Guide Me God

Guided by God

We are entering the home stretch of the Master Key Experience. The important activities for this are the Sit (to know what else to do) and the reading choices.  For at least part of this month, we read from Haanel Chapter 27. For all of the month, we read Scroll X from The Greatest Salesman in the World. In the sit we reflect on the realities of our life - we operate from cause and not from effect. We know that the "I" of us is more than our body or mind. We know that the "I" can tinnk and create a new reality as we continue to be connected to the Infinite.

Haanel chapter 27

Love

Haanel reminds us of the power of emotion.

9.  The emotion of love causes the solar plexus to become active, which in turn influences the action of the glands, which produce a vibratory effect on certain organs of the body, which creates passion.  The emotion of hate causes an acceleration of certain bodily activities, which change the chemical organization of the blood, and eventuates in semi-paralysis or, if long continued, in complete paralysis.
​16. You have seen that when any thought, idea, or purpose finds its way into the subconscious through the emotions, the sympathetic nervous system takes up the thought, idea, or purpose and carries it to every part  of the body, thus converting the idea, thought, or purpose into an actual experience in your life.

​Emotions are the power of the ideas.

Greatest Salesman Scroll X

We have found several one sentence reminders of previous scrolls.  For Scroll X I use the statement "I act now." In this scroll, we learn to pray and exercise faith. We pray mainly for guidance to know how to act. In this way, we act wisely and with good purpose.

Scroll I

Scroll II

I form good habits and become their slave.

I greet this day with love in my heart.

Scroll III

Scroll IV

Where dry desert ends, green grass grows.

I am nature's greatest miracle.

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Scroll VI

Scroll VII

I live this day as if it is my last..

Today I am master of my emotions.

Today I laugh at the world.

Scroll VIII 

Scroll IX

Scroll X

Today I multiply my value a hundredfold.

I act now.

Guide me, God.

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Color Code Communication

Color Code Basics

Mastering the color codes in your life could mean better communication with those around you, less friction and more harmony.  Would that be a good thing for you? If so, read on.

Color Personality Distribution

Distribution of Color Types

The color code is just a shortcut for remembering certain basic driving core motives.  There are only four basic colors, but an infinite array of combinations.  In the general population, the four primary colors are distributed as shown in the chart. For more information and to determine your primary color, visit the site by clicking on the image. The assessment is free to you when using this link.

 

Colors in Real Life

My color makeup is 41% Red, 32% blue, 17% Yellow and 10% white. Since both Red and Blue personalities are control types, I like to be in charge.  Served me well in the military and in the corporate world, but can be a problem on the home front. My two driving core motives are power and intimacy, so I am sometimes in conflict with myself.  I can be a very frustrating individual: arrogant and demanding.  But, knowing that gives me the opportunity to become better.

As an example, one day my wife and I were headed to the local Air Force base and I said we Right and Wrongwere going through a particular gate.  My wife corrected me about the name of the gate and said it was what I had previously told her. I claimed that I had worked on that base for x years and it had always been the name I used. She continued to explain why her name was correct.  I rode in silence until we got to the gate, knowing that when she saw the correct name she would then have to be quiet. There was no point in arguing because the facts would soon be plain. And they were. She was right and I had been completely wrong (even though adamant about what I “knew”).

I am able to identify the color types of my children (now all adults) pretty well but totally missed my wife’s.  I pegged her as a Red like me because of the control issues ( Both Blues and Reds are controlling, remember). Imagine my surprise when she took the color code assessment and we learned she was 52% Blue.   I totally missed other very obvious cues.  Hindsight being 20/20, I immediately realized how I had misinterpreted numerous events when it should have been obvious.  Whenever she gets an idea, she is like a bulldog until she gets her way  and she gets hurt if I don’t comply the way she wants. She will tell me something in exhausting detail.  She wants me to be with her, even if we are just reading or watching something.  All of those are Blue, and I should have known it.

So, what is the point of all that? Only that knowing something and applying it are not the same thing. I was blind to the facts because I had already determined “the truth” in my mind.  We filter events through our perceptions. We Reds need to be right and seen as an authority.  Often we are right and do have the best ideas, but it is healthy to step back and be the non-judgmental observer to get the whole picture. (Where have I heard that before?)

