Week 17 Master Key Concentration

According to the dictionary concentrate means to focus one’s attention or mental effort on a particular object or activity.  Haanel tells us that concentration does not mean mere thinking but that the thoughts are actually changed into practical values.  When a person is so interested or engrossed in a subject that they are conscious of nothing else is the type of concentration that leads to intuition and insight about the subject.  For myself, I will be applying the law of practice to achieving this concentration.

Haanel said that, “Thought is the activity which controls every principle beneath it.” After reading that I could only think of how important our predominant mental attitude is.  Part 17 requires concentrated reading and more study because there is much knowledge to be learned and applied.  The payoff for developing concentration muscles is huge since as stated in sentence 17, “The intensity of one moment’s earnest concentration and the intense longing to become and attain may take you further than years of slow normal and forced effort.”

That’s it for this week and I am off to practice concentrating.

Jan Russ

 

 

 

 

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Week 16 Master Key Kindness

This week we are focusing on the virtue of kindness by observing it and performing acts of kindness.  The dictionary defines kindness as the state or quality of being kind,  a kind, considerate, helpful act.  According to Aristotle’s book “Rhetoric”, it is referred to as a virtue and defined as  being “helpfulness towards someone in need, not in return for anything, nor for the advantage of the helper himself, but for that of the person helped”.

Before actually thinking about kindness specifically, I had not given it very much thought other than noticing when someone did something nice for another.  After these few days of thinking of kindness and looking for it, I have a developed quite a relationship with this thing we call kindness.  I have certainly discovered more kindness than I was aware of and I love the way it feels to practice kindness.  Awareness and focusing our thoughts along with the law of growth produces a powerful result.  This assignment has taught me much more than about kindness and I can apply this knowledge to my continuing transformation of myself as I merge with my future self.  It is amazing that this is only the second week of our thirteen week makeover.  Will we recognize ourselves after finishing this incredible process?

I always keep my promises!

Jan Russ

 

 

week 15 master key

When I was thinking about what I would write about  this week, part 15 came to mind and it is truly my most recent favorite.  When Haanel said, “Growth is attained through an exchange of the old for the new, of the good for the better; it is a conditional or reciprocal action, for each of us is a complete thought entity and this completeness makes it possible for us to receive only as we give.  Safe to say he read Emerson’s Law of Compensation.  This made a huge impression on me and encouraged me to think about if I am holding on to anything that could be actually keeping me stuck.  I like the fact that we have been preparing for this with our daily practice of the four promises and the scrolls.  I do love it when a plan comes together.  Developing harmony is pretty awesome and it feels so good.

A lot of people in the MKMMA write about how they have changed and grown since starting this course.  I have written about it myself but today I want write about someone else changing and growing.  That person is my son and he has noticed changes in me and has commented to me several times about me now and before MKMMA.  I discuss many of the things in the Master Keys and other things we are doing and he sees the things posted all around the house.  This week I realized that he is changing and growing himself.  This is even better than me growing because as a parent, you desire much for your children and to see him actually applying some of the this wonderful knowledge is beyond words.  So when we see things differently, the things or people we see are different.  What a huge reward this is turning out to be for me and him.

I always keep my promises

Jan Russ

week 14 Master Key Developing Harmony

After reading Master Key part 14, I felt giddy and happy all afternoon and wondered what it was that made me feel so good.  I know Haanel has repeated many important points to us in several of the Master Keys but part 14 really affected me deeply.  It motivated me to think about everything that I have learned and applied during the first half of this magnificent journey of ours.  When he said that we “get results in exact accordance with our understanding of the law and our ability to make the proper application.”  He went on to say that. “we secured no results from the laws governing electricity until someone formulated the law and showed us how to apply it.”  We have been learning and applying for 14 weeks and I have read where many in this course have had huge transformations and changes in their lives already.  Scroll IV reminded us that we are nature’s greatest miracle and that we are unique.  Between reading the Master Key and the Greatest Salesman everyday, we should be developing trust in ourselves that we can make the proper application of this knowledge.  How exciting for all of us.

Perhaps this was what I was feeling when I read part 14.  I do know that my self confidence is building and I am feeling and thinking courageous and constructive thoughts more and more frequently.  I have noticed throughout the course of my days, a line from the blue print builder comes to mind or sentence from one of the scrolls or something I remember from the Master Keys reminds me and keeps me on course.  This knowledge is becoming part of me and providing me with a quiet calmness and is influencing my thoughts and actions.

I am so pumped for the rest of this course and all the wonderful stuff to come.

I always keep my promises.  I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving , harmonious and happy!

Jan Russ

 

 

Week 13 Master Key Promises

This time of year is when people typically begin their annual assessment of their goals and decide what  New Year’s resolutions they will promise to make.  According to Merriam-Webster, a promise is defined as  a statement telling someone that you will definitely do something or that something will definitely happen in the future and another says,   a declaration that one will do or refrain from doing something specified.

