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Week 3 – Fear and power

This week’s lesson (I feel) is about power, and fear. The part about power is easy and interesting: where power comes from, how to get it, what to do with it — these are all fascinating topics. What people don’t really like to talk about is fear.

But fear is really the part which keeps us from getting the power we need to do what it is we want. Haanel makes that quite clear:

When fear is effectually and completely destroyed, your light will shine, the clouds will disperse and you will have found the source of power, energy and life.

fear

None of us are immune to fear. We can push it aside, keep it at bay, but if we aren’t careful, it can creep right back in again. It’s all part of being human.

The biggest problem with fear is that it can cause us to make bad decisions. To not do things which are in our own best interests.To push away those trying to bring us wisdom. To not take opportunities which could help us!

So our major task is to focus on getting rid of fear, right?

Nope. If you focus on what you don’t want, subby brings you more of the thing you focus on. That is the Law of Attraction, in its negative form.

So what do we want?

We want the power, the ability, to get past the fear, to not let it stop what we want for our lives.

And if you read part 3, Haanel gives quite explicit instructions on how to activate the source of our power: what we in the MKE call the Sit. Purposeful silence. With this plus the mental diet, plus the other little exercises we do, many members are even now beginning to learn how to activate this power within them.

Sounds too good to be true? Yeah. I know. It does. But that’s your fear talking. 🙂

 

 

 

Ever wondered why the “self-help” stuff hasn’t worked for you?

People are hungry for answers. They spend billions of dollars on “self-help” books and courses. Yet their lives don’t change.
There are a lot of reasons why, and in a minute I’m going to give you the link to a video which gives you the biggest reason. But at the root of it all is a much deeper problem.
Wherever I go, people ask me questions like “how did you create your novel series?” and “where did you get the ideas for your books?” Or “how did you have the courage (or the money) to travel to Hawaii for three weeks by yourself?”
They’re good questions. But you have to take a step back. The real question they’re asking is, “How did you get the confidence to trust that you already CAN do it? That you already HAVE the ideas?”
All the books and courses in the world won’t help the main problem: you don’t believe in you. Until you can break through the programming the world has put on you which keeps you stuck in the idea that you can’t do it, you’ll stay stuck. It’s really difficult, almost impossible to break free of this on your own. I’m sure you understand that – you’ve been trying for a long time now.
But you CAN do it, with a little guidance and a lot of work on your part. Once you do that, though, ANYTHING is possible!
 
These are the videos I watched in 2014 that started me on my path. They are totally free. You’re not going to end up being pitched for some $3000 course.
 
(in fact, there is a course, but you CAN NOT buy it, and I would not endorse it if you could – your spot in the course has been paid for already by the previous class)
 
Once you get to the biggest reason why “self-help” doesn’t work, you will be blown away. You’ll finally understand what the problem has been, and be on track to fixing it. So I invite you to take a look and see what you think. You might like it! 🙂

Week 13: Effects and causes

This week, Haanel talks more about causes and effects: more specifically, that each of the effects we see around us, from natural to man-made, have a particular cause. Once we find the cause, we can create the effect for ourselves whenever we want.

For example: people have observed birds flying, leaves floating, and so on, since the beginning of humanity, and for thousands of years people spent their lives trying to create the effect without understanding the cause. As far as I can tell, even the Wright brothers more or less stumbled upon the effect, and so we have airplanes. But once we learned the cause (aerodynamics) we could create the effect of flying whenever we wanted to!

I think it’s the same way with the other effects in our lives. We see how our lives are, and we spend our lives trying to create situations which we think are good, without really understanding the cause of either why we are here now or why someone who has what we want got that.

(many times, we don’t really even know what we want in the first place, but that’s another matter)

We may stumble upon it, and many often do. When we understand the cause, though, we’ll be able to create that effect whenever we like.

During the first part of the class (and some people are still struggling with the question) we asked: what do you want? That is the effect.

But what is the cause? That is what we need to figure out.

(This reminds me a bit of our battleship exercise.)

