The Grand Finnally

Confidence;

  1. Freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities.
  2. A feeling of trust (in someone or something)
  3. A state of confident hopefulness that events will be favorable.

(hope; is a word which means, expecting the outcome your seeking.)

Boldness;

  1. the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger.
  2. impudent aggressiveness
  3. the quality of standing out strongly and distinctly.

Bold;

  1. fearless and daring.
  2. clear and distinct.

Patients; adjective

  1. enduring trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance

Coming to the end of our 26 week course of the Master Key System. It has become clear that the journey has only just begun. Examining ourselves as the observers, breathing in fresh knowledge, we discover our world within. Discovering our barriers of brick and mortar, we begin to chip away at the walls which imprisons our true nature. Revealing the new man, the true man, the man intended from the beginning of time, he can only emerge when the old man is slain, dying like a seed planted in the rich, moist earth. Sprouting under the warm rays of sunshine, that gives life & growth, as a people with kind and tender hearts, purpose and harmony with self and all creation.

This above all: “to thine own self be true,” And it must follow, as the night the day,Thou canst not then be false to any man. Farewell, my blessing season this in thee” -Shakespeare-

Embarking on a new frontier, Amazed by the existence of this uncharted wilderness, we blaze forward on the paths of our own creation, making us pathfinders, making us heroes – Go forward in peace.

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Week 23***Good News***

Yeah, yeah. I know I’m a little late, probably underdressed too. There’s absolutely no way I can get my mind off what I have been learning and experiencing. The reads, the sits, the cards, all the exercises, have had a profound effect on my thoughts & actions. Read the following story with care and understand. When I changed the way I looked at my situation, everything changed. I snapped out of my “Stink’n Think’n”. I couldn’t have done it without the knowledge I’ve gained here.

I got a little angry with the medical industry last week. I was passed around like a bad head cold at a daycare, from one specialist to another. Pulmonary specialist sent me back to the sleep therapist for the second time saying the Co2 levels were too high in my lungs and I had a problem with hypo ventilating, causing my O2 levels to drop. I did the sleep study and discovered my health was improving, not a little but a lot. Everything the Pulmonary Specialist diagnosed was wrong. There’s much more but I’ll spare you.

I was thrilled that my efforts of true health were coming to pass, I’ve been doing the work at a local gym. Happy to get the good news and find out the fear they tried to collar me with was bad thinking on their part. My primary doctor was skeptical and did not share in my joy, even though he was faced with facts, I felt he was upset because he was losing a customer, that thought made me itch. After two days of being mad, because of his reaction and feeling sorry for myself, and being a little apprehensive on how they could blemish my medical records. I suddenly realized, that “Hey I’m improving”. Things are unfolding just the way there were supposed to and I’m standing firm on the security of my Higher Power. My heart was pricked with gratitude. Grateful that I submitted to the testing that revealed the facts. Went through the experience. Grateful that my hard work of diet and exercise were paying off, and I’m seeing the first part of my DMP coming into view, with the rest following. We were designed to heal and I heal fast. We were created perfect, We are all miracles. God will not withhold. He’s already given us his very best   10176157_10152348974620827_5809109809563761938_n

Week 22A *** To be or Not, That is the Question?***

Revelation since the Master Keys. We more often than not have a choice. Like Shakespeare stated “To be or not to be, that is the question.” Are you choosing how you want to be? Or do we  merely covet the rewards without regards of taking the journey at hand, to win the victors crown? Are we reacting to or conforming to the whims of others, established by fears, installed by the duration of our years of travel? Putting on our reality can be as easy as putting on a smile or assuming a frown. All things created were created for a purpose and God created us all for greatness. What makes people different from the rest of creation is our ability choose, we can choose to think one thing or change our minds. We have the ability to accept or reject truth. But who is wise and can discern truth? Jesus walked on water, so did Peter, witnessed by 13 men, either this is historical fact or a metaphor, meaning it’s a well-crafted story designed with the purpose of teaching a deeper truth. After learning more about natural law, cause and effect and the rest, when I read scripture, I see something even grander on my return efforts of reading and that would be understanding, the revolutionary and outstanding insights of Haanel has helped me to strengthen my faith. Holding in my thoughts to truths I have discovered, that the word is the light that is shining on the deepest parts of my inner most being. and my God, by his awesome and creative power which caused the creation of the universe and holds it altogether in harmony, lives in me, the living word encourages me to “be” a partaker of His marvelous nature and “be” in harmony with Him.

