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MKE 2017 Week 8 – It´s gotta be Love

“There is therefore but one law, one principle, on cause, one Source of Power, and good and evil are
simply words which have been coined to indicate the result of our action, or our compliance or noncompliance
with this law.
The importance of this is well illustrated in the lives of Emerson and Carlyle. Emerson loved the good
and his life was a symphony of peace and harmony, Carlyle hated the bad, and his life was a record of
perpetual discord and inharmony.
Here we have two grand men, each intent upon achieving the same ideal, but one makes use of
constructive thought and is therefore in harmony with Natural Law, the other makes use of destructive
thought and therefore brings upon himself discord of every kind and character.
It is evident therefore that we are to hate nothing, not even the “bad,” because hatred is destructive,
and we shall soon find that by entertaining destructive thought we are sowing the “wind” and in turn
shall reap the ”whirlwind.”
Chales Haanel ”The Master Key System”, Part VIII
The Law of Growth states that what we focus on grows and that what we ignore atrophies, how much more important does this make the Mental Diet, avoiding holding anything negative in our minds?
”All day long the thoughts that occupy your mind, your Secret Place, as Jesus calls it, are moulding your destiny for good or evil; in fact, the truth is that the whole of our life’s experience is but the outer expression of inner thought.”
Emmet Fox ”The Sermon on the Mount”
Here we can see the real value of Scroll II in Og Mandino´s ”The Greatest Salesman in the World” – greeting every day with Love in our hearts, approaching every person and situation with Love and, especially, treat ourself with Love, we effectively create a situation where other, less valuable emotions have no space to occupy.
Going back to the great spiritual text book, Paul says in 1 Corinthian 13:13 ”So now faith, hope and love abide, these three, but the greatest of these is love”
What are Your thoughts on this? Please leave a comment and let me know!
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MKE 2017 Week 7.2 – Guest Blogger Jo Ann Spearmon

Please let me introduce you to one more of my tribe members, here´s Jo Ann´s post for week 7. Check out her blog at: https://joannsblogweb.wordpress.com/

Peace // C

 

Well, I have to tell you that this week’s assignment of not having any negative thoughts for 7 consecutive days has been quite interesting. I’m at Day 1. Don’t ask why as I’m sure you can figure it out. I’m determined to keep it positive, so I recognize where I need to improve and will keep moving forward. This whole experience has taught me the importance of my thoughts and words and being committed to doing what I say I’m going to do.

The challenges I’ve been faced with are stimulating my creative mind and I’m figuring out ways to either deal with them positively or ways around them. My Mantra is “Keep Moving Forward.” My DMP has been cleared-Yeah! so I’m well on my way.

I’m going to stop here so I can complete Day 1 and smile at the end of it. Have an awesome weekend everyone.

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MKE 2017 Week 6 – Self love and distractions

“And most of all I will love myself. For when I do I will zealously inspect all things which enter my body, my mind, my soul, and my heart. Never will I overindulge the
requests of my flesh; rather I will cherish my body with cleanliness and moderation. Never will I allow my mind to be attracted to evil and despair, rather I will uplift it
with the knowledge and wisdom of the ages. Never will I allow my soul to become complacent and satisfied, rather I will feed it with meditation and prayer. Never will I allow my heart to become small and bitter, rather I will share it and it will grow and warm the earth.”
Og Mandino ”The Greatest Salesman in the World” Scroll II
Oh, how good it is to read this part of scroll II again for a month, don´t know if it´s just me, yet this is something I need constant reminding of.
I often observe how I am unnecessarily hard on myself, planning to do more than I can actually accomplish in a day and then chastising myself for not measuring up to my own unrealistic expectations and demands. And I don´t think I´m alone in this…
How easy isn´t it to get caught up in the distractions of daily life and temporarily forget about taking care of ourselves?
This reminds me of a story I heard while visiting my Mastermind partner Lance Botha in South Africa early this year and joining him and his wife for Sunday service. Terran, the minister, conveys an anecdote from Martin Luthers life when the reformist had a really busy day in front of him and said (paraphrasing): Today I have so much to do I need to pray at least 3 hours to get everything done!
I think this provides a beautiful reflection of how important it is to allow ourselves the time in silence necessary to get the important work done!
What do You think? Please leave a comment and let me know!
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MKE 2017 Week 5.2 – Guest Blogger Jamie McArthur

Time to meet another member of my tribe this year, Jamie wrote a just amazing post this week that I feel I need to share with You!
Please check out his blog at: https://mkebyjumjum.wordpress.com/

Enjoy!!!

Peace // Claes

 

Holy Shit!!! Week 5 has hit with the power of Zeus. And it just keeps coming. (Perhaps its more like Poseidon, coming like a Tsunami that just won’t quit?).

