My Master Key Journey

Study in Self Discovery

CONTINUING THE JOURNEY

The MKMMA experience was  amazing.  I worked very hard for six months to stay connected with the program, my fellow MKMMA members, the exercises, the reading and the blogging. I feel in my heart that I gave as much as I could to a very demanding schedule and at times it was difficult and I fell short. But we are human, and we will all fall short occasionally.  The real test is can we get up and continue on the path to discovery.  Our lives are in a constant state of learning and growth.  And as long as we continue to put one foot in front of the other and move forward, a step back here and there will NOT prevent us from achieving out dreams.  

I want to give a huge virtual hug to Mark, Davene and Trish.  You are truly an inspiration and have done so much to help me personally achieve some of my goals.  However, there is something that has been weighing heavy on my heart and I want to express the sadness and disappointment I experienced in the VERY LAST WEEK when I wasn’t sent the weekly email to link to the Sunday webcast.   I admit I was busy that week with my family visiting from out of town, so it wasn’t until the following Tuesday that I realized I was “locked out” from the website.  And then I was told that I had one day to “get back in” IF I paid “X” dollars for the access.  What I didn’t know through the six months is that IF I had made a contribution to pay it forward I would have had access for $1.  Let me say that the value of this incredible program is worth much more than what I was asked to pay, however, what did not make any sense to me was the way it ended.  It just did not seem forthcoming to deny  my access at the very last week and then ask for the money as a way back in.  And I had ONE day to make my decision.

 So with that said, I am not continuing with the MKMMA and I wish all my fellow members much happiness and success on their journey.  I will continue my blogging, I will continue my exercising and I will continue to tap into the Universal Mind on a much deeper level.  For all this I am forever grateful.

 

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WEEK 25 – THE END TURNS INTO A BEGINNING

I am happy and sad; I am excited and anxious; I am enlightened and confused. I am HUMAN! The end of an incredible chapter of learning and growth has come to a conclusion…..not an end, but a beginning to a new way of thinking. We have been given the tools to create a new reality. The last two weeks have been challenging with a variety of life events and time constraints. But, I am happy and proud of myself for the work I have put into finding my purpose. I’ve uncovered more about myself in the past six months than in the last 50 years! I can move forward in this next chapter of my life with confidence and a better awareness of where I’m going and what I want to accomplish. It it because of people like Mark, Davene and Trish, a rare bread of individuals that have taught me that we are what we think and it is only through service and giving away that we will receive.
In order to discover what is underneath the cement, you have to be willing to do the work, walk the walk, not just talk the talk. Self discovery is first about self acceptance. After that, just put your trust in the Universal Mind and live as if it were your last day every day!

WEEK 23 – Doing Things With A Happy Knack

happy knack

I’m not sure why I like the term  “happy knack” so much, but I’ve been saying it a lot these past few weeks. I like the thought of going through life with a “happy knack”. Because what is the alternative? Going through life with a scowl on your face, mad at the world and constantly complaining about things. I’m sure we all know at least one person who fits that description. And the happier and more connected we become to the universal mind, the less inclined I am to want to be around such people. It’s an old cliché, but life really is too short to be around people who don’t have a happy knack.

I read several of my fellow MKMMAer’s blogs this evening while I take some time to sit in silence and I am here to tell you their writing is stunning, profound and hearfeldt. I learn so much from reading everyone’s blog. And I just want to say a big “thank you” to every one of you that have taken this journey with me. Just knowing that we are all sharing something so life changing is a testament to the power of strength in numbers. If we can continue to use what we have learned into the future it makes me so optimistic for the overall state of our world. I’ve share my journey with many friends and family and I plan to continue to inspire others with the lessons I have learned these past 23 weeks. I am a different, better person than I was when we began the Master Keys. And although I may not have completed every single weekly assignment 100%, it doesn’t matter. I am a work in progress…..not perfect. But always in search of understanding.

puzzle As I lay in bed last night, this vision of a puzzle popped into my mind. We are like a puzzle. Pieces with different sizes and shapes that when linked together create a beautiful picture. We are not that beautiful picture in the beginning, but with work and patience, the pieces all come together to form what we see on the box, not separate and disjointed, but one beautiful and complete creation! Continue to work on YOUR puzzle, be true to your nature.

WEEK 22/22a – SEEKING TRUTH

TRUTH

I am so grateful for the recent reminder that I was behind on my blogging. Makes me realize that someone out there (and you know who you are) has my back! It also made me realize that in just 3 short weeks, it’s just going to me me, myself and I that has to continue on this journey without help or prodding from others in the MKMMA.

