Wk24 You Choose YOU!

Connecting this Master Keys journey to a bag of groceries.  You need food to survive, so you go to the grocery store and fill a bag with groceries.  When you get home you need to figure out how to prepare the food – you need a recipe, a plan. A plan gives the assortment  of foods life. Combining the right amount of ingredients to create a pleasing flavor.  A recipe for success. A plan to use my gifts to fulfill my definite major purpose.

The Master Keys final week Lesson 24:15 All thought is a form of energy, a rate of vibration, but a thought of the Truth is the highest rate of vibration known and consequently destroys every form of error in exactly the same way that light destroys darkness; no form of error can exist when the “Truth” appears, so that your entire mental work consists in coming into an understanding of the Truth. This will enable you to overcome every form of lack, limitation or disease of any kind.”

24:16 “We can get no understanding of the truth from the world without; the world without is relative only; Truth is absolute. We must therefore find it in the “world within.”

24:29. “Now, the only activity which the spirit possesses is the power to think. Therefore, thought must be creative, because spirit is creative. This creative power is impersonal and your ability to think is your ability to control it and make use of it for the benefit of yourself and others.”

Imagination: Ability of the mind to be creative or resourceful. Imagination is on my Franklin makeover this week. It truly is all connected.

MK Lessons learned: My presence alters everything around me. I am the Student. I am my Teacher.  I am the Observer. I am Self-Reliant. I form Good Habits. I greet each day with Love in my Heart. I Give More and Get More in return. I am Kind. I will Persist until I Succeed. I am nature’s Greatest Miracle.  What would the future me do next?  Everything is Connected. I will Live Each Day as if it were my Last.  I will be Master of my Emotions. Everything is True to itself.  Through Silence and Focus I can find my true nature. I am Creative. I will Succeed.

“Though an inheritance of acres may be bequeathed, an inheritance of knowledge and wisdom cannot. The wealthy man may pay others for doing his work for him, but it is impossible to get his thinking done for him by another or to purchase any kind of self-culture.” – S. Smiles

The small voice inside me has found direction – finding my gift and giving it away. You choose you!


MK Week 23: Creativity Activated

Master Key Week 23: “Creative thought requires attention, and the power of attention is, as we have found, the weapon of the Super-man. Attention develops concentration, and concentration develops Spiritual Power, and Spiritual Power is the mightiest force in existence.”

The past few weeks have been especially disappointing.  The Master Keys course is quickly coming to the end.  After 23 weeks into this and seeing many successes, then experiencing several losses – I am seeing myself sliding backward with feelings of self-pity. Thoughts of failure, loss of sleep, feelings of increased anger, frustration, self-doubt, and anxiety consume me.

Master Key Part Lesson Twenty-Three: “In the part which I have the honor to transmit herewith you will find that money weaves itself into the entire fabric of our very existence; that the law of success is service; that we get what we give, and for this reason we should consider it a great privilege to be able to give.”

I thought I was giving a lot, but I think I gave too much in that I took away the balance in my life.  I was as they say in the MK – reverting back to my old blueprint. Pleasing everyone but myself. My Franklin Makeover this week is “a Pleasing Personality”. At first I thought of this as letting people walk all over me, but I know that there needs to be give and take.

Haanel’s 23:3 “…The law of compesation will demand of him an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.” 23:5 “You can make a money magnet of yourself, but to do so you must first consider how you can make money for other people. If you have the necessary insight to perceive and utilize opportunities and favorable conditions and recognize values, you can put yourself in position to take advantage of them, but your greatest success will come as you are enabled to assist others. What benefits one must benefit all.”

I kept re-reading Og Mandino’s Scroll VI: Weak is he who permits his thought to control his actions; strong is he who forces his actions to control his thoughts. Each day, when I awaken, I will follow this plan of battle before I am captured by the forces of sadness, self-pity and failure –

“If I feel depressed I will sing. If I feel sad I will laugh. If I feel ill I will double my labor. If I feel fear I will plunge ahead. If I feel inferior I will wear new garments. If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice. If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come. If I feel incompetent I will remember past success. If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals. Today I will master of my emotions.”

