Monthly Archives: January 2015

Week -17 Coming Home

I am back, I was a away for a short time going through some much needed mental and physical repairs, the most serious of these malady’s was a Headectomy, this is a Greek term and is used when someone appears to have their head up their ass by virtue of their actions or inaction’s whichever the case may be and in my case it was a little of both.

It seems that I have been so caught up in the fervor of creating a new reality for myself that I was not being mindful or faithful to the Gatekeeper. My focus had been so far off the track for the last few weeks I am not even sure how the train kept rolling.

This was not my first time straying course but what is now painfully clear is that I consumed a vast amount of energy once again trying to control the world without, looking for my answers where I know they cannot be found. The one true gift I get to take away from this distraction is that, it is painfully and positively evident to me that I now know the difference between being on or off track, it wasn’t that long ago that I would have struggled with that distinction. In keeping with the theme of my last few posts, I would like to share some of my favorite passages from the Master Key System, especially with those who are not part of this terrific MKMMA program.

Excerpts from Part Seventeen:

We are told that Man has “dominion over all things”; this dominion is established
through 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.

The vibrations of mental forces are the finest and consequently the most
powerful in existence. To those who perceive the nature and transcend-ency of
mental force, all physical power sinks into insignificance.

We are accustomed to look upon the Universe with a lens of five senses, and
from these experiences our anthropomorphic conceptions originate, but true
conceptions are only secured by spiritual insight. This insight requires a quickening
of the vibrations of the Mind, and is only secured when the mind is
continuously concentrated in a given direction.

Continuous concentration means an even, unbroken flow of thought and is the
result of patient, persistent, persevering and well-regulated system.

Great discoveries are the result of long continued investigation.
The science of mathematics requires years of concentrated effort to master it,
and the greatest science that of the Mind is revealed only through concentrated effort.

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.

All knowledge is the result of concentration of this kind; it is thus that the secrets
of Heaven and Earth have been wrested; it is thus that the mind becomes a magnet
and the desire to know draws the knowledge, irresistibly attracts it, makes it your
own.

Peace, Mac

Week 16 The Cycle Of Life

I find it fascinating that I have lived for 58 years and in that time I have not been introduced to nor did I really understood this amazing Universal balance between, The Law of Sevens and how it applies to the Law of Growth. Having lived through the first 8 cycles of 7 so far and headed well into my ninth. I seem to have more questions today than answers.

Part of that is because I believe I am just now learning which questions to ask, these questions I contemplate might well be the first questions I have ever asked myself of any real importance. I am also finding the doors for opportunity, learning, giving and growing are opening in front of me on a regular basis and I feel a sense of excitement as I anticipate whats around the bend and the next opportunity to reveal itself.

I started this journey, my hero’s journey into the Master Keys 4 months ago feeling as if I might have waited to long to get started, but today I know for sure it is my time and my time has come.

The following is an excerpt from the Master Key System; Chapter 16

Life is growth, and growth is change, each seven years period takes us into a new
cycle. The first seven years is the period of infancy.

The next seven the period of childhood, representing the beginning of individual
responsibility. The next seven represents the period of adolescence.

The fourth period marks the attainment of full growth.The fifth period is the
constructive period, when men begin to acquire property, possessions, a home and family.

The next from 35 to 42, is a period of reactions and changes, and this in turn is
followed by a period of reconstruction, adjustment and recuperation, so as to be
ready for a new cycle of sevens, beginning with the fiftieth year.

Week 15- We Reap What We Sow

The following are excerpts from week 15 of the Master Key System written by Charles Haanel in 1912. This week in my blog I am simply sharing some of these teachings for those who may not have had an opportunity to read this material for themselves. It is not in it’s entirety but more over some of my favorite paragraphs from this weeks work book.

1. The laws under which we live are designed solely for our advantage. These laws
are immutable and we cannot escape from their operation.

2. All the great eternal forces act in solemn silence, but it is in our power to place
ourselves in harmony with them and thus express a life of comparative peace and
happiness.

3. Difficulties, inharmonies, and obstacles, indicate that we are either refusing to
give out what we no longer need, or refusing to accept what we require.

4. Growth is attained through an exchange of the old for the new, of the good for
the better; it is a conditional or reciprocal action, for each of us is a complete
thought entity and this completeness makes it possible for us to receive only as we
give.
5. We cannot obtain what we lack if we tenaciously cling to what we have. We are
able to consciously control our conditions as we come to sense the purpose of what
we attract, and are able to extract from each experience only what we require for
our further growth. Our ability to do this determines the degree of harmony or
happiness we attain.

6. The ability to appropriate what we require for our growth, continually increases
as we reach higher planes and broader visions, and the greater our abilities to know
what we require, the more certain we shall be to discern its presence, to attract it
and to absorb it. Nothing may reach us except what is necessary for our growth.

7. All conditions and experiences that come to us do so for our benefit. Difficulties
and obstacles will continue to come until we absorb their wisdom and gather from
them the essentials of further growth.

8. That we reap what we sow is mathematically exact. We gain permanent strength
exactly to the extent of the effort required to overcome difficulties.

9. The inexorable requirements of growth demand that we exert the greatest
degree of attraction for what is perfectly in accord with us. Our highest happiness
will be best attained through our understanding of, and conscious cooperation with
natural laws.

10. In order to possess vitality thought must be impregnated with love. Love is a
product of the emotions. It is therefore essential that the emotions be controlled
and guided by the intellect and reason.

Week-14 Persistence

Part of  this weeks exercise was  to watch 1 of 4 movies that were recommended to us and to really capture and emotionalize the four defining elements of persistence which are summarized as, 1) A Definite Major Purpose in Life, 2) A Positive Mental Attitude, 3) A Plan Of Action and 4) A Master Mind Alliance.

As it turned out I had seen all 4 movies previously over the years, and I remembered enjoying each of them. Well, we love movies in my home and so we got a chance to watch all 4 of them again over the break, and all I can say is wow talk about a whole new perspective on things.

After viewing them for a second time, I realized I had not truly captured the essence or spirit behind them. I do not want to talk about the movies we watched and create a spoiler for those who have not seen them, but I encourage you to view these movies and look for the four elements listed above when you are watching them.

See for yourself, how these keys fit into your life and how you can use them to help you find your Bliss. They are like small puzzle pieces that you may possess in part or in whole but one without the others can leave you feeling lost or mislead you and take you off track or even cause you to quit on your dreams altogether when you are unable to make the connection.

Defining your Definite Major Purpose and a Positive Mental Attitude can take some real soul searching for some of us and then keeping  them is not light work either, especially when the going gets rough. Developing these first two key components is vital for your success and is vital in creating your Plan Of Action. Find a mentor or trusted adviser, someone you respect and who respects you and what you are trying to accomplish.

By using the strengths of others through your Master Mind Alliance you can begin to put these four elements into harmony with your goals, they are all essential.

You can call it what you want, but if you have a true desire, a passionate heart and will persist until you succeed, you can achieve anything, even if you lack the talent that others think is required.

The movies: Rudy, Cool Running’s, Door to Door and October Sky make sure you watch them with your kids, no matter how old they are. Peace, Mac