WEEK 21: BEING IN COMMAND

Week 21 has been a week of understanding the great power that we all possess and learning how to use that power at anytime we wish. In the blueprint builder that I read every morning, in the 5th paragraph there’s a sentence that says: I will succeed by attracting to myself the forces I wish to use, and the cooperation of other people. As I have traversed through this course I have realized how powerful that statement that I’ve been reading for 5 months is. On one particular occasion while was doing my sit, I was experiencing a nervous spasm that I had in one of my shoulders. Through sheer concentration,  I made the spasm go away while I was doing my sit! I was fascinated by this experience because it showed me that I have command over my body! Before this incident, I would usually have to just ride the spasm out until it stopped. I’m in the process right now of taking the 5 deadly habits ( Fear, Unworthiness, Guilt, Anger, Hurt Feelings) and using these things as tools to my advantage! Wow! Talk about taking your weaknesses and turning them into your strengths! Using these negative attributes as a motivational tool is awesome. I know it works because I had no choice but to use this method when I started out playing Guitar.

When I first started playing, I started out playing the bass guitar. It seemed like it was the instrument that I was supposed to play. Everyone else agreed to that fact also. But just seemed that there was always a guitar lying around when I visited my friends. I was inexplicably drawn to that instrument. When I switched to guitar a lot of people were shocked. Not only that, I’m left-handed but I play right-handed. All I heard was, ” You made a big mistake by switching by over to guitar”, or ” you’ll never be any good”. I used all these statements as motivational tools. Everytime I would get discouraged when it came to a learning curve, I just thought of all those disparaging remarks and just buckled down and intensified my efforts. What I didn’t realize I was doing was using Fear, Unworthiness, Anger, Hurt Feelings, Guilt, as tools to propel me to My Chief Aim which was being a Guitar Player. I now realize that I refused to believe that any of these things had any merit in them. As far I was concerned, they were all things that didn’t exist.

Now since I accomplished that feat, I get even more excited because I know that I possess a Universal Power at my command anytime I which to use it. In other words: My Wish Is MY COMMAND. Anytime I feel any negative bias I think of the monkey with his hand in the jar holding a banana and refusing to let it go thus keeping his hand in the jar. Every day is a day of unfolding mysteries and letting go of anything that I don’t need. As I continue this process of chipping away the cement, I’m learning how to do it happily with excitement and wonder. Looking at all of us as being as one on this planet enforces the reason why serving others is huge. I will always be looking at the world within instead of the world without.

 

 

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WEEK 20: RECOGNITION

WEEK 20 is the week of demarcation. It is this point in this journey where all of the practice and study moves from preparation into the application of answering the call to Greatness. It is where the realization of all the hard work that has been done starts to take flight towards the true goal: the new person with a ” new” life.

It is where the “old self” truly dies, and the transformation, transcendence begins. Reading the

obituaries, and being Ok with thinking about that word called Death, and truly feeling reborn again is definitely a serious concept that knocks fear right out the box. I still find in myself “remnants” of my old self still lingering. If I just wanted to overcome these “remnants”, then I guess I could live with that realization but now, I’m in the business of totally eliminating anything that is of no constructive use to me.

I still find myself during certain periods of the day ,drifting away from keeping the main thing, the main thing. Things like , keeping my DMP in my head all the time AND FEELING ESTACTIC about it. Watched way too much tv for a couple of days. Even though I was still doing what I should be doing so far as being faithful to my everyday practices, I just felt that what I was doing wasn’t enough. It feels like when what I call, “getting out-of-pocket” for any extended length of time happens, a gong goes off in my head saying “okay that’s enough, let’s get back to the real matters at hand”. 

