Week 17a HJ – Master Keys

Reflections of Week 17a HJ Master Keys.

……. R.I.P. …….

Funeral Services were held today for Old Blueprint who passed on after a long battle with complications of a prolonged illness. Old Blueprint was a devoted family man and leader in his RIPcommunity. Devoting himself tirelessly to help those around him to become what he believed was the best person that they could be. He worked tirelessly to develop himself into the type of person that he envisioned that he should be. He was a leader by example and deed, always striving to help those he cared about to achieve the things that they desired most in life. Perhaps he didn’t agree with them that what they focused on were not necessarily what they really wanted, but without making any judgment calls at all, he helped them to achieve the object of their thoughts and feelings. The more enthusiastic and emotionally invested a person was invested in their goals, the more attempted to move heaven and earth to help them get that desire.

Some may have accused him of helping them achieve misery and misfortune, but even then, an evaluation of what they talked about, put emotion in, and thought about would show that what they got was exactly what they spent the most time on. Someone who concentrated on eliminating poverty from their life would find that he would help them acquire poverty in abundance as that was obviously what they most desired because they concentrated on it so much.Wealth-Poverty

Others would say that he helped them achieve great and wonderful things in life. Even a cursory evaluation of what they talked about, put emotion in, and thought would show that they achieved these wonderful things in life because that is what they spend the most time and effort on. Someone who concentrated in achieving Liberty in their life would find that he would help them gain that liberty in abundance as that was obvious to him that they desired this pivotal need more than anything else because of their concentration on it all the time in everything that they did.

Old Blueprint will be missed, but those who truly knew him will look on their association with him as a growing experience that actually prepared them for the amazing journey of action and development that they are now on. Those enlightened few will celebrate and rejoice in the many things he did for them to help them move onto this Hero’s Journey that they now pursue. New BeginningThere will be no regrets, no turning back, no changing the direction they are going, they will remain focused on the journey that they and Old Blueprint started together after answering the call of the herald that showed them a more perfect thing.

Old blueprint is survived by new blueprint, The guy in the glass, Subby, PPNs, DMP, MMA, Solemn Drill, Herald, rectangle, circle, triangle, square, movie trailer, poster, recording, and a host of others that celebrate his influence in being instrumental in getting them together to move forward. RIP Old Blueprint.

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Week 17 – Master Keys

Reflections of Week 17 Master Keys.

……. Graven Images …….

This week Haanel hits me square between the eyes! Not unlike what I tried last night with the door jamb, my aim was a bit off and only hit me up the side of the heat! But it still hurt……

What is God?

To the American Indian, HE is a mighty chief of a glorious tribe. Pagan’s have God of Fire, God of Water, etc. Israel had a God of Justice—not mercy. Heathens made graven images of their Gods. The 20th century Christian, in theory, worships a God of Love.

Okay… All of that is fine. No problems right?

Then we see the rest of the paragraph. In practice we make graven images! “Wealth”, “Power”, “Fashion”, “Custom”, “Conventionality”. And we fall down before them and worship them!

God tells us that the wife should stay home and raise the children. The graven images of wealth, fashion, custom, and conventionality all tell us that there must be two incomes coming into the home and a nanny or the school system can raise the children.

God tells us to lose ourselves in the service of others (hint: He doesn’t say you should get paid for this service…it isn’t a job for the “man”) The graven images tell us that we don’t have time to stop our work to perform “free” service to others. They tell us to make a donation to a charity (that puts less than 10 % of your donation into it’s stated purpose) and let the charity do your service for you.

Graven Image Statements:

  • Keep working both jobs so you can afford to put your child in the right preschool otherwise they won’t have a chance of a good school.
  • Do your kid’s homework for him, he will get good grades, and also have time to do the social things that will make it easier for him to get into the right college.
  • Mr. Jones has a 21 foot boat….yours needs to be at least 21 foot! Work longer and harder.
  • Bob’s house is 8000 sq. ft. You NEED to have one at least that big.
  • Can your truck go 160 MPH on the freeway and climb 22 inch vertical steps? Joe’s can…You gotta match that.

This list could go on forever……

Symbols. Graven images are symbols. Not the reality of what we seek. What is it you really want???? Is there nothing more???? What is real happiness? Why am I here? Where am I going? Is there a reason or plan to my life? What is the meaning of life?

