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Master Key Week 5 – My favorite “fix” is…

A few months ago I wrote a post on the latest take on addiction (You can check that one out here!) and that topic was actualized by last weeks Master Key webinar and really got my head spinning!

Have You ever asked Yourself why You do certain things?
Yes, I mean the things that are not particularly good for us, maybe even potentially get us into trouble or could hurt us!

I certainly have and last week on the plane I watched the movie “What the Bleep do we know”, took a break in the middle, went into a sit and… Drumroll… There it was – the answer!!!

Finally I know which peptides I´ve been addicted to that have served me the worse in during my adult life – not a bad pay of for a few minutes in silence – after a few years of diligent self discovery – ok, call me a slow learner 😉

I´m deeply and habitually addicted to the feeling of getting away with it!

What “it”? You might ask… Any “it”

Some “its” are good, some are bad, some are ugly and some outright destructive, as long as I can get away with “it”, I´m in the game!

Let me give You a little background (yup, might be lengthy – bear with me…):

I don´t know how familiar You are with Dr Taylor Hartman and the Color Code but if You haven´t heard about it, I highly recommend You check it out. Dr Hartman developed a method to determine our core motive, that is what really drives us. There are basically four different kinds of core motives that are represented by the colors red (Power), blue (Intimacy), white (peace)  and yellow (fun) and You can take the free test to determine Your color here!
It takes about 30-40 min and is well worth the time.
Frankly the Color Code contributed to me and my marvelous wife getting married and has done more for my own understanding of myself and my interactions with others than anything else I studied through the years!

On a CD introducing the Color Code system Dr Hartman says something to the regard of (and I´m paraphrasing here):

If You are a red spouse married to a blue spouse and receive a yellow child You know that God is having a good laugh!

I used to make jokes about it not being too much fun for the yellow child either, having been born into that constellation myself.
My father was an extremely controlling red who´s physical challenges with health and inability to feel and be satisfied with his own accomplishments seriously affected the health of his color, my mother is a worry-prone blue who makes the real intimacy she craves impossible to attain due to her generally negative and worry-some approach to life.
And, no, I´m not picking on my parents here, they did their best and I hold them in high regard for that. I have no idea how messed up my life would be if my family had been functional ;-), and, BTW, show me a non-dysfunctional family…

It´s just immensely liberating to know what caused the way I work and function, I don´t know about You, though I think most of us struggle with feelings of “not being enough” or “not being good enough” at some point.
Without being even close to a conspiracy theorist I´m convinced that this is actually (planned or by accident I don´t know…) programmed into our blueprint at an early age.
You know, for example, how the teacher points out what´s “wrong” in a test and doesn´t count the “right” answers, what we like to call “the red pencil syndrome”.

Anyway, knowing that this addiction developed out of a completely logical and actually (at the time) crucial need for survival makes it a lot easier to accept it and even embrace it.

Funny enough,as the insight brings the mechanism behind certain subconscious behaviors into the conscious realm it also makes it possible for “the watchman at the gate” to do his work properly. The power of that addiction on the cellular level can be broken as suddenly I have a choice that I didn´t have while I didn´t know there was a choice to make.
As long as something is driven by subconscious habits that we are not aware of, there´s virtually nothing we can do to break the habit, and this changes the moment we are finally willing and able to observe ourselves enough to become aware of that subconscious habit.

I don´t know if I would ever have been able to see this pattern in myself if not for the exercises I have been (and still am) practicing because of the Master Key Experience. Maybe, maybe not…

What I do know is that I´m filled with gratitude towards the material and especially towards myself for my commitment and dedication to pursue this journey of self discovery.
And I can´t wait for the next layer of self to be revealed to me in the silence that more and more evolves into my “real” reality.

So, what is the favorite “fix” for Your cells?

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Master Key Week 4.2 – Peptides, peptides and peptides…

I wanted to end this week with a piece on the context from week 4 and how the addictive relationship we all have to certain neurotransmitters and that forces us to repeat behaviors that provide us with feelings that in turn trigger the production of these peptides to satisfy the craving of our cells.

Og Mandino writes in his “The Greatest Salesman in the World”, Scroll 1:
“My actions are ruled by appetite, passion, prejudice, greed, love, fear, environment, habit, and the worst of these tyrants is habit. Therefore, if I must be a slave to habit let me be a slave to good habits. My bad habits must be destroyed and new furrows prepared for good seed.”

