“If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look in the mirror and make the change
You gotta get it right while you’ve got the time
Cuz when you close your mind
You close your heart ”
This week, I am continuing to read, review, digest and aim to ‘live this day as though it is my last’ and to view everything as a miracle.
All of the concepts from the last few weeks are coming together in week 21.
Albert Einstein’s quote about there being a choice, ‘everything or nothing’ being a miracle, Og’s Scroll about living this day as if it is my last and the realization that my biggest area of influence is the world within: the woman in the mirror- or as we have been reciting daily, the Gal in the Glass.
What would the person I am becoming do next?
She would love more.
She would give more.
(the law of giving and in the flow)
She would ‘do it now‘.
And most of all she would know beyond a doubt that everything she truly wants is coming her way…
Just like it will be for you, when you apply the Master Key System to your Definite Major Purpose.
I am blown away by the way that our teachers and leaders Mark, Davene and the Guides have brought this together to drive home these Universal Principles.
I am excited to share what happens next.
What am I pretending not to know?
What would the future me do?
Is today my day to excel?
Seize it now…
Last week’s presentation was powerful.
We went through coach John Wooden’s Success Pyramid and it was mind-blowing to see how over the last 19 week’s we had been building in the principles he outlines here:
We have the ability to build habits that lead to our success and all along, slowly and incrementally we’ve been doing it.
How do you wire yourself for success?
By training in success.
How do you wire yourself to be happy?
By finding happiness- daily.
How do you develop characteristics you desire?
By looking for them in others (and yourself) daily…
In short, we get more of what we seek.
What we focus on we find.
It is the Law of Attraction and the Law of Growth.
The Master Key system teaches how to do this.
Have I been letting myself be happier?
Every day, the 3 gratitudes and 1 pleasant experience summary
are helping me to program in that today was a great day, a blessing.
They are helping me to program in an attitude of gratitude and a go-to response of happiness.
But am I really letting myself seek the opportunity to be happier?
That was what I kept asking myself this week.
Is it a pattern to be frustrated, worried or sad?
If it is, can I change it?
I know that I can.
We are reading Og’s Scroll about living today as though it is my last. Coach John Wooden said we have to live the day as if it is a masterpiece.
This is a practice too…
What would the future me do?
One question can completely change how I show up in the world.
She would get up a bit earlier.
She would make sure her time is blocked daily.
She would eliminate distractions.
She would be relentless insuring the highest standards of conduct from herself and she would aim to lead her team similarly.
She would envision the future daily.
She would consistently ask herself to play up.
She would focus on giving- anyway she could.
She would do better.
And just like that, one degree of improvement has occurred for me.
Daily now, we are wiring in the search for self mastery, the focus on gratitude and positivity and the seeking of virtues we wish to have more of in our lives.
And it is working.
The Master Key Experience is giving me the tools I need to train myself to more quickly become the better version of myself- my future self.
The Hero’s Journey…
Joseph Campbell taught us much when he explored and wrote about the Hero’s Journey:
According to Campbell, there are “12 Stages of The Hero’s Journey
- Ordinary World. This is where the Hero’s exists before his present story begins, oblivious of the adventures to come. …
- Call To Adventure. …
- Refusal Of The Call. …
- Meeting The Mentor. …
- Crossing The Threshold. …
- Tests, Allies, Enemies. …
- Approach To The Inmost Cave. …
- The Road Back
- Return with Elixir “
For many people they “refuse the call to greatness”. They know that they have something more to offer and can be more, do more, give more and live more but they either don’t see the path or they refuse to venture into the unknown out of fear.
I’ve been there.
I see my friends there.
I see family there.
I find myself back there occasionally, playing small.
It is my old blueprint. It is an associative memory that forms my identity. And it isn’t really who I am…
It takes constant reinforcement for me to become the best version of myself, to become my future self. But it is coming…I can see myself stepping up and around me, I can see others doing so as well.
I probably need to start over from the beginning.
I will confess I hit my first major roadblock this week.
I don’t think I made it longer than an hour or so without needing to reset the 7 Day Mental Diet and I haven’t perfectly executed my daily activities yet this week.
But I’m back in it.
The one thing that never ceased was commitment to my DMP.
It is almost in my blood.
I feel wrong NOT reciting it.
I know I have to succeed.
I know it is my purpose.
Last week we began a 12 week virtue make-over using an adapted version of Benjamin Franklin’s personal process. The task is to focus diligently on a characteristic or virtue that we wish to see grow and develop within ourselves.
We were to rank the characteristics in order of our greatest to least needed areas for development.
While this tends to ebb and flow for me, at this particular time I wanted to continue to see the virtue of discipline enhanced in my life. All of last week, I found examples of disciplined behavior in myself and in others. I observed and I took note.
This week, everyone in the Master Key Alliance is focusing on kindness.
Not only kindnesses we are noticing from others, but our intention is to go out and randomly execute one or two acts of kindness (for which we may never have noticed or receive thanks).
Why are we doing this?
Because What we focus on we find. It is the Law of Growth.
The Law of Growth states “ the Universal Law which is one of the simplest to comprehend. It simply exists to ensure that something always grows, that creation is constant and determined by the kind and quality of seed which is planted. In the case of Universal truth this seed is determined by the energy projected.” https://lawsoftheuniverse.weebly.com/12-immutable-universal-laws.html
I’m excited to see what a group of 350 ish students of the Laws of the Universe and the Master Key System can create, together, in terms of a ripple effect of positivity.
We all want to develop a bit more kindness.
Will you join us?