Haanel talks about belief, about the Universal Mind, about how our thoughts become the cause which creates literal effects in our existence. Not supernatural. Not mystical. Real effects from a real cause: your thoughts.

(If the thoughts you create inside your own head are not real, then what is?)

Anyone who’s tried to guide their thoughts (aka the 7 day mental diet) has learned how difficult it is at first. Just like anyone else who’s trying to create an effect, it takes some doing. Things (whether a positive mental attitude or a skyscraper) do not just jump into existence because you wish they would.

So now the task is to examine the effects we want then go back to see what the cause might be for this. Haanel gives us a clue:

The athlete may read books and lessons on physical training all his life, but unless he begins to give out strength by actual work he will never receive any strength; he will eventually get exactly what he gives; but he will have to give it first. It is exactly the same with us; we will get exactly what we give, but we shall have to give it first. It will then return to us many fold, and the giving is simply a mental process, because thoughts are causes and conditions are effects; therefore in giving thoughts of courage, inspiration, health or help of any kind we are setting causes in motion which will bring about their effect.

Or as Mark J likes to say: give more, get more.

This is more like a clue-bat: an athlete who just sat around reading books about training but never did any would be ridiculed!

But we say we want wealth yet are fearful, greedy, and stingy; say we want happiness but are mean to others, or think of unhappy things all day; say we want health but do and think things we know are unhealthy. And so we get what we think about.

You see, the law of attraction is no different from any other law. It works 100% of the time. You can’t get away from it any more than you can get away from the law of gravity. You reap what you sow.

Right now is a good time of year to think about these things, because while you may be sure of the effect you want, if you don’t understand the cause then you probably won’t get that effect.

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.

 

Master Key Experience Opens Today

Hi, everyone!

I just wanted to let you know that the Master Key Experience (or Master Key Mastermind Alliance/MKMMA) first video is available!

I remember this time last year, not knowing what to expect, wondering if this was some sort of scam or build up to a hard sell. But when I saw this video, for the first time I began to hope that things really could change in my life.

(no, it’s not a religious thing, either)

I hope that you’ll take a few minutes and see the first video. If you’ve been on the fence about this, it will begin to explain exactly what this is about. You’ll understand why you haven’t been able to make those changes you’ve wanted to, and get a lot of your questions answered.

This course is going to fill fast. It’s already paid for using a pay it forward scholarship, where last year’s members paid your way in. So don’t get shut out by waiting until the last minute.

Click this to see the first video.

PS. You’ll be asked to enter your email address — they’ll send you information about when the second video is posted, so enter your best email there. They don’t spam you or pressure you to buy anything.

Finding time for yourself

I’ve had a lot of people asking me questions this week about the Master Key Experience. The number one question has been: can I do this? The thrust of this is generally around the time commitment.

So I direct them to this page.

But this is what I think is going on. Because, as Mark likes to point out, you can’t manage time. It ticks past no matter what you do. But you can manage yourself.

A man named Joseph Campbell got interested in stories, so he went around collecting stories from all over. Religion, mythology, literature, movies, plays, and he found they were all similar. So similar, in fact, that he wrote a book about it, called “The Hero’s Journey”.heros_journey4_8462

He also made a chart, and his work has been talked about a lot. In fact, when George Lucas made the first Star Wars movie, he asked Joseph Campbell to consult on the movie, because he wanted to get it just right.

This is a very abbreviated version of his chart, which I’ll expand on in a bit.

You see the little guy at the top? That’s you! You are the hero in this story. You’re being called to an adventure.

You might be saying, “How can I be a hero? I’m just an ordinary (fill in the blank).” All heroes say that. All heroes begin that way. But you are one. You just don’t know it yet. And you’re being called to an adventure.

You don’t know what’s going to happen.

You’re in your comfortable “known” life. Things are probably not okay (if they were okay, you wouldn’t need to be called to go on the adventure, you hero, you!), but they’re “known”. Things are safe, they’re routine, you know what will happen and when it will happen.