Charles Haanel, “The Master Key System”, Part 4:
“27. From this it is evident that in order to express power, abundance or any other constructive purpose, the emotions must be called upon to give feeling to the thought so that it will take form. How may this purpose be accomplished? This is the vital point; how may we develop the faith, the courage, the feeling, which will result in accomplishment?
28. The reply is, by exercise; mental strength is secured in exactly the same way that physical strength is secured, by exercise. We think something, perhaps with difficulty the first time; we think the same thing again, and it becomes easier this time; we think it again and again; it then becomes a mental habit. We continue to think the same thing; finally it becomes automatic; we can no longer help thinking this thing; we are now positive of what we think; there is no longer any doubt about it. We are sure; we know.”

And starting to dig deeper into the material I realized that I have no chance to make a more thorough point than my friend and mentor Mark Januszewski  already did with his post for this week so here I give You this weeks guest blogger.
If You don´t already follow Mark´s blog You can do so here and I highly recommend You do and for You who already read this, jump to the last part and read the sentence I highlighted in bold blue – it so straight to the point and definitely deserves some thought!

Master Key System Week 4; Naughty Little Peptides?

IT’S REMARKABLE

There is tremendous pain and relief in knowing the choices I am are pretermined, for real, by what we affectionately call ‘the blueprint.’

Peptides: Naughty or Nice?
Peptides: Naughty or Nice?

Coping with the idea that not only are all the choices I make made about 4-6 seconds before my conscious mind knows the decision is made….is, well, bewildering.

No free will……..

Is this good news or is it bad news?

I guess it depends on a few things….

 

  1. Mood
  2. Ego
  3. Responsibility
  4. Forgiving
  5. Forgetting
  6. Fear
  7. Faith…..

Well, the list is endless, isn’t it?

The hard reality the stunning science behind the ‘blueprint’ idea is a thrill of a lifetime if I can lay my ego down and, here’s the biggie, comprehend, on some level, that my initial reaction is also ‘predetermined’ …..YIKES!

There is nothing in the Master Key Mastermind Alliance Experience that has been debated longer and debated with as much spirit…….as to when to introduce this mindbending, liberating, terrifying and exhilirating information.

TIMING

It was never a question of ‘if’ but always when.

Lesson 4 of the Master Key System is, in and of itself, so intense…that the debate was …..too much in this week vs. the conclusion that the creator is within…..hmmmm

Will it blow people away?

Is that a good thing?

Is that a not good thing?

Maybe both?

In a nutshell, our cells……are addicted…to peptides released in massive quatities when we have a feeling…any feeling …the peptides we produce are linked to directly to feelings….a specific peptide for each feeling….and since the cells are addicted, even behaviors we want to modify, and sometimes do modify for a few days really have no chance to stick if the behavoirs interrupt the addiction.

This is why resolutions never work…..sooner or later the cells demand, [think addicition], for a particular peptide sends stronger and stronger messages to the brain….and the subby, that mysterious source that never sleeps…has us unconsciously making decisions that will create scenarios…..that trigger actions…..that will make us act contray to the behavior modification….and bang, they get their “fix.’

Those naughty little peptides…

Here’s the proof….

Change…..go for it ….

NAUGHTY OR LIBERATING?

That is the choice, isn’t it?

Master Key Lesson 4.5: The greatest and most marvelous power which this “I” has been given is the power to think, but few people know how to think constructively, or correctly, consequently they achieve only indifferent results. Most people allow their thoughts to dwell on selfish purposes, the inevitable result of an infantile mind. When a mind becomes mature, it understands that the germ of defeat is in every selfish thought.

And there it is…..for me….the liberty. The “I” can think.

For me it was understanding that I was just beginning to learn to think….and, if, with effort I could learn to think from the “I” it would be possible to create a new, clear reality ….the trick was ….how do I drive it into the subby?…..and create new peptides?….and get the cells additiced to peptides of my choice instead of defaulting to my addiction

If I wanted peptides for joy, liberty….harmony….peace of mind…..if I identified a vision that would trigger positive peptides and reinforced them, with triggers that keep them, on several levels within my consciousness, change would be not just possible, it would be a done deal.

That ol' blueprint wants it's fix and is cunning, like any addict
That ol’ blueprint wants it’s fix and is cunning, like any addict

But time….and the emotional and business and physical enrironments I live in made this a challenge…..wiat, was that the old blueprint rationalizing……OK, now I can see how complicated this is……or is it?

Is that the old blueprint too?
BAM! Yes….I realized I was addicted to, among other things…using ‘time’ as an excuse to trigger feelings that would produce peptides. A NON-JUDGEMENTAL look at my ‘pattern’ would, if I was honest…and asked the 2 honest-with-me friends I had to verify and or expand on my findings.

