Week 3- Fear is the Enemy

Here it is week 3.  Just prior to joining MKMMA I had actually paid to start a course on working through our ruts in life.  I decided to opt out and soon after came across this offering of Master Keys.  I had been following Mark J. for a short time when this scholarship course was offered.  I thought do I really want to try another program?  I am so glad I did.  I have been challenged and stretched, which is good, because real growth doesn’t come without introspection and change.

Last night my husband said, I think that course is helping you.  He could see a change.  It certainly keeps me on my toes.   The one thing I battle is FEAR!! I can get that sick feeling in the stomach and now I know to not accept it and each time it surfaces I am conscious and push it away.  Boy could I resonate with Part Three reading of Hannel. (14)  Non-resistant thought expands the Solar Plexus; resistant thought contracts it.  Pleasant thought expands it; unpleasant thought contracts it.  Thoughts of courage, power, confidence and hope all produce a corresponding state, but 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, he must be eliminated, he must be expelled forever, he is the cloud which hides the sun, which causes a perpetual gloom. (15) It is this personal devil which makes 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.

There are a couple of things in my life that I am resistant to.  One of them is swimming.  As a child I had a fear of water and I don’t know why.  My mother put me in swimming lessons, after 2 weeks I finally picked up a ring at the bottom of the pool in the shallow end.  Another time I was put in a swim class for 2 weeks and I learned to float on the last day.  To this day I am resistant to water.  I would like to overcome this fear, so last year I joined our gym which has a pool and signed up for 5 swim lessons.  I made some progress, but I have not gone back for more lessons because I am resistant.

I will be working each day to push away one of the biggest enemies FEAR because it really is the enemy to growth.

Quote:  The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.  Joseph Campbell





Week 2-What is your purpose?

I attended a training today with my company.  One if the speakers spoke of knowing what is your purpose.  I felt good knowing that I had already started putting it in writing because of the Masterkey class.

Working on writing my Definite Major Purpose (DMP) has really been challenging in writing with imagination and more color.   It was mentioned at my conference to put a vision board together.  I thought I will do this to help it be more visual.  I mentioned to my coach that this was challenging for me.  He sensed that i might be going through something similar to him.  He was kind to share.  He said he fully empathized with me with the challenge of writing the DMP.  He said half of his notebook was filled with versions, drafts, adjustments, etc.  He said he agonized.  He said every persons experience is unique.   He added some comforting words- R E L A X you’re doing beautifully.  In our reading we learn the subconscious mind works better when it is relaxed.  I appreciated the reminder.

In Haanel’s writings it reads:  But we shall find that there is a vast difference between simply thinking, and directing our thought consciously, systematically and constructively; when we do this we place our mind in harmony with the Universal Mind, we come in tune with the Infinite, we set in operation the mightiest force in existence, the creative power of the Universal Mind. This, as everything else, is governed by natural law, and this law is the Law of Attraction which is that mind is creative, and will automatically correlate with its object and bring it into manifestation.

When I read this it reminded me of an experience I had when I was 19 years old.  I was away at college.  There was a boy who returned home from serving a mission.  He was good looking and I knew I wanted a date.  So I made a plan to go home and meet him.  We had never talked before I just knew who he was.  The interesting thing about this experience is is was out of character for me because I am shy by nature and tend to hold back.  There was something within me that knew I would get a date.   I even manifested that I would get a date with this boy  to my roommates.  One of my roommates helped me plan the outfit I would wear.  This was so out of character for me.  The desire was so great that I put it into action.  I traveled home on the weekend about 2 hrs from my home and attended the church where I knew he would be.  I got to the church a little early and strategically planned where to sit and by golly he came in and sat right next to me.  We talked, he took my phone number and called me at college.  I had a couple of dates.  It didn’t end up going anywhere, but I think back to experience and cannot explain it, but it actually worked.  Faith that you know it will happen.  It was amazing.

It goes along with our learning that thought with feeling produces action.

If you have had similar experiences, please share.

Masterkey Week 1- The beginning of my new blueprint


This is my first week in Masterkey Alliance and my first blog post.   One of the first assignments was writing a DMP.  The DMP is to be written like a painting, capturing my new life in the picture.  It took me several days to ponder, write and rewrite.  The challenge was being able to express it in words.  I don’t know whether it was lack of creativity or self limiting beliefs.   It is a draft, so it will be a work in progress.   I  read my written DMP 3x/day which will begin to change the old blueprint.

One image that I have to express how I feel inside is  like a butterfly captured in a glass box, who wants to stretch her wings and fly.  I  am taking the first step in helping me go to new heights.

In scroll number 1 in the Greatest Salesman in the World, Og Mandino  speaks of being a slave to habits.  “Therefore, if I must be a slave to habit let me be a slave to good habits.”    I am excited to develop new habits and see the process of change that will begin occurring in my life.   Even in the first week, I have noticed by following through with the assignments it is activating my mind to pay attention. I really appreciate the fact that we are held accountable and Mark and Davene and the team take it serious.  It shows their heart, that they care, and it is important.  Looking forward to the journey.