I celebrate that I have now completed 28 days in a row of reading and sitting for at least 15 mins everyday without fail – A solid foundation has been created. It is now time to build on it!
This week I get to write and publish a Press release based on everything on my DMP having manifested. I also get to read The Essay “Compensation” by Ralph Waldo Emerson. I am looking forward to both these challenges.
The most interesting challenge set for the week ahead is to refrain from giving my opinion on anything unless it relates to a topic on which I am an actual expert or if I am expressly asked for my opinion. I am also to observe those unspoken opinions and judgements – this should be a fun week!
The highlight of this weeks webinar for me was when Davene shared her story of how the essay Compensation and the sentence “The more we give the more we shall get” created effortlessly Peace and Prosperity in her life. Her authentic sharing touched my heart and brought to mind the beautiful words of beloved St Francis of Assisi “It is in giving we receive.”
The Theme of giving what we desire to receive is mirrored in the Master Key week 5 where it states that “All power comes from within, but we cannot get it unless we give.” All strength and ability is the result of use. We are a channel, through which Power flows, but it cannot flow if it is blocked. The way we keep the channel flowing is to use what you have been given. Allow yourself to be a vessel through which Power can work to better the world. To keep the Power flowing through you requires intelligent and careful directing of your thoughts. It requires practice.
The practice this week is to sit and mentally select a place which has pleasant associations and making a complete mental picture of it taking in all of the surroundings and people there. When your mind wanders bring it back to your mental picture again and again.
“This mental exercise helps to hone two important skills: concentration and imagination, both of which are essential to success.”
In part four of the Master Key Haanel begins by clarifying that the “I” of you is not the physical body, it is not your mind and it is not your personality. The “I” is something which controls and directs both body and mind whose nature is spiritual and is the true source of power.
Haanel explains that in order to strengthen will and realise your power to accomplish, one of the most effective things you can do is to repeat, as often as possible, the following affirmation:
“I can be what I will to be.”
And, he continues, do not start this unless you plan to keep at it, because if you start something and don’t finish it, you form the habit of failure.
Last Sunday we were told on the webinar this is the week when people quit!
They either give up altogether or give up giving less than 100%.
So I decide to commit 100%. Now I know from past experiences that when I commit to any kind of change it is like an incubation process and there comes a moment at some stage where my old patterns/programming put up one almighty fight to hold onto the existing programme and this is when I have a choice to succumb to the “molecules of emotion” or make a stance and say to myself – No I make a stand for my new dream and allow it unfold into my life.
This is what happened with me on Friday evening and Saturday morning. I had a good week reinforcing the habits of getting up early in the morning reading the scroll, my DMP and Master Key Part 4 and sitting in silence for 20 mins as directed. I was feeling happy with my accomplishments. I had also got to watch most of the “speed reading” webinar with Jana Martinez – great exciting webinar – more about it in next weeks blog.
So by Friday evening when I had intended to write my blog I felt exhausted and could not summon enough energy to write anything. I decided to have a an early night and let myself sleep as long as my body needed. I woke up later than normal which was fine and proceeded to read the Master Key part 4 as usual and sit for 20 mins contemplating “I can be what I will to be” and as the tears rolled down my cheeks I allowed myself to reconnect with the “I”nfinite supply of energy within. When I went downstairs my husband commented that “I was glowing” and inquired about what I had been doing.
I love the Master Key programme because it is making it easier for me create the habit of success over failure.
“Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable of becoming.” John Wooden
I had never heard of John Wooden before the MKE course. John Robert Wooden (October 14, 1910 – June 4, 2010) was an American basketball player and head coach at the University of California, Los Angeles he won ten NCCA national championships in a 12-year period as head coach at UCLA, including a record seven in a row. No other team has won more than four.
I am sharing his Pyramid of success which he worked on for 15 years! because I love his definition of Success.
It begs the question what is the best that I am capable of becoming?
This Blog post is short because I have spent so much time reading about John Wooden – and he is worth the time!
I sign off with one of his Maxims
“Seek opportunities to show you care. The smallest gestures often make the biggest difference”
“Celebrate” – To Acknowledge with a social gathering or enjoyable activity.
In the second Master Key webinar Mark encouraged us to celebrate that we are all given control over just 1 thing – THOUGHT and that we all have the same amount of Faith further explaining that Faith simply equals what we believe in.
We all have “Equal Faith” so it is a question of where you place your faith i.e. what do you believe?
I find this definition of Faith very liberating as up until this point I had I believed that I was lacking in “Faith” Oh the irony of it all!
I thoroughly enjoyed the interactive aspect of this webinar and completed the exercises “live” with Mark and Davine with a sense of fun and adventure.
The Master Key course has many concrete assignments that are required to be completed within a specific time frame during the week and these brought into sharp focus for me my old belief that I won’t have enough time to get them all completed.
I scheduled the tasks as advised but when I encountered technical difficulties with completing one of these tasks i.e. revising my Definite Major Purpose I ended up crying in frustration and failing to submit it “on time”. The next morning I realised it is better to complete it late that to give up and not do it at all and set about re-writing it.
I now celebrate all the tasks I have diligently and joyfully completed during the week knowing that they are laying the solid foundation for the habit of completion regardless of obstacles real or imagined.