Master Key Experience Week 10: As Below, So Above

A physical seed is the source of a blossoming plant. A thought seed is the source of a blossoming life. Image by Jerzy Górecki from Pixabay 

One of the first things I learned in the Master Key Experience was that I had been skimming the surface of many things in my life–books I had read, people I had met, ideas I had come across, and more. I’m forgiving myself because I know, like all of us, I brought to all those things the level of consciousness and maturity I had at the time. For example, like so many, I had heard that The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino was a classic and so I read it quickly, skimming. In the Master Key experience we read each scroll in the Og classic three times a day for a month to let the meaning seep deeply into our consciousness.

This week I realized that some authors on purpose skim the surface because at the beginning of the work the reader is not ready for the whole truth at once. In Part Ten of the Master Key, after writing about mind mastery in nine other chapters, Haanel gets to a deep truth, though he has circled around and around it, deepening the information with each pass. He knew we were not ready to absorb it all until we had done 9 weeks of practicing visualization in a number of different ways in our daily 15-minute “sit.”

For me one of the most powerful of his mental exercises was imagining a seed sprouting cell by cell into the warming earth, taking in water, developing tendrils that turn into stronger roots to gradually support, above the earth, the slow growth of strong green stems and leaves and finally flowers. I observed and learned many things during those meditations. Patience. Cooperation. Magic. Giving to get. Courage. Gaining strength surely and slowly. Celebrating with breath-taking beauty at fulfillment. And more.

Now in Part 10, Haanel says this, and I am blown away!

9. Thought is the connecting link between the Infinite and the finite, between the Universal and the individual. We have seen that there is an impassable barrier between the organic and the inorganic, and that the only way that matter can unfold is to be impregnated with life; as a seed reaches down into the mineral world and begins to unfold and reach out, the dead matter begins to live, a thousand invisible fingers begin to weave a suitable environment for the new arrival, and as the law of growth begins to take effect, we see the process continue until the Lily finally appears, and even ‘Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.’

10. Even so a thought is dropped into the invisible substance of the Universal Mind, that substance from which all things are created, and as it takes root, the law of growth begins to take effect and we find that conditions and environment are but the objective form of our thought.

11. The law is that Thought is an active vital form of dynamic energy which has the power to correlate with its object and bring it out of the invisible substance from which all things are created into the visible or objective world. This is the law by which, and through which, all things come into manifestation…

Master Key Experience, The Master Key, Part Ten

Wow. Just wow. If that amazing miracle of growth and manifestation is happening in the earth below…imagine what that blossoming thought looks like above!

And we all have access to this truth and its practice!

Master Key Experience Week 9: Be Present

THE GREATEST SALESMAN IN THE WORLD: You Can Change Your Life with the Priceless Wisdom of Ten Ancient Scrolls Handed Down for Thousands of Years. Og Mandino. Pp 60-61 with the word “will” blacked out.

For me, this week in the Master Key Experience has been all about internalizing all the ways I’m reminded to “Be Present.”

To take future tense out of Scroll II that we are reading this month from THE GREATEST SALESMAN IN THE WORLD, we marked out the word “will.” The subtle difference is powerful. “I will greet this day with love in my heart” is not now. “I greet this day with love in my heart” is now. Be present.

In Part 9 of the Master Key by Charles Francis Haanel we learn why an affirmation has had a life-changing result when stated as though it is true because it is visualized as true in the present. Starting at age 13, it was a “long drawn-out battle, with many ups and downs, the doctors all agreeing that there was no chance for a cure, though they encouraged and cheered us the best they could. But at last the victory came, and I have grown from a little, crooked, twisted, cripple, going about on my hands and knees, to a strong, straight, well formed man. Now, I know you want the formula, and I will give it to you as briefly and quickly as I can. I built up an affirmation for myself, taking the qualities I most needed, and affirming for myself over and over again, ‘I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy.‘ I kept up this affirmation, always the same, never varying, till I could wake up in the night and find myself repeating, ‘I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy.’ It was the last thing on my lips at night and the first thing in the morning. Not only did I affirm it for myself, but for others that I knew needed it.” Be present.

