Master Key Week 18 – Puzzle Pieces

What I am I pretending not to know?   What do I want?  What would the person I intend to become do next?  Hmmm  Good question.   What would he do?  Persist at figuring it out?  Focus on it during sits, ponder the question during the day.  This is definitely a work in progress that I plan on continuing.

I feel like a jigsaw puzzle.   I have the puzzle almost all together but I can’t get the last few pieces to fit.

Heart, Love, Puzzle, Missing Part

I look back to when I started this journey on September 24, 2017 until now.  I see an enormous change.  I am more positive, happier.  Yesterday when I was out working I caught myself whistling.  I never used to whistle!!   This morning my Sweetie even said to me that she has noticed positive changes in me!!

I wanted to share a couple of gratitudes.  This morning my Sweetie said do you hear the birds outside and I said now that you mentioned it yes.  It made me  think spring is getting close.   A few hours later Cristina from Belgium shared on Marco Polo birds chirping and she was excited Spring is coming!!  I thought that was cool.  She also shared her Violin audition which was excellent!!  I was so happy she shared it.

The other thing I am really grateful for is thinking of the friendships I am developing.  In the United States (this is off the top of my head) I have friends  in Washington, California, Ohio, New York, Virginia, Hawaii and Florida.  I also have friends, in Canada, Mexico, Belgium and Romania!!  Isn’t that cool?

My wish for you is that you are whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, healthy, harmonious & happy!!

Have a great week!!

Love & Peace

Paul

 

 

 

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Master Key Week 17 – HJ – Crossroads

This week has been a very difficult week for me because I have been obsessed with trying to answer a question.  During the Sunday’s webinar.  Mark told us to write on an index card, “What am I pretending not to know?”  I have internalized this question during my sits this week and I have been thinking about it a lot during the day.   I have come to the conclusion that what I am pretending not to know is “What do I want to do with my life?  I really don’t know.  I am 56 years old and don’t know what I want to do.   I currently deliver pizzas and I do enjoy the job and seeing my customers, but the job quite frankly only provides a paycheck, there are no benefits such as health insurance or paid holidays or vacations.   I want to make more money, but that is an effect.  What do I want to do that will make me happy? What will make me happy? For today’s reading I chose to read Lesson 13 and these paragraphs just popped out at me.

17. If we think of some form of material wealth we may secure it. By concentrated thought the required conditions will be brought about, and the proper effort put forth, which will result in bringing about the circumstances necessary to realize our desires; but we often find that when we secure the things we thought we wanted, they do not have the effect we expected. That is, the satisfaction is only temporary, or possibly is the reverse of what we expected.
18. What, then, is the proper method of procedure? What are we to think in order to secure what we really desire? What you and I desire, what we all desire, what everyone is seeking, is Happiness and Harmony. If we can be truly happy we shall have everything the world can give. If we are happy ourselves we can make others happy.
19. But we cannot be happy unless we have, health, strength, congenial friends, pleasant environment, sufficient supply, not only to take care of our necessities but to provide for those comforts and luxuries to which we are entitled.

While I was talking to my Sweetie about this another reading popped into my head from the Greatest Salesman’s reading this month you are nature’s greatest miracle.

“I have been given eyes to see and a mind to think and now I know a great secret of life for I perceive, at last, that all my problems, discouragements and heartaches are, in truth, great opportunities in disguise.  I am no longer fooled by the garments they wear for mine eyes open. ”

I feel if I can answer this question “What do I want?” I am going to have  great opportunities.  Also, how many other people could I help who possibly feel the same as me?  All I need to do is answer this question.

This cement has really been caked on and has really hardened over my 56 plus years on this earth.  I know it is going to take work to get through these layers of cement.    The funny thing is this has not been a difficult week because of depression or self-pity,  it has been because I have been obsessed with finding the answer to this question.    I could be on the edge of breaking through to success!!

Stay tuned!!

My wish for all of you are that you are Whole, Perfect, Strong, Powerful, Loving, Healthy, Harmonious & Happy!!

With Love,

Paul

 

 

 

Master Key Week 17 – Greatest Showman

A co-worker  at my Sweetie’s work mentioned that she and her husband went to see the Greatest Showman  and really enjoyed it and said the music was awesome.  My Sweetie enjoys musicals and wanted to see it.

