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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.

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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. 🙂

 

 

 

Week 1 – You have the power

Here we go again! The first thing which jumped out at me this week was Haanel’s assertion that power comes from within. Isn’t that so unlike what the rest of the world tells us? We need this guru or that system or some product – that has the power, not us.power

But no, Haanel says: the power to do or be anything comes from inside ourselves.

Isn’t that encouraging, though? Once we figure out how to access that power, nothing can stop us from being or having or doing anything we want. ANYTHING!

It makes perfect sense: celebrities or rich people or the powerful aren’t intrinsically any better than anyone else. They’re not gods or somehow specially qualified. They’ve just found a way to access the power within them, as far as getting what they want goes. There’s no reason why we can’t do this too.

But how?

Guess what? Those of you who are doing the work will find out. It’s not particularly difficult. But it does take a bit of effort.

The first set of DMPs are coming in, and it’s always a hectic and exciting time, seeing people – some of them for the very first time – asking themselves the simple question, “what do I want?”

We root for them, we encourage them, but for some, it’s too much, too difficult, too scary, to actually think about what they want. Not what their spouse or their children or their parents want. Not what their pastor or their boss or their neighbors want. But what THEY want for themselves.

Some are already doing everything they can NOT to answer that simple question. Which is okay. Not everyone is ready.

For those who pass this simple test of writing down what they want using some simple parameters, a whole world opens up to them. It’s awe-inspiring, to say the least. They are finding the power that lies within them. 🙂

 

Looking forward to the new start

In a few days, thousands of people will begin another cycle of considering the question: what do I want from my life? It’s an amazing time, seeing people begin the adventure of a lifetime.

Sadly, many more thousands who had the chance to join them chose to sit and watch from the sidelines.

This will be my third year taking the course (the guides do the same things – and more – that the members do), and I look back over what I’ve accomplished since I began this time in 2014: two books published, a trip to Hawaii, the changes in my relationships and family, and I have to say that I’m looking forward to what this year will bring as far as deepening my understanding of my own power in manifesting what I want for myself and my world. It’s been challenging. But worth it.

For those of you moving forward with us, congratulations! In a few weeks, I’ll get to see who I’m going to be personally helping. I’ve had a great time mentoring my intern guide as he learns to guide others through the process.

Right now, I’m getting ready to go sell books in Dallas. Have a great weekend!

Stop trying to change your life and change it!

I want to ask you a question, and I want you to answer honestly: Do you really want to change your life? If so, why haven’t you signed up to the Master Key Experience? Do you think that maybe you’ll be able to steal some bit of information from my blog that will suddenly make everything click? That the hundreds of hours you’ve spent trying to change your life and failing will suddenly all go away if you learn one new piece of information?

JUST STOP. Stop trying to change your life and change it!

But how?

You see, here’s the thing. Your subconscious mind has been programmed from birth for you to do what you do now, all the things you do now which are causing you to fail. You have NO control over your subconscious mind! So “trying” to change your life is just looking at the effect, not the cause – and it WILL FAIL.

Mark J talks about that and explains it really well in the first of the Master Key video series (WHICH IS FREE).

Click here to see it. (it will open a new window)

Okay, so if you watched that first video, then you should understand perfectly WHY you’ve been failing so much.

There is not magic information which is going to change your life. YOU need to get the guidance to learn how to DIRECT your subconscious mind (NOT control it! Because you can’t, by definition) and convince it that you’re serious about things getting better.

And the ONLY way you can do that is to actually get serious about things getting better!

This is where the Master Key Experience comes in. We have done it, and we can show you how.

No one controls you. We teach you how to control yourself.

No one pressures you. We teach you how to get out from under the world’s pressure to be like everyone else.

You find out how to be YOU, not a copy of a copy of a copy (which in most cases, has been mis-copied). Do you have the courage to learn to be yourself?

If this sounds at all good to you then go here right now. Clear your schedule and grab this opportunity, before it passes you by!

Being self-directed

What does being self-directed mean? Because that is the ultimate goal of the Master Key Experience. Not to indoctrinate you into some new and different ideology, not to get you to think like we think … but to be able to think for yourself.

But I do think for myself! You might say.

Okay. Just for today, don’t say anything which someone else has already said in your presence. If you’ve ever heard someone else say it, it’s off limits. Keep your mouth shut until you have something original to say.

Sounds easy, right? But that gets rid of all the banalities, the small talk, the repeating of others’ opinions. You can’t just go the easy route. It forces you to think for yourself. For most people, if you take away the imprint the world has left on them, there’s nothing left.

Still don’t believe me? Give it a try, just for today.self-directed

So what does this self-directed stuff look like?

