Week 24 – Master Key – commencement

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It’s Week 24, the final week of the Master Key program led by Mark J.  There is a sense of achievement finishing the program, also sadness and joy rolled into one.  During the six months, I have experienced inexplicable moments, highs and lows, laughter and tears.  This is not the end of my journey, but the beginning, COMMENCEMENT!

I love that we are all connected.  Every particular in nature, a leaf, a drop, a crystal, a moment of time is related to the whole, and partakes of the perfection of the whole.  – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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I continue to find the gifts and purpose which have been waiting within to be released.    Listening to the awesome MKMMA team and working through the lessons, I am armed with the tools to grow within and broaden my knowledge and thoughts.  Such a wonderful uplifting feeling to let go and not suppress my feelings but openly show vulnerability.

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Now is where wonder is.  We always send out ripples and have an impact.  I let these be ripples of happiness and am making love my greatest weapon, knowing each and every moment is a treasure.  MKMMA happiness image

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Week 23 – Master Key – regeneration

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The MKMMA program ends soon and with this comes a sense of sadness, but my personal journey will never be over.  My self-confidence has grown, as Mark says “self confidence grows when you keep your word to yourself”.

There are so many wonderful things to learn and experience.  I have the tools to continue and move forward, even when I falter.  Some weeks have been more difficult than others, but I always keep my promises and completed tasks.

MKMMA Snoopy

I’m embracing new habits and striving for less effort in my daily life, to quote Mark:  ‘It takes less effort to succeed than to fail.’

Reference Trish, Week 23 webinar:

Law of least Effort

  1. Acceptance
  2. Responsibility
  3. Defenselessness

‘I live this day as if it is my last.  I avoid with fury the killers of time.  Procrastination I destroy with action…’

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Regeneration is to:  “…learn everything easily, complete everything they begin with a happy knack, live in eternal harmony with themselves, without ever reflecting much what they do, or ever experiencing difficulty or toll.”

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Week 22a – Master Key – silence

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Ooops, late posting this and short shortest  blog so far.

I have felt overwhelmed this week, resorting to bad habits.  This is not good, though know I have great tools to help me through this period and know it will be short lived.

MKMMA silence laurel and hardy

The silence is deafening, well I’m sure it will be when I set aside the time to clear my mind of clutter.  My mind is racing and a moment of silence will be just what I need.  I am looking forward to what sounds like an amazing experience.  Deactivating my mind for a while will be incredible.  This will happen soon, but not appropriate for another couple of weeks with too much happening round me.

More to come next week.

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Week 22 – Master Key – letting go of fear

comfort zone fish

I am extremely grateful to Davene, Mark J and Trish for the webinar this week.  Time to celebrate hurt feelings and use tools of anger, fear and guilt to expand my comfort zone.  This was like releasing a pressure valve and what resonated strongly was that hurt feelings remind us we care deeply, helping us to focus on what we want not on what we do not want.  It shows you have passion.

With this new-found understanding and knowing sadness is anger turned inward, I am giving myself permission to release deep held fears and learn how to use what is holding me back to my advantage.  Master Keys Mastermind Alliance Experience 15.3:  Difficulties, inharmonies, and obstacles, indicate that we are either refusing to give out what we no longer need, or refusing to accept what we require.MKMMA Emerson fear image

I’m releasing preconceived beliefs of how the world should treat me.  Instead of avoidance and being worried about the risk, the hurt, resentment or hate towards the person rejecting is a reminder to find alternative ways to get x, not invest in a pity party.  Refocus on x, find love, caring and desire for x.

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Guilt is confirmation of our goodness and tells us a lot of things about ourselves.  Embrace it, do not feel shame eg. good people feel bad when they do something bad; and bad people feel good when they do something bad.  This is validation your spiritual compass is functioning beautifully, acknowledge mistakes rather than use energy to beat yourself up.  Use this to fix mistakes, use energy towards your dream.

When guilt hits you for not doing what you know you can do, ask, “What am I in fear of?”  Guilt creates perfect window for honesty, it opens our sole to honesty, can be used to change our beliefs and grow our compassion.

Meaning of life is to find your gift, purpose of life is to give it away.MKMMA fear txt image

 

 

Week 21 – Master Key – miracles

comfort zone plant John Maxwell

Mark J talks this week about the comfort zone, miracles and tools.  As the fabulous Davene says, ‘we live the life we choose’.

