Monthly Archives: January 2014

What Am I Pretending to Know? Week 17 HJ

What am I pretending to know?

After Mark J told the Master Key Master Mind class to put that statement on the top of our stack of index cards to be reviewed everyday, I just felt numb.  It was similar to a big ‘wake-up call’ in who’s kidding who.  It felt like I had just swallowed a vial of truth serum that will not let me fudge on any answers.  What am I pretending to know?

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In creating a beautiful art masterpiece, there needs to be a blueprint where a person starts with a clean slate whether it is with canvas, granite, plaster, or marble.  Then the basic tone or form is set for the start of the project.

That basic form was me when I first joined Master Keys Master Mind.  Through the various stages of life, I had developed my likes, dislikes, pet-peeves, opinions and judgments all intermingling with associative experiences.  This was the basic canvas that met Mark J on day one of class.  Week by week he demonstrated his unfailing love and devotion to us in believing in us (when we were not capable to believe in ourselves) that we are whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious, and happy.

As we gained belief that we can be what we will to be because I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me and when we give more we get more, our primary focus starts to re-align itself from being totally centered on ourselves to promising to keep these 4 promises of giving to others without expectation of reciprocity showing no opinion or judgment.  Upon this comes the brush strokes of our makeover by concentrating on the virtues of life in self-control, kindness, organization, courage, discipline, persistence, specialized knowledge, decisiveness, taking initiative, cooperation, pleasing personality, enthusiasm, and showing the love of God.

What am I pretending to know?  That is like the fine lines of definition that creates an image that is no longer blurry but clearly defines purpose and shape.  It is like asking the Lord to reveal in your inner self something that needs correction which you are not aware of and know that when it is revealed, you won’t necessarily like it but know that its revelation gives you the power to change its course.

Awareness is the beginning of change.   What we think about grows and we become what we think about all the time…recognize, relate, assimilate and apply.  Onward and upward.

 

 

 

 

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We are the Champions! Week 17

As my husband and I were traveling over the snowy mountain passes in southern Oregon, we started discussing the carefully engineered lessons learned in the Master Key Master Mind Alliance.  What I already knew before the class started is that our creator made each of us uniquely different and I have given my heart and life over to the service of my Lord Jesus Christ.  We have also been in the teachings of the church since childhood and daily have our personal devotions so we know the scriptures fairly well. 

Mark J. told us that this course is not set out to change who we are but to develop us more into what we were created to be. This statement has carried me through this class as I twisted and turned at each juncture in the formation of better habits through discipline which are the keys to success. 

Step by step, layer by layer more character building attributes were added to our weekly tasks.  With daily affirmations of ‘I will greet this day with love in my heart’ gives demonstration how to show in silence through my eyes to each person I come in contact that ‘I love you.’  Added to this are the 4 promises of love that I repeat each day which gives another added dimension of demonstrating love for others.  Then to make sure that I am in compliance with what I am endeavoring to manifest in my life, I site the Gal in the Glass at the end of the day with an added statement of ‘I love you Cyndria Coaty.’  Sometimes we forget to love ourselves or feel like we are not worthy of our own love.

What a great way to actively demonstrate the application of the commandment ‘…Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.’  Matthew 22: 39b

The continual study of the Master Keys Master Mind, The World’s Greatest Salesman, The 7 Laws of the Mind, Emerson’s Law, 7 Day Mental Diet (which I am still on), and the determination to persist until I succeed resonates in high harmonic decibels of music in my heart that ‘I can be what I want to be’ and ‘I am whole, perfect,  strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy.’

Awareness is the beginning of change.  We become what we think about.  Putting to music our Definite Major Purpose, our Press Release, the Blue Print Builder and listening to ‘The Strangest Secret’ by Earl Nightingale is like putting on my dancing shoes in celebration of my life.

Now in class we are integrating the exercises of developing virtues of self-control, kindness, organization, courage, discipline, persistence, specialized knowledge, decisiveness, taking initiative, cooperation, pleasing personality, enthusiasm, and showing the love of God to others.  I actually have a very close friend that says she senses I have the protection of God around me because when she tries to tease me as before it just boomerangs back to her.  Not sure what all this means except that as my personality becomes more professional in what I do, some things just become different.

