Week 8 The Gift of Health

Today we are a couple days short of the two month mark when we embarked on the journey with the Master Key Mastermind Alliance. Sometimes it has been challenging, sometimes it has been fun other times we may have wanted to give up because when one is working to improve oneself lots of work is involved. It is not something that we can hand over to a friend or partner and say please assist me in completing this task. Every individual must do the work, whether it is the SIT in for 15 minutes, a great time of stillness which at times can be very difficult if we are experiencing any challenges in our life. Reading the Master Key assigned for each week, the Blueprint builder, our Definite Major Purpose (DMP), The Seven Laws, The 7 day Mental Diet and of course Og Mandino the Greatest Salesman in the World.
All of these readings and assignments have collectively assisted all of us to become more aware, be an observer, give less opinions no that is not the assignment, give no opinions that’s difficult when all of us are very opinionated and the most demanding one of them all no negative thinking, oops I apologize, I did not hear you, may I ask you to repeat the last few words no negative thoughts, what do you mean?

Here is Emmet Fox definition “a negative thought is any thought of criticism, or spite, or jealousy, or condemnation of others, or self-condemnation; any thought of sickness or accident; or in short any kind of limitation or pessimistic thinking. Any thought that is not positive and constructive in character, whether it concerns you yourself or anyone else is a negative thought.”

Fox even clarifies for us that we do not need to classify whether the thought is negative or positive because our heart would speak the truth even if our brain says otherwise. He is aware the thoughts would come but do not let them take up residence, think another thought.

Why have I chosen to reiterate all of this to you? We in MKMMA know what we have been doing but there are people who will read this blog and need an explanation as to why I choose to include my personal plight. Yes I have always felt there is a bigger lesson in all of this reading and meditating. A couple of days ago I questioned myself, what is the one thing that has happened for you that is noteworthy? Thinking. Yes I did the 7 day mental diet years ago, yes I knew what a negative thought was but, did I tell you be careful of your environment, they all tell us in the readings yet I allowed myself to be coerced in to a situation a few years ago (story will be revealed later in a book) and it has rubbed me of the previous lessons learned so I needed to relearn them and become a stronger and wiser person.
The end of September 2013 I woke up with severe chest pains, I thought it was my heart. Rushed myself to the ER, the doctor had the same thought it could be my heart. Further tests revealed that it was not my heart, thank goodness, but pneumonia. One year later and I was still not myself. Why? What’s going on? Each day I felt worse. There were days I thought I would never make it.
I re-read Louise Hay book during that health challenge, This is her explanation.
Pneumonia: Probable cause: Deperate. Tired of life. Emotional wounds that are not allowed to heal.
New thought pattern: I freely take in Divine ideas that are filled with the breath and the intelligence of life. This is a new moment.
Yes, I read the words but I did not change my thinking, hence the reason I delayed my healing for over one year.
Three weeks ago, I received the best gift from MKMMA. I was not expecting this gift but there it was, my body was now healthy and whole.  The mental work, the thoughts all combined to heal my body and my mind when I was not even focusing on it. What an unbelievable by product, the gift of health. Thanks to Markj, his fabulous wife Davene and the other guides and experts who are challenging us and working with us to strive for better. I am grateful and hopeful that each person who is in MKMMA would receive unexpected gifts. I encourage everyone to experience the Master Key Mastermind Alliance. Be all that you were created to be. Be blessed.