For every question, there is reality and there is symbol. Couple the master keys with your knowledge, understanding, faith and belief and you can tell the difference between the reality and the symbol. That makes you free to seek the reality without the deception of the symbol…..

…..ah, the possibilities……….

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Week 16 – Master Keys

Reflections of Week 16 Master Keys.

……. Kindness …….

Mark said and I paraphrase for emphasis, Let’s try an experiment in a large Mastermind Random Acts of KindnessAlliance. Every one of us in this MKMMA Master Key Experience will be the group. Literally hundreds in number. So for a week, literally thousands of random acts of kindness performed, observed, recorded and commented on!

Was any of it reported by the News Networks? I think not. They aren’t interested in kindnesses, but more so in the opposite.

What about twitter and Facebook? Again, thousands of tweets and posts. Facebook has an active monthly population of 1.19 Billion people. China by comparison has 1.35 Billion! That makes Facebook a really big group if not united nation. Twitter has about 307 Million monthly active users. Compare that with the population of the United States at 319 Million.

So playing the math card, we have an overall world population of 7.13 Billion. So we have say 5000 acts of kindness effecting say two people each. That is about 10,000 people affected or less than .0000014% of the world population. Will it have an effect? Will it be noticed? On the grand scale of things, something as simple as putting a quarter in a parking meter is not going to shake the world. But some acts of kindness could have worldwide effects even if only done by one person!

I know that when I share a post on Facebook, more than 2500 people see it. That is a much higher ratio of the Facebook population. Some of them share and it spreads. Likewise on twitter, a couple of hundred see my tweet, they retweet, like, etc. and it grows.

What would be the effect if we all not only tweeted and posted, but challenged everyone who sees our post/tweet to share it with their friends and followers? Literally more than 20% of the planet could be affected! That sort of thing would have phenomenal effects even in the “real” world! BUT……

HOW DID IT EFFECT YOU AND THE ONE PERSON YOU WERE KIND TO?

The Master said, “inasmuch as you do it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you do it to me”. What sort of effect would a kindness, passed on by a GOD have?Kindness Wave

I for one found that the effect on me, not only in being kind, but actually noticing kindnesses in others was profound. I got to look at the world for a time as a brighter, happier place. Especially to those of us effected by the kindnesses!

The experiment was well worth the effort. Continuing the experiment WILL bear noticeable fruit as it gains momentum. Let’s keep the kindness train rolling down the tracks!

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Week 15 – Master Keys

Reflections of Week 15 Master Keys.

…….Harmony/Insight/Giving & Receiving…….

So here is a concept that isn’t generally shouted from the rooftops in the world we live in:  “We are free only by our compliance with law”.  Think about that for a minute…..Free means you can do whatever you want to do doesn’t it?  If we had true freedom, we could drive cars at hundreds of miles per hour thru school zones, could smoke the happy weed in every state of the nation instead of just a few, we could rob, cheat, steal, kill…there would be no limits…Isn’t that what free means?  Granted, I am referring to laws of man in these examples, but the mirror of eternity reflects both ways.

If I jump off a cliff, I don’t break the law of gravity, I confirm that it applies universally by falling to a sudden stop at the bottom of the cliff.  The big difference between natural/universal laws and laws made by man is that you can sometimes seemingly overcome man’s laws, live in defiance of them and still prosper, while the universal laws….not so much..

Haanel says, “all conditions and experiences that come to us do so for our benefit.” Chapter 15 intro.  Sometimes things don’t go the way we want them to.  Is that a problem?   Not really….A friend told me that experience is what you get when you don’t get what you wanted….If you gain experience from an event, it only does you good if you take advantage of that experience at a later date.  Hannel states that if we don’t learn from our experiences, we get to repeat them until we do take away what is needed from them……..Do you have time to keep making the same mistakes???? I sure don’t, there are too many other things I need to do wrong to repeat the same mistakes again and again…..Of course, the greater reward is always doing things right, but so far only the ONE from Galilee managed that..But doing it right more and more often is something I can wrap my head around and move forward with.

HOW??????

5-Ps.  Perfect Practice Prevents Poor Performance….. Og tells us the same thing.  Practice until you get it right.  One sales presentation delivered right creates a fortune.  Every no only prepares you for the yes that is to come…….