It just seems that way because now that I have so much more awareness, concentration, and attention and confidence, I actually feel my old self still resisting in certain ways: aka being  aware of the true moments of recognizing when I’m falling into the trap of courting idleness, and familiarity.  It manifest itself in a fleeting thought: Oh, I just spent an hour and a half of intense practice and study. “OK, I’ll chill out for a couple of hours and resume. I got this now. I know the routine.” BAM! Wrong thinking! The 2 serious questions ( 1. What am I pretending not to know? 2. What would the person I want to become do next?) should be pinging back and forth in my head every minute, every hour, every day. Since my conscious mind is the “watchman and guardian” of my subconscious mind, I don’t have the luxury of letting my guard down. I am still in the process of reaching that level of unconscious competency. I realize that my old self is looking for that comfort zone, because to tell you the truth, I know that being “uncomfortable” is just a precursor to actual growth. Every time I experience this feeling now I celebrate because I know I’m on the right path. Thank god I now know that I cannot try to out smart any of the Universal Laws because I know that they are immutable.

In The Masterkey Lesson 20:8, it says ” When you begin to perceive that the essence of the Universal is within yourself–is you–you begin to do things: you begin to feel your power: it is the fuel which fires the imagination: which lights the torch of inspiration: which gives vitality to thought: which enables you to connect with all invisible forces of the Universe. It is this power which will enable you to plan fearlessly, to execute masterfully. I highlighted this statement, because if I’m not jumping out of my shoes with excitement, enthusiasm, awe and wonder, that this power is something we already possess, and all we have to do is recognize it, and use it, then I think I need my head examined, plus I’m wasting my time being in this course, and spouting out a lot of fluff.

Sometimes just thinking about creating a new life overwhelms me, not in a negative way, but, in a way of amazement. The fact that I possess the courage to really do this and not think about doing this, is really something that I marvel at more and more with each passing day. Now I play in my music ministry in my church. There’s a particular song that we play to close out one of our services. A couple of sentences in the song ring out to me: WE ARE ONE, WE ARE ONE, WE ARE ONE IN THE SPIRIT, WE ARE ONE. Now I can’t tell you how many times we’ve played that song, and that one statement just kept flying over my head until I read Part 20 in The Masterkey Lessons.

God is Spirit                                                                                                              Spirit is the Creative Principle of the Universe.                                                Man is made in the image and likeness of God.                                                Man is therefore a spiritual being.                                                                      The only activity which spirit possesses is the power to think                      Thinking is therefore a creative process .

20:2  You may have all the wealth in Christendom, but unless you recognize it and make use of it, it will have no value; so with your spiritual wealth; unless you recognize it and use it, it will have no value. The one and only condition of spiritual power is use or recognition.

In The Masterkey-Part 4 it says,

Thought is energy and energy is power, and it is because all the religions, sciences and philosophes with which the world has heretofore been familiar have been based upon the manifestation of this energy instead of the energy itself, that the world has been limited to effects, while causes have been ignored of misunderstood.

On this one particular day, my Self- Control was sorely tested while I was in church. The conversation about Faith turned into a muddled debate about what it really meant to have Faith in all aspects of your life, all of the ingredients and the processes one must go through to really possess strong faith. Thank God that I had to return to my duties in the music ministry! When I got home, I must have thought about that conversation for a couple of days. But what that incident did for me was make me recognize how far I’m ahead in my thinking and recognizing the true power that I, and that person ( unfortunately they don’t recognize their true power) and everybody truly possess. The big question is: WILL THEY EVER DISCOVER IT? This is why I am so enamored with this course, because this course is not taught anywhere else but here. YEAH MKMMA!!

Experience is comparable to fashion;                                                                 an action that proved successful today may be                                                 unworkable and impractical tomorrow                                                         Only principles endure

I know that my brain is cooking to the point of seeing steam exiting for my ears like Uncle Fester ( you remember, TheAddams Family) ha. ha. ha….. I have to keep cranking up the intensity, concentration, and attention.

Og Mandino; Scroll 4:

“I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth I apply all my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I strain my potential until it cries for mercy ( my old self is screaming for mercy right now, but to no avail)”. The facts don’t lie, and It’s truly made me a believer in the power, Omnipresent, Omniscient, Omnipresent nature of God ( Universal Presence) that’s all in the ether that surrounds us and that is in each and every one of us whether we know it or not.

 

 

WEEK 19: CONNECTING THE DOTS…..