Here was my pattern, one of many.

I would get a good idea…from someone, something I read….and use ‘time’ …not having the time to do it….to feel like a victim and that great phrase, which my friend verified…came rolling off my lips….

The phrase? “If only….’

If only I had the time….
If only I had the money
If only I had saved more money…
If only I had the disipline….

I wanted to use MY LIFE as an excuse for my life?
Holy Batman.

Those 2 friends laughed and said, “YES! You are constantly using the phrase ‘if only’”

THE SIT & THE WORK

And, oddly enough, I’m reading the solution every day….

It is in ‘the sit’

The ‘sit’ and quieting the mind, for me, was probably not going to be enough….whoops, old blueprint.

The trail of thought leads me to another truth about me …..to me……not trying and doing because of the fear….”what if I do this and it doesn’t work for me?”

And Haanel shatters that notion…..”it requires work, hard mental labor that so many are unwilling to do.”

The sit, while in a sit one day…..reveals the solution. It is in the sit, not just sitting to sit, to “do the exercise” but to really concentrate…..and I really sucked at it.

The "Sit"? WIll it pay off for me?
The “Sit”? WIll it pay off for me?

Those naughty old-blueprint cell addicted peptides kept telling me it wouldn’t work for me….and I did not have the time…..

BAM! I read and begin affirming…..I can be what I will to be.

Is it possible I am addicted to including myself in the ‘most people’ Throreau identified……”Most people live lives of quiet desperation?”

Then, out of the blue…..divine inspiration…..something fighting to make itself known in the subby…..prayer….luck…..who cares…..I surrender and remember something from my days in college, where I was an English major……..and, the subby never forgets…..funny how it happened.

I keep thinking….too hard….

BABBIT pops into my head…

“Clear the mechanism!” I demand of myself.

Voice says “BABBIT”

Clear the mechanism!” I yell.

Quiet the mind…..like I had been practicing….

“BABBIT”

I’m pissed.

“BABBIT”

So I give up….listen to the voice and the last line of Babbit pops into my head……

 

OMGoodness

All those years if pondering “most people live lives of quiet desperation” …was me, was Babbit.

And the peptides were not ‘naughty’ …..I had created them…..

And since I had created them……I could create new ones!

It only required 2 things……if Haanel was correct. If I did these 2 things…..the methods, [which some of you now know, Index cards, Og, shapes] would appear…..

The 2 things?

I had to do these 2 things or default to what I had.

I needed something stronger.

Drive that new blueprint with a clear vision and FEELINGS
Drive that new blueprint with a clear vision and FEELINGS

Are some peptides stronger?

No.

My feeling needed to be stronger……deeper, intense….

The 2 things?

1. Decide what I want….not the person who had been conditioned but the “I”….what did my authentic self want?

2. The sit. I knew genius would reveal itself in the sit. Not me being the genius…..but the genius of ideas that would provide the methods……the pathyway to bliss…

So……who is your authentic self and what do you want?

Who knew that all those years I was telling my 3 English Setters to ‘sit’ I was repeating the one word I needed to hear. Go figure……

believe

mark januszewski

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A new take on addictions

Early in the MasterKeyExperience we learn about how we get addicted to certain peptides that carry certain information and induce certain feelings in our brains and bodies.
Don´t know about You but for me the term “addiction” hits a cord that´s not even close to positive or even neutral and always experienced a hard time relating to the word. Also I always connected it with substances or weird behaviors and so I was relieved and gained a lot of understanding by watching  this video I found and that showed me that, not only can I make a long list of things and behaviors I am or have been addicted to, more importantly it taught me the reason for those addictions and showed me how easy it is to love myself in spite of them (clue: just by signing up for the early notification You´d demonstrate self love by taking action to advance Yourself) and for me it was a pretty phenomenal  insight:
I do Love myself and prove it every day through my action – I just never perceived it that way before – amazing , just amazing!

The thing here is that the video is pretty lengthy (and hadn´t it been for my Marvelous Maria being so into Yoga and having introduced it to me in a positive and conceivable way I would probably have missed the whole lesson) and as much as I would endorse You to watch it in it´s full length I understand that everyone is pressed on time and if You only have a few minutes, please fast forward to minute 30:54, 38.40, 47:42 and listen for as long as You like at each part – You will probably want to go back and listen to the whole speech!
Enjoy:

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Week 14 – New Years Resolutions vs. Real Change

So, it´s that time of the year again… End of one year and soon the beginning of a new, at least according to our western concept of the calendar.

