Master Key WEEK 13: Dual Thought

The Law of Dual Thought says: ‘Thought is the combination of ideation and feeling. We can attach any feeling to a thought we want.’

I put it to the test.

A thought without a feeling is just the kernal of an idea or a naked fact. But when an idea has feeling attached to it, either positive or negative, it’s the feeling that gives the idea vitality… don’t we use adjectives to describe nouns in language to convey deeper meaning to the thing (noun) itself.

This week, I have begun to reshape the frame of feeling that surrounds the idea of the Digital Connections portion of the program. I can be what I will to be…but, only when I decide to add a positive mental attitude to information.

I am admittedly a novice when it comes to Blogs and using the internet to create a channel where you could develop a following of customers or even potential customers. Something wasn’t clicking for me. I listened faithfully and intently every Monday night, made lots of notes. But the words spoken or written were bouncing off me…not making any links to what I already knew and I was becoming progressively frustrated. I was embarrassed and then angry that I couldn’t seem to get this done…Then I wanted to point the finger of blame at somebody only to realize there are three fingers pointing back at me.

I felt like a pig looking at the stars…

You’ve probably heard the old Pennsylavania Dutch saying,

“The hurrieder I go, the behinder I get!…”. 

When it came to my website I am getting behinder…

Not in blogs. I can write. But in figuring out how to apply various features like Opt-in pages and Autoresponders and free materials to offer…I would look at the pages and the how to tutorials and there was a sudden disconnect and shut down. That’s when the peptide-o-holic cocktail kicked in and I wrestled with the insecurity, lack of confidence old blueprint. Arghhh! … It was starting to compound in intensity.

During a sit, I thought the thought… I can choose what feeling I give to this part of the course. I choose pleasure over pain. I can relax instead of FIGHT.  I can choose to say,

“This stuff is getting easier and easier… I will act, instead of react to my old blueprint garbage that does nothing for me except make me feel bad and push me off course. I will not blame anyone but work steadily to understand and solve my problem”.

That in and of itself has been freeing.

I am in process of overcoming this challenge.

The last DigiCONN session felt completely different.My thoughts were different. I kicked Ol’ Blue’s butt.

I will embrace not only the concepts and principles  of  social media, but my self-talk is now that ‘I persist until I master a dynamic and profitable web channel and my online business. Success is mine as I remain positively committed to chipping away one item at a time until I am fully functional on or before March 31, 2016.

BTW: I have a detailed plan for a complete personal makeover in Starting Jan 1, 2016.

 

Master Key WEEK 12: Knowledge, Courage and Faith

Don't like where you are

Jim Rohn once said, ”  If you don’t like where you are, then change it. You are not a tree.”

We get to make the choice to MOVE in a different direction, to a new place or to a higher level of consciousness. What a discovery?

We each have inside of us the same substance as the Infinite. In our current state, we catch glimpses of that spiritual, creative substance every once in a while that leaves us pondering about if there is more to our life than what we currently know. The adventure of a lifetime begins as we take a deep breath and cross the threshold, exploring the power that comes from connection with the unseen, as we access the subconscious.

I am of the firm Belief ( Thought + Feeling ) that I am offspring of the Universal and made of the same stuff. Because that is true, I possess potential to recognize and tap into omnipotence, or power. You and I have been endowed with power to connect with that Universal power.  The laws by which the Universal operates are predictable and  not random. But, we must learn what that power is, how to channel it and for what definite purpose.

Learning about power has happened on several levels in my life.

I learned about the power of electricity though an educational, if not necessarily uplifting, experience early in my life. Last Blog http://philsykesmasterkey.dlaurance.com/wordpress/?p=129 was my ‘Flash Powder Makeover”. Today… a little more re-volting!