“The Greatest Showman” is a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, “The Greatest Showman” tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

We went to see the movie this past Sunday that didn’t conflict with the start of the Master Key webinar.  I didn’t know anything about the movie.

Last week was Kindness week, and this week we had to choose a new word from the Franklin Makeover.  My word for the week was decisiveness.  When I started looking for decisions on Monday, there was such an abundance that could not possibly check them off.  Just driving to work I started thinking about the decisions made while in the car.   The decision to start the car, listen to radio, CD, MP3, audio book, turn on window defroster, or have it warm your feet and blow at your face.  Use lights, direction signals, horn. etc.  I looked at houses and started thinking about decisions people make regarding houses, the decision to buy, rent, the neighborhood they want to live in.  The decisions made to decorate the house, what temperature they set the house at, the type of heat they use.

I could write an easily write a 10 page blog on different decisions but I don’t want to bore you.  I am sure you get the picture.

Anyway back to the movie.  As I mentioned, I didn’t know anything about the movie.  Once the movie started all I could think about was the Master Keys, as I am writing this blog four days after the movie; I am thinking about all the references to the Master Keys and the Franklin Makeover.

P.T. Barnum had all the qualities from the Franklin Makeover:

  • Self-Control
  • Discipline
  • Enthusiasm
  • Courage
  • Persistance
  • Specialized Knowledge
  • Imagination
  • Decisiveness
  • Well-Organized
  • Taking Initiative
  • Pleasing Personality
  • See God in Others

I also noticed in the movie

  • A Master Mind Alliance
  • Definite Major Purpose
  • Kindness
  • Love
  • Service to Others

I guess from all the readings, index cards, listening to recordings I am starting to become more aware.

I am also aware that I really enjoyed this movie.  🙂

My wish for you is that you are Whole, Perfect, Strong, Powerful, Loving, Healthy, Harmonious and Happy!!

Have a great week!!

With Love,

Paul

 

Master Key Week 16 – Kindness week

This week we are to observe and complete random acts of kindness.  For this week, to maintain our scholarship we are required to enter our kindness comments daily under Kindnessess section in the Alliances area.  I have really enjoyed this assignment.  The goal this week was to break the old record of 4177 comments.  Personally I had no doubt that this record was going down.  As I am writing my blog on Thursday, January 11, 2018 we are at 4323!!  The old record is history, but I am not satisfied.  Mark’s ultimate goal this week is to get to 8000.  This is such a positive assignment.  How can we reach the ultimate goal?  To me it is not just about the number it is what is represents.  To me it is expanding kindness in the world.

Dog, Girl, Retriever, Golden, Friendship

This week I have been focusing on kindness.  I have noticed that I am more positive, happy, grateful and enjoying my days even more.  I have also noticed my awareness for kindnesses expanding.  Some that have mentioned people holding doors, getting to go in traffic and making others job easier by putting shopping carts back in the holding rack.  My awareness in these areas has vastly increased.  I will also give you another example.  I deliver pizzas and there is a $3.49 charge for delivery, most customers give me a tip in addition to the delivery charge which I consider a kindness.  The more we think about kindness it is going to increase (Law of Growth).  Just imagine how much better it will be if we expand others’ awareness of kindness?

I hope you all have a great week and my hope for you all is that you are Whole, Perfect, Strong, Powerful, Loving, Healthy, Harmonious and Happy!!

Paul

 

Master Key Week 15 – Progression

Wow week 15 officially starts on January 1, 2018.  A new year, a new scroll and obviously a new weekly reading of the Master Key Experience.  What a fantastic way to start the new year!!

Book, Open Book, Leaf, Mind, Renew

When we start a new scroll we are to bring over a phrase that resonated with us from the previous scroll and read it out loud prior to starting the reading of the scroll.  My choice was “I forget the happenings of the day that is gone, whether they were good or bad, and greet the new sun with confidence that this is the best day of my life.”  Within 30 minutes of getting up I am completing my Master Key readings and the scroll is the first reading I do,  and starting out with “greet the new sun with confidence that this is the best day of my life” to me is a great positive statement to start the day.

I really enjoyed the Master Key reading this week.  There is so much substance to chapter 15.   There is so much I can link to the readings this week.  Here are a few examples.

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.

This made me think of the Giving Card, “I promise to give without expectation of  reciprocity from the channels I enrich, because I know I am in the dynamic flow of giving and receiving.  I also linked this to the Law of Growth, what we think about grows and what we forget atrophies.

