Week 24-MasterKeyExperience- It’s Only the Beginning

“When your intent is in accordance with the Universe, things start happening.”  – author unknown

Master Key Lesson 24:  “If you have practiced each of the exercises a few minutes every day, as suggested, you will have found that you can get out of life exactly what you wish by first putting into life that which you wish, and you will probably agree with the student who said: “The thought is almost overwhelming, so vast, so available, so definite, so reasonable and so usable.”

First year of Master Key Experience ‘boot camp’ is complete.  This six-month program  has been the most intense and amazing experience I have ever participated in (to date)!!  Like the Phoenix that has risen from the ashes, I feel that I get to live my life all over again.  I have a new or renewed life purpose providing healing to those along their hero’s journey. I have a plan!! But better yet I know how to fulfill my plan by going within and sitting and creating my own hero’s journey. It is time to write my own life story from the beginning. What I am seeing is that my whole life has been about healing and looking for my heart’s desire. It’s time to trust and join the ‘world within’ to find my true nature, my divine spark, to provide the world without a great life.   

My first Self-Assessment Test (9/16/2015) started with 42 points, after 9 weeks moved to 31, and I finished with 25 points after 24 weeks (3/13/2016). I can clearly see the areas to work on which relate to money, confidence, decision making, and re-channeling my wasted energies into the right activities to achieve these three areas. 

Usually after ending a ‘training program’, I am sad for the loss of the daily drive to accomplish the work and loss for not being connected to the participants. Not this time for the first time in my life. We have created a new tribe that will be masterminding together for some time to come, and the mastermind alliances that were formed in the last 6 months have shown me that we will always be together. I am an open invitation to be part of a MMA forever. It is such a thrilling feeling that we are for each other. I have changed so much, my life direction has changed. I have the tools to listen for how to be in service. 

I have a huge list of upgraded ways of being and behaviors. They are: consistently happier daily; positive attitude about myself; more confident about life decisions and dancing; more physical energy; mental clarity for tasks and life purpose plans; much more grounded and present and accepting of life, I love to write and blog, piano practice is so much easier. 

I want to be a part of this Master Key Experience movement that causes humankind to fulfill their hearts desire by becoming self-directed, melting away their cement, causing a world that works for everyone.  For the past 30 years, I have been searching for a ‘growth and development’ foundational program and blended with MMA harmony, this is where I want to hang my hat for a long time to come. 

5 Lessons in Life from Dr. Seuss:
1) Today you are You, that is truer than true.  There is no one alive who is Youer than You.
2) Why fit in when you were born to stand out!
3) You have brains in your head.  You have feet in your shoes.  You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
4) Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
5) Today I shall behave as if this is the say I shall be remembered.

Week 23-MasterKeyExperience- Pièce de résistance

What WOULD the person I intend to become do next?  Obvious answers I’ve had written on one of my many index cards over the last few weeks: 
–BE OF SERVICE             
–BE KIND
My thought process of this question did not range very far into the future because I didn’t know who I wanted to become, what skills I needed, or had no faith that I could become someone other than what I already knew to envision especially at my age.  But I never expected the person who I HAVE become after 23 weeks!!!  

I’ve had sooo many messages from the universe this week that I am on the right path. Had such validation from so many conversations. 

Pièce de résistance (the most important part)  This week we started a new practice of studying the 4th Spiritual Law of Success from Deepak Chopra (you can listen to this law), the Law of Least Effort. Accept people, situations, and events as they occur. Take responsibility for your situation and for all events seen as problems. Relinquish the need to defend your point of view.  

It occurs that this law of least effort is the culmination of the Master Key Experience for me.  From reading and meditating with the law, all of a sudden I have a whole new way of being.  I feel as if I am in another dimension.  This is the only way I can describe it.  I am more aware, more present to hear my hearts desire.  It occurs that I am someone new, in a place I’ve never been before. I had the courage this week to contact someone that I had never met to share with him about the Master Key Experience.  When we met it was as if we had been connected all along.  We had the richest conversation and I was left so appreciated and validated for my own hero’s journey.  We are so excited to collaborate on a project together to be in Service for the world. 