In one of our classes we were shown reputable research that the future self we desire is no better than a stranger to us if we do not step into her shoes in the present and know her as a friend, using our imagination in the most powerful and repetitive ways we can. We write and rewrite our heartfelt desire with the input of a skilled coach and her team. We then read this “definite major purpose” with enthusiasm at least 3 times a day. We write tasks/services we promise to perform each week on cards and use colors and shapes on them that link to the DMP. We also link colors, shapes, dates, and images on a poster of our DMP and place it where we will see it and ponder it with enthusiasm throughout the day. We put colored shapes in our cars and all around our homes to connect us to our DMP. We enthusiastically speak our DMP into a recorder with music that has emotional meaning for us and play the recording wherever we can throughout the day and especially last thing at night and first thing in the morning when our close-to-dream state is most susceptible to suggestion. The amazing Master Key experience has thus incorporated all the modalities of learning. Why? Be present.

We’re reminded to check out each others’ blogs and make encouraging comments and to comment on the MKE blogs on topics brought up during each week. We’re invited to support each other in Marco Polo videos as well as in a weekly zoom session with our DMP coaches. Be present to each other.

This week we were invited to turn off TV and screens for the next couple of months to see what a difference we might experience in being present to our own lives, and not present to news and opinions and games and movies and computer games and social media and Netflix/Amazon Prime series. Be present.

We’re in the season of gift-giving. The double play on the word “present” is powerful in a way it has never been for me till the MKE. To be fully present is a gift–for my now and for my future! I wish that for you, too!

Master Key Exerience Week 8: Uncanny

“Uncanny” is the word that summarizes the week for me, a week of being an observer of my thoughts, my life, and my future. The dictionary says that “uncanny” means “strange or mysterious, especially in an unsettling way.”

Unsettling the subconscious (Subby) has been the goal from Day 1. Everything in the Master Key Experience is working together to do that. We write on cards. We put colored shapes next to promises on the cards, identify those shapes in the world as we go through our day, and then associate those shapes to the parts of our written Definite Major Purpose statement to Subby. We repeat what’s on the cards, sometimes silently, sometimes out loud. We are encouraged to read everything once a day or several times a day with “EN-THUUUUUUUUUUUUUS-IASM”–the cards, our statement to Subby, the Bluprint declaration that builds confidence, the Scroll and/Verity for the week/month, and the phrases “I can be what I will to be!” and “Do It Now!” We were told to create a movie trailer and then a movie poster, anchoring our Definite Major Purpose in images as vivid as we can make them. We were told to read our DMP aloud with our favorite emotive music in the background, record it, and listen to it repeatedly, especially when Subby is most susceptible at bedtime and first thing in the morning.

Then greater shakeups came. We started being an observer during Election Week in the U.S. when we were assigned a NO OPINION week. What a heated time to be doing that! How incredible it became to realize halfway into what I was saying or thinking that I was expressing an opinion–and needing to pause and restate so it wasn’t an opinion. I’ve never thought of myself as being excessively opinionated, so the repeated proof that I am definitley opinionated was at first shocking and then quite funny. “Oh no! Not again.” Over and over. I got good at switching the subject in a conversation when I couldn’t come up with anything to say that was not an opinion. My contribution to conversations started being facts or asking questions or listening. Before saying anything I’d quickly assess whether I’m an expert on the topic and allowed to have an expert opinion or not. A couple of weeks into not expressing opinions I asked in class if this is an exercise that will end, or is it an ongoing thing? News coverage and personal debates raged across the country about whether the election had been rigged or not. As a self-described news junkie and trained debater I so desperately wanted it to be an exercise that would end. “Let me ask you this,” Mark Januszewski, one of our instructors said. “How do you feel when you’re not always expressing opinions and judgments?” “Peaceful!” I replied quickly, suddenly realizing the deep truth of that. “Why would you not want to keep doing it?” he asked. I was stunned. This really IS a new way of being in our world, in my world. So I reluctantly wrote into my DMP that one of the things I will sacrifice to achieve my goals is my constant news checking from first thing in the morning to the last thing at night. I will stop triggerng all kinds of judgments and opinions that way, yet stay informed by checking once a day while unplugging the rest. I realized all that time immersing myself in news and opinion was getting in the way of my better future…

Then this week we were given still other ways to be an observer. We were told to turn off TV and screens for the next months to give ourselves mental space and quiet to think. We were assigned a 7-Day mental diet of thinking positively. The object is to string together 7 days of no negative internal thoughts or negative external words. If I observe negativity I must go back to Day 1. I thought this would be easy. After all, when I’d signed up to be on the waiting list for the MKE I had downloaded a document that introduced me to the 7-day mental diet and Emmett Fox, its creator. Back in the summer I did quite well with it, easily stringing together 7 days and enjoying watching my thoughts and words and reframing them. Now I realize that I had been on the shallow end of the pool that week!