MKMMA is not for wimps….They never promised it would be easy (although somewhere I thought I heard the word effortlessly used) just that the end result would be worth it.  I can see that is true.  Were we are going is well worth the journey.  I greet each day with love in my heart as I persist until I succeed for I am Nature’s greatest miracle.

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Week 14 – Master Keys

Reflections of Week 14 Master Keys.

…….Resolutions vs Plan of Action…….

New Years Resolutions:

  1. Lose weight
  2. Regular exercise
  3. Read a book each month
  4. Spend more time with family

Why do we make resolutions????

Because we feel bad about where we are now, and look at new year’s resolutions to set up a program to get us to our perceived better place.

How long do resolutions remain in force?  About 2.645 hours!

How long to we even remember we had a resolution?  Never more than a month.

Why do resolutions fail?  Because each resolution is a band-aid on a symptom of the problem….never do they address the real cause of the problem.

SO……….If you want real improvement, what will work for most people?

A Plan of Action……..Written Plan of Action.  (WPOA).  Why does this work?

  1. The plan addresses not the symptoms, but the causes of our discontent.
  2. It lays out a course of action with SMART goals that we can achieve.
  3. Each step along the way lets us see Specific Measurable Results, that provide encouragement to keep on keeping on.

Will this new year be different for you?  I know it will be for me.  I didn’t even bother with the pretense of making resolutions this year.  This year, I have a plan in place, a burning desire to make it happen, and a whole group of like minded people that are there to support me in making my plan become reality.

I am Nature’s Greatest Miracle.

This week we moved to Scroll 4 of the Greatest Salesman.  I have been here before, but never with a MKMMA to back me up.  As of today, I am officially farther into the Scrolls without dropping them than I have ever been before!  it is kind of exciting to realize that this time it is different.  This time, I am seeing the changes.  This time, instead of a self-help book that doesn’t, I am involved in a Master Key Experience that unlocks the mystery of this and paves a way to success in the progressive realization of my worthwhile cause.

Gratitude

Mark J., I am grateful to you and staff for all the effort you have put into this program to make it successful.

Lori Enrico, I am grateful to you for the time and effort you have dedicated to helping me resolve my DMP into something that is locked in place and linked with emotion to me.  Your guidance is AWESOME.  Thank you for seeing the vision of MKMMA and becoming a guide in this wonderful program.

Natalie, I am grateful to you for sticking with me all these years, watching me stumble and being there to help me up.  For having the vision of the Master Keys long before you or I even knew what it was.

MKMMA Class of 2015, I am grateful to you also for sticking with it, providing insights, sharing your growth and experiences as we travel this unique yet common journey together.

Thank you all.  HAPPY NEW YEAR!

You AIN’T seen Nuthin yet!

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Week 13 – Master Keys

Reflections of Week 13 Master Keys.

…….I and my Father are One…….

I am a child of God…and God didn’t create any junk…I am entitled to the best of everything Yoda You must unlearnbecause of that fact.  What an profound concept.  Can you believe it?  How does that square with what you have been told for your entire life?  Or for lifetimes of your ancestors?  Is this something new, or something newly revealed?  “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 be is in degree.” -Master Key 13-26

 

The laYoda Give Off Lighttest movie that is gathering attention now is the new Star Wars film.  A wise person once told me this profound truth, ‘You can say more truth in fiction than in a textbook’.  So, here is a couple of such truths from Star Wars:

“[Luke:] I can’t believe it. [Yoda:] That is why you fail.” – Yoda

“Many of the truths that we cling to depend on our point of view.” – Yoda

And just because I need to keep balance between Star Wars and Star Trek, Here is another truth disguised as fiction from Star Trek:  “It was the same secret shared in all the political movements in the histories of a thousand worlds.  The Federation was founded not by force, nor by expediency, nor in response to an outside threat.  It was founded on a Dream — a dream of greater goals and greater good, of common purpose and cooperation, but beyond all this, it was the dream to know more, a dream to explore to the farthest limits, and then go beyond.”  – Judith Reeves-Stevens

Haanel shares one other very powerful truth in this week’s Master Keys:  13-22.  “In the first place, we must put our knowledge into practice.  Nothing can be accomplished in any other way.  Teh athlete may read books and lessons on physical training all his life, but unless he begins to give out strength by actual work he will never receive any strength; he will eventaually be get exactly what he gives; but he will have to give it first.  It is exactly the same with us, we will get exactly what we give, but we shall have to give it first.  It will then return to us many fold….”