The comfort zone has a constricting affect, it traps us, preventing us from taking different actions, hanging on to what we don’t want anymore.  Mark asks us to be the observer and go back into moments in our life, use imagination.  Think of all 5 senses, think of anger, fear, etc.  What was going on with you, what dynamic was going on. Look at you, you’re mind and body because inside those observations is the clue.comfort zone in box

Being the observer has me questioning.  Why would anyone want to live life this way?  Why, at times, have I been living this way?  Why have I been holding on, instead of shedding fear, guilt, anger, hurt feelings, unworthiness?  Though fortunate to have glimpses of miracles, why have I not had continuous miracles?

comfort zone afraid of doing set you free

Talking about miracles seems so much healthier and more fulfilling.  So much healthier to charge thoughts with feeling and new growth.  No good feeling sorry for myself, clear the mind chatter, the monkey mind.  With these renewed thoughts, I am viewing this as a holistic diet or a de-cluttering, cleansing for my mind, body and soul.  Positive healthy thoughts, healthy food.  Positive people surrounding me.  Being the curious adventurer on a path to the continuous miracle!

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The Master Key – Part Twenty-One

13.  …if we wish a change in conditions all that is necessary is to change our thought; this will in turn change our mental attitude, which will in turn change our personality, which will in turn change the persons, things and conditions, or, the experiences with which we meet in life.

14.  …if you do not like the pictures, destroy the negatives and create new pictures; this is the art of visualization.

16.  If the desire is one which requires determination, ability, talent, courage, power or any other spiritual power, these are necessary essentials for your picture; they are the vital part of the picture; they are the feeling which combines with thought and creates the irresistible magnetic power which draws the things you require to you. They give your picture life, and life means growth, and as soon as it begins to grow, the result is practically assured.

17.  Do not hesitate to aspire to the highest possible attainments in anything you may undertake…

18.  We do a thing, then do it again, and again, and again, until it becomes easy and perhaps almost automatic; and the same rule applies in breaking any and all bad habits; we stop doing a thing, and then avoid 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, even though our efforts and successes are perhaps intermittent.

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Week 20 – Master Key – renewal

   hedgehog

My thoughts have recently drifted, so I am clearing my mind to focus on my plan, my DMP, ‘a dream without a plan is just a fantasy’ (refer John Wooden).  No plan, no progress and sitting and reading about things wont make anything happen, we as individuals must make the application (refer Charles F Haanel).

While listening to Mark J, it made sense to be like the hedgehog as in Isaiah Berlin’s ‘Hedgehog Concept’, and focus on one thing instead of multi-tasking.  This has made me relax more and slow down, realizing more is achieved by doing this.  In a famous essay, the Oxford philosopher Isaiah Berlin divided thinkers into two categories, hedgehogs and foxes. The distinction comes from a saying of the ancient Greek poet Archilochus:  ‘The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.’

hedgehog and fox

By re-focusing, I am feeling renewed, ‘I will live this day as if it is my last.’ and ‘I lift mine arms with thanks for this priceless gift of a new day’, refer The Greatest Salesman in the World, Chapter 12 Scroll V.

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Guided by The Master Key Week 20:

8.  When you begin to perceive that the essence of the Universal is within yourself — you begin to feel your power.  It is this power which will enable you to plan fearlessly, to execute masterfully.

12.  …think lack, limitation, discord, we shall find their fruits on every hand; if we think poverty, unhappiness or disease, the thought messengers will carry the summons as readily as any other kind of thought and the result will be just as certain. If we fear a coming calamity, we shall be able to say with Job, “the thing I feared has come upon me”; if we think unkindly or ignorantly we shall thus attract to ourselves the results of our ignorance.

17.  …thought without feeling is cold. The required combination is thought and feeling.

18.  Inspiration is from within. The Silence is necessary, the senses must be stilled, the muscles relaxed, repose cultivated. When you have thus come into possession of a sense of poise and power you will be ready to receive the information or inspiration or wisdom which may be necessary for the development of your purpose.

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Till next week…

 

Week 19 – Master Key – authenticity

MKMMA authentic self be seen

I realise how much I have grown within, gaining remarkable knowledge from the MKMMA lessons  and I am now not afraid to step out of my comfort zone, though I do still  have moments of hesitation.  Such an amazing experience so far and excited for what else is ahead.

A question was asked of me, ‘What do I intend to become?’  My answer, the authentic me, the one that has been shedding a restrictive skin.  I am striving to be true to who I really am…Bring on the adventure!

MKMMA peace

During the sits, I feel transported to another thought provoking dimension, my mind and body relaxes, my thoughts are open to positive realities.  I let go of the past and step into the unknown…continuing to:  ‘Always look on the bright side of life…’ (Monty Python) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHPOzQzk9Q

I am learning that to achieve peace in my life, requires experiencing every moment as a challenge for growth and there is no use avoiding what must be done.  DO IT NOW!  DO IT NOW!  DO IT NOW!  No point worrying about the outcome of a situation as this only causes more stress to the mind and body, eg putting off that talk with a work colleague who has caused frustration.  I am training my brain to that of thankfulness, becoming aware and slowing down to notice what is round me, being part of the momentum in the world.  Absolutely awesome!