Eight weeks into this experience of learning better and better how to be an observer I am having a much harder time stringing together 7 days because I’m more awake, more aware, and much more informed about the consequences of negative thinking. I had missed so much of my negativity that first time! This week I have discovered how often I turn really harsh negative thoughts and judgments on myself and my performance and how often I judge myself a failure. I’m not as self-disciplined and as positive as I had thought I was. Feeling like the failure I observed I was telling myself I was, I came close to despair and close to quitting the Master Key Experience. Can I really give up the news and opinions and TV and screens that have been so much a part of my life? Even my DMP wasn’t feeling right so I hadn’t yet done the assigned poster nor the assigned audio based on it. I seriously doubted that my DMP was possible to achieve. Isn’t it too grandiose? How dare I? I didn’t turn in a revision on time. In turmoil, I started skipping some daily practices and broke my perfect record in the MKE app and went down to 69% compliance.

That’s when the uncanny breakthroughs came tumbling in. In my weekly sharing with her last Saturday, my accountability partner told me I’m way too hard on myself–“Please look at how all the positives far outweigh the negatives! Keep going.” Just 10 minutes later, my business support group used those same words and I wept hearing again that I’m way too hard on myself. “Let it go! You can and will do this!” they said in one way or another one after the other. On Sunday in our weekly class we were reminded of Coach Wooten and how it’s the little things perfected and practiced daily that underpin success. I saw clearly that my having gotten out of the daily routines of reading silently and aloud the cards and assignments had opened me up to doubt and fear and that at this point in the journey I was not strong enough to skip anything. Then the 3rd Verity this week was all about limiting beliefs: “Limiting beliefs are all that stand between the 13 riches, my intention and myself.” The accompanying exercise of walking 4 minutes with pebbles in my shoe, and 4 minutes without, daily brought astonishing “felt” realizations about what repeated negative thinking could do in a life to make us focus so much on the negative that there’s no room for the positive. Lesson 8 told me “It is evident therefore that we are to hate nothing, not even the ‘bad,’ because hatred is destructive, and we shall soon find that by entertaining destructive thought we are sowing the ‘wind’ and in turn shall reap the ‘whirlwind.'”

With new-found strength, confidence, and determination, on Thursday I tackled another rewrite of my DMP. This time I sat in the upholstered rocker in my bedroom where I usually read the exercises and do the daily sit. I used a pen to revise and reassemble, somehow connecting with the words and intentions better, letting my imagination work as I had in the daily sit. When I brought it to the computer to type up, the most uncanny thing yet happened. We’re allowed 400 words, and as I typed, I’d keep looking down to the word total everytime I deleted words or phrases and replaced them. EVERY SINGLE TIME I REVISED, the total word count was exactly 400–EVERY SINGLE TIME more than 10 times in a row no matter what I changed! We were told to watch for things like this. I had come across a quote last week that “Coincidences are God’s way of remaining anonymous.” Wow. And again, humbly, wow.

Finally my DMP feels right, feels like me, feels like the most exciting and wonderful challenge of my life for which I am willing and determined to master every part I’m taught to get me there. I’m back to perfect compliance.

Absolutely uncanny.

Master Key Experience Week 7: Fear

This clip from the 2005 movie COACH CARTER helped me overcome my own fear this week. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_fDhqRk_Ro. The words are a reflection on THE COURSE IN MIRACLES by Marianne Williamson in her 1992 RETURN TO LOVE.

Uncovering my heart’s desire has not been easy! In this Master Key Experience it’s called my definite major purpose or DMP. My writing down goals in the past has always been in the context of earning an income doing work that I love. So I would set goals for the day, the week, the month, the quarter, and one-year, 3-year, 5-year goals. Because I’ve truly loved my work, too often the other parts of my life were in support of what I thought was my mission as years unfolded.

