As we go through life, we somehow go through some unpleasant experiences that just seem to crop up no matter how much we carefully plan. I ‘m finding out that although I’m an ardent follower and member of the MKE course, it doesn’t mean that every thing is going to go along swimmingly well in the world without. I experienced some financial turmoil which at this time I won’t get into, but what I really want to express is how important it is to becoming a live wire, and being aware that you are a live wire is of such importance. When I encountered this negative financial experience, I reacted at first like a person filled with despair, anger and frustration. As I fought through these negative feelings and thoughts that I entertained, I became the observer of myself and actually at this particular moment became a self directed thinker and started to sort things out with facts and discernment. I slowly realized this was a moment to take advantage of and experience growth. Baptism by fire! Thank goodness for scroll 5 of OG when it says,” I waste not a moment mourning yesterday’s misfortunes, yesterdays defeats, yesterday’s aches of the heart, for why should I throw good after bad?” Well I have to admit, there was no miraculous turn around right then and there when this thought ping ponged in my head. I stayed up most of the night trying to eliminate the negative thoughts and feelings knowing that by doing that I could resume my beautiful positive mental attitude and stay focused on my journey. Talk about Clash of the Titans, this was it right here. The reality that I understood was that sometimes it can be an arduous task that takes mental and emotional effort to accomplish this feat of making something seemingly bad work for my benefit. Enter the Law of Practice. Since I’ve faithfully been doing the work every day, I had more than enough practice by correctly practicing everything to maintain a positive mental attitude and feeling good no matter what anything might seem at a particular moment and time. I had gotten past the red pencil syndrome of making sure I was compliant to the requirements of completing this university level course and patting myself on the back and actually cheating the guy in glass (my future self). I asked myself, What am I pretending not to know? I had to remember that I conquered the seven day mental diet. I’m still standing tall (Oops sorry Mark, it just came out that way, ha..ha..) I can’t have my cake and eat it too. Just reading about certain facts and truths and having this warm fuzzy feeling of contentment and discovering my newfound knowledge was not enough, It had to be put to test. I thought about this tootsie roll commercial that used to come on with the student asking the professor, ” how many licks does it take before you get to the middle of the tootsie roll?. As the professor started to lick, he discovered that to really find out, it would take effort and time before he would get to that middle part of candy and bite into the chocolate that was in the middle. So after 3 or 4 licks, he promptly bit the outer portion so he could quickly get to the middle. Hey there are no short cuts. I even found myself entertaining that so familiar woe is me thought, why is this happening to me/? I thought I was being compliant to natural Law. It was then I found myself uttering something that to some wouldn’t make any sense at all: I’m grateful to have this particular situation happen. Wow I actually get a chance to become a live wire! I saw what was really happening, because I looked at it from another perspective which most people might not have, I remembered in Scroll 2 of OG that says, “I welcome obstacles for they are my challenge“. I suddenly felt powerful with self confidence oozing all through me. I also remembered that life is filled with self discovery and unfoldment. Whoopie! Also in Scroll 5 it says, “Should I torment myself with problems that may never come to pass? No! tomorrow lies buried with yesterday, and I think of it no more”. So after that encounter, I said to myself, OMG I just passed a test. By the way, the virtue that I picked was Specialized Knowledge. I think from what I’ve talked about in this blog, this would give any one reading this an indication that I possess Specialized Knowledge from taking this course through the growth and knowledge that I’ve accumulated to become better than I am, also to reach that higher Spiritual entity that exists in all of us. I see it in my friends for they are also artists and musicians filled with ability, talent, and skill. I see it in the bus driver, the construction worker, the school teacher ( my mom was a Science and English teacher whom I saw it in), me as a technician who used to diagnose problems with furnaces, boilers, water heaters, also being a musician, and songwriter (am a member of BMI). Being aware of who I truly am and what my true purpose in life is what it’s all about, requiring me to always be a live wire supplying electricity to someone else.🤸🏽♂️😄🚀