The Master Teacher taught us this same concept of giving.

6 I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.

Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.

For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.

I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.

20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;

21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.  -John 17:6-9,20-21

If you follow the whole chapter you see that he give everything to us and as a result he received everything from The Father.  The law of giving is something that is so profound that most of us find ourselves like Luke Skywalker “I don’t believe it”.

God has so constituted the human frame that a muscle doesn’t grow without work.  The ruling principle of the universe is WORK.  You need to do more than dream of your mansions on high.  If you truly want those mansions, give everything you want away and it comes back to you many fold.

Happy Holidays to all.  Have a blessed new year.

 

 

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Week 12 – Master Keys

Reflections of Week 12 Master Keys.

….Knowledge..Courage..Faith ….

Interesting insights this week.

Knowledge does not apply itself.  I probably already knew this.  I remember my dad talking about “educated derelicts” clear back in the ’60s.  Back then, I was barely sentient myself, so the meaninKnowledge Gold Keyg was lost, but the words stick to this day.  He was talking about people who have gone to school for years, have degrees piled on top of degrees….Have forgotten more of what they learned than most people will ever know….yet are flipping burgers at the local fast food joint or are unemployed completely.  They have this vast resource of “knowledge”, but they failed to learn this vital piece of information about it….KNOWLEDGE DOES NOT APPLY ITSELF!  So simple, so straightforward, as Spock would say, “It is logical”.  Yet never applied!  Are we to believe the statement of my Son when he was seven, “Common sense is so rare, it is now classified as a superpower“?

So we learn that knowledge in and off itself isn’t enough.  A wise man once stated, “If you are going to graduate from the University of Life with Celestial Honors, you need to know more Knowledge isn't power untilabout the Gospel of Jesus Christ than any other subject, AND have a doctorate in Applied Religion”.  Simply stated, “knowledge does not apply itself”  or as Mark would say, “DO IT NOW”.  Which brings us to the second insight.

COURAGE:  noun  cour·age  \ˈkər-ij, ˈkə-rij\
Simple Definition of courage: the ability to do something that you know is difficult or dangerous
Full Definition of courage:  mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty.

The courage of one’s convictions, the confidence to act in accordance with one’s beliefs.

So, Courage could be defined as KNOWLEDGE IN MOTION.  It isn’t enough to be brave enough to do something, it isn’t enough to dare to do something.  True courage comes in the ACT of doing it.  Which steps nicely into our third insight of BELIEF

Courage is like love; it must have hope to nourish it —Napoleon Bonaparte.

BELIEF:  We are 12 weeks into this journey called MKMMA.  In the beginning, we are had a HOPE that we would get something out of this.  Some of us didn’t have the courage/conviction to stick through all the foundation building process and dropped out.  Others of us find that we have life hitting us very hard and we don’t quite complete everything every week that we need to do.  Still others have had that faith from the beginning that says, I can do this and it is worth the effort.  Where do you stand?

Knowledge, Courage, Belief–these three.  Put them together and the all-our-dreams-can-come-true-if-we-have-the-courage-to-pursue-them-courage-quoteinner world is capable of conquering everything in the outer world!  Mark is giving us the knowledge, instilling the belief with our continuing through the course.  But nobody else can handle the courage part of the equation except YOU!  Do you have the courage to Master the Master Keys?  DO YOU DARE? With what you have learned so far….Do you DARE not to finish?

Courage is as Daring as tickling a tiger —Anon

 

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Week 11 — Master Keys —

Reflections of Week 11 Master Keys.

….I think I can..I think I can..I think I can….

Haanel 11 preface:  “It is well, however to remember that while every effect is the result of a cause, the effect in turn becomes a cause, which creates other effects, which in turn creates still other causes…..You are starting a train of causation for good….which may have endless possibilities.”

Just review weeks one thru ten.  What have we been doing???  Each week, we add additional cause to a train that is already in motion….Each cause spawns other effects…..and so on and so ripples in wateron.  It is like the ripples in a pond from a stone thrown in.  Eventually those ripples overlap, run into each other, and the collisions cause new ripples….which do the same thing as they all collide.

