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

 

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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

 

 

 

 

Master Key Week 12 – Progression

Every week I have been using the heading Master Key Experience a Work in Progress.  This week I decided to change it to progression.  On Sunday’s webcast Dayna stated if you wanted to be added to our Marco Polo Group just email me.  I am not an outgoing person and was a little hesitant sending the request but I said “Do it now” and just took the leap and I sent the request to Dayna and now I am part of the group that includes Dayna and the Fabulous Davene.  The first day I was in it, the group was showing off their cats.  I am a cat person and that instantly made me feel comfortable and I introduced myself and showed  my cat Mitzy.  It felt like the universe was telling me see what happens when you have trust?  Yes progression!!  I am making steps forward!!

Yesterday on the Marco Polo group one of the members Alejandro from Mexico shared something very interesting that I would like to share.  He has a poster and on it he has different steps and he shared Step 4 with us and it stated “The #1 strength I want to demonstrate today so I can crush it is?”  So he asked us what our choice was.  I saw this last evening so I didn’t respond last night.  This morning when I got up and threw some clothes on and put my contacts in to go for my 2 mile walk.  So I got to think about it during my walk today and I thought about it being the Mental Diet and then I changed it to Gratitude and this is what my post is going to be about this week.

First, when I got up this morning I knew it was going to be cold, it was cold yesterday and they said colder today.  I was not looking forward to going for my walk this morning.  I checked my phone and it was 24 degrees, yesterday was 25 only a degree difference I can handle that.   Gratitude.  I went outside to go for the walk and it was snowing, the ground was just coated so I was still able to complete my walk. Gratitude.  During my walk I got to enjoy walking in the snow.  Gratitude.  The wind was calm.  Gratitude.  I just relaxed and enjoyed the walk and just got to think about what I want to crush today?  Gratitude.  I did not fall during my walk as it wasn’t very slippery. Gratitude.  It only took me 9 seconds longer to complete my walk than yesterday.  Gratitude.

Why did I choose Gratitude over Mental Diet?  My opinion is if you are always looking to see what you are grateful for, I believe the mental diet will take care of itself.  You will automatically have a positive outlook.

I also want to tie this in with the Law of Dual Thought – you can attach any feeling to a thought you want.

Brain, Energy, Thought, Mental

 

As I am writing this, I am waiting for a call that my father has passed.  He is in a Nursing Home they stopped his medication and he’s on Morphine.  I will probably be notified sometime today.  Yes, I am losing my father,  I am grateful!!  You might think that is terrible.  I think it’s positive, he has advanced Parkinson’s Disease.  He has been in a Nursing Home for nearly 10 years.  For at least the last 3 years  laying in a bed not able to communicate can’t type on a computer, never mind going on a walk like I did this morning.  Gratitude for what I can do.  I personally would not want to spend the end of my life-like him.  I was notified of his coming demise so I was able to visit him and thank him for everything and get my closure before he passed. Gratitude.  I had to call a couple of my sisters and tell them.  However I got to listen to them about a few things and clear the air by being the “quiet observer”.  Gratitude.  Both my brothers are coming to town I haven’t seen either of them for a few years as one lives in Mexico, the other in North Carolina. Gratitude.  As I am writing this I talked to one of my brothers Mike.  We are probably going to get a bite together tonight.  Gratitude.

Just a couple of things I am grateful for.  It’s currently 24 degrees at 11:30am.  I am warm, I have  plenty of oil, I have a roof over my head.   I have my love bug kitty laying on my desk purring as I am working on this.  Gratitude.

I also am very grateful for the Master Key because I know working on my thoughts is definitely helping me go through what should be a very difficult time.

Thank you Alejandro from Mexico for making the comment about what we want to crush today?  It really got me to think.  Gratitude.

 

 

Master Key Week 11 – A Work in Progress

A little excited about something that happened this week.  On my DMP I had written I am committed to drinking two liters of water daily & I affirm a minimum of 3x daily 10x minimum that I am a healthy person, my A1C, labs and ultrasound are all normal.  This is of great benefit as Dr. Pareek told me on 12/5/17 visit that my ultrasound was clear.  On Tuesday, December 5th that is exactly what Dr. Pareek told me “Your ultrasound was completely clear!!”

Our exercise for this weeks sit is to focus on the quotation from the Bible, “Whatsoever things ye desire, when we pray, believe that ye receive them and ye shall have them”,  What a powerful phrase!!  No limits!!  We can have whatever we want, providing it doesn’t take from anyone else’s good.  I started thinking about this, wow!!  You mean I can ask for $100K?  How about 200K?  How about 500K?  Do you desire it?  Do you pray for it?  Most important do you Believe you can have it?  Yes?  Then you can have it and much, much more,  remember no limits!!  Obviously money was the first thing I thought about.  Then I started to expand my thoughts.  No limits.  How about health?  I personally take insulin and medication for diabetes.   Is it possible to eventually not take any medication?  I desire it, I pray for it.  Remember Frederick Andrews from lesson 9.  “I have grown from a little, crooked, twisted cripple going about on my hands and knees, to a strong, straight, well formed man.”  With what Mr. Andrews accomplished, I certainly believe that one day my medication will be history.

How about diseases such as Cancer, Parkinson’s  and many others?  Why not?  or can we even eliminate them with our thoughts?  From this week’s reading “A very distressing situation came into my life, which could not have been the result of my thought, as I certainly never entertained any thought which could have such a result.”  We fail to remember that like attracts like in the mental world, and that the thought which we entertain brings to us certain friendships, companionships of a particular kind, and these in turn bring about conditions and environment, which in turn are responsible for the conditions of which we complain.

So if I constantly state (with enthusiasm!!):

“I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, healthy, harmonious and happy.”

What positive things are going to branch off into my life?   Unlimited happiness? OMG  wouldn’t that be amazing?

I found this very interesting

“I bargained with Life for a penny,
And Life would pay no more, 
However I begged at evening
When I counted my scanty store;

For Life is just an employer,
He gives you what you ask,
But once you have set the wages,
Why, you must bear the task.

I worked for a menial's hire,
Only to learn, dismayed,
That any wage I had asked of Life,
Life would have paid.”

Jessie B. Rittenhouse

My wish for you is that you are Whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, healthy, harmonious & happy.
Enjoy the unlimited abundance!!