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.

This made me think about the Law of Dual Thought.  Thought is a combination of ideation and feeling.  We can attach any feeling to a thought we want.   We can look at the obstacle as a negative or positive it is up to us.

20. We know that the Universal Thought has for its goal the creation of form, and we know that the individual thought is likewise forever attempting to express itself in form, and we know that the word is a thought form, and a sentence is a combination of thought forms, therefore, if we wish our ideal to be beautiful or strong, we must see that the words out of which this temple will eventually be created are exact, that they are put together carefully, because accuracy in building words and sentences is the highest
form of architecture in civilization and is a passport to success.

21. Words are thoughts and are therefore an invisible and invincible power which will finally objectify themselves in the form they are given.

This made me think of our Definite Major Purpose (DMP) and why it was sent back to me multiple times for revisions.  Thank you Lorelei!!  This also made me think of the importance of the words written down on the bottom of my Service Card.  “I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, healthy, harmonious and happy.”

School, Black, Green, May Refer To

This week we also were told to add a 1-2 sentence “mini-journal” about a positive experience from the day, along with three daily gratitude index cards of things we are grateful for that day.  We are also to flip through the index cards daily.  While I was doing this reading  I associated the index cards to the reading as to the importance of this exercise.  It is imperative  that I develop a positive mental attitude so I am in harmony with the natural laws of the universe.

Poster, Motivation, Motivational Poster

I hope everyone has a great week of feeling “whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, healthy, harmonious and happy.”

I am glad we are on this journey together!!

Paul

 

 

Master Key Week 14 – Progression

Our assignment this week was to watch 1 of 7 movies and write in our blog about persistence.  This is really a great enforcement of persistence as we are reading this chapter in the Greatest Salesman in the World for the month of December.

The movie I chose was Cool Runnings.  This movie was about a person named Derick who wanted to win an Olympic Gold Metal and follow in his father’s footsteps.  Unfortunately during the qualifications he was tripped and did not qualify for the Olympics in Track.  As fate would have it while trying to get another chance to qualify he noticed a picture on the wall of his father with another Olympic Gold Medalist who had won the Bobsled competition.  This person tried to get his father to convert to Bobsledding years earlier.  Derick located this guy to get him to be the coach for the Bobsled team.   When he said no, Derick did not take that as an answer.  He persisted until the Bobsled Gold Medalist agreed to coach him.  There were numerous hurdles that Derick had to overcome.  He needed to have four people for the Bobsled team, he persisted until he got his team.  They had to do a lot of improvising to practice as obviously there is no ice in Jamaica.  He had to persist through all the negative talk of people thinking he was crazy for wanting to have the first Jamaican bobsled team.  They had to raise $20,000 to travel to the Olympics, they Masterminded as a group to figure out different ideas to earn the money to go.  When the bobsled coach got a sled for the team, it wasn’t much to look at but Derick said it was beautiful.  He definitely had a positive mental attitude.  The team persisted constantly, by learning to walk then run on ice; they had to practice constantly to meet the crucial 6 second time of getting in the bobsled  at the start of the race.

There are four tiny habits to being a success and Derick had them all.

1. Definite Major Purpose  – Derick wanted an Olympic Gold Metal

2.  Positive Mental Attitude – Derick definitely had it.

3.  Plan of Action – Derick had this he wanted to get to the Olympics, he needed a Bobsled Team, coach, the funds to travel

4. Master Mind Alliance – So important, Derick definitely had one his coach and team.

Medal, Trophy, Achievement, Award

I really enjoyed this movie and I would really recommend it.  There was something in this movie that I want to share near the end of the movie the coach said to Derick “A Gold Metal is a wonderful thing but if you are not enough without it, you will never be enough with it.”

That statement really hit me.  I took that statement as whatever your gold metal is, more money, a promotion, whatever it is; if you are not happy with yourself and grateful for who you are and what you have inside you will never be happy  when you get “your gold metal.

My wish for all of you is that you are whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, healthy, harmonious and happy.

Have a great week and make each day the best day of your life!!

