Week 17HJ – “Super–abled”

This week in the master keys has been particular game changing for myself and I’m positive it has the same impact on my fellow MKMMA colleagues.

We been asked to reflect on yourselves and to make a decision;

1)      Continue on with the hero’s journey or

2)      To step aside and redo Master keys the next time.

Sufficed to say, I will be continuing on in my own hero’s journey. This week we have been asked to review some of your past readings, read obituaries daily and to watch this video of Aimee Mullins. Additionally, we need to answer the following question;

“What am I pretending not to know?”

But I wanted to bring to your attention is the video of Aimee Mullins, words cannot describe how powerful this video is and message contained within it.  I personally have watched this video daily and simply love it and it  inspires me every day. Aimee story is powerful and her message contains all the principles that we have been studying in the master keys. I have shared this video with my family and my children, to be open minded and to follow their dreams/ purpose and that anything is possible.

I going to leave with the following quote from the video;

“If you prick us, do we not bleed, and if you tickle us, do we not laugh? It is our humanity, and all the potential within it, that makes us beautiful.”

So until next week. 

Peace be the Journey!

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Week 17 – Repose and Focus

***Gratitude to all those who commented on my previous week(s) blog.

I apologize in advance, if this post is not as coherent as I have been battling the flu and have been bed ridden since Wednesday afternoon. Anyways, I have this window of opportunity where I feel somewhat better to complete this post, so here goes.

This week in the Master Keys talks about concentration, symbols and the law of cause and effect, as Hanaal writes,

The student who masters the contents of Part Seventeen will not mistake the symbols for the reality; he will be interested in causes, rather than effects. He will concentrate on the realities of life, and will then not be disappointed in the results.”

I would like to point out the following passages;

“17-6. Concentration is much misunderstood; there seems to be an idea of effort or activity associated with it, when just the contrary is necessary. The greatness of an actor lies in the fact that he forgets himself in the portrayal of his character, becoming so identified with it, that the audience is swayed by the realism of the performance. This will give you a good idea of true concentration; you should be so interested in your thought, so engrossed in your subject, as to be conscious of nothing else. Such concentration leads to intuitive perception and immediate insight into the nature of the object concentrated upon.”

“17-11. Concentration does not mean mere thinking of thoughts, but the transmutation of these thoughts into practical values; the average person has no conception of the meaning of concentration. There is always the cry “to have” but never the cry “to be”; they fail to understand that they cannot have one without the other, that they must first find the “kingdom” before they can have the “things added.” Momentary enthusiasm is of no value; it is only with unbounded self-confidence that the goal is reached.”

“17-15. All mental discovery and attainment are the result of desire plus concentration; desire is the strongest mode of action; the more persistent the desire, the more authoritative the revelation. Desire added to concentration will wrench any secret from nature.”

“17-17. The intensity of one moment’s earnest concentration and the intense longing to become and to attain may take you further than years of slow normal and forced effort; it will unfasten the prison bars of unbelief, weakness, impotence and self-belittlement, and you will come into a realization of the joy of overcoming.”

The above passages relates to our Definite Major Purpose (DMP) and burning desire attached to it, i.e. emotionally charged.

“17-20. All of us are dynamos, but the dynamo of itself is nothing; the mind must work the dynamo; then it is useful and its energy can be definitely concentrated. The mind is an engine whose power is undreamed; thought is an omni-working power. It is the ruler and creator of all form and all events occurring in form. Physical energy is nothing in comparison with the omnipotence of thought, because thought enables man to harness all other natural power.”

“17-21. Vibration is the action of thought; it is vibration which reaches out and attracts the material necessary to construct and build. There is nothing mysterious concerning the power of thought; concentration simply implies that consciousness can be focalized to the point where it becomes identified with the object of its attention. As food absorbed is the essence of the body, so the mind absorbs the object of its attention, gives it life and being.”

“17- 27. By keeping the thought in mind, it will gradually take tangible form. A definite purpose sets causes in motion which go out in the invisible world and find the material necessary to serve your purpose.”

The above passages talks about the law of attraction, the mysterious forces that come together to help manifest our DMP.

“17-28. You may be pursuing the symbols of power, instead of power itself. You may be pursuing fame instead of honor, riches instead of wealth, position instead of servitude; in either event you will find that they turn to ashes just as you overtake them.”

“17-29. Premature wealth or position cannot be retained because it has not been earned; we get only what we give, and those who try to get without giving always find that the law of compensation is relentlessly bringing about an exact equilibrium.”

“17-34. If you wish to eliminate fear, concentrate on courage.”

“17-35. If you wish to eliminate lack, concentrate on abundance.”

“17-36. If you wish to eliminate disease, concentrate on health”.

“17-37. 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.”

The above passages focusing of the right targets and the law of compensation, passage 17-29 sums it up the best, “we get only what we give”.

As you probably have guessed, I have been focusing on health to the last couple of days, so until next week.