You do the work you want to do, work that makes you feel how you’d like to feel. If you’re not in that work right now, you develop your own plan as to how to get there.

When you need guidance, you go inward first. The only teacher is you. What do you want?

You know what you want in life, and you are at least developing a plan to get there. You don’t blame others for not having what you want in life, because you know it’s up to you to get it.

People don’t have to keep nagging you or telling you what to do. You’re motivated inwardly. You feel great about what you’re doing, because it makes you feel more alive. You get up with new ideas. You have a clear picture of your goal in mind, as if you were right there, with it already accomplished.

Does this sound good?

Well, it’s very achievable. Thousands of people are living there right now. Some took decades to figure out how to do this, but I took a course called the Master Key Experience and got all the help and tools I needed to do this in a year. Since then, I’ve just been refining, deepening my understanding. But you can see definite results in just a few months, if you’re willing to do the work.

And the class can’t be bought. It’s already been paid for by last year’s class.

So if you’d like this to be the year you become self-directed, get on the early notification list. By the end of 2016, your life can be a whole lot better. And by this time next year, you’ll be on the way to the life you’ve always wanted with thousands of dear friends cheering you on. 🙂

Self-confidence

For the past several weeks I’ve been thinking about self-confidence.even back then we discussed self-confidence

It’s funny, when you think about it: I began this journey in September 2014, and the first thing we were asked to do is to write down and read something called the Blueprint Builder. I have the copy I wrote out here still, and I read it aloud every day.

And what does it talk about? Well, when you join the Master Key Experience, you’ll find out, but there are five points, and two are about self-confidence:

… demanding of myself the development of self-confidence …

… until I have developed sufficient self-confidence for its attainment …

But I never noticed this until the past few weeks. This word, self-confidence, began jumping out at me every morning when I read the Blueprint Builder, and it made me curious.

Now, self-confidence has never been my strong point. Up until recently!

I just got this banner made for an event I’m going to this weekend:self-confidence

It’s 2 feet high and 4 feet long. So my face and name are going to be up on a banner above my booth, in front of everyone!

I never considered it until today.

But two years ago? I would have NEVER EVER EVER done this. NEVER. Promote myself? NEVER. Put myself “out there”? No way!

(The banner turned out perfectly, by the way. I love it!! 😀 )

So I feel as if I’ve made huge strides in this area without even being aware of it, simply by following the instructions in this course. Because I’ve gotten very clear about WHAT I WANT and put the beat-down on my old blueprint and did the work daily to begin installing a new blueprint (which, as it turns out, includes fostering self-confidence in very specific ways).

The Master Key Experience is not a “spend a bunch of money and have nothing to show for it but a feel-good networking session”. This is seriously changing my life for the better.

 

Visualization

I’ve been camping on Part 7 of the Master Keys this week, because it seems to me to be one of (if not the) most important chapters in the book. It talks heavily about visualization, how to do it, how to get better at it, and the different steps in the process.

Why is this important? Because when you can clearly see what you’re going to do, how you’re going to do it, and the things involved in making whatever you’re planning happen, getting it to happen is easy.

Haanel compares it to an architect planning a bridge. The strength of hundreds of parts must be determined in advance if the bridge is to hold up to traffic, weather, and so on. So much thought goes into a bridge, yet so few people put any thought into what they want the rest of their lives to be like

While I sat this week, visualizing the things I wanted in my life, how I wanted my day to go, I began to see what things I liked weren’t really doing much for me in other ways. I decided to sell a website I like but isn’t vital to me. I’m evaluating another to see if it needs to stay or go. It’s difficult work, because my ego wants me to believe that I can do it all, have it all, be it all, and be great in all of them, all at the same time.

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Changes

As I alluded to last week, changes are happening in my household. As much as I love my husband, the loss of quiet time at my computer during my prime working hours in the morning (he’s up before I am) is taking some getting used to. But even more than that, I’m finding changes going on inside me too.

This week, I failed to meet a Definite Major Purpose (DMP) goal. It was, as you might have guessed, a financial goal. I’m really trying to figure out why, because we manifest our own reality. The closest I’ve gotten so far is that as I mentioned my goal, in my mind I pictured what I would do, how I would juggle things, if I didn’t make it. I did notice it many times and corrected myself. But my old money blueprint of “here we go and fail again” has still worked against me in this area.

I realized I needed to circumvent my old blueprint entirely, make it irrelevant. So I removed all the financial stuff from my DMP. If I truly get what I want, money won’t be an issue.