Can it get any better than this?  Oh, Yeah…

Throughout the 17 weeks of this 26-week course, Mark J’s belief in us that we ARE God’s greatest miracle transcends effortlessly through the computer screen into our hearts that we have unlimited potential to be the hero in our own life as we commit to the progression by daily…

1.       Write out 3 gratitudes

2.       Write 1 great experience

3.       Keep spotting kindnesses

4.       Sit for 15 – 20 minutes in quiet meditation of life’s ideal as an already existing fact

5.       Keep moving…for a body in motion stays in motion

This week he told us to give ourselves permission to be happy and permission to be successful as we are nature’s greatest miracle!  It becomes apparent that the difference between life’s successes or failures is the battle of the minds.  Worry is really fear-based meditation so my focus becomes, ‘ I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me.’    God loves me unconditionally and He loves me on purpose. 

Mark J. cheers us on to become the fan of ourselves!  We can do it!!  We are the Champions!!!   

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DO NUMBERS MEAN SOMETHING? – Week 16

I was just innocently reading chapter 16 of Master Keys Master Mind by Haanel when I read about the Laws of Sevens in the preface of the chapter.  It discussed how the Law of Sevens governs the days of the week, the phases of the moon, the harmonies of sound, light, heat, electricity, magnetism, atomic structure. It governs the life of individuals and of nations, and it dominates the activities of the commercial world.The scriptures speak of God being the God of order, truth, and life.   Numbers cannot lie.  History is the revelations of His Story.

Life is growth, and growth is change, each seven year period takes us into a new cycle.

Jubilee = 50th year which is formulated by  7 years X 7 cycles = 49 years  + 1 year of Jubilee = 50 years.

The description of each cycle of 7 years is as follows:

  1. The first 7 years is the period of infancy.
  2. The second 7 years is the period of childhood, representing the beginning of individual responsibility.
  3. The third 7 years is the period of adolescence.
  4. The fourth 7 years marks the attainment of full growth.
  5. The fifth period is the constructive period, where men begin to acquire property, possessions, a home and family.
  6. The sixth period from 35-42, is a period of reactions and changes.
  7. The seventh period is of reconstruction, adjustment and recuperation, so as to be ready for a new cycle of sevens, beginning with the fiftieth year.  Note:  In the Jewish calendar, year 49 and 50 is the time of Jubilee where all debt is forgiven; personal property is given back if put up as collateral; and everything is return as new.  Leviticus 25: 8-28.

My husband has a personal friend, Dr. James Murk, who is an author of a series of prophecy books.  He gets pre-published excerpts of the next book and he just received another one last week.  I  found a blogger who also affirms the topic of Rabbi Judah ben Samuel  in regards to the Prophecy of the 10 Jubilees as referenced in our friend’s book.  It seems 2017 (as predicted back in the 13th century) is a very significant year of Jubilee.

I also looked up the meaning of numbers as related in the Bible.  Many times we all have a favorite number and I thought it would be fun to do a short study on that and this is what I found when I did a search and linked it below.

The Meaning of Numbers in the Bible

Well, I certainly got caught up in the numbers game.  While there is so much more about this topic, I just concentrated briefly on the topic that mattered to me.

This week we understand that being happy and harmonious does not depend upon the possession of things but what is within us which is what we think about.  When we connect emotion with our thoughts it easily overcomes our intellect and becomes the irresistible combination for success.  When we care about our spiritual condition, we attract everything necessary for our complete enjoyment.

