Master Key 2019 – WEEK 22 Be The Change

WEEK 22 – Be The Change

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Week 22 – “When we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change”

One of the most thought-provoking weeks for me has been this week. I never realized that some of the tools I used in my “Comfort Zone” was actually a defensive way of dealing with negative situations in my life and rationalizing the outcomes.

The tools of my “Comfort Zone”: Fear, Guilt, Unworthiness, Hurt Feelings, Anger which I have used to explain away any failures or adverse events in my life must be redirected and used for my advantage if I truly want to change the subconscious and have it work for my benefit.

I must use these negative tools so I can “be what I will to be”. If I can deal with these negative emotions I can truly be worthy of my dreams and reach my Dharma. To get out of this “Comfort Zone”, I must do as Mark says, “Put my big boys pants on”. Face the music and make the change

Of these attributes FEAR, is the most difficult and most powerful emotion that affects everything I do in life. If Fear is the ‘brick’ and the others are the ‘mortar’, then I must be able to turn this negative feeling into a positive affirmation.

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I need to burn down this wall of fear and utilize it to refocus my efforts wherever fear reigns. It is true for me when I fear a situation it causes me to extremely concentrate and focus on the situation, but not on the solution, but more on the problem itself. So many situations occur from childhood to adult life that builds the Fear concept, allowing the accompanying comfort zone tools come to join in the situation in a negative way and outcome. Years of these negative events build up and affect our psyche.

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I have encountered a new situation in life, opening a wellness and longevity clinic at the age of 67 years old. Although I don’t fear the work, I fear the attitude that society has against the elderly and how this may affect my efforts to be taken seriously. When I encounter negativity in business, I now become angry and my feelings are hurt easier, followed by the other culprit of guilt.

But now I realize that I must embrace these feelings, accept them and utilize these as tools to create the reality I want to create and become a self-directed thinker that can observe what is going on and react accordingly.

I realize if I don’t, I will not only be hurting me and my family but the hundreds of people that I can help live a better and healthier life. I can be the change.

Related imageSo, through the Law of Substitution, I am now focusing on the positive outcome of what I want, and not on someone that has hurt my feelings. So I’m releasing myself of how the world is treating me and concentrating on the goal and the final outcome. So I will put blinders on and move steadfastly towards the accomplishment of this project, and any I partake of in the future.

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As Mark and Davene have so eloquently have stated;

Psalm 46 unlocks the treasure within

  1. Be still and know that I am God
  2. Be still and know
  3. Be still
  4. Be

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Master Key – 2019 WEEK 21 I Train My Brain

WEEK 21   I Train my Brain

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If we can train our mind, to concentrate on a singular idea and focus with a laser-like tendency then we can accomplish almost anything. (Law of Substitution)

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As the weeks have passed by, all the exercises and practices to reprogram our thought processes is beginning o take shape in productive ways. Also, the Seven Laws of the Mind have garnered more meaning as we have progressed in the course.

The importance of the “sit” or the many years I practiced ‘transcendental meditation’ is becoming clearer in regards to how it fits into my training of the subconscious. (Law of Relaxation)

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I have never agreed with or approved of the lives and actions of the Hollywood Community and there disregard for decency. However, I have learned one very important fact about their profession that is critical to my quest for success.

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The greatness of an actor depends upon him losing himself in the role of another character. The concentration, focus, and practice are paramount. Where the actor fails is that they do not translate that character into spiritual truth. Thus they are not the perfect role model to pattern one’s life after.

However, the practice of concentration is vital to all knowledge. As Haanel says concentration is the secret to the universe. (Law of Practice).

So now my goal is to add an intense desire to concentrated effort and continue to grow daily in quest of completing my goals by the matter of importance. For the more, I do this repeatedly on a daily basis the less effort is needed. (Law of Growth).

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I know now that if my subconscious is directed in the correct manner it can accept new signals that will transform my persona in a positive direction. (Law of Subconscious).

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The world is ever changing and for me to keep up with it, I must change. But the problem I have felt over the years is how to change and substitute good thoughts that will give me the best chance to positively impact my life and those around me. I must forgive all transgressions of the past to enable me to come in closer contact with God. (Law of Forgiveness)

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So all the years I struggled with the belief in God and the ideas I needed to strive for, are in essence accurately attaching these good feelings to the thought processes I can block out harmful and negative input that can hurt me in so many different ways. (Law of Dual Thought)

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God is really in control and for me to realize it gives me great peace and hope. Now, I must give even greater importance to my sit period, because that is where I can really come in contact with the Universal Mind who is all powerful.

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Now things can happen because I believe I have been thoroughly tested and now it’s time to cash in for the Holy Grail, which is happiness and success.

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Master Key 2019 – WEEK 20 Six Degrees of Separation

WEEK 20 – Six Degrees of Separation

 

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For those of you who wonder exactly what the term ‘Six degrees of separation‘ refers to, is the idea that all living things and everything else in the world is just six or fewer steps away from each other in the world. That is where the statement, “a friend of a friend of a friend‘, refers to that will connect any two people in a maximum of six steps.