Crisis + Time = Humor

…Family Picnic on a sunny Saturday at a Conservation Area outside the city of Toronto… Three older brothers, 5 + years my senior,  who ignored me most of the time, call me to come play with them… I am 4 years old…I run to them, delighted to be included… They are in the tall grass next to a farm field bordering the Conservation area. A herd of cows, blissfully graze on  rich fodder on the other side of the fence.  I don’t see signs,  just cows… ‘Are we playing with the cows?’ They are holding hands… odd… but, I’m 4 and ready to play the game, whatever it is… ‘Hold my hand ‘, says Ray, making me fourth in line… Oldest, Bill grabs the fence with his open hand… Yowsa…. What the heck just happened?… Where did that jolt come from?…What do you mean, an electric fence? … Why are you laughing?…I don’t want to play this game any more…. ‘MOM!!!’….doppler effect…………….

Electric Fence

Do you have knowledge of your Power!

One of things I love about the Master Key Experience is rediscovering that I actually have the capability to focus my thoughts and actions in specific ways to achieve a result that I feel in my heart of hearts is where I want to be. “I Can Be What I Will To Be”…  Personal Pivotal Needs… Definite Major Purpose… Shapes Colors…Recordings… Readings… SIT… I am whole, perfect, strong, POWERFUL, loving, harmonious, healthy, happy…

Haanel in 12-9 teaches this truth: ” This practical working method cannot come to you until you learn that the only real power which you can have is the power to adjust yourself to Divine and unchangeable principles. You cannot change the Infinite, but you can come into an understanding of the Natural Laws. The reward of this understanding is a conscious realization of your ability to adjust your thought faculties with the Universal Thought…”

From where I sit, this means I can’t complain or blame the Universe or God or anyone else for that matter for the results in my life. If things aren’t happening I must persist in my learning of correct/true principles (power), and persist in my execution of the faith based actions until I am living in compliance with the laws. May I  observe that the “submission” to the process that Mark J and the MKMMA team talk about in regards to the material and exercises is the same attitude that wise writings describe as humility, being teachable, as a little child…

Just be careful whose hand you are holding when playing with electric fences…

the POWER may shock you if you are not ready for it. 

Are you a TREE?

 

Master Key WEEK 11: Wisdom

Buddha-quotes-on-wisdom

Wisdom is often what you get just after you need it.

A few years ago, actually a few more years than I care to admit, I was a full-time musician, singer and songwriter. Along with two other gifted players, we rehearsed a repertoire and headed out on the road. From another musician friend, we rented a Chevy cube van, to get where we needed to go, and a substantial PA system and lighting system. Unexpectedly, the lighting system also came with several onstage flash pots  that would ignite smokeless gun powder for special effects. There were several partial canisters of flash powder in the truck.   Since we were not going to be playing shows where the flash pots would be used, we decided to be responsible and not carry with us a potentially dangerous substance like flash powder… the question was, what do we do with it? We also didn’t want to leave this powder laying around in the garage while we were gone, so we decided that we would dispose of it… and the best and really only way we could come up with was a “controlled burn”.

You can probably imagine where this is going. If not, Read On!…

PLAN A:

I guess we had watched too many cartoons or old western movies but the disposal plan consisted of pouring most of the flash powder onto a stubby tree stump and then pour a trail of powder leading from the pile, down the remaining 4 inches of bark and onto the grass creating a line  of powder  for about 4 feet to what we judged to be a safe distance. One guy would crouch as low as he could and drop a lit match onto the the trail and jump back to where the other two were watching,  about 10 feet away…Perfect!

The lit match fell from twitching fingers onto the black powder trail and the powder ignited in a brilliant streak… all the way to the tree bark…  NO BIG Flash! Plan A had failed to set off the big pile on the stump because the powder didn’t climb the 4 inch bark trail up to the pile on top… We should have stopped then…

PLAN B:

Since we had used all the remaining black powder to create the initial flash fuse trail, we now had to consider other more  daring ignition systems. I was nominated to creep low from the side and with outstretched arm and match in fingertips, drop the  match directly on to the pile. The first match went out as it fell, the second one too… I inched closer this time determined not to fail in front of my friends…

Houston, we have ignition!