Finally it hit me – I wasn’t taking time for myself.  I lost my focus.  I had always worked using my creativity, putting together ideas for clients.  It didn’t matter to me if they actually used the specific ideas. The point is that my ideas, spurred more ideas with my clients and gave me the reputation as the go-to person. Just by concentrating on my creativity I began feeling energized again.  I activated my creativity from within.

Haanel 23: “The power of attention is called concentration; this power is directed by the will; for this reason we must refuse to concentrate or think of anything except the things we desire.”

W. Clement Stone wrote: “You can accomplish anything you want provided it is not contradictory to the laws of God and man and you are willing to pay the price.”

Lesson 23: “This is the science which embraces all sciences. It is the art which, above all arts, is relevant to human life. In the mastery of this science and this art there is opportunity for unending progression. Perfection in this is not acquired in six days, nor in six weeks, nor in six months. It is the labor of life. Not to go forward is to go backward.”

This isn’t a “one and done”. “It takes less energy to succeed than fail.” The entire Master Keys Lessons, Haanel, the Franklin makeover, the Service Cards, Og Mandino, the Blueprint, the 7 Laws of the Mind, Emerson, my DMP, the people I have come in contact with as part of the Master Keys – doesn’t end. They are with me on my journey through the rest of my life.

Today I will be master of my emotions. I will become master of myself. I will become great.

Week 22A: Healing Hands

Haanel Week 22 – “The problem, then, before us in the healing of disease is to increase the inflow and distribution of vital energy throughout the system, and this scan only be done by eliminating thoughts of fear, worry, care, anxiety, jealousy, hatred, and every other destructive thought, which tend to tear down and destroy the nerves and glands which control the excretion and elimination of poisonous and waste matter.”

I have struggled with extreme chafed skin on my hands that can bring tears to my eyes.  Through much “persistence” (which also is on my Franklin Makeover list this week), attempted everything including eliminating contact with any chemicals, and finally a 7 day body cleanse with fruits and vegetables.  I had found relief but in the past month it began again.  Is it stress or contact with some type of chemical?  Is it hitting a milestone of years in my life? I have allowed stress control me through lack of sleep, feelings of fear, unworthiness, guilt, and anger, and to get out of control in the last month.  Why do successes, feel undeserved? How can one make such strides forward and then regress.  Are these my dragons striking their burning breath onto my skin? Are my hands reminders of how I need to let go?

In the last 6 months of the Master Keys,  I been pulling out something that spoke to me from each of six  of Og Mandino’s  Scrolls… I :”Today I begin a new Life.”; II: “I greet this day with Love in my Heart.”; II: “If I continue to charge forward I will Succeed.”; IV: “I am nature’s greatest miracle.”; V: I live each day as if it’s my last.”; VI: All nature is a circle of moods and I am part of nature and so, like the tides, my moods will rise; my moods will fall. Today I will be master of my emotions.”

I have seen my improvements, yet I am a part of nature and will have ups and downs.  Og refers to us as a wheel constantly turning – like flowers that bloom then fade.

In the Master Keys study – Haanel says 22:2. “If the state of our health is not all that could be desired, let us examine our method of thinking; let us remember that every thought produces an impression on the mind; every impression is a seed which will sink into the subconscious and form a tendency; the tendency will be to attract other similar thoughts and before we know it we shall have a crop which must be harvested.”

22:4 “If there is any physical condition which it is necessary to change, the law governing visualization will be found effective. Make a mental image of physical perfection, hold it in the mind until it is absorbed by the consciousness. Many have eliminated chronic ailments in a few weeks by this method, and thousands have overcome and destroyed all manner of ordinary physical disturbances by this method in a few days, sometimes in a few minutes.”

22:28 “For your exercise this week concentrate on Tennyson’s beautiful lines ‘Speak to Him, thou, for He hears, and spirit with spirit can meet, Closer is He than breathing, and nearer than hands and feet.’ Then try to realize that when you do “Speak to Him” you are in touch with Omnipotence.”

“Because thought is spiritual and therefore creative and correlates with its object and brings it into manifestation.”

