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Week 4 Ut-Oh!! I am quitting again!

WOW!!!  One year ago I wrote the following post.  Honestly, after thinking about my journey thus far….today, I cannot say it better.  Not only does the journey continue…it is so much better than expected!!  Read on!

Up to this point my Master Keys journey has been “manageable”. Manageable is defined as the act of managing; further defined as the ability to direct, to control, to carry on, to cope with, to direct affairs, to succeed. I use this word specifically because this has been the nature of my journey thus far. I have completed assignments, participated in webinars, spent time sitting perfectly still learning to control my physical self, time thinking to control my thoughts and a host of other activities that require a serious commitment. I knew all of these things would be required when I committed to begin this 26 week journey. I knew it would take time each day. I knew I would be mentally stretched in ways I have never before experienced. But what I never expected was my reaction to reading the Master Keys.

At the beginning of this weeks studies, we learned that 100% of those on this journey would quit in Week 4. What do you mean QUIT?!! What he means is that each of us would either literally quit the journey by deciding that we are not ready OR we would quit giving just 90% of our effort to the journey. So immediately I thought, “Oh well in that case I quit! I am managing the journey just fine so I am going all in on this journey!”

Well Week 4 really “ups the ante” in our daily activities. Its not that we have more tasks added, this is the time to make these same daily activities have more weight or relevance to our real lives. Of course I am prepared for the work, after all I have made the commitment.

However, here is where this journey took a turn for me. You see, I love to read. I read a lot. I read all kinds of topics, all kinds of media – some even with video that can be quite moving. Well let me tell you, this weeks Master Key reading had me on the edge of my seat! My heart was pounding as I devoured every single word. There were questions answered that have been in the back of my mind for my entire lifetime. Some of my favorite scripture came flooding over me. As I looked around my office, I am amazed that these are very same scriptures I have written on sticky notes all over!

If ever the phase OMG was ever appropriate, it is now! I get it! I get why I must keep my commitments. I get why this time of trial in my life (which has gone on far too long) has created such growth in my spirit. I get why I have held firm on changing my career path. I get why my entire life has been about seeing the good in all situations. I get why I truly love people so much!

NOW I am ready for the rest of my journey. I QUIT! I quit just managing. I always keep my promises. Let the journey being for real!!

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Week 3 There’s that same question again!

What do I really want?

This might look like a simple enough question to answer. You ask, how hard can it be? These are some of the things that run though our minds…cool-Fancy-Swimming-Pool-Scheme8c5f156f1324c03360d691a6ba733a2a

I want a beautiful home, a really nice car, a super hot husband or a super hot wife, a great school for my kids, a fabulous vacation! Oh I mean, a fabulous vacation every year. No Wait! I mean several fabulous vacations every year! That’s what I want. Yes, that is what I want!resort-optimized

We even try one (or several) of these…

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So you work hard and you get all that! And that is all good! Great accomplishments!!

But then what? Well, what do you mean – then what? Well, think about it for a minute….

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You see, I have achieved a great many things on my list.  I was convinced that I had achieved success. In every sense of society today, indeed; I achieved success!  As many of you know, I am continuing my journey with the Master Keys. Perhaps though, not for the reason you may think.

Sure I want to be more successful, but it is so much more than that.

3a805743c2157c7b8ef64fd5215db232You see… last year I heard this “Follow your Bliss” statement several times. The guides even shared with us seven categories from which to choose the root of our bliss. Next, we wrote our 400 word description of what bliss would look like. They encouraged us to keep writing and re-writing this description until it was crystal Suspension_bridge_(PSF)clear. So clear that it could be considered architectural plans to build a bridge to our bliss.

I promise you that I did this assignment over and over and over, trying to create the bridge that would take me to my bliss! I read it faithfully as directed.

Interestingly, I observed that the assignment works beautifully!!

I manifested exactly what I was writing about!

Herein lies the problem…I know exactly WHO I want to become; and believe me, that part of my bridge is solid, beautiful; truly an impressive bridge!   But – and honestly it is a big BUT… the Bliss part…

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Well, let’s just say that you really need to Be TRUTHFUL TO YOUR SOUL when choosing your category.

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Otherwise at the end of constructionyou have a bridge to a place

 you do not want to go….

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Or you will have no clue where you are going to end up….

Trust me, it will not be your Bliss!

I am sure we can all agree that this looks nothing like Bliss…

Even if we have no idea what Bliss looks like!

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So I had two questions for myself to sit and think about …

Tune in next week and

let’s chat about it!


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Week 2 Missing the boat?

