Week 24 You’ve earned your Wings – Now fly, Fly, Fly, FLY, FLY, FLY, and FLY!

Over the last six months we have all come to class on Sunday ready and willing to sit at the Masters feet to gain wisdom and understanding of the Laws and keys of life and nature which we would put into practice during the week and weeks following. The exercises were sometimes tedious, time consuming, challenging,  but, did I say they were all rewarding. One must do the work to see the results. The work cannot be done in a halfhearted manner or the results will not be forthcoming. I am sure sometimes we felt it was just too much work. Oops let me  speak for my myself, yes it seemed a lot at times. Why do I have to read Og Mandino, Greatest Salesman three times a day and Hannel’s Master Key System each day, why do I have to be still for 20 minutes each day, not forgetting Emmet Fox Mental Diet, the Laws of the Mind, the movies, no negative thoughts please, no opinions please, be the observer, etc., etc., etc. Yes it was , but……. We made it and now we are ready for takeoff to our special destinations as we stated in our DMP’s,  Definite Major Purpose. Some of us maybe asking the million dollar question, are we ready? Can we fly? Yes you can. And Now……..
We are at the gate. We are ready for the last bit of instructions prior to pulling away from the gate and taxiing down the runway. Our hearts are probably pounding in anticipation but we are equipped. We are enthusiastic and passionate about our Definite Major Purpose (DMP) coming to life more than ever before without any limitations. As the song says “if I can see then I can do it, if I just believe it there is nothing to it”, you have all heard the song there is nothing to it because we have all the necessary trainings under our belt. We have practiced many hours.

To my fellow MKMMA counterparts I wish each of you God’s speed and traveling mercies, success and much love as you continue on to your various destinations.

I must express gratitude to my friend and fellow MKMMA member Phil Cheatwood for insisting that I apply for this incredible pay it forward scholarship.

A great big thank you to Mark and his fabulous wife, Davene for answering their call, putting this course together so meticulously in order that they could assist us in fulfilling our destiny. Thank you to the other trainers and guides, who worked tirelessly to show us without influencing us that we were capable of writing a passionate and powerful Definite Major Purpose (DMP) which we will later bring to life. A special thank you to my guide Justin Leader.
Yes, we have earned our wings, wheels up, you are next in line for take-off.

Airplane

Week 23 Finish Strong

Six months ago we all embarked on a journey. The journey called Master Key Mastermind Alliance (MKMMA). We looked at a couple videos and made the decision that we wanted to be part of this experience, what is interesting is we all started at what I will call different stages of growth in our lives but we knew we all wanted a better outcome than what we were experiencing in our personal and professional life. Each week we were given assignments to assist us to grow and become better thinkers and be self-directed. It was a progression which at times we may not have understood but we continued to follow the leaders knowing our futures were on the line. Some of us were met with roadblocks, forks in the road, detours but we were given tools so we made a way in order to get to the finish line, you know the line where the athletes throw their hands in the air signifying to themselves and the world I made it. Each of us runs our own race as we all have different aspirations but ……. sometimes we stumble close to the finish line; sometimes we fall and need assistance. Yes, we do and others who connect with us feel it and reach out. About three weeks ago I felt the challenges of work getting the best of me with not much energy to complete my MKMMA blogging assignments, it was not a great feeling I realize that it was necessary to speak with someone. I was at work when this thought crossed my mind I must reach out to my guide when I get home. Just before leaving work I received an email from my guide who was holding me in his thoughts. That’s a great connection, thank you Justin. We connected via telephone three days later and after our conversation just as he did in the email he urged me to finish strong. I have heard that statement many times before but this time it is different. I heard it from the fabulous Davene again this past Sunday when she urged us all to finish strong, Mark for the last couple of weeks has said the same thing. In urging us to finish strong I believe they know what’s ahead, they also understand most people as classes come to a close tend to relax. I recognize that it has been a progression, a buildup if you will and to relax now would be counterproductive. My determination and faith in a power greater than myself is giving me the strength to get to the finish line.

finishstrong              As I write I am reminded of the song “nobody told me the road will be easy but I can’t believe he brought me this far to leave me”. I wonder which one of us can say that it was easy, we each had our struggles and hurdles to climb but we know we have been prepared. Even the Master in 1 Corinthians 9:24 urges us to run the race.

In telling us to finish strong we are urged to go the extra mile become the hero of our own journey, continue being the observer, do the sit-in each day, read the Master key lessons daily, read Og Mandino’s The Greatest Miracle in the World, remember you are nature’s greatest miracle, use the Law of Least Effort and all the others too numerous to mention here.

In closing my fellow MKMMA classmates I wish you all much success as you near the finish line, stay focused and finish strong. We were given the tools, we invested our time and energy in creating our Definite Major purpose, remember the world is waiting for our service.

Week 17HJ Just Sharing

Recently, during one of my sit-in I was given the green light to share a very personal experience. Before I share I must apologize to Mark, Davene, Trish, Derek and the guides all of whom have willingly given of their time and poured their hearts into making this experience possible for us to grow spiritually, personally and professionally. I must also extend my apologies to my fellow master mind alliance members for not keeping my word as it relates to blogging in a timely fashion. Yes, I understand it is a requirement which I must honor. Yes, I know the importance of sharing whether through the blogs or through the alliance area but I was experiencing something which I felt was personal and I could not write about it in any of the areas we are required to share. The question may have arisen as to what planet is she on, should we have her see a psychologist, a therapist, a coach? As I continued to wrestle with these feelings and emotions I knew the answer would come so I prayed and continued to do my readings and sit-in. Can I tell you that I wrote the blogs but chose not to post them as they were in my opinion substandard?
It started just before Christmas. What is it? A feeling, yes a feeling I could not shake and a feeling I could not explain. I felt heaviness in my spirit. The more I questioned what it was, the more questions arose. I did not share and felt I could not share with anyone. I continued to go through the motions of everyday activities. Have you ever been around people, family friends and felt alone, notice I did not say lonely but alone? I smiled and chatted during the holidays one would not have even questioned as to whether I was facing any challenges. You know what I mean when you smile and laugh but deep down on the inside you are questioning yourself, how long? What is it? I must note here that I was not sad or depressed and no it was not the weather either, it is a time of year that I truly enjoy. I wonder how many of you are going through something at the moment that you believe you cannot share for one reason or other.  Maybe you are wondering how you would explain the feeling. May I suggest just sit with it?  What is in the dark always comes to light.
I did all the things I knew to lift my spirit out of this unexplained feeling, I prayed, I sang praise and worship, chatted with friends as normal not stating anything about my feelings, I attended church services, that ought to take care of it. I continued reading Og Mandino’s Scroll III where we focused on persistence. I knew the answer will come and it did.  I will choose to call the experience spiritual growth where one is equipped for the next step on the journey called life.
The answer or relief came in the middle of January. it could have been the readings, the sits, a combination of it all.  Gradually I began feeling different. The heaviness was now lifted and I experienced peaceful happiness. It is ironic in that a few days later my aunt made her transition. Maybe I was being prepared for this season of my life as I had to be strong for the younger ones. I may never know the true reason for that heaviness but I am now enjoying that feeling of peaceful happiness.