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Master Key week 18 – Follow Your Bliss

“30. The race has usually been for money and other mere symbols of power, but with an understanding of the true source of power, we can afford to ignore the symbols. The man with a large bank account finds it unnecessary to load his pockets down with gold; so with the man who has found the true source of power; he is no longer interested in its shams or pretensions.
31. Thought ordinarily leads outwardly in evolutionary directions, but it can be turned within where it will take hold of the basic principles of things, the heart of things, the spirit of things. When you get to the heart of things it is comparatively easy to understand and command them.
32. This is because the Spirit of a thing is the thing itself, the vital part of it, the real substance. The form is simply the outward manifestation of the spiritual activity within.

33. For your exercise this week concentrate as nearly as possible in accordance with the method outlined in this lesson; let there be no conscious effort or activity associated with your purpose. Relax completely, avoid any thought of anxiety as to results. Remember that power comes through repose. Let the thought dwell upon your object, until it is completely identified with it, until you are conscious of nothing else.
34. If you wish to eliminate fear, concentrate on courage.
35. If you wish to eliminate lack, concentrate on abundance.
36. If you wish to eliminate disease, concentrate on health.
37. Always concentrate on the ideal as an already existing fact; this is the germ cell, the life principle which goes forth and sets in motion those causes which guide, direct and bring about the necessary relation, which eventually manifest in form.”
Charles Haanel, “The Master Key System” Part XVII

As You might know I´ve had a turletgo_2bulent time in my life for the last month or so and in addition to that I launched what we call a “90 day run” for my business which basically means talking to a lot more people than ever before in my life.
I mentioned in last weeks post that ramping up the minimum daily contacts has been so much easier than expected and I´m mesmerized by my consistence and stability while taking on the daily tasks.

Especially as I have a confession to make here, prospecting on the phone is NOT my favorite and having to deal with some of the excuses and BS people bring up is nowhere near my choice for fun.

So what has this all to do with Joseph Campbells advice to “Follow Your Bliss”?

Well, as it turns out it has everything to do with it!

Finally during my sit today I gained some understanding of why the daily routine of contacting people finally has become not only bearable but actually desirable.

It´s the shortest, most direct and smooth way to manifest my DMP that I have access to right now. And that means by doing the work and sticking to the plan

I´m FOLLOWING my BLISS!!!find-place-inside-theres-joy-and-joy-will-burn-the-pain-joseph-campbell

The work itself might not be that blissful, just as hauling water and fetching firewood hundreds of years ago probably not was anyones idea of having fun. Just as these activities ensured survival of self and family, the work we do today is what ensures survival and manifestation of our dreams.
And in pursuing our dreams there can be only joy!

Funny enough my Subby knew that long before I did – my conscious mind rejected the thought out of habit and “pretended not to know”!

heroofownstoryNow is the time to up the ante and start getting better at the daily tasks, the habit has been formed a lot faster than I could ever have hoped for and I´ve started to improve my skills.

“I increase my knowledge of mankind, myself and the goods I sell, thus my sales multiply. I practice and improve and polish the words I utter to sell my goods, for this is the foundation on which I build my career and I never forget that many have attained great wealth and success with only one sales talk , delivered with excellence.”
Og Mandino, “The Greatest Salesman in the World” The Scroll Marked IV

So, that leaves us with the “Bliss Part” of the whole equation and I´d like to share a short video by some people who did some tiny bit of what the future holds for me:

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Master Key week 14.2 – A little more than a year ago…

…I wrote this post on New Year Resolutions. Its still valid and I´ve had another year to work on my habits making some previous undesirable ones very desirable as well as the other way around.
Most important the continuous work has fine tuned my desires and knowing exactly what one wants definitely helps in completing the actions necessary getting there – even if these actions don´t always come naturally for our personality type!

Please enjoy:

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

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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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Master Key Week 14 – Harmony Within

“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 try, and try, and try again.”
Og Mandino, “The Greatest Salesman in the World” – The Scroll marked III

“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 Haanel, “The Master Key System” Part XIV introduction

“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 Haanel, “The Master Key System” Part XIV 

Scroll III in the book by Og Mandino is all about persistence and not giving in to outer circumstances but to push on in the face of adversity and never, ever give in or give up.
And this is good, actually I would like to say it´s more than good – it´s great!

Especially as we know what persistence really is and how we can easily and joyfully create this habit in our lives though the first progression the Master Key Experience provided us with!

On the other hand every scholar of the Master Key System knows the importance of words and even more our choice of focus and that´s were I can see a potential challenge in Scroll III.

What is produced in our subconscious mind when reading about “toil and endure”?

Is there harmony within when thinking about “avoid despair”?

Or “try and try and try again”?

How does this relate to Haanels words in the introduction of Part XIII?