Listening to the “Science of Getting Rich” by Wallace Wattles notes that one should not overwork – not be inefficient, not try to do tomorrows work today.  “You must never lose sight of your vision of what you want or your faith or purpose to get what you want.”  

I am concentrating on thoughts and visualization of success and am feeling the healing of my hands.

Master Keys Week 22 – Seed of Life

seedoflifeThis week beginning Og’s Scroll VI: “Today I will be the master of my emotions. …Like the flowers, today’s full bloom of joy will fade and wither into despondency, yet I will remember that as today’s dead flower carries the seed of tomorrow’s bloom so, too, does today’s sadness carry the seed of tomorrow’s joy.”

 Master Keys Week 22, Hannel says: “…thoughts are spiritual seeds, which, when planted in the subconscious mind, have a tendency to sprout and grow, but unfortunately the fruit is frequently not to our liking.  All life is based upon these constructive and destructive activities, and as food, water and air are the only requisites necessary for the construction of cells, it would seem that the problem of prolonging life indefinitely would not be a very difficult one.   The problem, then before us in the healing of disease is to increase the inflow and distribution of vital energy throughout the system by eliminating thoughts of fear, worry, care, anxiety, jealousy, hatred, and every other destructive thought…”

focusInteresting how in Week 20 – Building the Perfect Plan – story of the “Hedgehog defeats the Fox”… keeping it simple by determining your top 3 key things that will lead to your success. Focus 80% of your time within the area of where 3 of your key items overlap.  This circle pattern shows up in the seven interlocking symbols of The Seed of Life symbol. Some believe these represent the seven days in which God created life. Once all seven circles were formed the seed of life was born.

These circles form part of a larger symbol of sacred geometry. The Flower of Life is made of circles, appearing in ancient cultures across the globe, all the same and all known by the same name.  Within the Flower of Life is the Trinity symbol, Tree of Life symbol, and a cluster of circles – the Egg of Life. The Egg of Life is a made up of 8 cells in a 3 dimensional pattern.  Our physical existence is made up of that structure.  fruitoflifeThe Flower of Life completed 13 circles make up the Fruit of Life symbol.  Connecting a line with all points within these 13 circles, creates Metatron’s Cube which contains the 5 unique shapes and symbols of the 6 elements of the Universe (Tetrahedron-Fire, Hexahedron-Earth, Octahedron-Air, Icosahedron-Water, Dodecahedron-Energy and a Sphere-Voidness).

Ultimately we have the genetic makeup to improve.  Our parents instilled fear in us when we were small to protect us from danger.  “Don’t run with scissors or you will get hurt!” “Don’t talk back!”  We listened and did things for our safety.  Then society imposes it’s own control over us, much of it holds us back. Now all grown up we can choose to stay in our comfort zone to avoid hurt, fear, and to please others. Staying in our comfort zone won’t let us be the seed that grows. tools
We can use things from our comfort zone – hurt feelings, guilt, fear, unworthiness, and anger as tools to improve. We can use the energy created from anger toward our definite major purpose.  Guilt can help us realize our mistake. What am I in fear of? Guilt opens our soul to honesty. Acknowledge the mistake and use that energy to make the necessary changes.

I can have anything I want, I just can’t have everything I want, at this particular moment.  Overfilling the plate loses energy, focus and time. Not focusing and indecisiveness leads us to feel unworthy.  Listen to my voice. The key is to choose my heart’s desire. Choose what I truly want and focus my time there. Give myself permission to realize my definite major purpose.  What would the person I intend to become do next? Plant the seed and help it grow.