What is it that makes this time of the year so special in relation to change for so many people in our society?
What  is the real difference between January 1st and, let´s say, November 11th?
Is there even any real difference or just a perceived one?

Anyone in for a resolution this year? What will it be this time?

  • Eat healthy?
  • Loose weight?
  • Quit smoking?
  • Start training?

Lots of possibilities so…..  Will it work out?

Everyone know most New Years Resolutions don´t get realized – we might (and, believe me, I´ve been there and done that in past years…) hang in there for a few weeks or month and then “something” happens….we get of track and never seem to get on it again….until next New Year!

So, how come?

By making a resolution we basically start a war against ourselves, a war against chemical addiction that has been in place for years, maybe even decades! A war we have no chance of winning!

“The conscious and subconscious are but two phases of action in connection with
one mind. The relation of the subconscious to the conscious is quite analogous to
that existing between a weather vane and the atmosphere.
Just as the least pressure of the atmosphere causes an action on the part of the
weather vane, so does the least thought entertained by the conscious mind produce
within your subconscious mind action in exact proportion to the depth of feeling
characterizing the thought and the intensity with which the thought is indulged.”
Charles Hannel, “The Master Key System”, Part 14

So, our New Year Resolution is the equivalent of trying to change the atmosphere by manipulating a weather vane – and that, I´m sure we can agree on, can never work!

Real change has it´s origin in the world within – a thought that´s coupled with feeling creates a certain belief that causes a specific action that produces a result.

“5. This puts us in an entirely new relation to our environment, opening up
possibilities previously undreamed of, and this by an orderly sequence of law which
is naturally involved in our new mental attitude.
6. Mind is creative and the principle upon which this law is based is sound and
legitimate and is inherent in the nature of things; but this creative power does not
originate in the individual, but in the Universal, which is the source and fountain of
all energy and substance, the individual is simply the channel for the distribution of
this energy. The individual is the means by which the Universal produces the
various combinations which result in the formation of phenomena.”
Charles Hannel, “The Master Key System”, Part 14

To create a different result we need to start with the thought and attach the feelings that build the belief supporting the action that needs to be taken to produce the desired result.
And that starts with deciding on a desired outcome, igniting this desire with feeling and thereby deliberately chose the belief that will lead to the action necessary to get the desired outcome.

“In truth, the only difference between those who have failed and those who have succeeded lies in the differences of their habits. Good habits are the key to all success. Bad habits are the unlocked door to failure. Thus, the first law I will obey, which precedeth all others is – I will form good habits and become their slave.”
Og Mandino, “The Greatest Salesman in the World”, The Scroll marked I

“26. But the thought must be clear cut, steady, fixed, definite, unchangeable; you
cannot take one step forward and two steps backward, neither can you spend
twenty or thirty years of your life building up negative conditions as the result of
negative thoughts, and then expect to see them all melt away as the result of
fifteen or twenty minutes of right thinking.
27. If you enter into the discipline necessary to bring about a radical change in your
life, you must do so deliberately, after giving the matter careful thought and full
consideration, and then you must allow nothing to interfere with your decision.
28. This discipline, this change of thought, this mental attitude will not only bring
you the material things which are necessary for your highest and best welfare, but
will bring health and harmonious conditions generally.
29. If you wish harmonious conditions in your life, you must develop an harmonious
mental attitude.
30. Your world without will be a reflection of your world within.”
Charles Hannel, “The Master Key System”, Part 14

This brings us to the question why so many people live lives with resolutions and no real change and for me this was a two step process.

  1. I honestly didn´t know better
  2. I was not willing (yet) to put in the work – frankly, real change is hard work…

“I will never consider defeat and I will remove from my vocabulary such words and phrases as quit, cannot, unable, impossible, out of the question, improbable, failure, unworkable, hopeless, and retreat; for they are the words of fools. I will avoid despair but if this disease of the mind should infect me then I will work on in despair. I will toil and I will endure. I will ignore the obstacles at my feet and keep mine eyes on the goals above my head, for I know that where dry desert ends, green grass grows.
I will persist until I succeed.”
Og Mandino, “The Greatest Salesman in the World”, The Scroll marked III

“I persist until I succeed!”

No room for a bail out here, backdoor closed, bridges burned…
No retreat, no surrender – I persist and I win!

“24. Yet there are many who are not ready to enter into the discipline necessary to
think correctly, even though it is evident that wrong thinking has brought failure.”
Charles Hannel, “The Master Key System”, Part 14

Are You ready for some real change???

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Whatever choice is right for You right now I wish You the best year ever, filled with love, health, harmony, happiness and success!

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