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I am excited about starting the Master Key Experience because I believe it confirms different readings I’ve come across about changing my mindset and my thinking to move forward to another level with my biz. I am ready to move onward and upward.
Based on the 1st call, I can see there is a lot of reading. I will definitely have to get more organized to get every requirement completed on time.
I have to say that I’m feeling “some kinda way” about this being our last week with MKE. I know that I’ve grown a lot, especially understanding me and the impact I have on myself, others and the environment in live in. So, you may ask, “Is the cement completely off?” Absolutely not, but I’m closer to being the “new me” than I was before I started MKE. It is truly a process, and I love discovering that I can be what I will to be and feel comfortable and peaceful in my new self.
I am grateful for the revelation knowledge that I created the world I live in. That where I am today is based on my thoughts and decisions I’ve made in the past. That if I’m not satisfied with where I am today, I have the power to change my world by changing what I chose to think about. I am committed to changing my thoughts and I choose to focus intently on the attributes in the envelope marked “riches” Napoleon Hill talked about in his video. I am enjoying the process of taking possession of my own mind and directing it, and allowing my actions to take control of my thoughts. As I decide to master my emotions and direct my actions, I am expanding my “proverbial box.”
I plan to continue the daily readings, sits, and weekly calls with my Master Mind partner, and look forward to continued improvements in my life. This has truly been a life changing experience and I’m grateful to have through the process and will continue what I started- My intention is to live the rest of my life peacefully and in harmony, and walking in my BLISS!
“…Weak is he who permits his thoughts to control his actions; strong is he who forces his actions to control his thoughts.” This statement is where I set my intention to expand my comfort zone. There are times when I just smile at an incident or person when they do something or something happens that in the past would upset me. Now, I just “keep it moving,” meaning I get up and start doing something else, e.g. pick up the phone and call a friend, turn on music, or go for a ride. I love observing how I am now responding to negative things and how I am changing over-all as a person. The cement is coming down!.
Last month, I took a page out of a mentor’s book and started calling Wednesday’s, Wealth Wednesdays. On a weekly basis, I select a charity and give a donation. The amount is modest, but I’ve been giving to several different charities on a consistent basis. So, when I read Haanel’s : Lesson 23, I thought, WOW, I already started doing that. Haanal states: “…our greatest success will come as we recognize that it is just as essential to give as to get,” and “…your greatest success will come as you are enables to assist others. What benefits one must benefit all.” I’m not looking for anything in return when I give, as it just feels good to do something for someone else.
Scroll VI is really resonating with me as I work to allow my actions to control my thoughts. “Weak is he who permits his thoughts to control his actions; strong is he who forces his actions to control his thoughts.” Whenever I feel myself getting angry, I stop take a deep breath and think, “how can I act in a positive way to respond to this issue.” This has been my mechanism for enlarging my comfort zone to deal with anger.
I’ve also learned that the meaning of life is to find my gifts and that the purpose of life is to give my gifts away. I am on a quest to know that I know, without a shadow of a doubt, what my gifts are. In order to do that, I must get in touch with Omnipotence which is in complete silence. My challenge is to come up with a way to do that as my daughter and grand-daughter live my husband and I and I work a full time job.
Further I’ve learned that relaxation of thought is the only way to access infinite intelligence. Thus, the need for daily “sits”. While I have, on occasion, been able to let go and release control over my thoughts and experience a peace I cannot put into words, I’m finding that lately as soon as I sit down to do my “sit”, I have all kinds of thoughts bombarding my mind and I find it hard to really relax and let go. I’ve come to believe that I must be getting close to complete surrender of my thoughts which is why so many thoughts are trying to take root and get my attention. I’m determined to keep releasing these thoughts and focus on my breathing and picturing me releasing these thoughts to reach complete silence and relaxation on a continuous basis. I’m truly on a quest to find my “bliss”.
With each week’s assignments, I am better seeing the connection between Haanel, TGS and our assignments. Last week I dragged my feet getting my death-line drawn. Initially, I thought it was a tad bit too morbid for me. However, after reading Chapter 12 (Scroll V of TGS), it was clear to me why we should live each day as if it is our last. Focusing on what I want/must get done today and not waste time regarding what I neglected to do yesterday, or how I messed up yesterday, would be throwing good after bad and will accomplish nothing. Besides, I can’t change what happened yesterday. It’s over.
Today is all I have. If I waste it, I may be destroying the last page of my life- WOW- something to think about. So, I’m setting the intention to live each day as if it is my last and avoiding the killers of time. By making the decision to purely focus on “Today,” I envision getting closer to my DMP goals.
