Monthly Archives: November 2016

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Planting the Seed of Imagination- Week 9

Planting the seeds of imagination is critical to manifesting our Dharma.

Without a clear mental picture, we are leaving our creative mind to drifting with no clear direction.  The sit for week 9 helps us focus on building up mastery of using our imagination.

It is really interesting to be the observer and to go back and see where I was and how far I have come on this journey to my future self.  This week I am including my blog for week 9 from 2 years ago.  The exercise to plant and grow a flower within our minds eye during our sits is one of my favorite sits throughout the course.  It amazes me how much I learned from this exercise the first time through the course.  I hope you enjoy reading about it and would love to hear how your experience with this exercise was as well.

Week#9- Visualization is a Product of the Imagination

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This weeks sit exercise is to visualize a plant, a sunflower for instance, and bring it from the unseen into the seen.

Visualization is the mechanism of the attachment which you require.  Visualization is a very different process from seeing; seeing is physical, and it is therefore related to the objective world, the “world without,” but Visualization is a product of the imagination, and is therefore a product of the subjective mind, the “world within.”  It therefore possess vitality; it will grow.  The thing visualized will manifest itself in form.  The mechanism is perfect; it was created by the Master Architect who “doeth all things well.’  Master Key 9:15

I really like this exercise as it lets me think of warm spring days with the sun beaming down and gentle breezes blowing.  I could feel the warm soft dirt on my hands as I planted the seed and smell the earth.  It was very vivid to me.  I plant a garden every year and I could relate to the exercise very easily.

I decided to visualize my spirit as the seed I was planting. I dug a hole in the dirt and placed my seed in the fertile soil and covered the seed of me with dirt.  I saw the water that was soaking into the dirt around me as nourishment, the master keys.  As the outer layers of the seed coat softened and let in the water, I realized it was the cement from my cement Buddha falling away and letting in the concepts to nourish my subconscious.  The water was these concepts and as the seed filled with the good thoughts it swelled and sprouted my roots and stem.  The roots were my subconscious lengthening and reaching for more, going to work to help grow this seed into the wonderful flower it was destined to be.

As I took in more water, my stem finally burst through the soil into the bright, warm sunlight, the Master Creator.  He was looking down on me and radiating his love onto me.  I was being fed from below the ground by the water and above from the Master Creator.  I continued to stretch toward the sun, growing my first sets of leaves and climbing ever closer to my destination.  I could feel the sun soaking into every cell of me and nourishing me as well as the water rising through my stem to reinforce the nourishment.  I kept climbing and developing.  Now I have many branches with leaves and buds are beginning to form.  My roots dig deeper and my foundation is firmly set in the ground.  Soon the buds begin to increase in size and the blossom burst forth in all its glory.  The sunflower, my spirit, has made its appearance in the world and I look on the Master Creator for the first time.  For the rest of my days, my gaze stays steadfast on the Master Creator, following His perfect plan for me.  I can feel the energy flow through me from the Creator to my roots.  I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious, and happy.

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This was a very powerful visualization or me.  It made Master Key 9:33 alive for me

When you are enabled to make your vision clear and complete you will be enabled to enter into the spirit of the thing.

I truly could feel my spirit in the seed and feel the energy flow through me as that seed grew into the sunflower.

Embrace these exercises and let your mind go to work for you.

Destroying Battleships Again… Tearing Them Down Piece by Piece- Week 8

Destroying Battleships Again… Tearing Them Down Piece by Piece.  One of both Don's and my favorite exercises is the battleship exercise.  From this exercise we have discovered the tools to take any goal and tear them down to the basic elements necessary  to build that desire. It is great to look back at what we discovered the first time we were assigned these exercises.  Here is Don's blog from 2 years ago.  We hope you find insight form it.

MKMMA – Week 8 – I see Plans within plans – The sleeper Awakens!

dune-quotes-understood-process-first-law-of-mentatI've been destroying battleships again… tearing them down piece by piece.  Ripping into the heart of them in an attempt to understand what made them… In the end I discover this grey, unyielding behemoth is nothing but cold lifeless assemblies…

built by the minds and dreams of others

Built for the purposes of yet others behind the scenes

to protect or destroy according to the will of others.

I've been destroying battleships for days now – I am getting better at it, finding the nooks and crannies as yet intact – peeling them open and gazing inside to find the plans and dreams of others have hidden there too.

Up until today it was just a ship.