Feel great knowing that by changing my thoughts, how easy it is to change my world.  My world is continually expanding and watching Ted Talks provides a resource which shows me the most incredible people in this world with wonderful stories and achievements.  I love that Mark J references these talks, here is the latest link, with Amy Cuddy talking about body language and posture, https://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are?language=en

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We’ve got to change our minds and see it for what it really is…Mark J directs us to the following link with Dr Joe Dispenza:  https//www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKMt5TUq2jQ?feature=oembed]

FORGIVE even when  it is hard.  Make every precious moment count!

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Week 18 – Master Key – happiness

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The weeks are flying by!  MKMMA break time which provides time to reflect on lessons for this and previous weeks.

Feelings and thoughts of love, gratitude, kindness, sharing and of course there’s the hugs, are making my journey in life so much happier.

A fantastic opportunity arose when I connected over coffee with other Master minders, who live nearby.  The sharing of ideas reinforced the importance of the MKMMA program and how it is connecting like-minded people along the pathway of happiness.

The week wasn’t all happiness though, as I was overwhelmed with emotion, tears, when I read for the first time, The Greatest Salesman in the World, Chapter 12 Scroll V.  ‘I will live this day as if it is my last.  And what shall I do with this last precious day…?’ hit me with a sense of sadness, however, made me look within and strive to find strength to not waste this precious time.  And then uplifted when I read Master Key Lesson 18:

5.     The whole world is on the eve of a new consciousness, a new power, and a new realization within the self.

14. …Thought is the magic by which the human is transformed into a being who thinks and knows and feels and acts. 
15. …man has been enabled to communicate with the Universal Mind, the source of all power.

24.  In order to grow we must obtain what is essential for our growth, but as we are at all times a complete thought entity, this completeness makes it possible for us to receive only as we give; growth is therefore conditioned on reciprocal action, and we find that on the mental plane like attracts like, that mental vibrations respond only to the extent of their vibratory harmony.

Ted Talks inspiration this week, Shawn Achor:

For two minutes per day, over 21 days, think of three gratitudes  – new things you are grateful for; journal about one positive experience per day; meditate, exercise, show random and/or conscious acts of kindness; write one positive email praising or thanking someone in their social support network.

Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXy__kBVq1M

happiness within

Mark J reminders:

Be a channel, the biggest channel you can be for gratitude and kindness and you’ll become a miracle, extending into your own life everyday and inspiring miracles in other people.
 
Albert Einstein showed gratitude for everything.  The following are some of his best quotes:

1.  There are two ways to life:  you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.

2.  If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects

3.  Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.

4.  Insanity:  doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

5.  Imagination is everything.  It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.  Imagination is more important than knowledge.

6.  Logic will get you from A to B.  Imagination will take you everywhere.

7.  The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil but by those who watch them without doing anything.

8.  Information is not knowledge.  The only source of knowledge is experience.

9.  A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.

10. The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.

11.  Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.

 

More happiness inspiration can be found at The Happiness Institutehttp://www.thehappinessinstitute.com/

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Week 17a – Master Key – hero’s journey

snoopy

My journey continues and gets better all the time, gaining momentum as I reinforce within that ‘I am nature’s greatest miracle‘.  Inspired by the ‘hero’s journey‘, the MKMMA focus for this week.

A hero (dictionary reference):  person who is admired or identified for courage, outstanding achievements or noble qualities. Any person who tries to improve the world has courage and is a hero.

hero journey

The concept of the monomyth (reference Wikipedia) or hero’s journey (link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monomyth), was introduced by Joseph Campbell in ‘The Hero with a Thousand Faces’ (1949).  The common template of a broad category of tales involving a hero who goes on an adventure, and in a decisive crisis wins a victory, then comes home changed or transformed.

Aimee Mullin is a hero, how could you not be inspired by her.  She was born with a medical condition, fibular hemimelia (missing fibula bones) that resulted in amputation of both her lower legs when one year old.  Aimee, did not let her physical disability weigh her down in life, redefining what the body can do and be.  She became famous for her athletic accomplishments, is an actress, fashion model and activist.

Aimee:  ‘Poetry matters…It can transform the thing that might have made people fearful into something that invites them to look and look a little longer and maybe understand’.

…we are moving closer to understanding our collective humanity.  If we want to discover the full potential in humanity we  need to celebrate those heartbreaking strengths and those glorious disabilities that we all have.  It is our humanity and all the potential within it that makes us beautiful.
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Be inspired, watch this link:  https://www.ted.com/talks/aimee_mullins_prosthetic_aesthetics?language=en

Old habits resurfacing, affecting harmony and abundance.  Receive boost reviewing MKMMA webinars, strength and focus reading Haanel, the laws of thought and 7 laws of the mind; and Emerson’s law of concentration ‘give more, get more’.

