The power of permission
Part of this weeks direction was to review previous lessons and reflect on how far I have come. I have made good progress and I know I will make much more progress. Growth is continuous not just once then done. Learning to direct my thoughts is bringing me a great sense of peace. More importantly I am becoming more in tune with the spiritual part of my being. On a recent webinar Mark guided us in a brief exercise that I would like to share. He had us give ourselves permission to access our power. Wow, I realized instantly that I had not done that very thing, I was holding myself back. I was resisting my future by allowing my old blue print to still anchor me to the past. Since that webinar and that simple exercise I have made much greater gains in growth than before. It so simple and just what I needed.
Master Keys for me has been the instruction manual for my thoughts and beliefs. This new knowledge has been an incredible journey to learn how to direct the outcome of my life. I am able to use the tools and exercises from this program to live a happier and more fulfilling life. This has been a lot of work but giving up one week of my time is worth my future. I am grateful for this course and only wish everyone I know would choose to experience this.
A better world
It has been an incredible week observing and practicing kindness. The group has witnessed and performed thousands of acts of kindness. My view of the world has greatly improved this week. I feel really good being a part of this weeks group effort and feel fantastic practicing kindness with intention. The kindness week has been very encouraging and uplifting for me personally and I plan to continue both being more kind and looking for kindness.
Building the Castle
Choosing what to write about each week is challenging for me because there are so many good parts of MKE that can be talked about. Each piece becomes another brick in the foundation of my future self. As of now we have laid the foundation and it is exciting that Mark and the team are giving us more complex progressions to use the parts together as a powerful tools to create the future of our own choosing. In this weeks MKE lesson I am enjoying the practice of insight, another brick in the castle of my becoming a self directed thinker.
MKE Lesson 15
33. Insight enable us to plan to advantage and turn our thought and attention in the right direction, instead of into channels which can yield no possible return.
34. Insight is therefore absolutely essential for the development of any great achievement, but with it we may enter, explore and possess any mental field.
Persistence Movie Observation
This week I enjoyed watching the movie October Sky. The task this week is to observe persistence in the movie and reflect on the parts of persistence. I have seen the movie before but now I was able to enjoy it on a whole new level. In the movie Homer the main character used the 4 habits to achieve his purpose. His purpose was to become part of the space program and follow his own path. He created a plan of action to build hobby rockets to compete in a science competition. Along the way he encountered regular negative attitudes from those around him but he kept a positive mental attitude. I could see his positive mental attitude expressed in the letters he wrote to NASA. To round off his persistence he teamed up with his master mind alliance of his friends that worked along side him to achieve his desire. The movie is encouraging for me since it is a true life story of a man who used the habits of persistence that I have learned in MKE.
As the Master Key Experience continues the benefit increases. Positive mental attitude and gratitude are becoming the default setting for my life. Both of these new defaults are being linked into my thoughts with the additions of the daily reminders we created last week and this week. I am enjoying the fact that I remind my self several times daily that I have accomplished many things in my life. I also love spending time each day recording 3 new things a day I have gratitude for. Simple steps that are making a huge difference in my life. As those that have come before me have stated and I agree the Master Key Experience is life changing.
“I will forget the happenings of the day that is gone, whether they were good or bad, and greet the new sun with confidence that this day will be the best day of my life. “ Og Mandino
As I reflect back to the beginning of the Master Key Experience I do so with great peace and gratitude. The program works just as promised and I am thrilled that I can measure my progress. The cement has been breaking off. I am gaining control of my mind and my future as I do so. I successfully meet each days challenges head on with calm and clarity. I am able to redirect negative to positive. I am more confident and more joyful.
Today my family was awakened to the smell of something burning. We jumped up and checked the house and to our relief we did not find any fire. The smell was coming from the heater. I was able to handle the problem with calm and no stress. The heater problem was resolved with out expense. Some dust had found its way onto the heating element. A smelly problem with no damage.
What does a heater problem have to do with MKE? My interpretation and reaction to the problem would have been negative if I was still my former self. I am a new man now, I am not the same as I was yesterday. I handled the challenge of the day with confidence and peace. Each day I continue with MKE I am building my future self one brick at a time. For me that is fantastic measurable progress.