On the one hand it’s scary and on the other hand it’s liberating. I just have to make sure that I don’t fall back into the comfort zone after all the hard work and dedication to finding my authentic self. I haven’t made that discovery quite yet, there is still work to be done! And that is why I press on. However, I am so proud of everything that I have accomplished thus far. It has been no small feat. I know that many new and productive habits have replaced the old, defeating habits. I must say, however, that my life pre-MKMMA was so blessed. Someone looking from the outsisde might say what could you possibly need that you don’t have? I now understand more fully WHY I felt something was lacking and what I can do make that feeling a thing of the past.

We all seek the TRUTH. The truth about ourselves, our purpose, our dharma. It is only when we can understand the connection to we have to the Universal Mind, the Omnipotent, that our eyes will be opened to the TRUTH. And that my friends is the challenge. That is why I continue to do everything I can do to unravel the mystery of our oneness with the Universal Mind (God). “Truth is eternal; knowledge is changeable. It is disastrous to confuse them” Madeleine L’Engle, An Acceptable Time

WEEK 21 – CONNECTION TO THE LIVE WIRE

Live WireWhen I sit to write these blogs there is always so much going through my head that I don’t always know where to start. So I sit for a moment and “think” about what is the one thing that I want to remember about this week’s lesson. And this week it was totally summed up by #3 in our lesson: “This is because the Infinite Mind, which is the source from which all things proceed, is one and indivisible, and each individual is a channel whereby this Eternal Energy is being manifested. Our ability to think is our ability to act upon this Universal Substance, and what we think is what is created or produced in the objective world.” I don’t need to explain that statement, but what precedes it is the fact that if we are conscious of this power, apply and develop the possibilities, what we desire will be manifested in our world.

That’s alot of ACTION…apply, develop, desire. And therein lies the key to change and growth. We must take ACTION! Otherwise we are doomed to remain in our comfort zones. And the really exciting part is I find myself taking action every day in some form. It may not be with ALL the exercises that we were given, but those that I relate to and inspire me, are what I will continue to develop and use for my personal growth going foward. And HOW do I know this for a fact? Because when I am travelling, or busy, I still take the time to focus on my original goal of finding my purpose, my authentic self! I exercise, I read Og and Hannel, I repeat my favorite mantras, I observe and practice the R2A2. Would I have done these things were it not for the MKMMA? Probably not and for that I am eternally grateful. Ah, gratitude! And the actions continue….

WEEK 20 – ONE WITH THE UNIVERSAL MIND

Oneness

I took away one simple fact from the Master Keys this week. We are one with the Universal Mind. Our physical appearances may be unique, but the world within is one of sameness, we are all a part of the Universal Mind, the Spirit, with the exact same power to think. Then why are our realities so different? We all have the same abilities, but we don’t all possess the understanding of how to use those abilities for manifesting lives of purpose.

Somewhere along the way I came to the realization that despite being blessed with a happy marriage and incredible daughter, there was something missing. I found myself an empty nester questioning what was next, what was I going to do the rest of my life? Someone was definitely listening to my inner thoughts and the Master Keys as if by Divine intervention came into my life. I didn’t even know what I was in store for until a few weeks into the course and then it hit me like a ton of bricks. I had started on my journey of discovery. And it’s been an amazing 20 weeks.

Having that understanding is the #1 master key… superior power of discernment, enlightened intelligence, knowledge or familiarity with a particular thing. That is what I have been gaining these past weeks, understanding of those abilities that lay dormant in my subconscious for a very long time. My new subby is serving me well. Throughout most of my life I considered myself to be a good person, have strong Faith and believe in a higher power. What I didn’t know is that when we use that “higher power” that is inside all of us, for the greater good, we can manifest a life that is beyond our expectations. That is the direction that I am heading towards, and it feels awesome!

One of the movies we were told to watch a couple weeks ago was I AM by Tom Shadyac. The film discovers that humans actually function better and remain healthier when expressing positive emotions, such as love, care, compassion, and gratitude, versus their negative counterparts, anxiety, frustration, anger and fear.This was the 3rd time I watched this movie It is so powerful and worth seeing again. I recommend it to everyone who hasn’t seen it. Watch this awesome trailer.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1741225/

WEEK 19 – FREEDOM

This last week we were “on our own” to continue our journey. And this is just a taste of what it will be like in six more weeks when our 26 weeks of study will end. But with every ending there is a new beginning. And I am very excited for what lies ahead.

The future is much clearer. Not 100% …. But getting there. For the first 57 years of my life I was operating with my old “subby”. That’s a long time to be operating in a Fog. It’s no wonder that I was constantly searching for something. I was looking for my way out… Clarity!

