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Week 2: monster attack!

Okay, this post is not really about the Master Keys. But then it is. Because if it hadn’t been for this course and the support of the friends I made here I would not have gotten through this week:

  • husband sick (with multiple specialist visits)
  • son sick
  • anniversary of a not-good thing
  • trying to promote my upcoming novel
  • doing Small Product Lab (great idea, bad timing — but I finished!)
  • all the things one needs to do to run a business
  • the work of being a guide for this (which actually is pretty minor)
  • and so on

I must admit I had a melt-down on Tuesday. My old blueprint ATTACKED! But I kept my mind focused on the positives, let myself feel the stuff that needed to feel, and was able to get everything done.

So I’m very happy.

(If you’re curious about what I made in the Small Product Lab, it’s here)

Week 1: and round we go

I’ve been thinking of how much things have changed since I began this journey a year ago. I look back at my old posts during this week last year, read (as I do every morning) my signed Blueprint Builder, dated on this date last year, and I’m amazed.

Then today I got a list of the people who will be in my tribe as a Guide, and I see how though each has his or her own journey and issues and ways they will (or won’t – hopefully they will all make it but it’s up to each of them) change their lives, and I feel very humbled at the opportunity to be of service, in whatever way I can.

It’s an exciting, scary time, to start on a new adventure. I’m glad you’re here along for the ride.

 

My Master Key Experience

I’ve been asked to give a short review of the Master Key Experience. That’s difficult for me, because I have gotten so much out of this course that I’m having trouble keeping it short.

Bottom line: I feel this is something everyone should do. It should be taught in schools, in churches, in the halls of government. I feel that if it were, this world would be a much better place. People would become themselves, instead of feeling as if they have to pretend to be a copy of everyone else.

(Okay, I’ve already gone over the 300 word limit. You can read this if you want more about how it’s affected me personally, and I’ll write more on this blog too. Sign up for my list if you want to know when I do.)

Like anything, there are pros and cons. I always like to give the bad news first, so here we go.

Cons:

  • It will take some time out of your schedule: maybe ten minutes three times a day, then fifteen minutes once a day, then once a week, a 2 hour webinar (and I think they’re adding another 2 hour webinar once every week or so to help you with understanding blogging and social media, but don’t quote me on that). So 9 hours a week for 26 weeks. You can do more if you want, but that’s the requirement to keep your scholarship.
  • You’ll have to buy supplies: colored pencils, index cards, a few binders, and you’ll be asked if you did on your application. The whole thing cost me less than twenty bucks. Plus it’s a dollar to apply for the scholarship.
  • You end up printing out a lot of stuff: the workbook, the lessons, and some visual aids. You’ll need access to a printer and some printing supplies, but not until the first week or so, after you’ve been accepted.

Pros (if you do the work):

  • Your life will change for the better — you’ll be able to handle situations, people, and events like you never imagined you could.
  • You’ll end up with much more of what you want and much less of what you don’t want in your life. And you’ll know how to keep that process going for the rest of your life.
  • You’ll feel so much better in every way: physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually. I’ve had breakthroughs in my life that have completely amazed me and my family.

My recommendation, as someone who’s finished the course: do this. Go for it! You have nothing to lose. 🙂

 

Never give up. Never surrender.

Anyone who’s never watched Galaxy Quest, y’all just need to repent and go watch it. 😉

It’s really a brilliant example of the Master Key process.

For those four of you in the US who never watched this show, it’s about a bunch of washed up actors from a long-canceled science fiction show with a bunch of raving fans (they’re spoofing Star Trek) who encounter a group of actual aliens who have no concept of fiction and believe that the old shows are historical documents.

The aliens come to the guy who plays the captain on the series and beg him to help their people, who are being systematically exterminated by another race.

It’s these aliens, the Thermians, that I want to talk about. These guys are awesome.

When their civilization began to come under turmoil, they were looking to change their lives. They found these “historical documents”, and found value in the things which these shows portrayed. So they decided to improve their lives by holding to the principles found there.

Not much different so far than anything else, really — people find religion, or some self-help group, or something outside themselves to help them every day. And again, when they got into really deep trouble (genocide), the Thermians went searching for the man they thought was Peter Quincy Taggart and his “crew” to help them, not knowing they were only a bunch of actors.

The thing I found really moving about this show was when the actors were clearly failing at saving the day, the Thermians stepped up to the plate. They began giving encouragement to the actors, they believed in themselves and their people, they dug deep inside to take control of their own lives. They became heroic, in the face of torture and death.