One Thing!   I am going to leave you with this video to give you a sense of what it could be like to connect with the Infinite Mind/Universe to find your One Thing that will fulfill your heart’s desire, your hero’s journey. I invite you to go within and listen to the silence so to hear your One Thing!

Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes. – Disraeli

Week 22a-MasterKeyExperience- Infinite Possibility


I can’t believe that I did it!!!! I did my extended silence for 2 days!!! Wow what an experience.  I had been avoiding meditation my whole life and thus avoiding a relationship with my higher self. The pain was so intense in my body that it had me terrified and stopped me from pursuing this practice.  I would meditate or ‘do’ mindfulness with  my eyes open just to feel safe.  Luckily the SIT from the weekly Master Key lessons we have been doing every day for the past 23 weeks has reduced my fear considerably.  I still did have anxiety throughout the silence but was better at how to let it go and be open to receiving.

So I asked what do I need to hear.  Of course what showed up in the silence was facing the question we have been asking ourselves for the past few weeks – “what am I pretending not to know?”.  My favorite quote by Marianne Williamson really hit home so deeply as if hearing it for the first time.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. ”Marianne Williams

I was compelled to write down a long list of beliefs about myself such as: I wasn’t good enough or smart enough or thin enough or popular enough.  What I am pretending not to know is that I had given away my power to everyone in my life that I had believed were better than me.  I did a long meditation after this experience and visualized getting back my power in all the areas that were on my list and from as many people throughout my entire life that I could think of that represented these beliefs for me.

During my silence I wrote out by hand the above word cloud of all of the Infinite Possibilities
that are available when living from Pure Potentiality which I blogged about last week.  I focused on each of the other words and still continue to bring these areas into my SIT daily in getting to know the new me and MY HIGHER SELF.

Not to brag or anything but she IS DEFINITELY ENOUGH and more so and everything I thought I wasn’t!!!!!!!

Needless to say, my life has not been the same since my silence weekend and continues to unfold this week in magical and mysterious ways.

Week 22-MasterKeyExperience- Master of my emotions

MASTER OF MY EMOTIONS

We started Og, Scroll VI this week: “Today I will be master of my emotions.”  Wow, I’ve been working and praying to be able to change this in myself my whole life.

 

“The tides advance; the tides recede.  Winter goes and summer comes.  The sun rises; the sun sets.”

What was revealing and gave me some peace in reading this new Scroll is that All nature is a circle of moods and I am a part of nature and so, like the tides, my moods will rise; my moods will fall.  It is one of nature’s tricks, little understood, that each day I awaken with moods that have changed from yesterday.  There finally seems to be an explanation to Yesterday’s joy will become today’s sadness; yet today’s sadness will grow into tomorrow’s joy”. I’m not crazy after all!!

“And how will I master these emotions so that each day will be productive?  Trees and plants depend on the weather to flourish but I make my own weather, yea I transport it with me.”  If I bring doom and gloom they will react as if a mirror of my moods. Likewise, if I bring happiness and enthusiasm, people around me will react in the same way.  Like the Law of Growth, however I think and act will grow.  And so how do I master my emotions so that every day is a happy day?  By using the Law of Substitution.  I can instantly replace a negative thought with a positive one.

If I feel depressed I will sing.  If I feel sad I will laugh.  If I feel incompetent I will remember past success.  If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.

And better yet, Og says knowing this about myself is also true of mankind.  I can be accepting if a person’s mood is not pleasant today for tomorrow they will be happy.  

THE LAW OF PURE POTENTIALITY 

We are taking on a new practice starting this week for our continued growth to KNOW THY SELF.  The Law of Pure Potentiality (Deepak Chopra) is pure consciousness.  We are to go into the Silence to hear our own pure consciousness and meet the person we are being led to become.  I will start my first Silence experience as soon as I post this blog and will end Sunday at noon.  I am so scared to do this.  I’ve never done an extended silence of being with only me for so long.  I keep needing to let go of what I hope to accomplish.   I hear what others say about it and I don’t want to give myself false hope that that could happen to me.  I guess that is one area to bring into the Silence, FAITH IN MYSELF which I never experienced up until the last two weeks.