Change doesn’t happen in 26 weeks and then just stop. My life going forward will be forever changing as I continue to learn, practice, explore and GROW! The seed has been planted. All the tools are at my disposal and my new habits are starting to take shape.
growth

And for this I am grateful! A refreshed and enlightened understanding of our connection to the Universal Mind. The power of our thoughts and the methods needed to manifest our true desires would probably never have known were it not for the MKMMA. Did this happen by chance? I think not. I am a firm believer in everything happening for a reason and God’s plan for us supersedes anything that we as human beings can create. And that is why it is of the utmost importance to tap into that Universal Mind, so as that plan unfolds for us we can recognize it and manifest it!

WEEK 18 – LIVING EACH DAY AS IF IT WERE MY LAST

This is the another week without a Sunday webinar and it does seems a little odd not to have that “commitment” at 4 p.m. But at the same time, it is a bit freeing. We are being encouraged to venture out on our own, without anyone to push us along, no reminders, no Mark, Davene or Trish. WE HAVE ALL THE TOOLS NECESSARY~ We’ve been given the “keys” to master our own destiny, our own new life and it is exciting. The past 18 weeks have been a lesson in patience, perseverance, exploration and trust. All of us in the Mastermind were initially searching, for different things and difference reasons, we all came together to create a new reality.

What was wrong with the way things were you might ask..(as I often did)….I was happy, had all the creature comforts anyone needs, loving husband, family, good friends, great social life. And yet, something was gnawing at me that made me feel something was missing, but I couldn’t put my finger on exactly what it was. So in attempt to discover the missing piece I embarked on this journey in the hopes that it would be revealed to me.

I am happy to say that many insights have been revealed to me. For one, I wasn’t growing and two, I wasn’t in harmony with the Universal Mind. I didn’t even recognize that we are all ONE with the Universal Mind! And I definitely didn’t understand the total power of our thoughts! The awakening is taking place, I am beginning to get it, what our purpose is on this earth, and what we need to know and do to reach our bliss.

This past week I have been focused on the many things, but uppermost in my mind is our current chapter in GS…”I will live this day as if it was my last” and the reading of an obituary every morning. Lucky for me we are probably one of the few people who still have the newspaper delivered every morning, so it made reading the obits easy enough. For the past several years I would catch myself reading one here and there, and then when it made me feel old, I would stop. I think I was becoming more aware of my mortality since my Mom and Dad are both gone now. But reading them now I see things in a much clearer light. One day my picture will be there, and I don’t know if that day will be tomorrow or in 30 years! For no one knows their last day on this earth, and that is why we MUST live each day as if it was our last. To fulfill our destiny, our purpose, we must recognize this, and continue to GROW in faith and love giving thanks daily for our many blessings.

WEEK 17a – THE TRANSFORMATION IS TAKING PLACE

I have come to the crossroad. Which path will I take? There is no debate…. I am taking the road to transformation. In one of my earliest blogs I promised myself and the world that I would always be honest with my thoughts and writing. That did not always come easy because even though I had all good intentions, putting into words how I felt and what I thought was a struggle. But this is where the Law of Practice and the Law of Growth come into play big time. It’s getting much easier and more fun.

And as of this moment I am re asserting my promise to myself that whatever I am thinking and feeling I will express, without concern with how it reads or sounds to the reader. It is now
spoken from my heart and not from my head

This past week we were asked to continue all “exercises” and reading. We are slowly and methodically learning to continue our journey on our own, without the guidance of Mark, Davene and Trish. We are in the home stretch and it is an exciting time. And as I continue to develop the new habits that will lead to my new reality I can see the transformation taking place in my life. There is no longer an end to my journey, rather a progression of enlightenment.

“When you change the way you look at things…Everything will change”. You have to want it and not be content or blinded by the river of dreams. Aspire to a higher calling, seek your true purpose and you WILL find happiness. Who’s getting on board with me?

WEEK 17 – I GIVE MYSELF PERMISSION

It often amazes me how much I really don’t know.  How did I live all these decades and not fully understand how our lives are a product of our thoughts, actions and desires.  The veil of confusion and misunderstanding is being lifted.  I can see clearly now that we have the power, through the Universal Mind, to create the life we want. And it is exciting. I have given myself permission to access the power, to be happy and in the flow of giving and receiving.

Never focus on the effects, or the “result”s of work; material “things” may offer fleeting happiness, but do not make us truly happy. As Haanel states in lesson 17, “Premature wealth or position cannot be retained because it has not been earned; we get only what we give. Focus and be grateful for our blessings and not what we think we need. We already have everything we need, it is given to us at birth and we are tasked with its development. “Ask and it shall be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds and to him that knocks, it will be opened” I AM NATURE’S GREATEST MIRACLE!

  

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