Master Key Week 21: Finding My Way to Nemo

Week 21 of the Master Keys journey reminds me of the Disney movie “Finding Nemo”.  Guess Disney animated movies are my life as I have grandchildren, plus I admire the creativity of the animated movies. In “Finding Nemo”, there is a series of impossibilities achieved by facing fear through using tools to achieve an end goal.  Marlin, a clown fish, loses his partner Coral and all but one of their eggs to a barracuda. The last egg, Nemo, runs away because of his hurt feelings about being different.  He gets captured by some divers. The rest of the movie is about all the obstacles in Marlin’s quest in finding Nemo, as well as Nemo’s wanting to return to his father. Both Marlin and Nemo are pushed out of their comfort zones to obtain their end goal – finding each other.  Ok -there are so many lessons here.   nemo
The “7 Levels of Thinking” 1) Copy-learn to deal with new situations. Both Marlin and Nemo battle with and overcome sharks, nets, jellyfish, a fish tank; 2) Effective-figure out what works for you. Continued      persistence in finding each other; 3) Efficient-repeat tasks that allow you to be more efficient at them. Through persistence, they make friends and face adversity to their advantage. Nemo makes several attempts to jam a fish tank filter. 4) Improve-practice until you get better. Nemo plays dead, and succeeds in jamming the the fish tank filter. 5) Cut-leave things behind that aren’t helpful to your definite major purpose. Marlin and Nemo ride on boats, turtles, currents, in the process of improving their situations.  6) Different-do things different to achieve your objective. Both Father and Son have to do things different in all of their adventures to survive.  Survival dealing with other sea life and humans. 7) Impossible– a miracle. Dory who meets up with Marlin, find themselves swallowed by a whale. Dory communicates with the whale, which carries them to their destination, and they escape through the whales blowhole. A ‘Miracle’. In the end, Marlin and Nemo find each other and of course live happily ever after.

I relate to both Marlin and Nemo. Marlin is overprotective and trying to conform findyourselfeinsteinand Nemo is running away because of being different and having hurt feelings.  This week is “specialized knowledge” on my list for the Franklin makeover.  This is the part where I get a bit lost.  I am different.  I can’t accept conformity.  Not a bad thing. It is what has taken me out of my comfort zone and also allowed me to survive through some difficult situations in my path.  It’s not that I don’t think I have specialized knowledge, it’s in how can I apply it to be the most beneficial and to allow myself to use it.  You can have all the knowledge in the world, but need to use it.  Fear  – anger – unworthiness – guilt – hurt feelings are all threats to my success.  But I find anger is my biggest tool to fighting negative feelings.  Using anger in a effective way to push myself to step up and prove myself wrong that I can really do something, or, prove myself right that I can do something.  Either way, I win. Og V says, “Procrastination I will destroy with action; doubt I will bury under faith ; fear will dismember with confidence.” 

“The possibilities of thought training are infinite, its consequence eternal, and yet few take the pains to direct their thinking into channels that will do them good, but instead leave all to chance.” Marden

Master Key Week 20: Wish Upon My Star

wishuponstarWishing upon a star… As a child, whatever I wished for upon a star was certainly to come true or so I thought.  But as I grew up – that concept was as ridiculous as being able to twitch your nose like the show “Bewitched”. To make things appear or disappear or happen as you wish them to be – impossible.  Then someone opened the door to the Master Keys Mastermind Alliance Experience.

Master Keys Week 20 – “…You are a visualizing entity. Imagination is your workshop.  It is here that your ideal is to be visualized.”  If you visualize success or if you visualize disaster – it will come upon you.  What! This goes against everything that I have been taught to think.

20:3: “All great things come through recognition; the scepter of power is consciousness, and thought is its messenger, and this messenger is constantly molding the realities of the invisible world into the conditions and environments of your objective world.”

20:6: “The secret of power is a perfect understanding of the principles, forces, methods and combinations of Mind, and a perfect understanding of our relationship to the Universal Mind. It is well to remember that this principle is unchangeable; if this were not so, it would not be reliable; all principles are changeless.”

This week also working on my Franklin Makeover list – “Enthusiasm”.  There are lots of things I am enthusiastic about – then there is my comfort zone, which hides from enthusiasm.  Again those questions pop up. “What am I pretending not to know?” and “What would the person I intend to be do next?”  Be enthusiastic that I am doing the Master Keys and the steps to achieve my definite major purpose.  This guides me to stay on task.  Do the lessons. Don’t waste time with things that don’t matter.  Spend time in silence. Concentrate. Visualize. I hold the keys to every problem before me.  There are those ‘keys’ again.  Just need to find the right set of keys.