This week has truly been enlightening for me. One of our assignments was to select a season and draw a time line that shows our birth, where we are now and projected death. The number of years between now and our projected death represents the number of seasons we have left to live. We were to put the time line on several index cards and integrate them into our current stack of cards. I quite frankly thought the whole thing was a tad bit too morbid for me initially and quite frankly didn’t do the cards up to today.
However, this morning I decided to deal with completing the assignment and it came to me after meditating that instead of looking at the assignment negatively, I needed to reverse what I was thinking. A song then resonated with me- “I’m going to live like there’s no tomorrow. Love, like I’m on borrowed time. It’s good to be alive.” I laughed and said- “Oh, my goodness, I got it! That’s what Chapter 12 of TGS is about- “I will live this day as if it is my last.” Although I believe no one knows the hour, day, minute we will transition to Glory, we must savor and be grateful for each moment and live each day as if it will be our last day. In essence, I don’t have time to waste time. I projected that I have 30 springs left and I plan to make the most of the time I have left. I set the intention to fill my “dash” with leaving a legacy of wealth and accomplishments for my children and grandchildren.
As if the time line wasn’t enough, we were told to use the emotions of- fear, guilt, unworthiness, hurt feelings and anger to broaden our comfort zone. And wouldn’t you know it, I had an opportunity to do this with “anger.” A co-worker brought a number of old pamphlets to my office that had been used by a person who left the agency. I thought I was doing something nice by putting the pamphlets in the recycle bin. Another co-worker saw them in the recycle bin and knocked on my door stating she wasn’t sure the men would take the pamphlets because they had cellophane on them and asked if I would take the cellophane off. At first, I just looked at her because I was in the middle of working on a project and wasn’t in the mood to stop what I was doing to remove cellophane off 30-40 pamphlets which I could have thrown in the trash with no problem or questions asked. So, what did I do? I looked at her, took a deep breath and said ok. A negative thought did pop in my mind initially, and then I heard myself say, “use your actions to overcome the emotion that was stirring inside of you.” So, I stopped what I was doing, dragged the recycle bin into my office and started removing the cellophane off of each of the pamphlets. And, you know what? It didn’t take me long to finish the task.
Yes, I’m still a work in progress, but I set my intention to become a better me. I am seeing myself on the other side of the old me and I like who I’m seeing.
This week I focused on being an observer of how I react to different situations in my life. While I’ve seen changes in my life, I also noted that my old self is kicking and screaming to stay put and doesn’t want to be evicted-LOL. I say this because several times a negative thought came in and stayed several seconds too long before I thought- “Jo, you are spending too much time on this; cut it and move on.” However, this hasn’t happened every time I got a negative thought. A situation occurred Sunday where I “went off”- which was truly my old self. I apologized and articulated how I was feeling about another person’s behavior, and moved on from there. In the past, I would constantly beat myself up when I lost control, but as stated in Chapter 12 of the Greatest Salesman…”Yesterday is buried forever and I will think of it no more.” I can’t take back what I said. I apologized and I moved on.
I guess the Blessing is that I recognize the negative thoughts and behaviors for what they are and I’m moving forward to rid my mind of them. I’m finding the transition to my new-self amazing and I’m looking forward to living the “new me.”
My virtue for this week is “Persistence.” At first, I didn’t think I would have a lot to write about this week regarding this virtue. However, once I stepped back and thought about it, I realized that consistently doing my daily MKE readings, saying my affirmations, doing my “sit” nightly before going to bed, etc. is a demonstration of persistence on my part.
I also observed me being persistent this week when I couldn’t find the cleared title to my car as I wanted to sell it after purchasing another car. I diligently looked for the title several places in my home to no avail, went to the DMV and was told I needed to bring in a statement from the financial organization that financed the car before they could give me the cleared title- which I might add was paid off 10 years ago- yes, the car served me well-J. On my way home, I started thinking- “OK, how I am going to get the info I need so I can proceed?” Then, on my way home from the DMV, my agent at the car dealership called and said he was checking to see how I like my new car and asked how I was doing. I told him my issue about needing a statement from the financial services company before I could get a cleared title-I financed the old car from through him. He said, “I can give you that number and texted it to me”. I called the company, gave the VIN # for my old car and the gentleman was very helpful in finding my old account (from 10 years ago), so now I can proceed with the sale.
I’m also observing the connections between the daily readings and affirming statements we must do daily and how certain things are manifesting themselves in my life. For example, I see how my issue with the car title resolved because, as stated in our Blueprint Builder, “…I will succeed by attracting to myself the forces I wish to use, and the cooperation of other people. I will induce others to serve me because of my willingness to serve others…”- Loving It!