Since I will be a Guide for the next Master Key Experience, I am glad that my attitudes are adjusting.  So is my wife.

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Monumental Problems? How to Successfully Overcome Fuzzy Focus.


Focus on your goals with the purpose of hitting your target.  We’ve all heard that, right?  The problem is not so much in knowing what to do, but how to do it. Every overweight person knows what to do to shed those unwanted pounds.  The problem is in making yourself do it. How do you maintain consistency?

Focus on Your Goals

noun, plural focuses, foci

  1. a central point, as of attraction, attention, or activity:
      The need to prevent a nuclear war became the focus of all diplomatic efforts.
  2. . Physics. a point at which rays of light, heat, or other radiation meet after being refracted or reflected.
  3. .Optics.
    • the focal point of a lens, on which rays converge or from which they deviate.
      the focal length of a lens; the distance from a focal point to a corresponding principal plane.
    • the clear and sharply defined condition of an image.
    • the position of a viewed object or the adjustment of an optical device necessary to produce a clear image:
      in focus; out of focus.
  4. .Geometry. (of a conic section) a point having the property that the distances from any point on a curve to it and to a fixed line have a constant ratio for all points on the curve.
  5. .Geology. the point of origin of an earthquake.
  6. .Pathology. the primary center from which a disease develops or in which it localizes.

It definitely helps to have a clear understanding of your core motivation. To help you with that, take a free assessment at http://colorcode.popsnpat.com.  If you choose to do so, return here and tell me your color.  I will send you some free information that will help you in clarifying your core motive.

Target Your Purpose

noun

  1. . the reason for which something exists or is done, made, used, etc.
  2. . an intended or desired result; end; aim; goal.
  3. . determination; resoluteness.
  4. . the subject in hand; the point at issue.
  5. . the practical result, effect, or advantage:
    to act to good purpose.

Once you have determined your core motive, decide on personal pivotal need — the thing that provides oxygen to your soul.  Now you are ready to eliminate distractions.  Imagine a spyglass focusing the rays of the sun.  If you keep moving it, nothing spectacular happens, but if you hold it steady over one spot, the focused rays generate enough heat to light a fire.

The Master Key Experience is designed to enable you to get that focus and ensure you hit your target with enough concentration to burn through the distractions.

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How to Survive and find freedom from the Rat Race!

Survive

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street rat

How can you survive the rat race? The rat race is a struggle for survival.  Even if we win the rat race, does that make us just the biggest rat? How do we find freedom? How do we fight the forces of conformity? What is authenticity?

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Rat with teddy bear

 

Suppose I just want to play with my teddy bear?  Is that so wrong? Who says what I should be? Who determines my value?

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Thrive

The truth is we were made first class.  We have gold inside us. Pure gold, not the fool’s gold of some huckster.  You were born a champion.  That is literally true.

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Swimmers start

The strongest, fastest swimmer from your father reached your mother’s egg. You won the race.  You are literally one in a million.

As you grew, society began to pound you and beat you into what “they” wanted you to be. Layers of cement began to obscure the gold within until you accepted what “they” said. Most people live lives of quiet desperation because they know they are not being true to themselves. This is a call for you to break free from that trap and discover the marvelous creature that you really are. Will you accept the call?
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Arrive

Once you know who you truly are, you can arrive at your perfect place. It all starts with knowing your authentic core motives and Personal Pivotal Needs.  These are the reason you act like you do and the oxygen for your soul. The Master Key Experience will put you in touch with yourself. You will learn to do your own thinking.  You will find the truth and the truth will make you free.

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I hope to see you on your own Hero’s Journey soon.

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Success in Life – Be True to Yourself

 

Success Comes from Being True to Your Authentic Self

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sick brain

Everybody wants three things. Your success depends on these things. We may differ on how these look in our own lives, but the core is the same. We want to be happy. That involves health, wealth, and love. It is difficult to enjoy life if you are too ill.

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Money

Wealth may mean different things to different people, but nobody wants to live in lack or poverty. Each of us has some measure of finances at which we feel free from pressures. Similarly, we all need to be connected to at least one other person or animal to feel whole.