So can you. 🙂

You might not face genocide, torture, or death, but in every journey to take control of your own life, there will be dark times as you struggle to accept the call to be who you want to be. Others will doubt you. You’ll doubt yourself. But if you can drill down to what YOU really want and what YOU really need, the cool thing about this course is that you have someone to guide you and a huge group of people who are on your side.

You might have just heard about this, or you might have been following me from day 1. I don’t know. But with every journey there’s a moment when you say to yourself, “do I really want to do this?”

It all boils down to: do you want things to change or not, because if you take this class, do what they tell you, and finish it out, your life WILL have changed. You will know what you want and need in your life. You will know what you are living for, and what you’ll die for — what unique gift you have to give to the world.

Those sound like big heavy things, and they’re different for each person in the world, but once you know them, your life gets so much easier, like a weight is lifted off. Life becomes so much simpler. You can make decisions easily, because anything which doesn’t fit you, you recognize at once, and you can let it slide away.

The Thermians went for what they wanted, and they found a spectacular adventure, more peace and freedom than they could have imagined, a whole world full of friends who appreciated and valued them.

I think that’s pretty cool. 🙂

The mental game

Bradley_Wiggins_Mark_Cavendish_-_2012_Tour_de_FranceI love the Tour de France, and today was the last day in the 21 day bike race. It’s a grueling race (it really seems like the Iron Man of professional cycling) and there was a lot of nostalgia and reminiscing about the Tour in the TV coverage. One thing that was mentioned over and over was that more than physical toughness (although you better have that to even try the race) what you needed to even finish was mental toughness.

Each time there was a crash, it was because someone let their mind drift, got careless, and numerous people would go down at 30, 35 mph, losing skin, breaking bones, and so on. It’s really quite astonishing and frightening when you think of it.

Then there were the people who got so sick they had to drop out. Why did some get sick and others didn’t? I don’t know. Could it have been what they were telling themselves? Were they just not ready to receive a prize, or even a finish in the most prestigious race ever?

I honestly don’t have the answers to any of this. I don’t know any of these men. I’m not even an athlete. But I know for myself, when I’m not focused on what I want, I’m focused on what I don’t want. It’s very easy for me to drift back into my old mental habits if I’m not watching myself. I have to constantly bring myself back to what I want, substitute what I do want for the old “what I don’t want” thinking.

It’s not very easy, but it gets easier the more you do it. I use the 7 day mental diet all the time, along with the rest of the tools that come with the Master Key Experience, so that I can have some chance at getting what I want instead of the other stuff. 😉

What do you think? Does the mental game matter at all?

The creative mind

I’ve been reading Wallace Wattles’ book The Science of Getting Rich lately, and he talks a lot about the creative mind.1175750_554402311261698_1808182561_n

The creative mind is more a mindset than anything else, and I see it as when you focus on the joy of creation, on being, on doing things because you either love doing them or because you’re helping someone else (like when you clean the toilet so it will be clean for your family).

The creative mind realizes that the world is full of infinite abundance, and that there’s more than enough for everyone. When you’re in the creative mind, you’re focused on beauty, gratitude, love, and living in the moment.

He contrasts the creative mind with the competitive mind, which unfortunately is where most people tend to live. The competitive mind is focused on what can I get? Why don’t I have what I deserve? Who do I have to beat out to get it? The competitive mind fears the world is lacking, a zero-sum equation, and that someone is going to get what you’re entitled to or take away the little you do have. When you’re in the competitive mind, you’re focused on worry, fears, debt, vengeance, the past or on the future.

The one thing that he’s crystal clear on: the only reliable way to succeed is to be in the creative mind.

This is something that I’ve been thinking about for the past two weeks pretty much straight, and one night I had these really anxiety-filled dreams. When I woke up I realized that I have been very much in a competitive mindset, even after going on nine months with the course. I suppose you could call it a breakthrough of sorts, because when you see something, that’s when you can start fixing it.

I feel as if I haven’t been very successful because I’ve been in the competitive mind through most of this. I know it’s because I’m still partially in my old blueprint, which is about as much in the competitive mind as a person can get. The times I have succeeded have been when I’ve been able to get into the flow, to be grateful, to do what I love because I love it or it helps someone else, not trying to get something for it.

(this doesn’t mean I don’t want to be paid; but it does mean that while I’m doing it, I’m “creating more life”, as Wattles puts it, so that everyone has more than when they began … a win-win situation)

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It seems difficult to explain this properly, and the reason why this is, and why it’s become more difficult with each post, is something else I’ve been thinking of a lot lately. This blog is sort of like coming in the middle of a movie and not understanding most of what’s going on. I wouldn’t expect you to, because you haven’t taken the course yet.

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Are you ready to receive?