I guess I might have thought about why they call it ‘flash powder’… or why it took so little powder to get the stage effect flash…or why no one else wanted to do it… but the conscious mind was only focused on the group decision that this would be a “good idea”.

Historical photo - atmospheric test
Historical photo – atmospheric test

Have you seen the old movies of nuclear testing in the Nevada desert in the 1950s… I was the dummy that got knocked flat by the blast. I’m not sure if there was a mushroom cloud or not, but my hair and eyebrows were singed and I couldn’t see anything but white in front of my eyes… As my friends doubled over in laughter, I was doing a quick inventory of body parts, “I yelled, I can’t see!”  and quickly realized that my face and glasses and been coated with a layer of white flash powder residue.

Yes, Wisdom is what you get just after you need it.

In week 11, Haanel teaches that wisdom is an understanding of the knowledge and principles whereby we may know the true meaning of things. Wisdom is illuminated reason, and leads to humility and encourages one to be teachable.

A decision to learn how the Laws of the Mind operate, and then apply that knowledge is leading me to greater confidence that I can have faith in the outcomes that the laws dictate. But faithful persistence and action and emotion is required to activate the law.

A 19th century American religious leader named Joseph Smith wrote: “There is a law, irrevocably decreed in heaven before the foundations of this world, upon which all blessings are predicated—And when we obtain any blessing from God, it is by obedience to that law upon which it is predicated.” Doctrine & Covenants 130:20-21. Sounds like a good reason to study the laws.

I can be what I will to be… just learn and obey the laws.

Haanel 11-35 quotes the WISDOM of the Bible, in Mark 11:24 ‘Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. …notice there are no limitations…

I notice that Prayer is involved in the above description. To me, prayer is a personal attempt to connect with the Infinite power of the Universe and true connection happens through or in our subconscious mind.  Mark, (not Mark J. but from the gospels) uses the words: desire, believe, receive, have… combined with pray. This connection must involve some pretty specific descriptions of our desires, receiving them into our hearts before they are delivered, and then accepting them in faith…the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. They must be ‘true’ so as not to take away the good of anyone else.

Making that connection is a major decision we undertake in the Master Key Mastermind Alliance course and community.

One Decision

By the way…

I was once told that knowledge is knowing that a tomatoes are actually a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put tomatoes in a fruit salad.

I’m just curious…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Master Key Week 10: Don’t you Quit!

I am particularly grateful for the blog post by Mark J. for week 10. I kept looking to see where he had hidden the surveillance cameras in my home because it was obvious from what he said that he had been watching me.

Wrestling Match

Try as I might to relax and just do it, I was in a serious wrestling match with my  past habits. My Instinct was to try harder, use more force, become more disciplined and rigid with myself…  It just got worse. I wanted to fill my face with chocolate, coke and french fries and binge watch every Jason Bourne movie, several times…

Law of Relaxation:

Mental effort defeats itself…

Relaxation is the only access to the Infinite Intelligence.

Ok…calm yourself…breathe…sit… Brain racing… you can’t do this, not good enough…scattered rapid fire reproaches….What’s wrong with me… FOCUS… BREATHE… stop YELLING….Slow…it…down…let it go…..relax….breathe through your nose…slower…better… release…….

I see this meme online:

IF I QUIT NOW, I WILL SOON BE BACK TO WHERE I STARTED… AND WHEN I STARTED, I DESPERATELY WANTED TO BE WHERE I AM.

 

Don't you Quit

I will not Quit. I will persist...thank you OG…

Talk to my Mastermind…I ask questions…this time I listen.

I persist.

I read again…

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, and the road you’re trudging seems all uphill; and the funds are low and the debts are high, and you want to smile, but you have to sigh; and care is pressing you down a bit, Rest if you must, but don’t you quit…..
Success is failure turned inside out, The silver tint of the clouds of doubt; And, you never can tell how close you are. It may be near when it seems so far;  So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit. It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.

Not sure who wrote this but, Thank You.