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Masks hide our true selves

In life, we have various roles that we play. We are born with a Driving Core Motive that is the path to our bliss. It may be power, or intimacy, or peace, or fun. As we grow up, we are conditioned by society to exhibit traits that are either congruent or opposed to our core motives. We play roles as if in a masquerade ball.

Find Your Authentic Self and Find Your Bliss

Discovering your true self will lead you to your happiness. There is an old myth about a golden buddha that may apply to you. Once you realize that you are precious, like gold, you free yourself to be what you choose to be instead of what society chooses for you.

 

Steps to Finding Your True Self

  1. Discover your core motive. http://goo.gl/XNyjGC
  2. Select your Personal Pivotal Needs (PPNs) from this list (pick two)
  3. Seek the silence and hold each of your PPPNs in your consciousness
  4. Imagine yourself as the person you intend to become
  5. Express gratitude for where you are on your journey
  6. Enroll in the Master Key Course

 

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Self-Improvement Begins with the Master Key Experience

The Secret to Self-improvement is the MasterKey Experience

Self-discovery Precedes Self-improvement

Any journey involves a starting point and a destination.  Armed with those, you can plot a course to get you where you chose to go.  A spiritual journey is no different. At advance, you lit-light-bulb-27281548must know the direction. To avoid stagnation, you must desire to move forward and then take the appropriate action.  In the Master Key Experience, you will discover who you truly are and uncover your authentic desires.  You will train your brain to progress and upgrade your environment instead of regress and worsen it. You will purpose to become the perfect you and improvement will be automatic.

This six-month experience will allow you to meet your authentic self, your true identity.  You will discover how to eliminate procrastination and enhance each day with power and enthusiasm. Life will be exciting again as you transform your inner reality into objective reality.

Daily Exercises Prevent Failure

Brain ExerciseAs you progress through the experience, you will see ingenious mental exercises using shapes and colors and index cards. Because this is an experience, not simply a course, your performing of the exercises is essential to your development. If you take advantage of the experience, you will be amazed at the results in six short months.

Weekly Webinars Aid Your Growth

buoyancyTo aid you in avoiding stagnation, there will be live seminars online. These will range in length from one to two hours and are packed with scientific evidence to increase your belief in the efficacy of the techniques. There are additional videos posted the day before the webcast to provide some diversity.

Monthly Readings Increase Your Mental Power

You will follow a disciplined reading schedule of two books. Reading each book in the manner Master Key Book cover

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prescribed will enhance your ability to become the person you desire. Although the experience is free, it is not for tire-kickers. You will develop your inner strength by the hard work sustained for six months.

For more information, watch the three videos on the next page. You can also register to be notified when to apply for the scholarship.

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Love and Truth

Love is the creative force of the Universe and because of that, we can be free to think for ourselves.

Visualization

During this continuation period, we are revisiting the chapters one day at a time instead of a week at a time. One of the lessons had us visualize a shape on a blank wall.  There’s an old saying that if you can see the invisible, you can do the impossible.  Here was how I handled that challenge.

One of the lessons we learned was that everything begins with the Infinite and we are simply channels for expression. Since the Infinite is working in us, it is true that we can be what we decide to be.

I love to be what I will to be

I can be what I will to be and I love it

The Source of Truth

We discovered that love is the creative force of the Universe. Of course, that is not a new revelation. TBiblehe Bible said so all along. Jesus taught about the brotherhood of man in the model prayer (“Our Father…”) In Hebrew “bar” means “son of” and “abba” means “father”. So it is interesting that Pilate released “son of a father” (Barabbas) and chose to crucify the Son of THE Father. That is symbolic of what actually happened at the cross when Jesus became sin so that we could be made righteous (see here). And now we call the Infinite Father (Romans 8:15; Galatians 4:6).

Love and Me

Because God is Spirit and we are Spirit, we can say “I and the Father are one”. That was always His desire for us. God thinks a thought, we think it after Him. We hold it in our mind and God works in us to bring the thought into manifestation. Here are some thoughts about myself:

  1. I am more than a conqueror through Him who loves me. (Romans 8:37)
  2. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13)
  3. I am an ambassador for Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:20)
  4. I love because God first loved me. (1 John 4:19)
  5. Nothing can separate me from the love of God  (Romans 8:39)
  6. If God is for me, who can be against me? (Romans 8:31)

Peace be the journey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Releasing the Golden Buddha

We are now in the continuation phase. Consider some men as examples:  Abra(ha)m, Solomon, and Jesus .