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Of course I’m ready to receive! People will say. I want lots of love, lots of money, time with my kids, to travel the world, a new car … I want it all! I’m so ready to receive that you can’t imagine it!

But are you sure?

I’ve been reading Wallace D. Wattles’ book The Science of Getting Rich during the past couple of weeks, and this quote leaped out at me:

Never look at the visible supply; look always at the limitless riches in Formless Substance, and KNOW that they are coming to you as fast as you can receive and use them.

(emphasis mine)

There are a lot of people out there talking about the Law of Attraction, but I honestly think that this point right here is what they are missing. It’s why they aren’t getting what they want, even though they claim that it’s what they really truly do want.

How do I know this? Because I have been a huge offender in this area.

What do I mean exactly?

Okay, let’s say you want people to value what you do for them. You’ve done all these affirmations around that. But then when someone thanks you, or says you did a great job, you say “oh, it was nothing,” and point out all the other people who should really get the praise. When you’re going to get recognized for what you do, you suddenly get sick, or injured, or lost on the way.

Remember, we manifest our reality. Were you really ready to receive what you claimed you wanted?

Maybe that’s not a good example for you. Maybe what you want is money. You want to be a millionaire! You want the cars, the freedom to travel, the big home. You’ve done all these affirmations around that. But when it comes time to price your products, you constantly undervalue them, or if you do price them well, you create sales so often that your customers just wait for the next sale to buy. Or somehow you just can’t find time to do what you need to do in order to move your business forward. Or maybe you’re doing okay at work, but your car’s always breaking down, or someone always needs money from you, or you just can’t resist buying that new toy. Or when someone offers you an opportunity, you say “oh, I’m not qualified enough for that,” or “I don’t know if I could do that,” or maybe you get sick, or injured, or lost on the way.

Remember, we manifest our reality. Were you really ready to receive what you claimed you wanted?

You see, we can only receive when we’re ready to: when we have the structure in place to receive, when we are ready in our hearts to receive, when we are capable of receiving.

The Universe is always giving. There’s an infinite supply. But if you can’t receive, the gifts will go to someone who can.

So how can you become ready to receive?

I think you know what I’m going to say. 🙂

What are you thinking? What are you saying? What are you doing?

If your mind is not focused on what you want then it’s focused on what you don’t want. You can’t have it both ways.

But I can’t control what I think! you might say. Yes, you can. It’s difficult, because what you’re thinking is due to a blueprint that has been engraved on you since you were born. But you can change it. You are a grown human being. If you’re able to read this, you can do it.

That’s what the Master Key experience is all about, training you how to get hold of yourself so you can do that.

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Some people are quicker at this than others. I’m sort of a slow-poke, I suppose, in that I’m just now beginning to see how my refusal and inability to receive has caused me all sorts of problems, both in relationships and finances. But as they say, seeing it is the first step in dealing with it.

Because without being ready and able to receive, all the asking in the world is going to get you nowhere.

You get what you ask for

I have so much to write about I don’t even know where to start. But I feel as if I have had some insights over the past week or two that I’d like to share with you.

Since I’ve taken this course, more and more I’ve been faced with evidence that what happens to us isn’t just random fate, but a direct result of what we’ve asked for.

We manifest ALL the time, both good and bad. We can’t help it. We’re manifested in the image (the IMAGE!) of the Infinite, and we have the same ability to create our reality.

Now I know a lot of people have problems with that. I would have had a huge problem with that a year or two ago, being a survivor of a whole lot of bad stuff that you don’t really even want to know about.

Putting aside the inevitable questions about things which happen to children and other beings who have no agency (which I feel is just avoiding the real point), if you look back at your life, you can often see what I’m talking about.

For example: I was in Hawaii (known for its bugs) for three weeks. I think I got one or two bug bites. I come home to Oklahoma (known for its bugs), and for over a week, I didn’t get a single bug bite. I sell this bug lotion and I use it regularly, and I like it.

So I was reading this discussion on Facebook by some friends of mine who were talking about how bad the bugs were, and (here comes the ego!) I was feeling upset that none of them bought any of my bug stuff, so I said, “I use my bug lotion and haven’t gotten any bug bites.” Which was a lie, and when I wrote it, I thought of my two bug bites quite clearly.

Guess what happened the next time I went outside. Tons of horrible bug bites!

I was talking with Mark J over in Kauai one day and he thought I needed to work on visualizing. I told him, that’s not my problem. My problem is that I visualize too well!

Over the 50 some years of crap I’ve had to deal with, I learned to visualize negativity SO well that it’s really no wonder that I’ve had the struggles I’ve had.

But then he said, well then you need to work on your mental diet.

I totally agree with that, because it’s a daily battle, even after the 8 or 9 months I’ve been working on this. It takes persistence. It takes courage.