 

GREAT GRATITUDE – Week 15

This is a re-post of this blog as the original one was hacked and deleted.  Since I didn’t save the first one in Word like I usually do, this blog won’t be word-for-word as the last but the original content will be there.  One thing I won’t do is directly link The Berlin Wall to the site of description on the History website.  Instead I will give you the link here if you would like to check it out.

www.history.com/topics/berlin-wall/videos=deconstructing-history-berlin-wall

GREAT GRATITUDE

These past few weeks in Master Keys Master Minds we have been daily building up our index cards with great gratitudes and great experiences.  As I thought way back to my high school years, I remember distinctly and fervently praying for The Berlin Wall to come down.  I prayed for the people behind the wall with the challenges they dealt with being separated from friends and relatives.  I prayed this prayer several times through high school, college, marriage, and 6 kids.  About 20 years later the wall came down…before it was totally dismantled, people could dig through to the other side without getting killed.  I was so happy.

What became extra special about it was one of the first foreign exchange students to come to America became my oldest son’s best friend.  They did everything together.  We included him in all our family functions of camping, skiing, snowmobiling, coon hunting, canoeing, sports, swimming, Scouts, and more.  These activities would have required special permission from the government in East Berlin.  We loved him like he was our own and gave him a German Bible before he left.

Our son still stays in contact with him and was able to visit him and his family in Berlin.

I am so filled with Gratitude for this experience.

I Persist. I Win! Week 14

Persist: 1. to continue steadily or firmly in some state, purpose, or course of actions, in spite of opposition or criticism  2. to last or endure tenaciously

Our assignment tlhis week is to watch movies…yeah! The teacher-picked-films of October Sky, Ruby, Cool Runnings, Door-to-Door.  I initially searched for October Sky; took notes while I  watched the whole movie and at the end it said October Baby. I was shocked but it also had a great story line.  So hey, maybe I will be taking notes with each movie I see from now on.  With each movie we are to find the 4 Tiny Habits located in each movie.

Anyway, the TV series of Ruby depicts a severely obese 35 year old lady of nearly 500 pounds who has just been given her death sentence of a metabolic time bomb of diabetes, kidney failure, and sleep apnea if she didn’t change her habits.  It is now time to live healthy and different.  After all, the height of craziness is to continue do the same thing but expect different results.

1. The Definite Purpose  backed by a burning desire

Each person is on a life’s journey, and they can stay in status quo or develop a dream list of purpose flamed by a consuming desire to accomplish the desire no matter what.

Ruby’s dream is to become a normal healthy 150 pound  person who can ride bikes, ride horses, sit in a rocking chair, sit on someone’s lap, kayaking, and drive a car…to name a few.  Her excessive weight restricts her from participating in these activities.   She is more than ready to beat down this beast of food control.

2. A Positive Mental Attitude

It is important to face each challenge head on and determine that nothing is going to stand in the way of attaining the goal.  Once the commitment is made to take this life’s journey, you can’t quit!  This is the most important thing because before you can help anyone else, you gotta be able to help your self. Ruby faced each challenge head on determining in her heart that absolutely nothing was going to stand in her way of success in attaining a healthy life style.

3.  A Plan expressed in continuous action

In order to maximize the power of change and stay accountable to the process, a team of experts is put together which includes an Obesity Doctor, a Dietician,  a credited Psychiatrist, and physical trainer.

  • The Doctor recommends that she strictly stays on a prepared meal plan of 1,700 calories a day.
  • The Dietician monitors her weight loss and recommends any changes necessary
  • The Psychiatrist helps her discover the secrets of her past which have contributed to her excessive weight gain.
  • A Physical Trainer keeps a close ‘eye’ on her proper exercise so she doesn’t injure herself, and she can get maximized effect from each challenge.

4.  Master Mind Alliance

The support of friends makes everything easier.  Ruby started a ‘Fat Night’ Club inviting several of her friends.  They develop a close relationship in discussing all the challenges that an obese person confronts.  They also went together on a 6-Day Intensive Treatment Plan where they were able to uncover the hidden mystery of why food had such a grip over each of them.

I Persist. I Win!    This is a great movie of immense fortitude, being honest in who you are, and recognizing that your addictions hold power over others in the family.  As you start to see yourself as worthy, you learn that it’s not about what we are eating, but what is eating us.  The more we take ownership of not doing the right things in the past and take action to create new good habits, confidence is built and soon a new ‘Ruby’ is being born.

 

 

 

 

 

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