Genesis 13:1-3 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

13 And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the south. And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold. And he went on his journeys from the south even to Beth-el, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Beth-el and Hai;

1 Kings 3:10-14 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

10 And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.11 And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment; 12 behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee. 13 And I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked, both riches, and honour: so that there shall not be any among the kings like unto thee all thy days. 14 And if thou wilt walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as thy father David did walk, then I will lengthen thy days.

Mark 10:24-26 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God! 25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. 26 And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved?

John 12:1-7 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

12 Then Jesus six days before the Passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead.There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him. Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment. Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, which should betray him, Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor? This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein. Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she kept this.

John 13:26-30 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

26 Jesus answered, He it is, to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it. And when he had dipped the sop, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon. 27 And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly. 28 Now no man at the table knew for what intent he spake this unto him. 29 For some of them thought, because Judas had the bag, that Jesus had said unto him, Buy those things that we have need of against the feast; or, that he should give something to the poor. 30 He then having received the sop went immediately out: and it was night.

Application

We are now continuing on a self-directed journey of discovery. The future is limitless because we have seen the science behind the wonderful promises of the Bible. When Jesus needed to pay the temple tax, he sent Peter fishing. Although He owned a house, He had little rest because of the intensity of His ministry.  He knew that He could have what He said (see here). He needed a treasurer to handle the ministry finances and He gave to the poor at such an astonishing rate that the disciples assumed that was what he told Judas to do.

We are loved. We can love because God loves us. We are powerful because we are connected to the Infinite, Omnipresent, Omnipotent, Omniscient Creator of the Universe. Join us on the adventure.

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MKMMA Week 25 – Commencement

Definition

noun
1. an act or instance of commencing; beginning:
the commencement of hostilities.
2. the ceremony of conferring degrees or granting diplomas at the end of the academic year.
3. the day on which this ceremony takes place.

Personal Notes

Commencement

USAFA commencement

On the occasion of our master key commencement, I’m reminded of a previous commencement. On June 6, 1965, I graduated from the Air Force Academy and commenced my career as an Air Force officer. I went on to pilot training and then was selected as an instructor pilot

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T-38

for the T-38 Talon. After several years, I went on to the Tactical Air Command as a pilot and then instructor pilot in the RF 4C. Next, I was a staff officer at the United States Air Forces in Europe. RF-4CThen on to be the commander of the ROTC detachment in San Jose California.That portion of my life culminated in retirement

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Air Force Wargaming Center

as a Lt. Col. from the Air Force Wargaming Center in Montgomery, Alabama.

Along the way, I had married a wonderful woman who gave birth to three marvelous children: One in Texas, and two in South Carolina. For the third birth, I was in Thailand at Udon Royal Thai Air Force Base during the Vietnam conflict. My Wife and oldest son had moved with me from Texas to Shaw Air Force Base when I transitioned into the RF 4C. My whole family traveled with me to Germany and then to California and then to Alabama. I was truly blessed through that portion of my life. I’d set a goal to fly as an Air Force officer and retire as a Lt. Col. and I did.

Following the loss of my father, mother, and spouse, I entered a relatively dark time. Through the help of my wonderful children and my current wife, I was able to move on. The master key experience rekindled in me the faith that I had as a young man and as an adult.

This morning I realize that my affirmation of “I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy” is literally the truth. Jesus is all my righteousness and I stand complete in Him. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I am more than a conqueror through Christ. I can love because God first loved me. I can be what I will to be because God is at work in me both to will and to do of his good pleasure. I can laugh at the world because I am truly happy. I am blessed beyond the curse. My legacy is the five fine adults That I am honored to call my children. Two of them came from my second marriage, but they are still my children. My family gives me hope for the future

 

 

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MKMMA Week 24 – It’s All in Your Mind