This week has been presenting itself with all kinds of moments of connectivity for me. I found myself reflecting back when I was in elementary school. For instance, when I would get my report card, how I was graded on how I absorbed and carried out all the things that were taught to me, my attendance, my attentiveness towards the teacher while she was teaching, and how I interacted with my fellow classmates. Since we are taught to excel in our studies and make sure when we take a test, our success is predicated on us not submitting too many wrong answers. Failure is unacceptable. Get good grades and you’ll be successful in life. All through our lives we live by this doctrine and conform to these concepts. They are inforced by our parents ( even though they have good intentions), peer pressure, and society. We start adapting ourselves to be like everyone else: go with the Law of averages, go with the flow. I might not have the exact words quoted here but, Earl Nightingale said: Conformity is one of the biggest reasons why a lot people never live out their dreams. That thing that I would always see on report card: HOW  I got along with my classmates never resonated that much until now. Success actually hinges on your willingness to serve others. Now that’s one thing that I came to an understanding with, and connected those dots.

This course has made me so much aware of many things, that it’s starting to feel uncanny. I was searching for something on Netflix, and Lo and behold I found this show called Inn Saei: The Power of Intuition. Now what this program talks about is exactly what we are learning and implementing, with one exception: the tools that we have at our disposal and how to actually use them are superior to anything else I’ve seen! More and More professors, and scientist are talking about the small percentage of our brain we actually use! What is being noticed now is how society has steered people to use only 2% of our brain (left side) which is our conscious part: logic, facts, knowledge of only the things that we’ve been taught. The other part of our brain, the subconscious, (right side) comprises, get this, a whopping 98% of our brain. This part of the brain comprises the imagination, creativity, awareness of nature, emotion, what’s around us, intuition. These are all the things that are of a divine spiritual nature. They say that this why people continue to do the same things and keep getting the same results. Remember I didn’t say this from a theoretical conclusion that I came up with, this is scientific fact!  I feel privileged to be one of the few that get it. It is also was said that the one that realizes, and learns to possess these qualities has a distinct advantage over controlling what they want out of life as opposed to the other percentage of the people who never come to this realization.

I have recordings on a topic called, Your Wish is Your Command, by Kevin Trudeau. Since I am MKMMA student, I made another connection with his recordings and this course: I am the Genie of Aladdin’s Lamp. I started listening to these recordings 3 yrs ago, along with think and grow rich. What I started to see was the uncanny connection all 3 have in common. MKMMA is the glue because it shows the daily process that must be applied in order to get a true understanding of the 2 afore-mentioned. The light bulb immediately came on when I read in Think and Grow Rich, you must master all the virtues that one is required to master. Each one is not effective without the other.  Now, I take the palm of my hand and slap it on my forehead and marvel at how I’m really starting to connect the dots. It might seem like I might be one of those folks that might be coerced into saying these things, and being biased because I’m in this fantastic course because it seems like I’m saying all the right things, or yeah he’s saying this because he wants to show that he’s a committed trooper, but this real and from the heart. You know how it is when you witness something fantastic and you just can’t keep your mouth closed? Well this is it.

Now for my last connection that I made. One of our assignments was to watch a movie of our own choice, and point out the habits that are ingredients for success: DMP (Definite Major Purpose), PMA (Positive Mental

attitude) POA (Plan of Action), MMA (Mastermind Alliance). I didn’t have a clue at first as to what I was going to watch. Let’s talk about the Superbowl for a moment. Now my team, aka: The Giants weren’t in this years final game, so I was asked if I was going to watch the Superbowl. I said that I would, so I started watching the game and couldn’t believe how the Patriots were being outplayed in the first half. Even though I’m not a Tom Brady fan (because they always crush the competition in the AFC east division), I had grown to sense of admiration and respect for what Tom went through on his way to becoming the great Quarterback that he is (did I really say that?). After that 1st half I was almost convinced that the Patriots had no chance. But I kept saying to myself, ” they are the AFC champions. They didn’t get this far to fail”. Well as we all know now, the rest is history. That game seemed like a microcosm of what kind of journey that I’m on. It put on display all the unseen forces that come into play that are at anybody’s fingertips if they have the courage to realize the power they have, the courage to use it, and claiming it. So I know that I’ll always be connecting the dots…..