It was popularized in a Broadway Play in 1990, and I always thought it was a little far fetched. However, since studying the Master Keys and learning more about the subconscious and our connection to the Universal Mind, it is becoming more than just a curiosity.

In my busy world, as a diversion, I like to work at the University of Pittsburgh basketball games and big entertainment events in Pittsburgh. Meeting people and networking is a passion of mine.

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I have been dabbling in an area of a medical business that deals with pulsed-electro- magnetic frequency therapy. I was having a conversation with a young North Carolina fan, before the Pitt-North Carolina game, when after a time I realized he was my old roommate’s son from college. I Have not seen him for years so I did not recognize him. The funny thing was that both of us had undergone Gastric Bypass surgery and lost over 100 pounds of weight, which completely changed both of our appearances, (I felt to the better).

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I also haven’t spoken to his father in a while, even though we had been very close in past and were roommates in college. The father had become an avid runner for the last 25 years and looked good, but under that well-conditioned body, he was experiencing heart problems. When I shared with him that I was opening a wellness clinic in our hometown and was using PEMF therapy that increases circulation, he became interested in investing and helping us not only open the clinic but treat a number of people that would desperately need our services.

By sending out positive signals to help my fellow mankind, nature was responding in like manner to help me in this shared endeavor.

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The Master Keys at work again. I have had the subject on my mind constantly and meditated on it as well, and now I had an opportunity to evaluate this further from a trusted source. It verifies the concept that when I concentrate on a problem or issue the subconscious will act on it and work towards finding a solution. The coincidence that happened made me think that the answer to any question lies in my belief that if I concentrate and use my subconscious correctly I can solve any mystery of my daily life.

Cool stuff.

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Master Key 2019 – WEEK 19 – Mood Swings

WEEK – 19 Mood Swings

Related imageI get happy, I get sad. I have a period of feeling on top of the world, and then later on the same day, I feel tired, lethargic and beaten down. Small mood swings are a part of everyone’s lives, but I have not always dealt well when the mood was negative.

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Og Mandino says, ” Weak is he who permits his thoughts to control his actions; strong is he who forces his actions to control his thoughts”. Everybody has mood swings and they are a natural part of most people’s lives.

This is my new battle plan to face these rolling tides of emotions that I experience right when I get out of bed in the morning. It is again controlled by my thoughts and who determines the path of those thoughts? Yes, it is the subconscious. So everything goes back to changing the old blueprint, facing these changes in spirit and emotion and learning to deal with them in a deeper level, and dealing with my subconscious mind. I have to be the “Watchman” for everything entering my mind so I can become more aware of the negative emotions and deal with them better.

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While mood swings haven’t been scientifically linked to any specific foods, drugs, or such, a common example is that of someone consuming a large amount of sugar (e.g., from cola or other beverages) and then coming down off of the “sugar high.” Being a diabetic during the last few years, I have noticed some extreme changes on a regular basis.

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I am not ‘Bipolar’ or suffer from episodes of ‘manic depression’ but I do have mood swings between any two moods or emotions, sad to angry, happy to contemplative, at multiple times in a day. The more I do the exercises the less stress and anxiety I feel and its cumulative.

I believe that it is not something to seek medical attention too quickly because the first method of dealing with this situation is controlling your mind and thoughts. Reading the Master Keys and related information, especially Og Mandino’s scrolls is the first

Denying my mood swings, especially if others bring it to my attention, isn’t going to make things any better for me. Getting help for them can.

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I do not believe my mood swings are linked to a specific disorder and occur sporadically as a natural part of a person’s life, and more importantly, could be part of my personality.

Mood swings are not my fault, nor can time always heal this kind of issue on its own. As a pharmacist, I know the dangers of taking psychotropic drugs. It is better to let Haanal and Mandino be the first line of defense against this condition.

It is all in my head……

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Master Key 2019 – Week 18 Changing the Way I look at Things

 WEEK 18 – Changing the Way I Look At Things

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Week 18 – “When we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change”

One of the most thought-provoking weeks for me has been this week. I never realized that some of the tools I used in my “Comfort Zone” was actually a defensive way of dealing with negative situations in my life and rationalizing the outcomes.

I just turned 67 years old, and it’s hard to believe. I feel like I’m 40, think like I’m 25, but my looks have grayed and I am a little worn in the face. I don’t notice this until I read the “Guy in the Glass’ every night and it hits me like a hammer. But I need to persevere.

The tools of my “Comfort Zone”: Fear, Guilt, Unworthiness, Hurt Feelings, Anger which I have used to explain away any failures or adverse events in my life must be redirected and used for my advantage if I truly want to change the subconscious and have it work for my benefit.