Trish (MKMMA) points out that this is the biggest decision in your life, looking for the authentic herald – first the thought, then the manifestation.

Haanel teaches growth is obtained through exchange of old for new and good for better, which is broken down into three basic parts:  separation, initiation, return.  Reminded, to get what I want, requires me to stop clinging to what I have (Haanel 15:4), eg monkey banana concept – grabs banana and refuses to let go, sacrificing freedom.  Let go of the past, move forward towards the future.  Difficulties and obstacles indicate we are either refusing to accept what we no longer need or refusing to accept what we require (old ideas, old behaviors, old blueprint).

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Reminded we are all the same at our core, not everyone has the opportunity as I do to be on a journey with a chance to serve and affect others lives.  I am grateful for this freedom.

Week 17 – Master Key – reality blossoms

change and grow

The weeks seem to be flying by as I progress through the MKMMA programme.  I have learnt so much about myself and continue to grow within.  A wonderful feeling to know there is more to come.  Feel so much more freedom to express myself as well.  Liberation is happening, this is one of my PPNs.

Incredible kindness and warmth is all round me, shown in various forms and by people, who either I know well, or have stumbled into my life for maybe only a small moment.  Feeling more grateful than ever and embracing each moment with enthusiasm, no matter how small.  Before this program, I would have been less appreciative of these moments.  Even had the chance to meet and share with fellow Masterminders who live nearby.

I am that flower which Trish talks about.  My reality is growing, as the flower grows from a seed, my new reality blossoms as I focus on harmony.  It will return what we plant (Earl Nightengale).

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I love hugging!  Mark J encourages hugging!  A fantastic way to give more, get more.  Virginia Satir, a respected family therapist, says, “We need four hugs a day for survival. We need eight hugs a day for maintenance. We need twelve hugs a day for growth.”  Many wonderful benefits, as research shows, hugging is a powerful way of healing. Hugging (and also laughter) is extremely effective at healing sickness, disease, loneliness, depression, anxiety and stress.

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Research shows a proper deep hug, where hearts are pressing together, can benefit in these ways:
1. Nurturing touch of a hug builds trust and a sense of safety, which helps with open and honest communication.
2. Hugs can instantly boost oxytocin levels, which heal feelings of loneliness, isolation, and anger.
3. Holding a hug for an extended time lifts one’s serotonin levels, elevating mood and creating happiness.
4. Hugs strengthen the immune system.  Gentle pressure on the sternum and the emotional charge this creates activates the Solar Plexus Chakra.  This stimulates the thymus gland, which regulates and balances the body’s production of white blood cells, which keep you healthy and disease free.
5. Hugging boosts self-esteem. From the time we’re born our family’s touch shows us we’re loved and special. The associations of self-worth and tactile sensations from our early years are still imbedded in our nervous system as adults.  Cuddles we received from our parents while growing up remain imprinted at a cellular level, and hugs remind us at a somatic level of that. Hugs, therefore, connect us to our ability to self love.
6. Hugging relaxes muscles, release tension in the body, take away pain; soothe aches by increasing circulation into the soft tissues.
7. Hugs balance out the nervous system. The galvanic skin response of someone receiving and giving a hug shows a change in skin conductance. The effect in moisture and electricity in the skin suggests a more balanced state in the nervous system – parasympathetic.
8. Hugs teach us how to give and receive. There is equal value in receiving and being receptive to warmth, as to giving and sharing. Hugs educate us how love flows both ways.
9. Hugs are so much like meditation and laughter, teaching us to let go and be present in the moment.  Hugs encourage us to flow with the energy of life.  Hugs get you out of your circular thinking patterns and connect you with your heart, feelings and your breath.
10. Energy exchange between people hugging is an investment in the relationship. It encourages empathy and understanding. And, it’s synergistic, which means the whole is more than the sum of its parts: 1 1 = 3 or more! This synergy is more likely to result in win-win outcomes.
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Taking the time to relax completely as suggested in Master Key lesson 17:
33.   Relax completely, avoid any thought of anxiety as to results.  Remember power comes through repose.
34.  If you wish to eliminate fear, concentrate on courage.
35.  If you wish to eliminate lack, concentrate on abundance.
36.  If you wish to eliminate disease, concentrate on health.
37.  Always concentrate on the ideal as an already existing fact; this is the germ cell, the life principle which goes forth and sets in motion those causes which guide, direct and bring about the necessary relation, which eventually manifest in form.
I appreciate you taking the time to read this blog.