When thinking back to years past and making New Year’s resolutions, I realized that I made promises so easily without even thinking about what a promise actually means.  In the Master Key I have learned about promises and how vital it is to only make a promise when I am certain to follow through.  In the past not keeping promises created very destructive conditions in my life and also hurt the people to whom I made promises.  Each day I become stronger with greater faith in myself and I am so grateful.

On a different note, this week I have experienced my old blueprint kicking around in the broken cement and giving me some things to think about.  When we were cautioned on the webinar last Sunday about the holidays being a time we can find ourselves in situations where we get tested, I thought that it wouldn’t happen to me.  But it did and now I remember about humility being a big part of wisdom.  So I have relied on my MKMMA tools (sit, compass, magnifying glass, mental diet & affirmations) to help me through this rough patch.  When applied these tools are awesome.

The thing is that because of greater awareness, I am able to more quickly make course corrections.  Becoming more of an observer I can be a better guardsman at  the gate of my subby.

Since this week represents the half-way point for the MKMMA experience, and reflecting on the changes I have noticed up to now,  the second half stands to be as stated by the one and only Buzz Lightyear, To Infinity and Beyond!

I always keep my promises,

Jan Russ

 

 

 

Week 12 master key Fasten Your Seatbelts

Last week I wrote about applying knowledge and how I am doing this with the Master Key and I am seeing myself transform in a number of ways.  This week after Sunday’s webinar and reading part 12 many times, I am now re examining my habits and actions to determine if I am totally 100% vested in my daily practices with genuine enthusiasm and belief.  Now I can no longer give any “lip service” to any phase of my effort.  I need to be who I really am as learned throughout this course.  Do I have the knowledge of my power?  Do I have the courage to dare?  Do I have the faith to do?  As I am contemplating these very simple sounding questions, I realized that the task of eternal vigilance (which Haanel says is the price of success) of my thoughts must be a priority.  My commitment to sitting must not waver since the law of practice works in my favor if I am keeping my promises.  This where I use the law of relaxation to establish a calm and relaxed state of mind to do the hard mental labor.  Since everything is created twice, once in the inner world and again in the outer world, sitting is where my imagination provides my subby with the clear mental picture of my desires.  Thus, the foundation must be established with the greatest of care.

The law of substitution rescues me from the errant negative thought by replacing with a positive one.  The law of growth is always lurking around and doing its work whether I am concentrating on constructive thoughts or destructive ones.  Here is where I use a couple of really useful tools, the mental diet and the no opinions.  I actually had these phrases printed on silicon bands in the primary colors to remind me.  The law of subconscious activity reminds me to be careful of what I plant.  No weeds.

I am evaluating my DMP to make sure that it has vitality and meets my heart’s desire.  This period of time for me is fine tuning of my part of this manifestation process and making certain I understand the knowledge of my power and that I have both the courage to dare and the faith to do.  My accomplishment of this will be faithfully reported in this location each week.  The thing is that after coming this far, there is no turning back.  The genie can not be put back in the bottle.  There is only one direction and that is onward and upward.  To manage this I am sure to be making adjustments similar to the flying of a plane, small adjustments to stay on course.  This where my compass and magnifying glass come in handy.  Stay tuned for this wild and awesome ride of a lifetime.  Celebrating each day as I persist and win!

Week 11 MK Applying knowledge

Finally I can say with integrity that I am applying knowledge and reaping the benefits of my application with the MKMMA.  Many times in the past I have invested money  and effort into learning personal development information to no avail.  Perhaps the operator was inexperienced and filled with fear, doubt and a lack of faith.  That is no longer the case because each day I see my behaviors reflecting the results of the daily practices of my MK work.

Since we are all defined by our behavior whether consciously or not and it is described as our personality being able to know how to change unwanted behaviors is key. In the past I attempted to change results without changing my behavior which is the definition of insanity.  Now I consider myself to be developing behavioral flexibility by using the tools provided in the Master Key which allow me to remove self-doubt and limiting beliefs.  Now that I can see more clearly it is easier to take complete responsibility for my actions both good and bad and look at the cause.

Some of the changes I have noticed over the last several weeks are seeing others from a different perspective such as with one person in my life who always seemed to push my defensive button, now I am relaxed and calm around this person.  When I am out doing errands, I look at people with love now instead of that annoying voice in my head saying something negative about them.  Sometimes I notice the expressions on their faces and realize that love is what they really need without any judgement.  Scroll II was a real eye opener for me.  I am thinking more about how I can help others than being so focused on myself.  I find that I am now better able to surrender to what is and not attempt to fix it.  Releasing my control freakiness is an awesome thing because it frees up so much of my attention to be used on a higher plane of thought.  So this applying knowledge stuff is working practically perfectly.

As stated in one of the Master Keys, onward and upward.  And one more thing, I am love, love, loving keeping my promises and being a lion.  Feels amazing!

P.S.  Mastermind thing is really great!