“Let me illustrate. Thought results in action, if your thought is constructive and harmonious, the result will be good; if your thought is destructive or inharmonious, the result will be evil.
There is therefore but one law, one principle, on cause, one Source of Power, and good and evil are simply words which have been coined to indicate the result of our action, or our compliance or non-compliance with this law. 
The importance of this is well illustrated in the lives of Emerson and Carlyle. Emerson loved the good and his life was a symphony of peace and harmony, Carlyle hated the bad, and his life was a record of perpetual discord and inharmony.
Here we have two grand men, each intent upon achieving the same ideal, but one makes use of constructive thought and is therefore in harmony with Natural Law, the other makes use of destructive thought and therefore brings upon himself discord of every kind and character.”

Well, I´ve been confronted with a really challenging situation in my personal life this past week and I´m so grateful for knowing not only how to handle any difficulty (by utilizing the laws of the mind) but especially to know what I am and what is the relation between me and the situation.
Without getting into details I thank the Master Key Experience for being equipped to live through a tough situation, that earlier would have taken weeks or even months to overcome, in mere days.

And that did not happen by focusing on avoiding those feelings, it happened by focusing on what would be the highest good for all involved. So far it worked awesomely well!

So, in the words of Master Yoda:

I start to think that if I feel I have to “try”, “avoid despair”, “toil” and “endure” – I really need to stop, feel and think before acting.
And then ask myself a few questions:

  • What am I focusing on? And what is the probable outcome of that focus?
  • Is that the outcome I´m looking for? The one I want?
  • What do I want? Really?
  • And how can I accomplish what I want without going through all the trying, toiling, enduring and despairing?

Can it be done?

That depends of course…

As said in the famous quote appointed to Henry Ford:

“If You think You can or think You can´t, You´re right!”

Believe!!! Do it now!!!

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Master Key week 13 – One of my Talents

“I persist until I succeed.
Henceforth, I consider each day’s effort as but one blow of my blade against a mighty oak.
The first blow may cause not a tremor in the wood, nor the second, nor the third.
Each blow, of itself, may be trifling, and seem of no consequence.
Yet from childish swipes the oak eventually tumble. So it be with my efforts of today. 
I am likened to the rain drop which washes away the mountain; the ant who devours a tiger; the star which brightens the earth; the slave who builds a pyramid.
I build my castle one brick at a time for I know that small attempts, repeated, complete any undertaking.”
Og Mandino, “The Greatest Salesman in the World”, from the Scroll marked III (modified into present tense)

Sometimes it takes a few times before the message gets passed the defenses in for of the stories we tell ourselves and in this case I was almost painfully slow in admitting the fact that I still had a long way to go before this paragraph would be a description of me and my conduct…

I´ve read this passage a total of (give or take) 150 times between the MKE 2014 and 2015, never feeling quite comfortable and most of the time rushing past it to avoid having to confront myself.

Finally, the other day, I had to admit to myself that I possess an almost unlimited talent for instant gratification.

I´ve ’always’ known that I had to work on bettering my follow through and that the steady grind (yeah, maybe the way I think of it has something to do with the reluctance) of finishing what I started never came easy to me leaving me with half finished projects, registered domains and websites entirely without content and a long list of prospects lost in the process.

Many times I have shown a tendency to mark things of as ‘not that important’ and take an easy way out when they seem tedious and just go do something else that´s more fun or interesting at that moment.
Of course that thing does never go away but pops up all the time and disturbs my peace of mind… 😉

So, why do I bring up this apparently negative issue?

Well, because it´s mostly resolved at this time, through the exercises and progression throughout this course, and I just got reminded of it yesterday when I finally asked my dear friend (and one of my MMA partner) Izanna for help with something that had bothered me for some time already…
Once again the power of a mastermind came into play and the issue (that had bothered me for weeks…) was solved in a few minutes. And the best part – I learned some cool new stuff :-D!!!

The irony here is how much needless irritation I could have saved myself by just asking earlier… I´ve know both Izanna and Marea for over two years and could have just asked – isn´t it funny how an old behavioral habit can keep one in pain instead of asking a friend for help???

Anyway, this reminder made me start researching how to handle this ‘talent for instant gratification’ and I found the following:

“….
In other words, one of the most effective ways to distract ourselves from a tempting pleasure we don’t want to indulge is by focusing on another pleasure. So the next time you find yourself confronted with a temptation—whether a piece of cake, a drink of alcohol, or a psychoactive drug—don’t employ willpower to resist it. Send your attention somewhere else by imagining a different pleasure not immediately available to you. For if you can successfully turn your attention elsewhere until the temptation is removed from your environment or you remove yourself from its environment, the odds that you’ll give in to your impulse will decrease more than with almost any other intervention you can try.
….”
Blog post on www.psychologytoday.com July 29th 2012, Read the original post here!

Basically what we need things that are drawing our attention from the shiny objects of instant gratification and focus our thought on “another pleasure” – anyone else here having some things come to mind?

Things like:

  • DMP
  • POA
  • Shapes & Colors
  • Index Cards
  • Affirmations
  • more Index Cards
  • Movie Poster
  • Functional Bookmarks
  • Readings
  • even more Index Cards 😉
  • Master Mind Alliances
  • Guy/Gal in the glass
  • ….