What we have put in motion has eternal possibilities.  Subby is a changing.  As those in Star Wars would recognize.  “I feel a great disturbance in the FORCE”.  Disturbance can be either positive or negative, the fact of it is that it is great and it is a change…..

Sure, it has been hard to get to where we are now.  Nobody promised it would be a gravy train.  Disturbance in forceNobody said it would be simple….But from the beginning, Mark has promised that the journey would be worth the effort!  Are you starting to see that is right?  I know that I am.

I am also seeing that there is opposition to that journey.  Reminds me of a story I was told long ago. …….

A farmer and his friend went duck hunting. Eventually, they got to talking about the things of God, as they always would. “You’re always talking about these battles you have with the devil,” the farmer’s friend said to him. “It’s so silly – I mean, I’m not even a Christian and I’ve never experienced anything like that.”

“Yes my friend,” the wise farmer answered, “but if you shot two ducks — one was wounded and one was dead — which would you go after first?”Duck Hunters

“Well,” he said, “I guess I’d go after the wounded duck – I can always get the dead one later.”

“Mmm-hmm,” said the farmer, “The devil knows you’re a dead duck.”

For those of us who are walking with the Lord today, be encouraged! Our enemy knows that we have potential to do great things for God, and out of fear, he’ll try anything to take us out. This is so very evident by the constant battle we all face.

Let’s stand strong against the devil today! And rise up to the Lord’s calling upon our lives! We will fight and we will WIN! Because if God is for us, who can be against us?! And you know it — there’s still SO much work to be done!!

So as we go on, the good votes for us, the bad votes against us….and we cast the deciding vote.  Subby in the beginning fought us directly and we recognized that “push-back”.  Now we are seeing something much more subtle….Push-back that seems to not be push-back, but something else……..Duty.  Responsibility. Those important matters that can’t wait.

Mark told us, Haanel told us.  Don’t start something if you aren’t going to finish it… The Carpenter said, no man putting his hand to the plow and looking back is fit for the kingdom…..It is everywhere.  Don’t give up on what you have started.  Keep pushing forward.  The victory is near at hand…

I will persist…..I will Succeed….   Next week it reads:  I persist.I SUCCEED!

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Week 10 — Master Keys —

Reflections of Week 10 Master Keys.

……2 x 4 to the side of head……..

A long time ago a farmer wanted to buy a mule from his neighbor.  He asked the neighbor if the mule had any problems.

mule with plow“Not a problem,” the neighbor said.  “This mule will do anything you ask.  All you have to do is ask him nicely.”  The neighbor added, “Just make sure you never mistreat my mule.”

The price for the mule was fair, so the farmer bought the mule.  The very next day the farmer wanted to plow his field.  He hitched the mule to the plow.  The mule had no intention of pulling that plow!

The farmer said, “Git up!”  (apparently mule-speak for start plowing!)  But the mule paid no attention.  The farmer tried talking nicely until his face almost turned blue.  It did no good.  So, he called his neighbor over.

The neighbor came right away.  When he heard the problem, he walked over and picked up a Mule with 2 x 4two-by-four.  He hit the mule right in the head.  Then he whispered in the mule’s ear.  Continue reading

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Week 9 — Master Keys —

Reflections of Week 9 Master Keys.          

 ……Hmm…..The Three Things…..

The three things which all mankind desires and which are necessary for his highest expression and complete development are Health, Wealth and Love. Haanel 9-2

Nature provides not only enough but abundantly, wastefully, lavishly

I would not presume to question the wisdom here. I am in complete agreement that no matter what you think you desire, it can be cataloged into one of these three overarching categories.

I especially like this thought Hannel provides about love—The only way to get love is by giving it, that the more you give the more you will get, and the only way in which you can give it, is to fill yourself with it, until you become a magnet.

What I am noticing about his concept is that it is universal across the categories. The only way to get wealth is by giving it. The more you give the more you get. Fill yourself with it until you become a magnet. Look at all the great wealth-builders of time and you see this common trait, either initially or they finalized to that position of giving to others to acquire more. J. Paul Getty tells us, “you can have ANYTHING in the world if you are WILLING to help enough other people get what THEY WANT! Carnegie gave what today would be billions and billions to the American public in the form of libraries (vast repositories’ of knowledge) throughout his lifetime. The more he gave, the more came back to him to continue to give. Continue reading

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