Haanel Q and A

  1. Upon what principle does the theory and practice of every system of metaphysics in existence depend? Upon a knowledge of the “truth” concerning yourself and the world in which you live.
  2. What is the “truth” concerning yourself? The real “I” or ego is spiritual and can therefore never be less than perfect.
  3. What is the method of destroying any form of error? To absolutely convince yourself of the “truth” concerning the condition which you wish to see manifested.Truth
  4. Can we do this for others? The universal mind in which we live and move and have our being is one and indivisible, it is therefore just as possible to help others as to help ourselves.
  5. What is the universal mind? The totality of all mind in existence.
  6. Where is the universal mind? The universal mind is omnipresent, it exists everywhere. There is no place where it is not. It is therefore within us. It is “the world within.” It is our spirit, our life.
  7. What is the nature of the universal mind? It is spiritual and consequently creative. It seeks to express itself in form.
  8. How may we act on the universal mind? Our ability to think is our ability to act on the universal mind and bring it into manifestation for the benefit of ourselves or others.
  9. What is meant by thinking? Clear, decisive, calm, deliberate, sustained thought with a definite end in view.
  10. What will be the result? You will also be able to say, “it is not I that doeth the works, but the father that dwelleth within me, he doeth the works.” You will come to know that the “father” is the universal mind and that He does really and truly dwell within you, in other words, you will come to know that the wonderful promises made in the Bible are fact, not fiction, and can be demonstrated by anyone having sufficient understanding.

Definitions

Metaphysical

 noun, ( used with a singular verb)
1. the branch of philosophy that treats of first principles, includes ontology and cosmology, and is intimately connected with epistemology.
2. philosophy, especially in its more abstruse branches.
3. the underlying theoretical principles of a subject or field of inquiry.
4. (initial capital letter, italics) a treatise (4th century b.c.) by Aristotle, dealing with first principles, the relation of universals to particulars, and the teleological doctrine of causation.

Ontology

noun
1. the branch of metaphysics that studies the nature of existence or being as such.

Cosmology

noun
1. the branch of philosophy dealing with the origin and general structure of the universe, with its parts, elements, and laws, and especially with such of its characteristics as space, time, causality, and freedom.
2. the branch of astronomy that deals with the general structure and evolution of the universe.

Epistemology

 noun
1. a branch of philosophy that investigates the origin, nature, methods, and limits of human knowledge.

Personal Observation

Over the past six months, we’ve come to realize that most of what we know is illusory. Those things which appear to be solid are in fact made up of emptiness. The concept of color we find to be simply our response to specific vibrations. Green to me might not be green to you. (An extreme case is the example of color blindness. The light waves vibrate at the same frequency, but the perception is different.)

We perceive vibrations as light, heat or sound depending upon the frequency. Haanel states in paragraph three:

We speak and even think of the sun as “giving light.” Yet we know it is simply giving forth energy which produces vibrations in the ether at the rate of 400 trillion a second, causing what are termed light waves, so that we know that what we call light is simply a form of energy and that the only light there is, is the sensation caused in the mind by the motion of the waves. when the number increases, the light changes in color, each changing color being caused by shorter and more rapid vibrations; so that although we speak of the Rose is being read, the grass is being green, or the sky as being blue, we know that the colors exist only in our minds, and are the sensations experienced by us as the result of the vibrations of light waves. … It is evident, therefore, that we cannot depend upon the evidence of the senses for our information concerning the realities of things; if we did we should believe that the sun moved, that the world was flat instead of round, that the stars were bits of light instead of vast suns.

We know that thoughts energized by emotion become beliefs and influence our actions. our actions become habits, which become our character, which leads to our destiny. Therefore, we must make every effort to know the truth because, as Jesus said, the truth we know will make us free. From Modern English Version (MEV):

for as he thinks in his heart,  so is he.  (Proverbs 23:7)

For truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, he will have whatever he says. (Mark 11:23)

28 Then they asked Him, “What shall we do that we may work the works of God?” 29 Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent.” (John 6:28-29)

Truly, truly I say to you, he who believes in Me will do the works that I do also. And he will do greater works than these, because I am going to My Father. (John 14:12)

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God. (Romans 12:2)

Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue, and if there is any praise, think on these things. (Philippians 4:8)

By faith we understand that the universe was framed by the word of God, so that things that are seen were not made out of things which are visible. (Hebrews 11:3)

 

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