And then someone or something calls you. It could be a weird old guy who tells you to go to Alderaan, like in Star Wars. Or it could be God, like what happened to Jonah. Or it could be your own desire for something better. It doesn’t matter who or what calls you. What matters is that you’re being called.

How do you know you’re being called? You can feel it. You know it. Deep down, you know that this is your call.

You want to know the way you can be sure it’s your call? Because you resist it.Heros-Journey

You see where it says “Refusal of the call”? Everyone does it. Every hero does it.

Luke Skywalker told Obi-Wan no.

Jonah told God no.

Bilbo Baggins told Gandalf no.

You’re trying to figure out a way to say no too. And it’s okay.

There are as many ways to say no as there are people. My way was to get paranoid about the pay-it-forward. Your way might be something different. But most people freak out about something. My friends seem to be freaking out about the time commitment.

Which is only nine or ten hours a week at most, 45 minutes a day plus a 2 hour webinar on Sunday. If you can’t find 45 minutes a day for yourself, you REALLY need this course, because your life is way out of balance.

There’s another chart which I didn’t post here because it’s way too complicated, but it has a part which says “Bargaining without knowledge”. They’re trying to use the known world rules in the unknown.

People who do this have to know every bit about everything about the course before they join. Resisting the call.

Or they want to know can they just do some parts of it. Resisting the call.

Or they want to just do it one day of the week. Resisting the call.

It’s okay. Like I said, we all do it. The question is, what will it take for you to answer the call? To commit to the journey? To be the hero you’re being called to be?

When I started this, I was married, with three grown kids, running three online businesses, in a network marketing company, writing a novel, and doing a whole lot of other things, plus I had a pretty serious health condition. I’m still doing all those things (Although I’ve kind of put the network marketing business to the side. It’s just not what I want.). But I’m doing them better, stronger, faster. My health is a lot better too. 😉

Seriously. I’ve done flash cards in the bathroom. I’ve done my reading while waiting for my kids to get done with something. One class member has five small children and works full time. Another travels extensively. Another homeschools her kids. They all finished. If you want to do this you can do it.

Or you can wait until next year. Or you don’t have to do it at all. It’s up to you.

I don’t get paid for telling you to sign up. I want you to join because this will help you. They will fill this course, the question is really whether you’ll be there or whether you won’t.

You don’t do this on your own. You don’t even go into the unknown on your own. You’re going to get a mentor. See the mentor there? But first you have to accept the call.

Find time for yourself. You’re worth it. The world is waiting for you to be who you are.

 

 

Master Key Experience Course Launch Starts in 5 Days!

The 2015 Master Key Experience launch is starting September 10th! If you know anything about me or my family at all, you know how much our lives have changed over the past year since I participated in this program. This year:ocean

  • I got serious about publishing my novel, which comes out in December
  • I took my dream vacation in Hawaii
  • I made significant breakthroughs in my weight, my health condition, and my business

But it wasn’t just me who benefited. This year:

  • My husband began to change his life too
  • After years of battle, suddenly everyone is pitching in to do housework!
  • One of my sons began to open up to me, and our relationship has improved dramatically. I think this means more to me than anything else.

I am so grateful for this program, and believe so much that everyone should take it, that I participated in the “Pay It Forward” scholarship program. All you have to do is apply and pay a $1 USD (yes, ONE dollar) to join. The rest of this $2000 course is paid for by last year’s members, who believe as I do that this is worth it.

But this course — as you can imagine — fills up fast. You can get early notification and notice of any updates by signing up on the list below.

3 reasons to find out about the MKE

You might be wondering why you care about the Master Key Experience. What’s in it for you? Well, a lot.