Week 17 – The Franklin Makeover, Living Knowledge Into Wisdom.

This is a must read blog to check out!

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Practical wisdom “is the ability to do the right thing, at the right time, for the right reason.”

Back in the 90’s a first grade teacher shared something with me that until that time I had not considered.  She was going to be my daughter’s first grade teacher.  I asked her how I could help her in the classroom.  She surprised me when she told me she wanted me to help her young spanish-speaking children learn the words for things like swing, tree, sidewalk, playground, spoon, fork, plate, chair …

She explained to me that it was more difficult for her to teach them how to read words that they didn’t speak.  This would lighten the load on her, big time.

Most of these children were the children of migrant workers who worked from sun-up to sun-down on the surrounding area’s big farms.  Their parents often had one to two…

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Week 18: DISCOVERING THE TRUTH

Week 18 has been a week of reflection and more discovery about me. For every positive discovery celebrated with joy and happiness, there is a negative aspect that’s discovered that needs to be eliminated. The biggest DIFFERENCE in how I handle a negative aspect is that I’ve learned to celebrate identifying something negative by letting it die and being happy at the forthright honestly to accept it.  With growth comes pain sometimes but I tell myself that it is the price I must pay now for success instead of paying the price of failure later. The new me that is evolving is not being accepted by some because that person looks like a stranger to them, although some people see the new me as a bright beacon of light. This was THE one fear that I constantly thought about before I took this course. But since that fear has been eliminated, I continue my climb into the unknown with a sense of adventure. Sometimes I struggle with accepting this thought, but then I look at it as an intriguing movie that I’m watching that has me glued to screen saying to myself, “I know that this individual is the star of the movie, so I know in the end he’ll come out of it being the victor. I just want to see how he’s going to do it”.

I never gave myself enough credit for things I did right. It was always me looking at all the things I did wrong. I was harder on myself than anyone else. I was always moving the Goal Post ( every achievement that I accomplished was never met with any type of satisfaction, or happiness). I hammered in this way of thinking for years. Now I could go on into giving you examples, but they would of course be too numerous to really write about as I am just explaining about a negative habit that I possessed. Then 2 crucial questions were presented to me 1 each week consecutively: What am I pretending not to know? What would the person I want to become Do next?  When the correct answer was revealed to us regarding the 1st question, the answer was, Aladdin’s Lamp. That it already exists in us: everything we have is first a thought: Thought is a wish: The perfect plan already exists. We just have to learn how to rub it the right way. I immediately started thinking about everything I said in my DMP, Press Release, Dream Board, even my previous blogs.  I reviewed each and every one and realized that I had (duh…) already started implementing the right thoughts, and that word called HAPPINESS was prevalent throughout everything that I wrote about. DID THE HARD WORK FOR 4 MONTHS and didn’t realize the impact that it was actually having on me! I KEPT MOVING THE GOAL POSTS! My belief was not as strong as it should have been, I was still carrying around stuff I needed to let go. It was then that I realized that when I’m happy, I’m at my best in anything I do. Being in compliance with the 7 laws of the mind and the Laws of nature, Love, are just some of the

critical components to the acquisition of the true power that we have access to already. I WASN’T GIVING MYSELF ENOUGH CREDIT for the new discoveries that I was encountering, the changes that were being made in my thinking and habits. Without realizing this fact, I probably would still have been mired in the continuance of my erroneous thinking (moving the goal posts).

After the realization of all these things that I have stated, the future me is becoming more recognizable. The second question: What would the person I want to become do next? Now I look at the future me as a powerful entity that exudes strength, courage, abundance, love, faith, belief, that will not tolerate mediocrity. No “woe is me syndrome”. As long as I’m grateful for each day, no matter if it was good or bad, I know eventually I WILL WIN. I always make it a habit of saying to myself, “I am Natures Greatest Miracle”. And that IS the TRUTH.

I love Nature because of all the Abundance that is seen in it. All the abundance that we are privy to, because we are part of it.