Week 7 The Mental Diet

One month prior to being introduced to Master Key Mastermind Alliance I retrieved my book “The Seven Day Mental Diet” from the shelf and placed it on the night stand.  My intention was quite clear when I placed the book on the night stand. I felt at that time that I needed to go on a mental diet, yes; I opened the book read a few lines and was completely distracted for a little over two months.  My spirit and mind knew I needed it but I neglected to feed my spirit. The universe was sure I needed a mental diet as I had lost focus. We are now in week 7 of Mastermind alliance (MKMMA) and there it is, my assignment 7-Day Mental Diet. The very thing that I neglected to do two months earlier was now in my face again but this time I had no excuses. My thanks to the creator for giving me a second chance to complete this assignment. Have you ever been there? The very thing that will take you to your next level in life you procrastinate with and delay your good.
I continued to feed my body healthy and nutritious meals, but the mind that was crying out for attention I neglected. The start of the mental diet was easy until I arrived at the airport on Sunday evening read a tweet and my mind began racing. The tweet spoke of a plane crash with someone I knew.  I could not control my thoughts and I was about to board a plane.  When I came to my senses I realize that I had disrupted my mental diet as I had entertained unsavory thoughts.
Emmet Fox is quite clear to tell us we can “hear disagreeable news perhaps by letter or telephone, or I will see crimes and disasters announced in the newspaper headings. These things do not matter as long as I do not entertain them”.  Entertain I did so I had to start again the next day.  Was it easier to stick with this mental diet as the week rolled on? Yes and no. Some days were easier than some. The key maybe to be vigilant and aware or as Og Mandino says in the Greatest Salesman, Scroll II, “zealously inspect all things which enter my body, my mind, my soul and my heart. With practice just as I have mastered proper food intake (and yes I am laughed at, at work) I believe and know that I will achieve the same with the 7-Day Mental Diet.

Practice, practice, practice, one day at a time.

Week 6 Faith and Trust

This week thought me one of life’s greatest lessons. Yes, I learned this lesson before but I forgot so the universe brought it back to my remembrance. Have you ever heard the five letter word faith? Have you heard of the word trust? Let’s digress for a moment to show you the importance of these two words.
Last week I shared with someone in our Master Mind Alliance that I believe I finally have my Definite Major Purpose (DMP) together. In our next set of corrections to the DMP it will be just right. . I can feel it, I can see it and I believe it. Writing my press release made my Definite Major Purpose (DMP) come to life in a way I did not or maybe could not see before, hence the reason I thought one more set of corrections will do it. I was wrong. Last Sunday I received my DMP from my guide and I was ecstatic. Why? And I quote “You have come a long way with this process and am very pleased to say that you did it!!”
My DMP has now met the standards but I was not ready, “O ye of little faith”. The first lines of my DMP states that I travel the first week in November 2014 to attend a conference to acquire new systems and skills to make the rest of my DMP come to life. I could not see this happening as I did not have the necessary resources to make this happen. Yes I continued to do the required reading but like Thomas as in doubting Thomas my belief system hit a roadblock. I had lost faith in myself and I guess I lost trust in a power greater than myself. I had to ask myself can you make a detour, what about left or right turn since there is always a way out. A few days later just after reading Part 6 #9 of the Master Key something within me said find a way, do whatever it takes. Who wrote your DMP? And the next question was why are you preventing someone else from achieving their good?

In the first place, there is the great mental world in which we live and move and have our being; this world is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent; it will respond to our desire in direct ratio to our purpose and faith; the purpose must be in accordance with the law of our being, that is, it must be creative or constructive; our faith must be strong enough to generate a current of sufficient strength to bring our purpose into manifestation. “As thy faith is, so be it unto thee,” bears the stamp of scientific test.

Yes, I did lose focus, yes I am in a mastermind class, yes I am careful of the things I feed my mind but I allowed my thoughts to stray in other words I allowed my old blueprint to have its way.
Just a quick lesson, trust the process, trust the universe, trust God and have faith that everything will work out. Bye from Las Vegas, Red Rock Hotel.

Week 5 The Journey Continues with some rough spots.

When I learned meditation years ago one of the things we practiced was that of being an observer.  It is interesting this week session required us to be the observer, no opinions please.  The first two days I was totally aware each time I attempted to give an opinion.  It was not easy but I recognize the words about to spill out of my mouth and I very easily pull myself back. The challenge arose when I allowed my body to become so exhausted that I could not complete the required reading which created severe repercussions.  I was giving opinions and could not stop myself.  Maybe I had forgotten the mantra I coined last year. Never let the body become so exhausted that you cannot complete your daily rituals. Life showed up as I was now out of alignment with my mind therefore the body followed. Guess I could say now this stuff works or I would not have noticed the difference that quickly.  Well it did not take me long to get back on track to see the noticeable difference as this week comes to a close. My new mantra is stated in  Mandino Scroll 1 “good habits are the key to all success”. Things I needed to get affirmative answers on all worked out. Stay on track if you fall off, get up, dust yourself off and get right back in this great game of life.  When one allows a day or two without the evening reading lots of unwanted situations arise.

Stay on track.