As I listened to our Master Key guides implore with our entire class to dig right into the material, following the assignments diligently and with ENTHUSIASM; I am reminded of the Parable of the Flood.  Let me refresh your memory…

A terrible storm came into a town and local officials sent out an emergency warning that the riverbanks would soon Flood warningoverflow and flood the nearby homes.  They ordered everyone in the town to evacuate immediately.

A faithful Christian man heard the warning and decided to stay, saying to himself, “I will trust God and if I am in danger, then God will send a divine miracle to save me.”  

The neighbors came by his house and said to him, “We’re leaving and there is room for you in our car, please come with us!”  But the man declined, “I have faith that God will save me.”

Escaping the flood in canoeAs the man stood on his porch watching the water rise up the steps, a man in a canoe paddled by and called to him, “Hurry and come into my canoe, the waters are rising quickly!”  But the man again said, “No thanks, God will save me.”  

The floodwaters rose higher pouring water into his living room and the man had to retreat to the second floor.  A police motorboat came by and saw him at the window.  “We will come up and rescue you!” they shouted,  

But the man refused, waving them off saying, “Use your time to save someone else!  

I have faith that God will save me!”

The flood waters rose higher and higher and the man had to climb up to his rooftop.

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A helicopter spotted him and dropped a rope ladder,  A rescue officer came down the ladder and pleaded with the man, “Grab my hand and I will pull you up!”  But the man STILL refused, folding his arms tightly to his body.  “No thank you! God will save me!”

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When in Heaven, the man stood before God and asked, “I put all of my faith in You.  Why didn’t you come and save me?”

And God said, “Son, I sent you a warning.  I sent you a car.  I sent you a canoe.  I sent you a motorboat.  I sent you a helicopter.  What more were you looking for?” 

Fellow Master Key classmates  and those considering the journey, take it from someone who wishes she headed the FIRST warning last season instead of waiting to ride out in the canoe!!  I urge you to dig in to our material and weekly assignments like they are a well crafted manuscript for the life of your dreams – BECAUSE THEY ARE!

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Week 1 Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back!

If you are a TV fan, you may have sang the title of this post and said, “Oh yeah, I remember that show!!”  YEP, I sang Welcome back Kotterthat theme song as I typed the title!  “Welcome back Kotter” was a TV series from 1975-1979 which still has re-runs on the oldies channels occasionally.  I have never been a big TV watcher, but the theme song played on the radio for a few years after the show ended.   Even though I only watched the show a few times as a special after school re-run, I liked the song back in the day!

Funny thing is, I haven’t heard or thought about that show in years; and I mean YEARS!  Yet the characters popped right into my head by the time I was thinking of the third “welcome back”!  That silly incident was social proof enough to remind me that the subconscious mind never forgets!!

Ok, you may ask, “Welcome back” to what??  Fair enough…

Welcome back to my Master Key Quest!!  I have been on a journey for about a year to find my true, sincere, heartfelt bliss.  You know, that path I want to take for the rest of my life that brings such joy to my heart that it makes me leap out of bed it the morning in anticipation!!  Maybe that sounds like a cliche to you right now, but I have discovered that it is a for real journey that anyone can take!!

mkmma3The Master Keys 2015 session has began!  So this week, I begin anew, again! As Og Mandino would say in the scroll marked I, “Today I begin a new life.”  OK, if I were still in school, you might immediately think I was “held back a grade”.  Oh on the contrary!!  I have progressed forward light years!  My fellow MKMMA sojourners and I, have been catapulted into the “genius in training” class as we learn more and more about an amazing tool that everyone has – our minds!!  I’d like to introduce a little icon that we recognize and welcome as a familiar sight… a reminder that we hold the key to creating a new blueprint in our own mind.

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I begin this session with such enthusiasm that I can hardly contain myself!!  I know it will be WORK.  Believe me I know, but I keep thinking about all the comments that I have heard during my journey thus far.  My friends, family and even my business partners have noticed that I am so much more calm and at peace with myself.  Many have said to me that they cannot believe how well I have handled all the challenges in my life over the past few years!  They tell me that they would never be able to handle it, let alone be so calm and happy.  Well, I assure you; it was not always so!!

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For a decisive person, I cannot believe how many times I have changed my mind during this journey about my actual “bliss”.  I have been amazed by my discoveries as I peel back the layers of what today’s world calls “success”.  I have been through woods, over rocky terrain, waded through creeks and even felt like I was drowning in the ocean at times.

Why do I go on?  The discovery, the awe, the hope, the closeness to God, the revelations, the crying – and yes there will be more crying, but the excitement from becoming a hero in my own life is more captivating than any movie I have ever watched!  I invite you to continue on this journey of discovery with me.  Perhaps you’ll be inspired to become a hero in your own life?

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