Busy week for me! My son’s birthday (he’s 19–unbelievable!), filed our taxes, helped my son apply to college for next fall, met with my sister, mom, and mother-in-law for a Mexican luncheon to pretend it’s not 12 degrees and snowing outside (it helped for that afternoon!)!
I continue to be amazed and astonished by what I’m learning in the Master Key Experience and by the things I’m discovering about myself and my potential. Never could have imagined that I would be able to stick with a program as demanding of my time and persistence as this has been, but I have. I’ve always considered myself an optimist, but after these past 21 weeks, I feel like an optimist on steroids! I love my DMP, billboard, rockstar recording, movie trailer, press release, shapes, Gal in the Glass, the flash cards, the two hammer questions, RAOK, the readings, the sits, the webinars, the masterminding, my guides, the challenge to be an observer and to maintain a positive mental attitude (PMA). I’m not 100% on the PMA but am improving day by day (well, most days!). And I also love all the other things about the Master Key Experience that I didn’t mention above!
My DMP at the moment is to manifest autonomy and true health. But it’s just a start. Reading the Master Key this week and realizing that big ideas can be manifested just as easily as small ones allowed me to visualize not only making a positive difference in my life and the lives of my family and friends but to see that manifesting my DMP can be a stepping stone to an even greater ability and responsibility to do the same on a global scale.
Paragraph #17 of Lesson 21:
Do not hesitate to aspire to the highest possible attainments in anything you may undertake, for the mind forces are ever ready to lend themselves to a purposeful will in the effort to crystalize its highest aspirations into acts, accomplishments, and events. Charles F. Haanel
To me that means live a no-limit life. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still working on the world within like crazy so that I can manifest my DMP, but it’s really inspiring to think that this is just the beginning of what I, you and we can do.
By finding my own autonomy and true health I give others permission to do the same. Together we have the possibility of healing the earth along with ourselves, and freeing all people to be self-directed thinkers instead of mindless automatons. This change may be beyond my personal abilities, but I believe humanity can reach a tipping point through programs like the Master Key Experience and these things can become our reality. I’d like to share with you a ‘kick-ass’ quote that I love because it transforms hope into a verb. This quote, along with the realization about big ideas, are a powerful inspiration to me:
Hope is not a lottery ticket you can sit on the sofa and clutch, feeling lucky. It is an axe you break down doors with in an emergency. Hope should shove you out the door, because it will take everything you have to steer the future away from endless war, from annihilation of the earth’s treasures, and the grinding down of the poor and marginal… To hope is to give yourself to the future – and that commitment to the future is what makes the present inhabitable.Rebecca Solnit
The last thought I’d like to share with you is also from this week’s lesson and it has to do with the ‘grinding down of the poor and marginal’ referenced in the quote above. That will be absolutely eliminated from reality when we internalize this passage from paragraph #26 of Lesson 21 (I added the emphasis):
The real interest of democracy is therefore to exalt, emancipate, and recognize the divinity of the human spirit. to recognize that all power is from within. That no human being has any more power than any other human being, except such as may willingly be delegated to him/her.Charles F. Haanel
Once all of us realize that “each of us is a holy person”, (that originated in the book ‘The Man on the Mountaintop”–thank you again, Adi for recommending it!), at that point there will be peace on earth. Who would not help a holy person, who would speak ill of a holy person, who would take advantage of a holy person? Definitely not another holy person who realized that was who they were. I believe that a peaceful world where every person is valued can come to pass sooner rather than later due to the “collective impact of small, individual choices” (Jane Goodall) combined with a realization of every person’s holiness. So keep on pursuing your purpose and spreading those random acts of kindness–who knows, you may become the tipping point yourself, or influence the person who becomes the tipping point, for humanity to become self-directed thinkers and bring peace to our planet!