We’ve also been posed with to post how our fear, hurt feelings, anger, guilt and unworthiness can be used to expand our comfort zone – how can we use these for our greater good.  Pretty much all of these are certainly show stoppers and how is it possible hey be helpful? I have been posing that to my mind throughout the week in varied situations. When you think about it, in nature everything goes out of it’s comfort zone to gain something.  A butterfly is first a caterpillar. before it can fly. The seed must burst open under the weight of the dirt before it can sprout, then stay strong against the elements before it can flower.  Mel Robins in a TED Talk states the probability of us being born is 1 in 400 trillion. We fought to be here.  Week 20 notes at some point, many of us stop living by age 25.

fishjumpMaster Keys – Imagination is the only bridge to enthusiasm.  I am living the life I have chosen.  To achieve or grow, I need to step out of my comfort zone. I need inspiration. I need to think, create and change.  I will perceive my power through silence. Let my childhood imagination come alive . I will  not wish for but visualize and realize success.

Week 19: Frozen Heart

This Master Keys Alliance Week 19 for me is concentrating on “Decisiveness”.  It is also the discussion about fear being a powerful form of thought.  Fear is paralyzing.  “The way to develop decisiveness is to start right where you are, with the very next question you face.” Napoleon Hill

decisivenessLast week I concentrated on “Self-Control”. Most have heard of the song “Let It Go” from the animated Disney movie, “Frozen”.    This week I made an Elsa Doll birthday cake for my granddaughter, Brooklyn’s “Frozen Themed Party”.  In the movie “Frozen”, Elsa has the power to turn a heart to ice.  Her father tells her to keep her hands covered by gloves, hiding her true feelings. Fear drives Elsa to shut herself off from her younger sister, Anna, and everyone else so she can’t hurt anyone.

I have isolated my own feelings many times. Always afraid of what someone may think of me or not wanting confrontation. Family or teachers pre-peg you to their ideas of you.  No one asked what I was interested in.  I didn’t ask questions and didn’t know the questions to ask.  I saw my acceptable choices as being limited.  I loved art and spent hours creating.  I thought it was not a realistic career choice.  It’s not that my parents weren’t supportive, there just wasn’t any discussion.  I didn’t even think of discussing it with them.  Thought I needed to do it on my own. School wasn’t much help in finding a direction. Observation and assumptions.  Follow the plan. Go to college or get married or both.  It was the plan you were expected to follow.  Following someone else’s plan results in failure.  As the song goes, “Conceal don’t feel. Don’t let them in, don’t let them see.”  Frozen life, frozen heart.  icepath

Self-control and decisiveness go together. By looking at both with a different perspective, neither means you are limiting your options. Together they give you power over fear and direction in life choices to achieve your dreams.

Keeping ourselves from feeling is not healthy. Anger, frustration, depression, illness are all unhealthy and a setup for disaster.  Do not waste ones sacrifices and do not turn the crisis into an uncontrolled disaster.

MKMA Lesson 19:13, 14, 15 “We have then come to know that Mind is the only principle which is operative in the physical, mental, moral and spiritual world.  We also know that this mind is static, mind at rest, we also know that the ability of the individual to think is his ability to act upon the Universal Mind and convert it into dynamic mind, or mind in motion. In order to do this, fuel must be applied in the form of food, for man cannot think without eating, and so we find that even a spiritual activity such as thinking cannot be converted into sources of pleasure and profit except by making use of material means.”  “When the individual stops eating he stops thinking; then he no longer acts upon the Universal; there is consequently no longer any action or reaction; the Universal is then only pure mind in static form – mind at rest.”

How amazing that by putting Lesson 19 into practice, continuously feeding ourselves positive affirmations, and allowing our minds to be at rest, we can find our power.  We can’t push forward if we are moving backward. From the Frozen song: “It’s funny how some distance makes everything seem small, And the fears that once controlled me can’t get to me at all.”  It was the younger sister Anna who was always hopeful for the future. She helped Elsa find the key to using her power for good.