As I’m sure we all experience, I would have little nudges of intuition all along the years to think about doing things outside of my very full days. I have always felt “in the zone” interviewing people and got compliments about my insightful questions. So I’d wonder what it would be like to have a talk show–maybe one that considered all the kinds of healing modalities across the world. Wouldn’t it be interesting to talk about what they would do to heal an illness with 3 guests? Perhaps one would be a rain forest shaman, another a European physician, and another a medical intuitive. I would help them open to each other to learn from each other, as well as open insights for myself and the audience and enrich us all. It would be a contribution to our world’s integration of healing wisdom across centuries and cultures. But the thought of doing a talk show would go on the back burner. I’d say, “When the time is right, if it’s right, the means will come…”

My other frequent intuitive nudge was not to keep putting on a back burner my fascination and hunger about all things spiritual. But my time budget and money budget never seemed enough to allow for extended daily spiritual time, let alone retreats, online classes, books, and other experiences other spiritual seekers I admired immersed themselves in. The several times scholarships came along and I could be included, I’d glow through experiences and feel “in the zone” there as well. I just couldn’t see the way to doing that daily, even when I sat for a reading with a spiritual guide in my city–a thank you for doing her a favor. I couldn’t get my mind around a vision she saw of me in the future. She likened me to a glowing tent in the desert, sides beckoning in as they flowed in the breeze, attracting seekers from all over. What?

This fall I finally stopped to ask “What is my real heart’s desire?” I got the courage and guidance to erase the slate and begin from scratch to frame the rest of my life, trusting that my burning desires and my Creator-given gifts could combine with new mind skills to be the key to unlocking the fullness of the life that was meant to be for me. In the context of amazing presenters, classes, writings, a MasterMind going through it with me, and a personal guide, I began the process of deep thinking, writing and re-writing, clarifying, testing, and looking for resonance as my blinders came off.

My “in the zone” experiences came foward. Talk show. Focus on spiritualtiy. Healing. I wrote, I attached S.M.A.R.T. goals as directed, I revised. I mostly let the words seep into my days and nights, imagining that Shirley. I was startled to find myself energized to start listing steps needed for a talk show about the magic possible in ordinary lives, something that had never happened thinking about a healing modalities talk show. I was startled to count how many hours of spiritual study and meditation I had gradually included in my life over these weeks–it’s possible to fit it in! I became aware that my passion for clearing toxins is now extending to eliminating negative thinking through the Week 7 mental diet and our ongoing watching not to express an opinion.

But then I started experiencing enormous fear. With all my experiences of past limitations of time and money and partnerships, how in the world can I dare to even whisper my heart’s desires let alone write them down? Where will the money come from? Where will the time come from? How can the pace of these weeks continue? Fear paralyzed me even to the point of wondering if I should dump what I’d written and replace it with what’s certainly doable and practical. I believe all the examples of miracles and magic that have happened and are happening for others using these tools, but can my heart’s desires become real for me?

At the end of the class beginning Week 7 we were shown a clip from the 2005 movie Coach Carter. These words again resonated powerfully for me. This time I printed them out and read and re-read them in a week of self-doubt and fear and struggle. I thought about the power they’d had for Nelson Mandela and Oprah and that they are actually Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles, a spiritual classic. It has taken several agonizing weeks, and a crisis of faith this week. But today I finally have the courage to overcome my fear of making my seemingly impossible DMP real in words I will steep myself in as I live into their reality. I am going to dare the impossible, reading it as “I’m possible” because I’m combining my I am with our omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient I AM. I am so humbled and grateful.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

1992’s Return to Love by Marianne Williamson

Master Key Experience Week 6: Finding Magic Again

What am I not telling myself? we were challenged to ask. My little girl self had the answer as I traveled back to my 5-year-old self and the magic I loved as a kid.

Each week we have soul-searched and found words to anchor the swirling haze around what’s called our “Definite Major Purpose,” a term coined by Napoleon Hill, the author of Think and Grow Rich. We’re told that the clearer the “think” behind the DMP, the greater the “grow rich” impact the words will have on our subconscious as we read it to her aloud three times a day. So we write and rewrite. Each week our assigned Guide returns helpful suggestions, helping us soul-search and stretch for more and better. Each week we continue the poking around in our psyches–recently with the haunting challenge “What am I not telling myself?”

A major help was hearing that we ought to be so direct and clear in writing our DMP that it could be understood by a child. I started thinking about myself as a child and about what I was like. What am I not telling myself? Another help was encouraging us to use our imaginations. What am I not telling myself?

I imagined myself back in 1950, playing by myself in the yellow-painted cubby outside the kitchen of our apartment when I wanted quiet instead of running around all over the block with my brother and his friend, rowdily playing cowboys and other outdoor pursuits. I’d forgotten that I’d imagine myself as my favorite storybook characters–Snow White, Peter Pan, Cinderella, and more. I just loved the magic that each had in their lives! How had I forgotten the hours I’d spend that way, desperately desiring to bring magical power into my own life. Wave a wand and have pretty clothes! Have animals that talked with you! Make ugly things beautiful! I was even fascinated by the electrical sockets all over our apartment and truly enjoyed the unusual surge of energy I got poking a bobby pin into them, wondering it that was magic. Of course my parents firmly put an end to that, so then I happened on what I called my I AM game. I knew I wasn’t really any of those characters and that I didn’t yet have magic. So I would repeat “I am” over and over and over till I shivered a similar thrill to poking the electical socket–thrilling to total awareness, total consciousness for a few seconds at a time. I had finally discoverd what I wasn’t telling myself. I have always been intrigued by magic and by trying to find it by using my imagination! I had found what I’d not been telling myself!