Of these attributes FEAR, is the most difficult and most powerful emotion that affects everything I do in life. If Fear is the ‘brick’ and the others are the ‘mortar’, than i must be able to turn this negative feeling into a positive affirmation.

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As I have aged, I need to burn down this wall of fear and utilize it to refocus my efforts wherever fear reigns. It is true for me when I fear a situation it causes me to extremely concentrate and focus on the situation, but not on the solution, and more on the problem itself. So many situations occur from childhood to adult life that builds the Fear concept, allowing the accompanying comfort zone tools come to join in the situation in a negative way and outcome. Years of these negative events build up and affect my psyche.

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I have encountered a new situation in life that exemplifies these concepts. I have been involved in an organization that is combating the heroin problem in my community. We are opening a coffee shop in our downtown to raise our own money and become self-sufficient without relying on donations and grants to stay in business. Plus, I have started a new clinic that uses electroceuticals to combat chronic conditions. It is wonderful and after years of dispensing drugs as a pharmacist, I can now make a greater difference in the healing process, which gives me great satisfaction.

However, the fear of not having enough capital to open the shop, or my clinic, is rearing up old thoughts of how my old blueprint dealt with these situations.

Immediately, the fear of losing the shop,, (and quit possibly the organization), my clinic, and all the other tools began rearing their ugly heads and ruining my week. The tools of my “Comfort Zone”: Fear, Guilt, Unworthiness, Hurt Feelings, Anger were starting to come to the forefront, with fear leading the way.

But now, through the Law of Substitution, I am now focusing on the positive outcome of what I want, and how I am going to be successful doing it, and the old outcomes will befin to change. So I’m releasing myself of how the my old blueprint is treating me and concentrating on the goal and the final outcome. So I will put blinders on and move steadfastly towards the accomplishment of these projects, and any I partake of in the future.

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As the great Psalmist says;

Psalm 46 unlocks the treasure within

  1. Be still and know that I am God
  2. Be still and know
  3. Be still
  4. Be
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Master Key 2019 – WEEK 17 Gratitude & Happiness

WEEK – 17  Gratitude & Happiness

Is the glass half full or half empty and how does that relate to Gratitude? 

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The concepts of good vs evil have always been the primary battle at center stage in everyone’s life, but so has Optimism and Pessimism.

Optimism is directly related to Gratitude, while Pessimism is more liked to envy and jealousy.

Through the years I have learned that being grateful is always better than longing for more and never being satisfied fully.

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In church, in school, and in the home the act of gratitude was always taught and experienced, in a good and positive way.

Then why as the years go by did I lose this ideal and be caught up in the quest for more material rewards and pleasures. I believe I lost the sense of gratitude and instead of being grateful for what I accomplished, things always looked better in someone else’s lawn.

There are many ways to be grateful, and after years of searching, I have found some answers that will lead to a more happy life.

What I have found is that our relationships with others, especially family and friends, are the greatest determinant of happiness in my life.  The big car, the big house, the big bank account, although may make life easier and enjoyable in many aspects does not necessarily lead to the ultimate goal in life which is happiness.

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If you’re not happy I don’t care what your standing or bank account reveals, you are lacking in the one area that matters the most. Happiness.

Through writing out grateful attitudes each day, it has caused a slow change in how I perceive situations and how to better focus on them in a fresh new way. I’m looking for the good and trying to stretch myself to increase my appreciation of even the little things in life that I am grateful for and is responsible for my happiness.

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I have become keenly aware of every situation I experience with my family and this has helped me appreciate what I have a more pleasurable way. This excitement is giving me a jolt to start making more and more positive changes in how I perceive life as it happens around me. Its like I am anticipating what wonderful things are in store for me as each new day arrives and how it will change not only my life but those around me.

I guess I can’t wait till tomorrow because it gets better every day.

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Master Key 2019 – WEEK 16 Kindness is the Best of all Virtues

WEEK 16 – Kindness is the Best of all Virtues

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I have to be truly honest when I have said that a lot of the exercises we have done in this course I felt were rather childish. I did not think them through enough to realize that all of this is a culmination to something much greater.

Well the Franklin Makeover has changed all of this in my eyes, and especially when it became time to perform Random Acts of Kindness.

At first it seemed a little strange but as I did more and more of these RAC’s I began to feel myself wanting to do even more.

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What this has also done is stimulate me to embrace the program even more and jump all in and make the change.

Kindness is like the glue that keeps all the other virtues we are working on in order.

I also found that complimenting people often was taking a life of its own. The reaction of everyday communication was even better in a higher plain.

No one is immune to the positive effects of gratitude and kindness and even the most cynical will have to yield to this tremendous power and will.

I will continue to do RAC’s along with my new virtue each week. I will continue to focus on what I want out of life and concentrate on abundance.

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I will give myself permission to succeed and keep growing in my experience.

I will give myself permission to be happy

I will give myself permission to be successful in my business and personal life

I will give myself permission to be a better husband to my wife, and

I will give myself permission to be the role model and father that my children have come to expect.

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