Master Key Experience Week 24 Commencement

This is the last week of the Master Key Mastermind Alliance.  In some ways it has been a long six months and is some ways not long enough.  I have learned so much and made some changes in my life.  I have accomplished so much.  Who would have thought that I would be sleeping better and getting a full 7 to 8 hours of sleep at night, something I haven’t done in years. I think about things differently, I think more positively and I am more productive.

What will be ending?  The Sunday webinars will end as will the assignments given to us each week.  Also ending are the Digital Connections webinars, which were a bonus to learn how to navigate through the various social media such as Twitter, and how to blog.

We will now be self-directed thinkers and will be able to use all the tools we were given throughout the course. But, just as commencement is not the end, this is just the beginning for most of us . at least for me, on this incredible journey.  I will be continuing to do the readings, the grateful cards, the sit (meditation), the quiet hour before bed time.  I have 24 lessons from Haanal to reread and all my notes from the webinars to revisit.  I will continue to have weekly phone calls with my mastermind buddy.

I will continue to hand out my notes of kindness.  I have handed out 191 out of the 1000 I intend to give out by January 2017.  Yesterday, while in the grocery store I handed a woman one of my notes.  She was so thankful she gave me a big hug.  She said she had taken a picture of the note and was going to send it to her friends.

As Haaal says, “If you have practiced each of the exercises a few minutes every day, as suggested, you will have found that you can get out of life exactly what you wish by first putting into life that which you wish, and you will probably agree with the student who said: ‘The thought is almost overwhelming, so vast, so available, so definite, so reasonable and so usable’”

This isn’t the end, this is just the beginning. The course has taught me that if I change the way I look at things, the things I look at change.  I think Wayne Dyer explains this concept perfectly in this short video.

Master Key Experience Week 23 Failure

I failed!

I don’t know what happened to me this week.  I didn’t do my scheduled readings every day, I didn’t do my sit every day and I didn’t write and post my blog on time.  The course is almost finished, why would I do this at this point of the course.  Perhaps Mark is right; it is the fear of MKMMA ending soon.

My choices are quite simple.  Just quit and go back to the old way of life and the old blueprint, or accept the fact that I just didn’t do it, no blaming anyone or anything (not even myself), take responsibility and move on.

I have decided I have worked too long on myself to quit now.  I have seen tremendous changes in my health, my attitude in general and my attitude towards my business.  My family, my doctors and my mentor have also seen a positive difference in me. I had more personal activity in my business in the past week than I had in the last year.  Why would I possibly quit now?  I guess that really is a rhetorical question.

It would be easy to just give up go back to the old ways and the old me, but what would I accomplish if I did that?  What about my goals and dreams?  Should I just give up on them as well?  Should I just give up on my business and live as I have?

I have decided that I am going to finish strong and continue with all the practices that continue to help me grow both within and without.  As they say, if it was easy anyone could do it.

How often do people fail at things and just give up? It could be a diet, exercise, making sales calls, an addiction; people do fall off the wagon and it is what happens afterwards that is important.  What do you have to do to overcome the thing you have failed at?

Master Key Experience Week 22A Master of My Emotions

Today I will be the master of my emotions.cat

I am not only learning from the Master Key Mastermind Alliance, but it is teaching me to learn lessons from what I see in everyday life.  I love Scroll 6 and in particular the section that talks about how to control one’s emotions. This scroll puts together some of the things I have learned in the course and have observed elsewhere.

Og Mandino says”:

  • “How do I change?
  • If I feel depressed I will sing.
  • If I feel sad I will laugh.
  • If I feel ill I will double my labor.
  • If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
  • If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
  • If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
  • If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
  • If I feel incompetent I will remember past success.
  • If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
  • Today I will be master of my emotions.”

It is a well-known fact that singing can reduce stress and depression.  I now know that it is because of the Law of Substitution.  We cannot think of more than one thing at a time.  If we concentrate on singing or laughing, we will not be thinking depressing or sad thoughts.  We have been taught in this course to replace all negative thoughts with positive ones.  You can learn how to control your thoughts by signing up for the “7 Days to a New You” found on the right side of this post.

I recently saw a movie called Eddie the Eagle and although there were many messages I got from the movie, one that hit home for me was courage. Eddie sat at the top of the 90 meter ski jump at the 1988 Olympics looking down to the landing area of the ski jump, a jump he had never skied before.  I am certain he was afraid.  I was afraid just looking at the picture.  He did it!  He skied and jumped the 90 meter run.  I think this is a great image to keep in my mind when I feel fear.  My obstacles are not nearly as big as his and may be something as simple as picking up the phone to call customers.

Feel the fear and do it anyway.  Use it as a tool.

The fact that I can get over feeling inferior by wearing new garments is not really something new for me.  What woman, or man, doesn’t feel better when donning their new outfits?  This will help justify my next shopping adventure.  J

We have had to write out messages on index cards and read them out loud. Mark always tells us that we should read our card with ENTHUSIASM.  This helps the subconscious mind assimilate the messages better.  Now I see that this also helps with uncertainty.

We have written out our Definite Major Purpose in Life on index cards.  This includes financial goals for myself, among other things.  We have written these out as SMART goals and ones that anyone can see when they are reached.  This helps one stay out of the poverty mode because I know that whatever I think about grows and thoughts become things. It is better to think of riches than bills.