The source of all creation is pure
consciousness . . . pure potentiality seeking
expression from the unmanifest to the manifest.
And when we realize that our true Self is one
of pure potentiality, we align with the power
that manifests everything in the universe.  Deepak Chopra

 

 

 

Week 21-MasterKeyExperience- Courage

For our Franklin Makeover Week 8, the virtue I am focused on this week is COURAGE. I thought I would do some research (my favorite thing) on the definition of courage because I never thought of myself as having courage.  And to be honest, I don’t know what has kept me going for over 30 years in the face of the unknown, sometimes in the face of failure, when I decided that my mission in life was to make a difference in the world.  I have been searching for many years, and I’ve veered off the path many times to follow the whisper of growth and development, but nothing seemed to be IT.  Not that I had a really definite path but I just kept being open for when IT would show up.  My husband and several people throughout my life have said I am courageous.


But I always thought of myself like the cowardly lion, afraid of my own shadow, a failure.  It occurs to me that all of the emotions we are analyzing in the MKE program these past 2 weeks – FEAR, GUILT, ANGER, HURT FEELINGS, and UNWORTHINESS were all I embodied when I was younger.

MORE DEFINITIONS:

”Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence.” (Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics 3.6)

Question: “What does the Bible say about courage?”  Answer: In the Bible, courage is also called “good cheer” as in Mark 6:50 when Jesus gave the command to the disciples who saw Him walking on the water of the Sea of Galilee and coming toward them. The Greek word translated “courage” and “good cheer” means literally “boldness and confidence.” In the Bible, courage is the opposite of fear. When God commands us to fear not, to be of good cheer, and to have courage, He is always commanding against fear, which is the opposite of courage.
Then to top it off, one quote that has bothered me over the years:

And then this quote by Marianne Williamson would drive me crazy.  It would make me feel worse than I already was in not finding IT.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. ”Marianne Williams

As I mentioned before, my husband always tells me that I am courageous.  I think he fell for me when many years ago in a meeting, I was standing in front of the room being vulnerable to confess my failures as a leader.  AND HE THOUGHT THAT WAS COURAGEOUS. That’s not what I was thinking!!!!!!

So I asked him for his take on my ‘courage’, and this is how he summarized my life:   “Jeanne, like all of us, is stopped by fear, but Jeanne examines the cause of the fear, and usually chooses to advance in the face of the danger.  She often finds that she can succeed, just by forging ahead into the jaws of danger, and overcoming the threat.
Sometimes she fails, and then she has to drop back and reconnoiter.  But none of these failures have been mortal; she has stepped back, and found a way to work around the danger, and advance in spite of it. This is real courage – the ability to advance in the face of fear, and conquer, when possible, and when the odds are overwhelming, to reconsider, and then come at it from another angle.  Jeanne is able to accomplish many things which others cannot accomplish because of this courage to recognize fear as a warning, rather than a barrier, and figure out how to advance anyway.”  
WOW, I never saw my life the way my husband sees it.  But when I think about, I guess am like that.

I finally found a article about courage and realized that this is who I am in regard to courage: the strongest courage comes from the love of something we care about, since our heart will sustain us even when the chips are really down”.  It is my burning desire to make a difference in the world that keeps me going.  It is an internal drive that won’t let up until I find the answer to my purpose in life.  Even if I think I’ve found the answer right now, which is to provide healing to dissolve the blocks (Buddha cement) that get in the way of fulfilling the hero’s journey or one’s burning desire, I must keep open to whatever else may unfold along the path of being of service. I have to keep all of my options open.  “You bought another book this week”?  We’ll have to find a library for all of your research!!! 

AND THE GRAND QUOTE OF THEM ALL ABOUT COURAGE THAT SPEAKS TO MY HEART:

 

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.” Franklin D. Roosevelt