But it gets easier as time goes on. It really does.

My point is that because you DO get what you ask for (what you visualize, which is the main way you tell your subby what you want) you MUST get control of your mind!

Right now, what are you thinking? What are you visualizing? Is it positive and enthusiastic, full of what you want for your life? Or is it hateful and angry, full of anxiety and fear, guilt and shame, focused on things you don’t want?

You can either control your mind (and learn to get what you do want), or your out of control thoughts will continue to manifest things you don’t want.

The thing is, you have to start. I truly wish I would have started on this before the class began; I think I would have had a much better time of it. And I probably wouldn’t have spent the past week itching! LOL

I’ll leave this here for you again. It’s just a copy of the 7 Day Mental Diet by Emmet Fox, a few emails to encourage you along, and a notification when I post something new. If that provides some benefit to you, welcome aboard! I want to have 200 of you with me when we start again in September. 🙂

 

A wish that came true

During the MKMMA course, we had to write something called a DMP, or Definite Major Purpose: basically answering the question WHAT DO YOU WANT? Mine got sent back over and over because I wasn’t being very specific. But on the third draft (dated October 5, 2014) I wrote in there that I wanted to go to Hawaii in 2015.

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I had wanted to visit Hawaii for most of my life, because I kept hearing about how awesome it was. But I really considered it more seriously than a passing fancy when on a visit to California (where we were from) my best friend Celia told me her son Tyree (who was going to school there) would be graduating in 2015 and would I like to come too?

And I was like GREAT! AWESOME!

But I didn’t seriously feel like I was going. I didn’t keep my word a lot those days.

There are a few things you might want to know:

We drove to California from Oklahoma back in 2013 because I was so paranoid of the TSA. I had publicly and actively boycotted flying, speaking out against what was going on, and I didn’t even know if I was on some list or something. I am an abuse survivor, and the thought of some stranger touching me was like a phobia. At one point I couldn’t even read stories of TSA abuses because they would make me feel physically ill. The whole part about private jets and cruises (although those would be awesome) was my way to figure out how I could possibly go without having to deal with the TSA.

Even if I could have made myself go through a TSA line back then, I had no idea how I was going to pay to go to Hawaii. My husband doesn’t like traveling and while he might have paid for me to go, I didn’t know if it would be possible for us. At that time, my own finances weren’t doing too badly but I was later to take a series of financial missteps which put me into serious debt for the first time ever.

And although I had known Tyree since he was in second grade (his younger brother and my sons went to kindergarten together and they lived right around the corner) I didn’t actually know him all that well. So at the time the only thing sending me there was the prospect of hanging out with my friends for a week (which was pretty cool).

But doing the MKMMA forced me to decide WHAT DO I WANT, and I wanted to go to Hawaii. As it turned out, I got a TON more things done in that trip, which I’ll talk about more later. But going to Hawaii was not only something I had wanted to do for a long time, it was the first thing that they were actually able to drag out of me as a specific thing I WANTED TO DO, as opposed to what others might want, stuff for my husband/kids/etc.

Isn’t it weird how women are? LOL

So that gives some context into this photo:

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How did I get there? How did I not only go, but have a great time, absolutely zero trouble with airport security, and meet some dear friends along the way?

Well, it’s sort of like Sam’s dilemma. How do you explain nine months of effort, involving danger, fear, and victories? It would be easier for you to look at the information in the tabs above, then take the course and retrain your own subby (plus more fair to those who created it and those who took it) than for me to explain the whole thing. You  also could read what I’ve written so far. But it’s really a change inside which all this guidance, training, and mental effort produced that did it for me, and that’s something which WILL happen if you do the work.

I admit I slacked off some there at the end, but even so it’s been enough to get me through. I have a lot more specific things that I have discovered along the way that I want to do, and I am really excited because I know now that I can do them!

But really it began with the Mental Diet for me. That’s why I keep going on about it. You can save yourself some time and do it now while you’re waiting, instead of waiting until whenever they introduce it after the course starts (which won’t be for a while). But it’s up to you. 🙂

Just fill out the form and follow the directions. I don’t have time to spam people, so it’s all cool.

Decided to do something positive

So yesterday I wasn’t feeling all that great, so I decided to do something positive and useful, like move forward on my DMP.

So I made these up for my novel series, the first of which is coming out in December, because I said so:

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I still have to finish off my website, but I have a domain name and a template picked out for now. Have a few other things which are a bit more important to get done today.

But honestly, things are okay. I’m still a bit in shock from the news yesterday.

I do have a lot of good things to tell you about, but I promised myself that I would get to bed on time today, so I’ll write more tomorrow.