These past two weeks have been full of pulling all these awarenesses together as I shared them on the “Heros Zoom” with others working with 2-3 other Guides. Encouraged by their feedback, I dove into writing the press release version of our DMP–the week’s assignment. I wrote at though my DMP had been accomplished. Amazingly, the “chore” part of the assignment fell away as I was finally able to incorporate my love of seeking magic in my DMP, combine it with a back-burner goal about having my own radio show again, and imagined being interviewed by a classmate back in my home town in Wyoming in the radio station where I got my first taste of the delight of broadcasting. The press release celebrated the success of my international radio show, “The Detective of Magic.” Wow!

This week the assignment is to turn our DMP into a movie poster! I’m rewriting my DMP like crazy to be able to hone and simplify the images that I will use to represent my deepest and God-given desires based on the gifts of personhood I was given and call my PPNs–my Personal Pivotal Needs: spiritual growth and helping others.

How exciting and fun all this has become in a week when the world of politics in the U.S. is helping us all publicly question who we are and what we are doing. I’m feeling so good to know that I have found what I’m not telling myself and have found how to contribute!

Master Key Experience Week 5: Invictus

Oprah’s recounting her 8-year-old self’s reciting “I am the Captain of my Ship. I am the Master of my Soul” from the poem INVICTUS (Latin, “unconquerable”) by William Ernest Henley, written in 1875, also the favorite of Nelson Mandela. She had written down the last two verses and had posted them on her mirror. https://youtu.be/TT0DOvnx0Oc
It matters not how strait the gate,   
  How charged with punishments the scroll,   
I am the master of my fate:
  I am the captain of my soul.

Our powerful Master Key class last Sunday 10/25 launched us into an incredible week of new practices, including being an “observer” and expressing no opinions. We were challenged to read and absorb Emerson’s essay on COMPENSATION, rich with images and information to savor.

In the midst of all of this, moving through my workday Wednesday, the YouTube clip above started to play. I sat watching, jaw dropping, mesmerized. AT AGE EIGHT the final lines of this poem were Oprah’s door-opener to the truths we in this Master Mind are becoming more and more aware of, studying, and anchoring into our beings. We know the success her life has been. It was the first of many confirmations that I heard this week as I participated in a couple of zooms and Marco Polo.

For example, one of our guides had imagined herself into her dream home, down to the wall colors and fireflies in the back yard! At another time she had imagined an amount of money without knowing how that might come to her–and it came by way of a bank error that the bank refused to take back! Several others shared business success stories beyond what they’d been able to achieve before seeping themselves in what it takes daily emotionally to replace bad habits of thinking with effective ones.

Almost 6 weeks in I AM THRILLED that all this has come my way even though I’m pretty far past my 8th birthday….

 

Master Key Experience Week 4: Using Imagination

I had a really shocking realization this week. I don’t really know what I want to be for the rest of my life. Not really. Not yet. This week we’re saying repeatedly, “I can be what I will to be.” Hmmmm.

I’m grieving because I had thought I had settled that years ago. But the truth is that it was settled because I had settled. My vision was what was possible. My goals were what was doable. My action steps were gritty, will-driven, and so intense that a good bit of the time I felt stressed out and in overwhelm trying to get them all done. Don’t get me wrong. I love what I do. But I’m realizing that I do what I do to create cash flow like everyone around me. If I didn’t have to worry about cash flow, I’d do the same things in a less driven, less stressed way. My days would look really different…

So each week I’ve rejected my stab at writing My Definite Major Purpose that I had labored over the week before and start over. This week my reading of what’s called The Second Verity provided a really helpful insight–use my imagination. This week when someone asked a question about writing the DMP, there was another helpful insight–write it as you would talk to a child. Then I re-read the DMP of one of our instructors–aha! I’m starting to get it.

So here I go. Rose-colored glasses found and in place! Let’s see what I see this week!

Master Key Experience Week 3: The Hope of Finally Overcoming Fear!