Until today it was ‘just an excercise' – a plaything of the mind that might provide insight – though remaining simply one more chore to complete…

DD450-1-A Constructing the Battleship Today I realized something.  As I mentally lifted pieces apart and set them aside I began to realize – if I really wanted to take my DMP and make it real – I had to take a cue from this process.  I had to admit that amazingly stupendous things can and ARE built from the dreams and imaginations of great minds.  Though more often than we realize, until we've torn that hatchway open enough times, they are built by people who have no knowledge – no thought – given towards building their dreams.  Having never known of, much less journeyed through, a course like the Master Key Master Mind Alliance – these people spend hours, weeks, years, and sometimes their very lives, building what amounts to the results of other people's dreams.

So here I am tearing apart another battleship – and it hits me.  It's me. Each layer of the hull that comes off reveals a little more of myself – not just the un-populated galley-ways of an emotionless hunk of metal, but the empty and unfulfilled dreams that used to enjoy frolicking in an unlimited imagination – and are slowly uncovered (dead? perhaps not yet?) buried here in me.

article-2336822-1A2DD175000005DC-951_634x478Now I'm pissed – shredding into the wiring that makes this machine function without care – following the cable trays and race ways of miles, and miles, (and years…and years) of wires laid down in pursuit of building someone else's dream.  How can this be. Why was such a thing constructed – to what (whose?) benefit have its pieces been accumulated – thrust together by my unknowing effort and the expense of time – of life (my life!) in its doing.

The pile of mangled steel and tangled wire is building around me in my mind.pile_of_scrap_metal_with_crane_11fh1519rf

As I dismantle this thing, walking around it, grabbing the next piece with realization of it alien-ness to the vibration underneath.  I begin to notice that it's not all gray, lifeless, otherness.  There is an energy within – perhaps the coal-fired furnaces that power it.  I lift off yet more pieces – eager now to get at that which makes this construct of other people's dreams tick… perhaps I can find out WHY.  Why was all this built around and within me – enveloping my dreams, usurping their proper place and ultimately making of me … someone else.

imagesI think therefore I CAN be what I will to be I am.  At first, as I peel back these final layers, it is merely a rhythm within the sound of my beating heart.  The excitement mounts, grasping this last layer – and that rhythm becomes more distinct: “I can be what I will to be.  I can be what I will to be… I CAN be what I will to be… I can be what I will to be.”  It's a thought we have been repeating over and over, part of our morning ritual..and it's purpose and power became very evident as I mentally shifted  -DO it NOW- a final shield out of place to reveal that white hot, pulsing (yet blindinly beautiful) power within.

Today I am reminded of the first thing we read when starting this course, this unbelievable journey of self-discovery:

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As the tears well up, realizing that these dreams I have uncovered as I destroyed the old facade that was me are NOT lifeless, another piece clicks into place – another step on the journey has been irrevocably taken.  I decide today to be an observer of the plans and actions requested of me for purposes not my own.  I decide to gently, firmly, and with intent – plant these dreams in the newly tilled, fertile soil of my imagination – and care for them as they, as I, deserve.  Now that the knowledge is had it cannot be taken away from us. Now that we are aware of the wonderful things that CAN be built with our lives – I think it's time to take them back and build some wonderful things WE choose.

I choose to follow my dreams, to chase them down and, catching – achieving- manifesting them… to lift them up high and let the world see the amazing, wonderful, limitless ME that CAN BE all that I will to be.

Peace be the Journey people –  #BePhenomenalOrBeForgotten

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Thanksgiving, Is it sneaking up on You?

Thanksgiving turkey

 

Wow, Thanksgiving is only 2 weeks from today!  Time seems to be screaming by these days.  This fall has been  warmer than normal, so Thanksgiving snuck up on me because it still feels more like late summer to me.

Thankfully, there is 2 weeks to prepare for this holiday focused around giving thanks for all that we have been blessed.  I find that being gluten-free, preparing ahead of time is essential to having an amazing experience for your Thanksgiving meal.  

The great news is that you still have time to order my cookbook and receive it in time for prepping for your feast.  It will give you the tools to prepare a complete traditional Thanksgiving meal that is what you always remembered.  

The best thing about it is that it is all gluten free and no one would even know. It has recipes for your favorites-Green Bean Casserole, Wild Rice Dressings, and Pumpkin Pie to name a few. Some new recipes are included, such as Sweet Potato Cranberry Casserole, that your family may adopt as a new tradition, like my family did.

Here's what customers are saying:

“Leanne's cooking is amazing!  She researches and experiments until recipes are full and flavorful, yet simple enough for even the newest beginner to make.  And taste?  Every bite makes your mouth sing with sweet and savory.  You neither notice nor care that the gluten isn't there.  This is what food should be.” – Ellen L., unofficial food taster

“I made your blueberry cream cheese bars for a potluck and they were the biggest hit of all! I'll definitely be trying out more of them.” -Theresa Oatman

Let me help you have the Ultimate Gluten Free Holiday.