I’ve also realized that while my Personal Pivotal Needs (PPNs) are True Health and Legacy, Autonomy is rising up as a close third. I thought it was Liberty, but one of my main goals for getting money is the freedom to do what I want. And that’s more important to me than how much I have in my bank account. How do I know that? Because even though my online businesses allow me to run them anywhere, I’m still feeling weighed down by them. I have deadlines, obligations, expectations put on me. And I’m not getting anywhere near the return I thought I would when I began them.

changesSo here I am, yet again, trying to figure out if this is just me being flighty or whether I really should sell these and move on.

Since one of them is deeply tied into my DMP, something I’ve publicly announced I’m going to do, I have to ask myself why I’m feeling this way. There are some simple things I can do to make these more profitable. I know what I need to do. I’m not doing it. Why? Is it my old self-sabotaging blueprint again? Am I afraid of whatever breakthrough I’m going to make if I persist? Or am I just clinging to a dead horse no one else wants out of fear of doing what I really should be doing?

When you’re in this place, it seems dark. It seems overwhelming. But we know what that means. The real trick is knowing which way to go, what changes to make. But like that seed in the dark, we are given a major clue. I just need to follow it.

What is your endgame?

Where do you want to end up? Have you even thought about it? I’m not talking about “do you want to go to heaven?” – I’m talking about your endgame.endgame

In most adventures (and the Hero’s Journey, if anything, is an adventure) at least one person has an endgame. Save the princess, get the magic ring – or if you’re the villain, take over the world (or something similar). They’ve thought the matter through. They know where they’re going, what they want to do, what they want to achieve.


Some studies indicate that men have an increased chance of death just after they retire. I wonder if these men considered retirement their endgame so fervently that when they did retire, they didn’t know what to do next. Perhaps for them, retirement was all they needed; they felt ready to go. Or perhaps they felt the loss of identity and prestige from not working was too much to bear. I’m not sure.

(my husband retired this week, so maybe this is why I’ve been thinking about this)


A big part of the Master Key Experience revolves around a simple question: What do you want?

The tendency is to think too small: I want a new car in 2016, I want to take the kids to Disneyland in 2017. Not that these things are bad, but the real question is: what do you want to do with your life? What is really important to you? Why are you even here?

If your only reason for existence is to get a new car or go to Disneyland, then fine. But where do you want to end up? We’re all going to die someday. Where do you want to live, right before then? How do you want to spend your time? What do you want to accomplish, so you don’t look back on your life with regret?

You can figure out your endgame, and once you do, it makes the rest of your life so much easier, because then you know where you’re going! Figuring this out is not actually that difficult, if you have someone to guide you through it. The only person who makes figuring your life out difficult is you.

My endgame is right here.

The Master Key Experience comes once a year, in September. This course helps you work through these questions, and more. If you’d like more information about it you can go here, or fill out the form below.

The secret to reaching your goals

I know many people think that there’s a secret to reaching goals. I used to think that too. Sometimes I still think that way when my old blueprint tries to sneak up on me.

These past two weeks were like that: I felt lost and foggy, which didn’t surprise me. This is often a bad time of year for me anyway, but often when I’m in a more structured environment and then that disappears, it takes a while for me to become more self-directed again. Many of this year’s students have been saying the same thing.

So while it felt uncomfortable at times, and I even began having doubts about some things I know I can have in my life (along the lines of could I really do them), I knew it would pass, because this sort of thing has happened before.

Is there really a secret to achieving goals?

Today I was reading in the Master Key and something jumped out at me in the foreword to part 9:

If you wish to change conditions you must change yourself.

Haanel change conditions

Okay, I’m sure most of you are thinking: so how does one do that, exactly? Well, if you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, this shouldn’t be too mysterious.

Hold in mind the condition desired; affirm it as an already existing fact.

Again, it boils down to: WHAT DO YOU WANT? You have to be specific. Literal. If a computer did what you just said and thought, what would happen? Because it will happen if you affirm it as an already existing fact.

We never question it when we do this in the negative sense (something like “why does this always happen to me?” – which is another affirmation as an existing fact) but for some reason people get all twisted around about doing this in the positive sense. As if there’s something weird or wrong about positive thinking.

But I digress.

Haanel goes on to say:

Character is not a thing of chance, but it is the result of continued effort.

Well, then. I guess I have slacked off a bit, and gotten off my target.

I’ve been feeling over the past few days that I need to lighten myself, to begin cutting things out of my life that aren’t getting me to my goals, that don’t advance my objective.

I feel this is another “secret” which people leave out when talking about the process of getting what you want. It’s all very well to have intention and ambition, but you can’t physically do everything you might have the whim to do (I’m looking at you, Facebook), for the simple reason that there isn’t time. You have to decide what stays in your life and schedule and what goes. I’ve done this before, but I feel as if that sort of pruning needs to happen again.

So I’m going through a time of refocusing, I think, which is always good.

How are you doing these days? Have you found that the mental diet is helping you?

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