Just got finished with my morning sit and reading of Scroll 5 in Og, and The Masterkeys Lesson 21. This past weeks webinar was a moment filled with acknowdgement of the accomplishments of the growth and work everyone put in the course from week 2 until now. Since I’ve put all my energies into each week of making incremental changes and advancements towards becoming a new me, it never dawned on me how much more I’ve grown even though I completed the course before. This year has freed me up from experiencing the technical issues and the process of making sure that I passed the course and feeling good about that accomplishment. I give credit to myself for taking the initiative for taking the course again, but I have to give a lot of credit to Mark for sharing his experience when he took the course. I believe now that the first time I completed the course was a setup for me to take it again with a different consciousness this time. Mark said that his breakthrough came the second time HE TOOK THE COURSE. DOGGONE IT, he was right. There’s one part of myself that acts like a mentor that’s guiding me to stay on course eternally and turning me into a self reliant, self directed thinker. My thoughts harken back to all those times of failure, self loathing, despair, unworthiness, fear, well you know, I could go on and on. But my biggest problem was not having a DMP, a written plan of action, factual science along with an every growing sense of Spirituality in relationship to how the Universal Mind is in all of us, and also a bunch of scattered thoughts of what I wanted, all filled with these negative thoughts. The fact that I actually knew that I was better than I am always kept a burning desire in my heart to keep going further. Since always had that spirit of being an artist, I always thought differently than most of my peers a that time. I was blessed to get out of my own backyard at an early age through music so to speak and see other parts of world. What I liked the most was this unexplainable feeling I got seeing lush picturesque scenes of nature, and people seeing my true authentic self. The problem was, when I came back home from a tour, I would eventually sink back in to that state of mind that I so desperately sought to eliminate. How could I somehow bottle up those feelings of self confidence along with this big unlimited vision and plans I had when I was in that the environment that yielded those kind of thoughts and feelings? Bam. This course came into play. I’m actually HAPPY again with a whole lot enthusiasm and vigor I hadn’t felt for a long time. Everything I’m engaged in now correlates to my DMP! Everything is above average and special. From taking this course that will be a world wide phenomena, to the business that I’m into, to my music, for some inexplicable reason everything fits criteria for success. Each one of these things I’m engaged in has some benefit and value for all mankind when it comes to participating in making this world better in some way. I just handed myself the keys to an everlasting life of growth and fulfillment. And you know what? all I have to do is keep growing with this new consciousness and doing the work. Although I still have challenges from the naysayers it doesn’t anymore. I cannot deny what I believe in because I see the evidence all around me. I realize that my future self is my best friend 😀❤.
As time marches on, the challenge of staying in motion with the ever changing forces of life in the invisible world always keeps my conscious mind being the “watchman at the gate” being ever so vigilant over my subconscious mind. I realize that by observing virtues in myself and others requires an ever vigilant patrol of noticing these virtues every hour, every day. In chapter twenty of the masterkey lesson book it talks about how all great things come through recognition. “What am I pretending not to know”? Well I’ve come to the realization that we are are created in God’s likeness or some would say, God’s image, ( I’m using this fact for people that have religious beliefs) and that of being a Spirit whose sole activity is the power of thought. This one thought I revel in because I also know that I possess the same power that the Universe possesses with the only difference being that of a certain degree. Since I know that Universal power can only be transmitted to the individual for the sole purpose of expression through the individual, this is such a sobering fact to truly recognize. It demolishes any form of limitation. The challenge is to keep these thoughts eternal. Such thoughts as these along with many important facts are the building blocks towards being a self reliant, self directed thinker. I forever have the task of continually becoming a better operator of the mechanism that I possess. Assimilating all the virtues described in the Franklin Makeover is a true accelerant to becoming the new me with a different blueprint and a new reality. It is in this new adventure that I get to use my paintbrush creatively and masterfully to paint my new reality over a pristine canvas sheet. Now, that I’m watering fertile soil, instead of nightshade, I know that the soil can produce the fruit that yields wisdom, imagination, insight, courage, and true power from