We´ve been given tools that focus our attention on “another pleasure” – and this is huge – BEFORE we even get distracted by a ‘shiny object’!
And that´s why I found that ‘talent’ of mine diminishing more and more from my life.

Now throw some increased awareness, observational skills, the laws of the mind and the alliances in the and it´s easy to understand why so many members are reporting progress!

I know I´ll get many opportunities to fine tune my observation skills and delayed gratification skills during the next few month and it´s very assuring to have the support provided in this environment!

Enjoy the journey!!!

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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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Happiness and The Law of Growth

“Today I will multiply my value a hundredfold.”
Og Mandino, “The Greatest Salesman in the World”, The Scroll marked VIII

With these words starts this months scroll and I have to admit it raised some questions in me and even intimidated me in some ways.

  • Multiply my value a hundredfold?
  • Today?
  • HOW???
  • Is that even possible?

And most important: Is THAT what it takes??? Oh, scary…

Frankly I thought of putting the book down and skipping the rest and that´s where the habits I developed during the last few months kicked in and I took the matter into the sit 😉

So, what´s it all about?

Well, my take here is that Mandino simply celebrates the Law of Growth – a law that I´ve been guilty of breaking so many times in my life.

Think about it – we human beings are the only species that have a choice in this matter, we can consciously make a decision not to grow.
Even more mind boggling is how many of us make that decision subconsciously or out of habit, to the point where, in this case, I actually got scared when Mandino so relentlessly reminded me of my natural state. Even after going thru the Master Key Experience I still defaulted into fear of my own nature and ability.

“It is man’s capacity to think that makes him a creator instead of a creature.”
Charles Haanel, “The Master Key System”

The wonderful paradox here is that the same ability to think also makes it possible for us to decide not to grow and thereby separating ourself from our natural state!

And when we´re separated from that natural state happiness becomes impossible, we can´t really default and be happy at the same time – it´s not in our genes…

Thankfully there´s a scientifically proven way to guarantee happiness and we went thru this progression during the Master Key Experience – and it works.

So, please, let me share this short video with You – I hope You enjoy it and make the choice to act on the information!

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Week 21 – Old habits die hard…

Lots of thoughts this week, most of them relating to what I perceive as my “old blueprint” raising it´s head and biting me more often than I would have ever expected in week 21.

Then something hit me… I´ve been simultaneously adding in good new habits into my life while still keeping quite a few old ones… And that isn´t really what Og recommended:

“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”, Scroll I

So on the one side I made some HUGE improvements, on the other I let these get mixed up with stuff I should have let go of and the result has been a pretty messed up brain and quite a bit of struggle to get the improvements going…

Two_wolvesIn an earlier post Giving Permission I made reference to the old saying represented in this picture and must admit that I missed to ask a pretty important question…

What if I feed them both???

There are only two types of people in the world, depending on which of the wolves we feed!
Or are there???

“This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.”
Shakespeare, “Hamlet Act 1, Scene 3”

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”
Sun Tzu, “The Art of War”

If these quotes, and the thousands other like them, have it right this Master Keys Experience wields us into real masters. I´m so grateful that I not only become enough of an observer in my life to identify what´s actually going on (What am I pretending not to know?), I´ve also developed a patience with and love for myself to accept the kind advice from my future self(What would the person I intend to become do next?).

One thing I pretended not to know was that engaging in some of these old habits (and quite a heros-journey-cycle1few of them weren´t even bad ones…) actually made the creation and adopting of new habits harder for me.
Another thing I pretended not to know was that the old bad habits I chose to continue engaging in played the roll of triggers for my refusal of the call. I was obstructing my conscious efforts of being a hero in my own life.
Finally, for here, I created an unnecessary duality within myself that in turn made me miss out on so much joy and fulfillment, being occupied justifying my not so good choices kept me from enjoying most of the good ones I´d made.

So, what would the person I intend to become do next?

First let me go back to something I wrote in that same post:

“I promise to give my future Self the gift of Silence more then once a day, I promise to listen to the Silence often, to educe all the good habits my future Self will ever need and then some more, all the wisdom I´m capable of educing and all the kindness I can imagine.
I always keep my promises!

I hereby declare that I willingly and consciously give myself the permission to access the power within me and allow it to grow, the permission to be the best I can be, the permission to be happy for no particular reason, be in harmony with myself, the world and all creatures in it.
I forgive myself unconditionally for not having granted myself this permission earlier!”
http://masterkey.beinggolden.com/week-17-giving-permission/

Do You see what´s missing???

I now also give myself permission to put all habits that no longer serve me to rest, I´m grateful for what they have given me in the past as I gracefully and lovingly allow my life to continue without these blessings to allow my journey towards greater and loftier blessings.
Also I give myself permission to be increasingly kind to myself in regard to what i perceive as short comings and generously reward any behavior that supports developing the person I intend to become.

This all has led me to make some minor adjustments to my DMP and POA that took more pressure of my heart than I could have imagined. Life is so good!

To round this up I found this video that really inspired me and goes so well along with the MK course, I hope You enjoy it!

Mahalo for visiting and reading this post, please comment below if You got some thoughts to share, I appreciate You!

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