Valentines Day is next week – a time to express love for those we care about.  Selfless sacrifice has the power to thaw a frozen heart. frozenheartWe can also love ourselves.  I am thankful for my special talents and opportunities to use them for a greater good.

Week 18: Worthiness

lawofgrowthLaw of Growth – Whatever we think about grows. What we forget atrophies.   – The Seven Laws of the Mind.

Keeping thought on the positive and productive note I think is one of the hardest things to do.  Negative news surrounds us. Sensationalism – the bigger the tragedy the better the story.  Drama.  False news.  How can we think about good things when constantly barraged with the bad.  If someone doesn’t have a some type of trouble they don’t deserve better.  Watch “Dancing with the Stars” and you hear about some trauma that each faced before “the dance”.  Then suddenly they do this amazing performance and they won over adversity. Which one suffered the most, pulled most on your heart strings to be worthy of your vote?  Please just dance to the music and skip the narrative.  But we look for the drama. Watch a soap opera and there is nothing but drama.  Watch the old Western movie – the good guy vs. the bad guy.  No different than any movie.  Isn’t that what keeps us watching? Politics – there can’t possibly be any good. The ‘other side” is always evil. If they won, they must have cheated?  Can we not have hope for the good?  Is it not just possible someone truly wants to do good for others? Can’t there be a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?

kindnessemersonThis week for me is about “Self Control”.  That definitely goes along with keeping focus on whatever we think about grows. I think one of the most awesome exercises in the Master Keys Mastermind Alliance is writing down all the things we have done in our life, our gratitudes, performing random acts of kindness, doing the daily readings from Og Mandino’s “The Greatest Salesman”.  How amazing in recognizing the we are each nature’s greatest miracle.  We should live each day as if it is our last.  It is our opportunity to not waste precious time. No one but you can take away your dream, your drive, your aspirations but yourself.  Planning time to think and growing our creative mind.  Time to dream.become

So that we Live a Life worthy of the calling you have received. Be humble and gentle, be patient, bearing with one another in love.  Ephesians 4:1-2



Week 17HJ: Hero’s Need a Hug and a Good-bye

Hero: a person who is admired or idealized for courage, oldworldmaptooloutstanding achievements, or noble qualities.

Master Keys Master Mind Alliance Lesson 17HJ is about the Hero’s Journey.  How to be the hero in our own story.  The power to place ourselves in harmony and growth – exchange of good for better.  The hero’s journey is a series of steps. Call to Adventure – Death to the Old Self. Rebirth to the New Self. The call to adventure may arise through times of sitting, relaxation and allowing creativity. We face challenges and temptations in a transformation that may be realized through encouragement of helpers or mentors. This results in the death of our old self and a transformation into our new self to reach harmony – being one, living in faith and service to others. We find the better us. The cycle of Separation, Initiation, Return and Completion.

jonahwhaleNote the story of Jonah and the Whale.  At first Jonah refused God’s call to action to go to Nineveh, that great city, and preach the word of the God.  A great storm caused Jonah to be thrown overboard from a ship and God commanded a great fish to swallow Jonah.  Jonah cried for the Lord to save him.  After God saved Jonah. Jonah then answered God’s call.

“Laws of Thought – Our power to place ourselves in harmony – through exercises – tools to navigate.”  Master Keys Alliance had a hug day for all the exercised kindnesses that happened that week. I record and focus on good things I have achieved. I strive to be kind – even to myself. I give up things that hold me down. I say good-bye to what others ideas of who and what I should be or do. It’s not about being selfish or self-centered. It’s about changing habits.  Being better.

And no it’s not a perfect process. I have stumbled by refusing to let go of the old. Peptides – old habits tied to associative memories. If those associative memories are holding me back, it’s time to give them a hug and a good-bye. Finding that those feelings pop up and make definehugme question whether I can do it. Many of those old feelings are related to what I  think others think of me. Feelings of confusion allow those old feeling to control me and that means refusing the call to harmony.  But persistence is on my mind. Hero’s always have bumps in the road. But they persist.