Here are some reasons you might want to find out more about this program:

  1. If you’re willing to do the work, you can completely change your life for the better. If your life is perfect, you have everything you want, and you can effortlessly manifest everything you want, whenever you want, then you don’t need to find out more about this.
  2. You have the opportunity to network with hundreds of other people who are working as hard as they can to change their lives for the better. To find their dreams. To make the world a better place. And it’s not ‘network’ in the sense of a mutual spam-fest like most networking opportunities (recruiting other course members is strictly forbidden), but developing deep lasting friendships and contacts who have seen you at your worst and vice versa (and still love you! I’m looking at Trish and Dayna here), and people who have your back. People who actively wish you well no matter how crazy your dream seems to them.
  3. Even though Mark and Davene have been doing this for something like 15+ years, this online thing has only been a couple years in the making, and the pay-it-forward thing much less time than that. I think we were the second class to do that and it changed the whole nature of the course. You’re getting in on the most revolutionary educational program in the world, on pretty close to the ground floor. Mark sees this going to 30,000 someday; I see it going much farther. I’m not using hyperbole here, I’m just telling it like I see it.

So that’s why I think you should at least look into it. If you want to know when the introductory videos come out which explain the course in detail then fill out one of my newsletter forms and follow the directions. And I’ll email you. Simple as that.

I run three businesses, have a family, and I’m working day and night on getting to my dreams, so I’m not interested in spamming you.

Week 3: musings, and a mini-rant

I’ve been having a LOT of anxiety the past few days.

I almost laughed when I read this week’s lesson, which seems to focus right in on fear.

I’ll take that as a sign that all this is normal.


One of the things I have been anxious about (as you know if you’ve actually been reading this) is the pay it forward part of the course.

Don’t get me wrong — it’s one of the most humbling things to know that total strangers paid my way into this, and I WANT very much to contribute.

It’s just that I started a new business about this time last year and well you know how new businesses can get. I’m about two grand in the hole right now with this one, and seeing as I vowed NOT to use any more of my dear husband’s money on my businesses (after a spectacular debacle back in the early 2000’s), the thought of yet another thing to pay for was stressing me out.

But somewhere in there I must have been telling subby I NEED MORE MONEY RIGHT NOW, because lo, and behold! the other day one of my stocks (that had been doing very well indeed) hit its stop loss, and I made $775 in one day! 🙂

Thanks, subby!


One of the great things about this course is the “alliances” which so far is a sort of jumbled up forum where people ask questions, make comments, and sort of talk to each other.

A lot of times, because it’s not really organized in any way, it ends up being a lot of the same comments and questions over and over. But it’s pretty fun, and helpful, as there’s always someone on there if you have something to say or need help with something.

Anyway, I made a comment about something (well, it was more of a complaint/grumble/vent) and one of the staff thanked me for being so honest. It’s the second time on these forums that someone has said that.

But this time, it’s stuck with me.

I guess almost dying will do that to you??

(I’m serious, I did come way too close to being dead back in 1998. Like actually in the ground dead.)

(here comes the mini-rant)

I have had a big case of WTF’ing F?? going on today.

Do they have a problem with people not being honest??

It seems to me that if you’re not going to at least TRY to be honest with this then why are you freaking here? Why take a spot that someone used THEIR money TO PAY YOUR WAY FOR, that could have GONE TO SOMEONE ELSE, if you’re not serious about this?

I mean really. I may be a totally messed up crazy woman in the eyes of the world, but I am DEAD SERIOUS about getting well and changing my life. And if that means doing my best to be balls-out honest with total strangers on the internet then so be it.

Be honest or go home. Or as they say, if you can’t run with the big dogs, stay on the porch.

Love you guys.

Have a great day.

Watching the webinar replay …

I’m so glad I am watching this … a lot of my biggest worries (I have literally no money to do the “pay it forward” thing — I’m not just saying this, I am serious — and I think my husband was worrying about this too – like “how much is this going to cost me now?”) was put to rest … this is one reason why I have refused to use any of his money for my businesses anymore. He has supported me so much through all this, and I don’t want to cause him any more anxiety.

I got into business to give us a plan B so he would never have to have any worry about his retirement — and used most of my 401k money trying to make this work on so many fronts (not just any one thing — like Edison, I feel as if I’ve tried a zillion things which haven’t worked) and feeling stymied at many turns.

Which is why I’ve come to the conclusion that the issue is me, a motivation for doing this program in the first place.