These simple lines in the reading we are doing daily this week made me cheer when I read them. Honestly? Nothing has given me such hope in a very VERY long time.

Here are the lines: “14. …the one arch enemy of the Solar Plexus which must be absolutely destroyed before there is any possibility of letting any light shine is fear. This enemy must be completely destroyed; s/he must be eliminated; s/he must be expelled forever; s/he is the cloud which hides the sun; which causes a perpetual gloom.

  1. It is this personal devil which makes wo/men fear the past, the present and the future; fear themselves, their friends and their enemies; fear everything and everybody. When fear is effectually and completely destroyed, your light will shine, the clouds will disperse and you will have found the source of power, energy and life.

I grew up with a super critical mom who had bi-polar illness. I know now that she was herself lacking in self-confidence and wanted only for me to have a better life. And I DO have a much better life in every way–except that I drank fear with breast milk and lost more and more confidence with multiple daily criticisms. I left home, yes, but the audios even now run in my head, so often paralyzing me. Over the years I’ve learned many ways to improve self-confidence and to soften her voice, mostly by sheer will and trying to “fake it till I make it.” Yet fear has kept me from completing many things I’ve started. Fear has even kept me from starting many things my intuition urged me to do. Can you imagine the incredible relief and hope these words give me? I hope they encourage you as well. I know we all want to speed toward the day when our fears are “completely destroyed” and our light shines fully! And I’m so grateful to be on my way.

Master Key Experience Week 2: Words and phrases are seeping into other parts of my day!

What’s really working this week is this immersion in thinking different thoughts with frequency and repetition in order to influence my subconsious. Yes, I feel like a juggler getting the right things done at the right time in the right way. But it’s already paying off. Words and phrases I’m reading and repeating are seeping into other part of my day, and even into my dreams. My mind must really love “Today I begin a new life,” the beginning words of this month’s MKE scroll as well as “…today I am a new wo/man, with a new life,” the concluding words–because now I hear them all the time through the day. They just have a way of making me stand tall and walk differently. How exciting that I’m believing it!

The thing that has astonished me the most this week is feedback on the first draft of my Definite Major Purpose. A marketing coach had helped me put a lot of the thinking/wording together several year ago about my WHY. But my MKE coach suggested I word my way less negatively. All these years I’ve known in one part of my brain that it’s not a good idea to name something with the name of the illness (MS Tools, Diabetes Support Group, etc.) because that focuses on and reinforces the illness. Instead we want to think about and name the tool and support group something about that focuses on independence or reinforces getting healthier. Yet that segment of my knowing hadn’t crossed over into how I explained what I’m doing in my business and life. So I’ve really been chewing on the negative wording, puzzling how to reframe it and rewrite it. And those questions, too, are seeping into my day and dreams as well. Exciting!

Master Key Experience Week 1: And so we begin!

Welcome to my musings. Thanks for reading.

I’m doing the STANDING TALL program about COLOR CODE along with the MASTER KEY EXPERIENCE, so that’s why I chose the pic of this giraffe standing tall above the clouds. I’m also reaching and stretching to feed my conscious and subconscious what it needs to continue to stand tall.

I’ve been easing myself into what I know will be a full immersion experience for the next six months. Since I’ve been working to think only positive thoughts, I’m reframing my anxiety about being able to keep at this at 100% effort by saying “I will shine through this because it will massively improve my way of being in this world.” Before the first MKE class on Sept 27, I had done 7 days of reading the first WALKING TALL Verity morning and night and now I’ve incorporated all the MKE process.

How is it going? Well, I’m used to living life full out and I love new experiences. So repeating words day after day and sitting still to think about them has taken some getting used to. It hasn’t been easy. But just doing those two simple things, repeating and sitting still, I’ve already learned valuable things about myself and my mind. On thing I’ve learned, because I’m a speed reader, is that I have skimmed the surface of what something means a whole lot over my lifetime. The other thing I’ve learned is about repetition. I’ve known theoretically that repeating is a key to having something soak in, and I did a lot of repeat reading as a youth when we were asked to memorize a poem or a part in a play. I’m delighted to learn that repeating key truths to my subconscious–by repeated reading, and repeated reading OUT LOUD with enthusiasm, then thinking about it–is a way to create in myself new ways of being through new habits that replace both unconscious thinking and inferior actions.

Seeing so clearly in such a short time what’s now possible is such a gift! I’m so grateful to Mark, Davene, and the team–and to all those who paid it forward.