One set of cards we had to write were about some of the successes we have had in our lives, whether they were big successes or small successes.  I wrote out about 50 cards.  Reading through these cards reminds me that if I was successful in the past, I can be successful again in the future.

I read through all these cards throughout the day, some of them I read 3 times a day.  The subconscious mind doesn’t know what is real and this procedure helps the subconscious guide me on my way.  Scroll VI puts a lot of our assignments into prospective.  We have come a long way in the past 5 months.

Master Key Experience Week 22 Mind Over Body

Haanal says in 22.10 “Thought has control over the muscles of your body.”

When I was pregnant with my first child, a friend informed me that childbirth was the most painful experience anyone could possible go through.  Of course I believed her because she had gone through it not long before.  She went into gory detail about how terrible painful it would be.

When I went into labour I recalled everything she said about the pain, so with each contraction, I made myself relax my body because I knew it was going to get much worse.  The funny thing about being relaxed is that you don’t feel the pain as much.  Needless to say that delivery wasn’t that bad.

When I was pregnant the second time, I was seeing a doctor who practised teaching his patients the art of self-hypnosis.  He taught me to use my mind to control my breathing and to relax all my muscles.  Second delivery was pain free!

These are just 2 of my personal experiences about mind over body.  We underestimate the power of the mind.  In MKMMA we are learning how to use our minds to improve our lives in many ways.

Haanal 22.17 Brain cells are constructed in the same way.  The quality of the brain is governed by the state of mind, or mental attitude, so that if undesirable mental attitudes are conveyed to the subjective they will in turn be transferred to the body; we can therefore readily see that if we wish the body to manifest health strength and vitality this must be the predominant thought.

In 2009, driving home with my daughter, I had a stroke.  She got me to the emergency room within 15 minutes of the first symptoms.   My symptoms were blurry vision, couldn’t walk in a straight line, couldn’t play “patty cakes.”  The specialist on call informed me and my family that I had had a stroke and that the next 24 hours would be critical. (I found out later that he was concerned that I would not make it through the night.)   I told him that I would have to concentrate all my energy on positive thoughts so that I would be ok.  Apparently the doctor thought I wasn’t taking this seriously.

I did take it seriously and I was extremely frightened.  A friend of mine had had a stroke and he was no longer able to read or to communicate.  His life as he had known it was over. That was not a life I had imagined for myself.  I flooded my brain with all the positive thoughts and energy that I could muster.  The short story is that I am here and I call myself Techno Granny, which tells me there must be some brain cells working. I don’t really know if the positive thoughts got me through everything, but I don’t know that it didn’t.

Haanal 22.27 “There can be no doubt that few patients are aware how much they can do for themselves.  What the patient can do for himself, the forces he can set in motion are as yet unknown.  We are inclined to believe that they are far greater than most imagine, and will undoubtedly be used more and more.  Mental therapeutics may be directed by the patient himself to calming the mind in excitement, by arousing feelings of joy hope, faith, and love; by suggesting motives for exertion, by regular mental work, by diverting the thoughts from the malady.”

The experience of MKMMA is teaching me so much more about what the mind can control. There are no limits to what the mind can do!

Master Key Experience Week 21 I Live This Day As My Last

“I will live this day as if it were my last.”

I had a problem getting the message from this chapter of Og Mandino’s book.  All I could think of is that if this is my last day, I will surround myself with family and friends and make the most of today.  I certainly would not be thinking of work!  I must really be a slow learner, because I have been reading this chapter for 25 days and the message is finally clear, at least my interpretation of it is clear.

“I will waste not moment mourning, yesterday’s misfortunes, yesterday’s defeats, yesterday’s aches of the heart, for why should I throw good after bad.”

If this is indeed my last day, what does it matter what happened yesterday.  Who cares if someone hurt my feelings yesterday?  Does it really matter whether or not I completed all my chores or assignments?  Perhaps I didn’t follow my healthy diet. Yesterday is gone and I don’t have to worry or think about it anymore.  Thinking of what coulda, or shoulda been done is nothing but a waste of precious time today.

And then we come to tomorrow.

“Should I concern myself over events which I may never witness?  Should I torment myself with problems that may never come to pass? No!  Tomorrow lies buried with yesterday, and I will think of it no more.”

Worrying about what might happen tomorrow is another waste of precious time today.  If today were my last day would I really care what someone might or might not do?  Does it really matter if it snows tomorrow?  Do I have any control over those events today?

Then there is another side of tomorrow, those things we put off doing today thinking that we will do it tomorrow.  Sometimes tomorrow doesn’t come and things keep getting put off.  All that does is cause me more stress because then I am even more behind in things than I was today.  Do not put off for tomorrow that which we can do today.

 

“And if is my last, it will be my greatest monument.  This day I will make the best day of my life.  This day I will drink every minute to its full.  I will savor its taste and give thanks.  I will maketh every hour count and each minute I will trade only for something of value.

The message I now have is that I should make today one of the best days ever.  I will work on accomplishing more things than ever before.  I will be kinder to others.  I will show more love to family and friends.  I will make the phone calls I need to make in order to make my business grow.  I will learn all I need to know to help me in my day-to-day activities.

“I will live this day as if it is my last.

And if it is not, I shall fall to my knees and give thanks.”

Of course we all know that for me this is all a work in progress.  I think Bobby McFerrin sums it up best.  Perhaps this should be part of our mental diet.