Peace be the journey! 

Week 16 – Take time to be kind…

***Gratitude to all those who commented on my previous week(s) blog.

We just keep rolling along in the Master Keys, I can’t believe we are already at week 16; it just seemed like yesterday that we started this journey. It’s been an amazing ride so far and the growth within me is astonishing, I barely recognize myself in the mirror anymore.

Last week, I mentioned that we were doing the franklin makeover, focusing on one of thirteen traits, ranked in order of what we needed more help in. Last week it was “self –control”, this week it is “kindness” and actually the whole group is focusing on this for the week. We trying to create a swift in the “forces” by working together noticing and posting kindness into a forum and also performing at least two random acts of kindness without getting caught and we need to do this daily for seven days.

It amazing to see how these simple things can raise your spirits, simple tasks such as put litter into the garbage, placing shopping carts back into the corral and opening doors for others, etc. It’s been an eye opener for me and these kinds of things happen all the time all around us but are barely noticed by others. I attached a video, which was shared by one of my follow MKMMA’ers (Darren Sanford) that puts this in prospective.

In this world where everything is focused around me, let’s make it about “WE” and improve the world together. Instead looking at your mobile phone, open a door for stranger, place litter into the recycling bin, etc, there are countless things you can do if your heart is in the right place and if you take the time to just observe and notice.

“So take time & be kind.”

Peace be the journey.

Week 15: Makeover Anyone?

Make over anyone? I know what you thinking makeover really, what does that have to do with the Master Keys?

This week, we were asked to begin a 13 week makeover, focusing on 13 traits. Two of the traits were preselected and we had to rank the following 11 traits based what we need the most help in and rank them accordingly:

Self-Control

Discipline

Enthusiasm

Courage

Persistence

Specialized Knowledge

Imagination

Decisiveness

Well‐Organized

Taking Initiative

Pleasing Personality

This makeover is based on the franklin makeover, I have provided a link if you would like some more information.

http://www.ushistory.org/franklin/autobiography/page38.htm

For this makeover, we need to observe our #1 trait in our daily activities, such as in other people, TV shows, movies, animals, nature, etc. Thus building confidence within us as we notice it all around us.

For my trait, I picked “self- control”, Webster’s dictionary defines it as “restraint exercised over one’s own impulses, emotions, or desires.”

Although I am only 5 days in, I have already noticed the difference in myself and a bonus it has helped me with my mental diet. I can’t wait to see what the transformation is going to be like after the 13 weeks. I am looking forward to it and I will  be posting updates as I progress along.

Until next time, peace be the journey!

Week 14 – Pathway to Success? Let a Plane, Monster & Bobsled show you how..

This week in the Master Keys; Hanaal talks about harmony, we transitioned into to Scroll 4 in the Great’s Salesman by Og Mandino and we got to watch one of four of the following movies.

  • Cool Runnings
  • Door to Door
  • October Sky
  • Rudy 

It was a nice change to an adult movie, we usually end up watching movies the kids want to watch. By the way, each of my 3 children received movies for Christmas, I have ending up watching each of Despicable Me 2, Planes and Monster’s University at least 3 times in a little over a week.

I apologize for getting side tracked; but I was able to convince them to watch “Cool Runnings” for one night at least. Anyways, for our assignment this week, we had to watch one of these movies and identify the 4 steps that we have been learning to achieve our bliss which are;

DMP+PMA+POA+MMA

Definite Major Purpose (DMP) back by a burning desire.

Positive Mental Attitude (PMA)

Plan of Action (POA)

Master Mind Alliance (MMA)

I have never watched a movie from this advantage point before which was very cool by the way. Without going into detail about the movie, it’s about a 4 Jamaican who wanted to be Olympians and a coach who was seeking redemption.

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It was a great way to show my children to pursue their dreams and to never give up. Where one door may close another opens, as the movie shows 4 Jamaican Olympic hopefuls, trying to make the Summer Olympics. But ended up in the Winter Olympics, with a plan of action and mastermind alliance of those 5 people, they were able to make history to be the first to represent their country in the Winter Olympics and almost shocked the world with their performance!

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It’s funny, even with my children’s movies I can see these traits as well. For example in Planes, Dusty (a crop duster) has a dream to see and race around the world; he masterminds with others and develops a plan of action while maintaining the positive mental attitude and becomes a champion. The same goes for Monster’s University, from childhood “Mike” dreams of working on the scare floor at Monsters Inc. He has a burning desire and plan of action (attend university) and Master Mind Alliance with Sully eventually. He was able to achieve his dream, maybe not how he originally intending but he got there never the less.

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So ask yourself if a fictional plane, monster and the true story of 4 Jamaicans who achieved their dreams, what’s stopping you from achieving your dreams?

Absolutely nothing can stop you from achieving your dreams/ bliss, if you have these four things;

DMP+PMA+POA+MMA

So, where will your dreams/bliss take you?