Master Key Experience Week – 2.1 Building on that Solid Foundation.

“Celebrate” – To Acknowledge with a social gathering or enjoyable activity.

Below is last years post after week 2 of the MKE. I celebrate that I took the time and effort to write a post for each lesson last year – it now gives me the opportunity to review where my internal programme was last year and update and install version 2.1.

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  put my Faith 100% into  practicing the habits and exercises as laid out in the course last year i.e. I put faith in the power within me – the Golden Buddha as referred to in last weeks post, the results of which have surprised and amazed me in equal measure – more to be revealed as the weekly blog posts unfold.

The MKE defines Faith as “Substance of things hoped for – evidence of things not seen physically.”

I would add to this that while we have control over just one thing, our thoughts what is very much linked to this is that we can decide to attach any feeling we wish to a thought or series of thoughts.

This is HUGE – and the KEY to creating what we want as it is thoughts coupled with feelings is where the real power resides – I will develop this concept with the backup scientific studies in future posts.

 

I thoroughly enjoyed the interactive aspect of this webinar and completed the exercises “live” with Mark and Davene 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.

 

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Master Key Experience -Week 16 – “Try a Little Kindness”

Kindness, Chalk, Handwritten, Word, Handwriting

 

“When you treat People Kindly you get treated in Kind”  is something I got to experience this week in spades.

Last week in the MKE we started using “The Franklin Makeover Technique” whereby we pick a virtue that we would like to experience more of for a week and keep a record of every time we notice it either in others or ourselves.

This week the whole group got to focus on KINDNESS with the added benefit of sharing with each other at least 2 kindnesses we had experienced each day. It is in the sharing with the group that we get to experience a real Master Mind Alliance in action.

This week has been a real eye opener from  both the kindness and Master Mind points of view.

I have started to notice kindness everywhere I look and the best part has been the reactions of people when they experience an unexpected act of kindness. I also realised that the acts of kindnesses I witnessed all week were  probably there every other week too but I hadn’t noticed them or labelled them as such, the cheery “good mornings” the doors held open, the kind drivers who let me out in a long line of traffic, the freshly cooked delicious dinner that is waiting for me when I get home.

The real AHA moment happened for me on Monday – The first act of kindness of the day was to myself in deciding to take a days  leave from work because there was a severe storm coming our way. As I was at home I got to really participate in sharing in the kindness group and enjoyed the interaction.

Following this when I was looking through my achievement cards I found myself acknowledging the other people who had supported me in these accomplishments and I started adding their names to the cards e.g. to the card that read “I have made lots of pots of Jam” I added with the help of my mother and sisters and only possible through the bounty of nature. My lesson – there is very little I have accomplished without the help and support of a Master Mind Alliance.

So join me in “Trying a little kindness” and you will find it becomes easier with practice as you become aware of more opportunities to be kind and how much kindness already exists in our world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Master Key Experience – Week 15 – Gratitude as a Cause.

Thank You, Polaroid, Letters

I am starting to understand the power of gratitude as a cause of creating more to be grateful for rather than an effect i.e. something we express or feel after an experience or receiving something. I love the exercise that we started last week of writing 3 things on index cards  that we are grateful for each day (repetition is not allowed – 3 new things each day). My cards have varied from being grateful for a powerful hot shower to a cup of tea to a lovely bright winters morning – all of which were in my reality at the time of expressing gratitude. It is not simply that we rattle off three things that we are grateful for but that we actually feel true gratitude for these things as we read our cards out loud with enthusiasm.

Part 15 of the Master Key states that the laws under which we live are designed for our advantage and that growth is attained through an exchange of the old for the new. I have found that doing the gratitude practice above regularly has exchanged finding fault with gratitude for what already exists.

“The wonderful power of clothing thoughts in the form of words” according to Haanel in part 15 is what differentiates mankind from the animal kingdom.

The other great thing that separates us from the animal kingdom is that we can visualise a future for ourselves and take action towards the realisation of that future.

This is where the real power of gratitude comes into force – What if we express genuine authentic gratitude for an event or thing that we haven’t yet experienced  but would like to experience e.g. something we have written in our Definite Major Purpose that we truly desire.

Expressing gratitude for something we haven’t yet experienced is in my mind demonstrating faith in our dreams and building that bridge which Mark spoke to us about at the start of the Master Key Experience between where we are now and our future Selves.

 

Today I am Grateful For

  •  All you beautiful people who read my Blog
  • The partial rainbow I saw on my walk today – I sooo Love rainbows!
  • The Master Key Experience Movement.

What are you Grateful for Today? Feel Free to share below!

See also Laura’s awesome post on week 15 of the MKE experience

Awesome exercises, insight and harmony (MKE week 15)