Hamlet struggled with life and death, as do most people. Many are the wounds caused by slothfulness and mediocrity,forming slaves of ignorance blinded by conformity, oblivious to the truth not knowing the key is in their hearts. What am I pretending not to know? Some would say “That the truth is out there.” Missing the fact that “The truth is within.” Planted as a seed at my first breath, before I had a name.

“To be or not to be.” Is it for the death of ego that Hamlet is seeks?

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Week 22*** Priceless

I posted this in the alliance section of our dashboard earlier and felt the need to articulate the story and make it a little clearer, because by observation I found the unfolding of this event, not only endearing, but enlightening. My daughter Katie is married with children and lives about 70 miles away from me. We talk on the phone a couple times per week, and she fills me in what’s happening with her and my grandkids. A while back she mentioned she had applied for a position that would not only advance her career at Hazelden, but polish- up her resume too. Now Katie being a mother of two, is kept active. She has been taking college courses on-line, related to business and has been keeping great grades Anyway, time passes she applies for the position and she tells me, out of 57 applicants that only her and another young woman were chosen for an interview. I’m thinking “Wow,” So I’m getting calls and texts from her about this epic event, as she shares with me every little detail. And then the interview finally occurs. The Lady conducting the interview, told both girls that she would announce her decision before she went on vacation the following Friday.

Here’s where the story turns …..

Trust me I’m observing. After weeks of hope and excitement, Katie calls me on Thursday night, thinking she should have heard something and knowing the interviewer is now on vacation and won’t be returning for 10 days. She was crying, distraught and broken. Telling me she didn’t get the job she wanted so much, and needed to talk to her daddy. As a father I felt compassion, wanting to fix the broken, because that what daddy’s do, they wipe away tears, they chase away monsters lurking under the bed and launch them for their very first ride on a bicycle without training wheels. The first thing I needed to do was to apply the brakes. So I asked her “How she knew,That these things she was saying were true?” She replied that she wasn’t contacted and that she just “knew it.” So I come back with maybe the lady hasn’t made a decision yet. With all her reasoning, Katie was convinced that she was passed over. As I calmed her down I saw it was time to apply a little influence. Believe me I am grateful for this moment, as hard as it was to see my daughter all stressed out. I told her “look.” I learned from a friend that,  “Worry is nothing more than suffering in advance.” And it’s true, worry is caused by a story we make up, with our imagination, believing that this must be the way things really are and then we, being the author, swallow the story hook, line and sinker. Leaving us at the mercy of our own minds. The next day is Friday and Katie reports to work as usual. That morning I received a text saying,  “Dad you were right, worry is nothing more than suffering in advance,” “I got the job.” The Lady doing the interview had her assistant contact Katie on Friday during work hours. As for me? Priceless.

Week 21****How to get what you want.

Mel Robbins is an ivy-educated criminal lawyer, and one of the top career and relationship experts in America. She does a great lecture on TedxSF on how to stop screwing yourself. She goes on to say that 1/3 of Americans are dissatisfied with their lives, that would mean, 100 million people, dissatisfied!! (And you can’t find someone to sit for a 10 minute coffee?)

She claims this is caused because people refuse to address “the things” they really want in life. And with all the amazing opportunity for self help these days, experts are putting out information everywhere. Want to start a business? You can buy books, google a hundred blogs, or get free on-line training. Someone has already done it and/ or is current doing it, and is willing to give step by step instructions on how to “do it.” So the question arises, why don’t you have what you really want? It all boils down to one word. “F*@#,” the F-bomb, tossed around carelessly without thinking, the four letter F-word is “Fine.” Now in social settings you may want to play your cards a little closer to your chest, there’s just some information you may not want to reveal at an office party. But saying “Fine” to ourselves, well I’ll ask you, is it acceptable? “I’m Fine” being overweight and it’s led to blood pressure problems, “I’m Fine,” knowing my spouse is having an affair. “I’m Fine.” Living paycheck to paycheck. Really? I don’t think so.