This week is also my chosen week to concentrate on “Taking Initiative”.  In Haanel’s  17:10 – “Spiritual Truth is therefore the controlling factor; it is this which will enable you to grow out of limited attainment and reach a point where you will be able to translate modes of thought into character and consciousness.” Emerson wrote: “The journey is within.”  “Give more, get more.”  I am taking this journey and there is no turning back.  In making decisions, I ask myself, “What would the future me do?” Take Initiative. Program my new self with new habits. Start and Continue.  A make-over is not just diet or exercise or new make-up or making a relationship better or better business.  It is all of them together.
There are clear choices:  a) Return to the unknown; b) Hold on to old feelings and stay confused. or c) Move forward – take initiative – the Hero’s Journey.runrace

MKMA noted that when you learn the answers to the following four questions you can have peace without fear and truly live.  1) What is the source of spirit? 2) What is the reason for our existence? 3) What is worth living for? 4) What is worth dying for? Do I want to answer those questions?  Am I afraid to answer those questions.

Answer the call…Give your old self a Hug and a Good-bye and say hello to the new you. Be your Hero!good-bye

Week 17: Discipline – Persistent, Continuous Action

Discipline is on the top of my Franklin makeover list this week.  Discipline requires focusing my thoughts – continued concentration.  If I wish to concentrate on discipline, I must eliminate self-abandonment or unrestrainedness.  From the Blueprint Builder:: “I know I have the ability to achieve the object of my definite major purpose in life, therefore, I DEMAND of myself persistent, continuous action toward its attainment, and I here and now promise to render such action.”

disciplineMaster Keys Lesson 17:1 “We are told that Man has ‘dominion overall all things’, this dominion is established though the mind. : Thought is the activity which controls every principle beneath it. The highest principle by reason of its superior essence and qualities necessarily determines the circumstances, aspects and relation of everything with which it comes in contact.”

My week was greeted with difficult people – trying not let those things control me. Stop! Have Courage – Be Kind.  Not easy. Just completed 7 of a 21 day body detox. Thought about quitting the detox. Stop. If you start something – you need to finish it. Now I need the 7 day mental diet from people’s rough language.  But took that harbored energy to focus in the direction of my definite major purpose.  Did a sit, got a manicure, then to the gym to burn off some energy.  Amazing when you are upset you don’t feel anything on the treadmill.  Then weights, lifting stress off my shoulders.  It allowed me to focus on what matters..  Came home and booked a trip for a retreat that I have been waffling over for the past two weeks.  I am doing this.

Master Keys 16: The Seven Cyles or Stages of Life – from Infancy to Reconstruction to Harmony – constant change is inevitable and we can convert every difficulty into a blessing. 16:15 “…On the other hand, we can form our own mental images, through our own interior processes of thought regardless of the thoughts of others, regardless of exterior conditions, regardless of environment of every kind, and it is by the exercise of this power that we can control our own destiny, body, mind and soul.”

Acknowledged with an award which included a bonus this week.  What was my focus on receiving that award? Is it to prove to someone else that I can do it.  What will they think of me if I don’t succeed? What am I doing to myself to achieve this?  Long hours, exhaustion, stress, time away from my family.  Nothing that is included on my DMP.  This is where the glass get foggy.  “The Gal in the Glass” “You can fool the whole world down the pathway of years, And get pats on the back as you pass, But your final reward will be heartaches and tears If you’ve cheated the gal in the glass.” Then a real reward –  a client telling me they felt like they were treated as if they were my only client.  Accent my differences..galinglasskb

Doing a 21 day detox with vegetables and fruits, you wonder how your body can get so far off course.  21 days to break a habit. So change direction. I need a clear focused mind – discipline – to follow a daily routine of good habits that will take me to my ultimate goals.  Schedule my daily calendar and don’t hit snooze.  I practice and improve.

Master Keys Lesson 17:2 Every obstacle conquered, every victory gained, will give you more faith in your power, and you will have greater ability to win.. Your strength is determined by your mental attitude; if this attitude is one of success, and is permanently held with an unswerving purpose, you will attract to you from the invisible domain the things you silently demand. 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.”