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Visualization- Finding Our True Selves- Week 6

Visualization of our true selves can be a challenge when we are not used to the exercise. One of the things we love about the Master Key Experience is that we are all on a journey to finding the truth of our heart and we form a common bond.  Through the masterminding and sharing of ideas we are able to help each other discover how to visualize and see our future selves.  Tracy, one of our tribe from this year, has shared some of her experience with her success of using visualization.  Things are really  starting to manifest for her.  Hopefully you will find some hope, strength , and encouragement by reading her post as well.  Please go to her post and like, comment , and share.

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Love and Idealization

I love the direction my life is moving. For the last ten years I have been on a self discovery process after my relationship of 27 years with my husband died. I was 13 when I met him.

At the age of 40 I realized that I had no idea of who I was, what I wanted and had no sense of self. My previous life was all about my husband, my kids and my job at the phone company. I followed the rules, did what everyone suggested that I do. I was a good girl. When everything collapsed I was left attempting to pick up the pieces on my own with two teenage boys, a job that was pushing me out the door and low self esteem. After working several jobs and getting farther behind, I stepped into the world of  Entrepreneurship. I heard that it is a self development process with high compensation attached. There was a lot of resistance from my family and friends with my choice. I had a lot of work ahead of me to transition into the woman that I wanted to be. I have also heard that you attract who you are emotionally. Since I was a woman who liked to serve, I would find guys who needed a lot of help and it helped me determine that I was on the same emotional level. I decided to step back and work on myself. I have not been in a real relationship with a man for several years. My life was better as a single woman than adding a man who would not add value to my life. Of course I thought of the type of guy that I would like to have, I even wrote it on paper. A kindred spirit, someone who loves God, who wants to serve others, who has a great sense of humor, who was in business and understood what that was like, someone who is encouraging and supportive, who loves family, is stable financially and strong emotionally. I had a very long list. I had read the list to my  mom one time years ago. She said” I know who that is” I said” What and you have not introduced me” She laughed and said ” Yes it is Jesus Christ” Again it was a very long list.

Once again this process of idealization, visualization, earnest Desire will bring about Confident Expectation, and this in turn must be reinforced by Firm Demand. I turn 50 next year. Life was not meant to be solo, even the animals in the ark came 2 by 2. One of my smart goals is to have a happy love life on or before 06/17. I received an email through an online dating sight from a man in the United States, I responded thanks for the email (always courteous) however I barely have time for a coffee with someone who is local. He responded that we was moving to Vancouver BC and that is why he is connecting with me. (Old blueprint, sure you are)  I decided to take a risk, and we have been communicating ever since. We have connected on so many levels. We talk and text  every day. He has all of the attributes that I am looking for and more. Our marriages were very similar and our life goals. He worked his business first and then had a family. I had a family and now focused on business. I have not been this excited in many years and he is flying to Vancouver this Monday. We have scheduled our first date. So grateful. Life will give you what you ask for, most of us do not ask for enough.

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Sits, I Love My Sits and I am Possessive of Them-Week 5

Sits are an important exercise in the Master Key Experience.  It has been shown that all successful people take these sits daily and it is integral to their success.  Our guest blogger this week, Louise, tells us how she has come to love her sits and has become every possessive of the time.  
Please go to her blog , post comments, and share if you are moved to do so.

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Week 5 – That place…of pleasant associations

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I have shared about how much I love my SIT.  So much so, I have become very possessive of that time.

Here I am in Week 5 and Haanel tells me to ‘mentally select a place which has pleasant associations.’  And just like he writes, ‘ At first, you will find yourself thinking of everything under the sun, except the ideal upon which you desire to concentrate.’  True,  I did think of many places BUT they all had ideal aspects.

There weren’t really MANY places, just a couple. The first one was from my childhood.  A room in which my imagination flourished.  I felt very safe and absolutely anything was possible.  Another place is a beautiful park over looking the Hood Canal with the Olympic Mountains in the background.  The last place is very similar but not a park setting.  This one is a scene that smacks you in the face as you follow a curve in the road heading northwest.  As soon as you come out of the turn, your breath escapes your body involuntarily when your eyes focus on the magnificent sight of mountains, water, rocky beach, hundreds of eagles, all framed in majestic evergreen trees.

Exactly my question!  How do I pick one place?  So I sat peacefully, selecting the pieces I wanted in my ‘place which has pleasant associations’, and it is being built.  Wow!  What a place, too!!!  I have felt it’s wonder all day!  Tomorrow the mental picture will get more detail and with every SIT become more complete.  The prize awaits.  For ‘all life and all power is from within’.

Each new discovery is like a gift.  I love presents, who doesn’t?  Truly, every day is a celebration with GIFTS!!!!

I can be what I will to be!!!

I always keep my promises.

Louise