within. I can partake of this fruit over and over again with no limitations. Doggone it! I just love it when I uncover the truth! A lot of thought and time are given to these immutable facts. Connecting more and more of the dots in this course is allowing me do discover things this time around that I didn’t pick up before. But you know, that’s a good discovery for me. It shows the growth I’m experiencing. Now, when I recite ( by memory) the second paragraph in the blueprint builder , I clearly understand the sentence that states, ” I concentrate my thoughts for thirty minutes daily upon the person I intend to become, thereby creating a clear mental image of that person’. This IS where imagination, idealization, visualization are created and given life and vitality. Being like the fictional Starship The Enterprise, I’m going where I ‘ve never been before by exploring new worlds and experiences. So with every positive step I make, I expect a different challenge that will always be ever present. I strengthen myself more by reflecting back to Scroll 2 in Og that says, “I welcome obstacles for they are my challenge”. Hey, you know what? I think if I have any sort of fidelity towards this statement I will experience growth exponentially. Whoopie! I gotta always remember that although the end of the course is near, this is but only the beginning of a new continuation of my life.😁
Ohh by way, I love the hell out nature as you might have already figured that out. ha, ha, ha
Am I really committed to becoming the future me? Do I allow myself to momentarily bask happily in the thought that I can allow myself to congratulate myself on the things that I do that seem too insignificant to acknowledge? This is what this week was like for me. Looking into that mirror every night before I go do bed and reciting the Guy in the Glass forces me to evaluate ( not painfully) what I’ve done that day and honestly seek the answers to these questions and find the true answers. Being aware of such questions to the point that I can be my worst critic has it’s good and bad points. The one good and most important point is: I’m in it to win it! No thoughts of just completing the course so I can put a badge on my chest and stroke my ego. No delusional “red pencil syndrome” with subby storing it and then forgetting about it. Seriously, I embrace the fact that I am a HERO that loves adventure. Ahh, the unknown is such an attractive experience to push forward into. What lies next? Will it be a challenge to eliminate a limitation I was not aware of? Will I rejoice or get mad at myself at discovering a true fact? Or will the new day present a new discovery that I embrace? I must be very careful to be kind to myself and rejoice every time I discover a bad habit or thought that I can immediately focus on and make the proper corrections through the use of exercising the Law of Practice. I had a restless night of sleep last night dwelling of that fact that I did not complete all of my tasks the day before. Yeah it was a very exhausting week. Get over it. I got up this morning (6:00am) and immediately read Og Mandino and did my sit before writing this blog. You know what? I’m actually rejoicing at the fact that I am taking this action seriously. I sometimes forget how far I’ve evolved from the moment I took this course the first time and completed the course till up to now. I’ve become a service rendering machine😁laying waste to any chore that lies ahead the next week for me. My concentration, attention, and memory have advanced to new levels. I liken my experience to that of being in a small pool were I’m learning how to swim and always staying close to the side of the pool where I can always venture out a bit, but at the same time being able to come back to the pool if I run into any difficulty. The more knowledge and self confidence I gain, the bigger the pool gets, and the further I go, always going back to the safety of the side of the pool. (ie. the side of the pool represents the application of the knowledge I’ve acquired from this course). Now, I understand why I was intrigued with Greek Mythology when I was young. Even though I grew up going to Sunday school and church, I actually thought that there something was wrong with my Spirituality and my morality because I was more intrigued with Greek Mythology than I was with the Sunday school teachings. It wasn’t until I listed to Jason Campbell’s explanation of the importance of mythology and it’s true meaning: Eliminating my dragons in my life. I also uncovered another truth about myself: I always rooted for the hero. I am a Hero. I’m not here to say that I’ve accomplished every thing in my DMP, but I know that I’m headed in the right direction, and that success is imminent. There are so many things that I am doing and accomplishing along the way that sometimes I lose track of them. My virtue that I picked this week was Self Control.
I know I possess it because I’m a better operator of my thoughts and emotions, as well as observing Self Control in others. So after a careful analysis, I ‘ve happily come to the conclusion that I am truly In it to win it😎.