, as scientific, experienced/established or anything else you want to fill in the blank.

I just need to be me and to follow where my passion takes me.

Crack!

I did a Sit visualizing the Press Release and in that process an idea came to me on how to manifest it.

And that crack got just a little bigger.

I finally recorded my DMP to music.

And that crack got just a little bit bigger.

I continue to do my daily readings, write my blog, listen to my DMP.

And  now if I get really quiet and pay real close attention, I can feel a wind of change and see a sliver of new life through that little crack in my cement.