But here’s the brilliance about saying your “Fine.” Because when you say you’re “Fine,” then you don’t have to do anything about it. As we journey to discover how to expand our comfort zone and we run around saying we’re “Fine?” Being “Fine” is not a word that will help us expand, but I feel it will cause us to become complacent, self-defeated victors. The very conditions we want in life, we convince ourselves that we are “Fine” not having them. “I’m Fine” I just lost my job and I can’t pay my bills, “I’m Fine” My spouse and I grew apart and is filing for divorce. In my estimate this is among the worst of negative self-talk, because it saps the true power of the unsung hero to pursue, to change and wear the crown of their hearts desire, meaning Bliss.

Scientist have calculated the odds of you being born. They have crunched the numbers and took into account wars, plagues, natural disasters, etc. After crunching the numbers, they figure that YOU being born at this place in time, to the parents you have, with your DNA structure. The odds of you being born at this time in history are 1: 400 Trillion. You are truly nature’s greatest miracle. We are not fine we are fantastic !!! And we were created for a purpose. We have numerous ideas every day and what do we do with them? Mel says we hit the snooze button, because we wait for a feeling. ( Is this why we nurture our burning desire?) How many people “Feel” like going out and shoveling snow for 6 hours because of last night’s snow storm? Not me, But we “Do It.” We often do things we don’t feel like doing, but this is done by force, we force ourselves. If we have an impulse of talking to a stranger across the room and don’t “Do It” in 5 seconds, we’ll reach for the brake. Scientist define “Force” as activation energy, giving us the 5 second rule, if we don’t act on an impulse in 5 seconds we hit the snooze, grab the brake and the idea dies or the opportunity is lost. All This isn’t about what you feel like doing, it’s about getting you what you want.

So, how are fear, guilt, anger, unworthiness and hurt feelings great tools for expanding the comfort zone? Great Question, I can’t wait for the answer.

Week 20 *** God is Spirit and Truth

I’m taking the liberty of revealing this biblical account from the book of Acts “For in him we live and move and have our being.” Mankind in the past, even to this day have created or fabricated their own gods, but never really got a hold of why the deity they worshiped had no power. From churches to street corners we err to believe that the reason for sickness and poverty were created by divine design. The people of Athens are a prime example, setting up a temple to an “Unknown god.” I could fall down before a brick, what do you think the outcome would be? Haanel concurs that God is spirit and that we as humans are spirit also. John 4:24 Jesus states “God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” My question is, Love, giving, forgiveness, faith, kindness and all the positive teachings of Christ, could these be a form of worship? Permit me digress a moment. Below in verse 30 is a call to repent. According to the Strong’s Concordance, Repent is defined as;

  • metanoeó: to change one’s mind or purpose
  • Original Word: μετανοέω
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Transliteration: metanoeó
  • Phonetic Spelling: (met-an-o-eh’-o)
  • Short Definition: I repent, change my mind
  • Definition: I repent, change my mind, change the inner man (particularly with reference to acceptance of the will of God), repent.

So in essences what the word repent means is, to shift our mentality or shift our thinking and agree with God. Now I ask, What is the will of God? If what we focus on grows, ought it not be love? Which is the new commandment of the new covenant.

22Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: “People of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious. 23For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: to an unknown god. So you are ignorant of the very thing you worship—and this is what I am going to proclaim to you. 24“The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. 25And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. 26From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. 27God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. 28For in him we live and move and have our being.b As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.” 29“Therefore since we are God’s offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone—an image made by human design and skill. 30In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. 31For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead.” 32When they heard about the resurrection of the dead, some of them sneered, but others said, “We want to hear you again on this subject.”

I cannot imagine the kingdom of heaven having ghettos, hospitals, or any form of lack. As I am reminded of the Lord’s Prayer, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Maybe it’s time we shift our mentality and agree with God.

Week 19***Motivational

As the seeds of all we have been learning sprout and send forth roots into our fertile subconscious. As we  struggle to break out of the shell that holds us in, the shell we have discovered, that has taken us by surprise. A shell hardened by words we failed to inspect. Planted at times of emotional upheaval beyond our control and wandered deeply past our consciousness without notice or effort. Causing us to become strangers in the very body we call home. If your reading this message, rejoice. A new day is here, let your light shine for all to see. Give light to your world. The light of love, truth and good will. Shining on the path ways so all can see and feel the warmth of freedom. Our journey has not been easy, nor has it been in vain. By small steps we become the change we seek.