 

Master Key Week 13 – Progression

In last week’s post I mentioned that I was waiting for a call that my father had passed.  Well on Friday morning December 15, after being at work a little more than an hour, I received the call, that he passed away at 10:05am.  I had already told my manager that I probably wouldn’t need anymore time off unless the family wanted to have a memorial talk for him as he is a Jehovah’s Witness.  However, once I received the call, I immediately realized, I have a bunch of phone calls I have to make.  One of my co-workers called one of the other drivers who agreed to come in and the shift manager said go take the day.  Very grateful everything fell in place quickly.  I left and immediately called my brother Jim who  I reached about five minutes before he would have gotten to the Nursing Home.  He had to leave for the airport in about two hours to catch a plane to head back home.   So I said I just need to inform our sisters of Dad’s passing do you want to meet for coffee?  He said sure, make the phone calls and I’ll call our other brother and let him know.

We had gone to dinner the previous night and I thought that would be the last time I would see them while visiting.  However, because of the timing of my Dad’s passing though sad, the brothers were able to get together for one more visit (Law of Dual Thought). After we left  Dunkin Donuts, my other brother Mike and I went to the funeral home and made the arrangements.

Once I got home I made a couple more phone calls to inform them of Dad’s passing.  Then later that afternoon I was kind of in a funk.  My wife even asked, how are you feeling?  I told her I don’t know.  I couldn’t put my finger on it.  Do I want to cry? No.  Am I sad? Maybe, I did lose my Dad.  Or do I want to throw a pity party for myself because I lost my Dad?  I just couldn’t go there, every time I started thinking about it I kept on thinking he’s gone but he is no longer suffering and just lying in bed because of his Parkinson’s Disease (Law of Dual Thought).  I went to bed that night had a great night sleep and got up the next day and went to work and have been fine ever since.

As I am writing this, I had just dropped my cat Mitzy off at the groomer and the Funeral Home was right up the road, so I picked up my father’s ashes.  As I was walking to the car, I asked my Dad how he was doing?  I immediately said well Dad at least your at peace now.  I am too.

I just had to put that out there.

On the Marco Polo chat, Mark J. asked us to think about the scrolls 1, 2 & 3 and think about how they are linked.

Here is how I feel the Scolls 1, 2 & 3 are linked.

Scroll 1 – Replacing bad habits with good habits

Scroll 2 – Love

Scroll 3 – Persistance

Replace not reading, with reading, replacing negative thoughts with positive thoughts, replace not doing with doing. Loving that we are replacing bad habits with good habits.  Persistence, keep working on replacing those bad habits with good habits when we fall short.  Persist at telling each person we encounter that we love them (in silence). Loving that we are persisting to improve in everything everyday.

This week we need to write out at least three cards a day of what we are grateful for.  I write out four because I like balance, I put two in the car and two on my desk, it’s the bookkeeper in me.  Monday & Tuesday, I had no issue writing out the cards, Wednesday was a bit of a challenge thinking of things to write but I did complete it.  This morning when I was on my walk I was thinking about what Alejandro from Mexico said on Marco Polo.  “I see links everywhere”  Then I started thinking about one of my gratitudes that I wrote was my computer.   Then I started thinking about my computer it’s a box.  I am grateful for the hardware that makes it work, the software that runs the programs the electricity that powers it, Benjamin Franklin that discovered electricity and many other links that I am sure I could come up with if I really thought about it.  Then during my mastermind call with Steve Wiebe I was telling him about this and he mentioned the Battleship exercise taking it from a massive ship to something that wasn’t even thought of.  I had forgotten all about this.  There is a reason why Masterminding is so important.

From Master Key Chapter 13

26. We can best conserve our interests by recognizing the Infinite Power and Infinite Wisdom of the Universal Mind, and in this way become a channel whereby the Infinite can bring about the realization of our desire. This means that recognition brings about realization, therefore for your exercise this week make use of the principle, recognize the fact that you are a part of the whole, and that a part must be the same in kind and quality as the whole; the only difference there can possibly by, is in degree.

I immediately thought of the quote listed below.

 

My mind is a center of Divine operation. The Divine operation is always for expansion and fuller expression, and this means the production of something beyond what has gone before, something entirely new, not included in the past experience, though proceeding out of it by an orderly sequence of growth. Therefore, since the Divine cannot change its inherent nature, it must operate in the same manner with me; consequently, in my own special world, of which I am the center, it will move forward to produce new conditions, always in advance of any that have gone before. - Thomas Troward

 

Hope everyone has a great week and I am glad I am on this Master Key journey with you.

As always, my wish for you is that you are whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, healthy harmonious & happy.

Paul