Emerson’s essay on Compensation contains a lifetime of learning potential. Why is this not taught in schools instead of how the Hudson’s Bay company traded fur hats for coal (or, however the hell that went down)!

Admittedly, I’ve been through the essay a couple of times now, and my next trip through will be with dictionary in hand, as some of the language is lost in the de-evolution of English competence. I am so excited to dive into this further, parse the wisdom, meditate, evaluate, ponder, and let this flow through my consciousness. I would like to do that now please, but apparently “I must practice the art of patience for nature acts never in haste“. Damn you nature!!

There are so many aspects to Week 5 that I would love to address, and over time I shall.

Cause and effect, means and ends, seed and fruit, cannot be severed; for the effect already blooms in the cause, the end preexists in the means, the fruit in the seed.

Then there can be enlargement, and the man of to-day scarcely recognizes the man of yesterday. And such should be the outward biography of man in time, a putting off of dead circumstances day by day, as he renews his raiment day by day.

Man’s the elm, and Wealth the vine; – An Elm is a fruitless tree, whilst a vine grows many fruit. But if the vine lay across the ground, the fruit it bears is rotten. If the vine is tightly woven to the tree, it bears fruit upon itself, as well as the elm.

But where to begin for today? For no good reason, other than the topic happens to be current in my thoughts, I was captured by Emerson’s assertion;

“Our strength grows out of our weakness. The indignation which arms itself with secret forces does not awaken until we are pricked and stung and sorely assailed. A great man is always willing to be little. Whilst he sits on the cushion of advantages, he goes to sleep. When he is pushed, tormented, defeated, he has a chance to learn something; he has been put on his wits, on his manhood; he has gained facts; learns his ignorance; is cured of the insanity of conceit; has got moderation and real skill. The wise man throws himself on the side of his assailants. It is more his interest than it is theirs to find his weak point. The wound cicatrizes and falls off from him like a dead skin, and when the would triumph, lo! he has passed on invulnerable. Blame is safer than praise.”

Our power lies within this Polarity. The fact that within every weakness lies our strength. The whole contains the part, and each part contains the whole.

Years ago, I read a book called the Holographic Universe. It suggests the notion that the entire Universe (read- Reality) is actually nothing more than a Hologram. It’s a concept worth studying in it’s own right. But I borrow from this for a moment, to illustrate a reality I was not aware of. Holograms (yes… they are real things, and not just reserved for Mark’s Holodecks), are a 3D image or photographs. They have some very unique properties.

Hologram

From the book, the Holographic Universe (Michael Talbot);

” If a piece of holographic film containing the image of an apple is cut in half and then illuminated by laser, each half will still be found to contain the entire image of the Apple! Even if the halves are divided again and again an entire Apple can still be reconstructed from each small portion of the film (although the images will get hazier as the portions get smaller). Unlike normal photographs, every small fragment of a piece of holographic film contains all the information recorded in the whole.”

There is no separating the part from the whole. They are one. And what we emanate in our lives is not a result of our ability to sever the part from the whole, but more from what we allow to flow through our Solar Plexis. We earn no credit for developing it. It was never, is not, and never will be, ours to create.

5-20 : “It is the benignant force which decrees primal creation. It thrills down from the Divine, direct into every created being. It originates life, which the physical scientist has not done, nor ever can do. It stands out among all the forces supreme, unapproachable. No human heredity can approach it. No human heredity measures up to it.”

EVERY CREATED BEING. Neither heredity nor evolution grants us greater access to it. It’s an energy that flows. All we are capable of doing is either blocking, or unblocking it.

5-25 : “This power is from within, but we cannot receive it unless we give it. Use is the condition upon which we hold this inheritance. We are each of us but the channel through which Omnipotent power is being differentiated into form; unless we give, the channel is obstructed and we can receive no more.”

Weoponizing wisdom granted to us from the Omnipotent is akin to cutting off a piece of the hologram for our own use. You are left with nothing more grand, but only a faded version of truth. Your loss.

You could not have achieved the wisdom without the weakness. They are fruit and seed. To abhor one is to deny the other.

ZenoZeno of Elea is considered to be the founder of Stoic Philosophy. As a young man, a merchant, he found himself shipwrecked, and stranded in the city of Athens in the year 303BCE. It was while he was there, that he came across Xenophons’ Memorabilia. From these writings, he was so impressed by the character of Socrates, that he abandoned his former life as a merchant, and made the study of Philosophy his only interest. He has been quoted as saying;

“I made a prosperous voyage when I was shipwrecked.”

Belittle not the hard times, the challenges, the weaknesses. Neither those of your own, nor those of others. They are part of the journey. You deserve neither the blame for these, nor the credit for their counterparts. You have one role… find the courage to face your fear, and let them flow.

Fear of failure.

Fear of being like everyone else.

Fear of shame.

Fear of poor health.

Unblock the energy. Let Omnipotence flow, and do not try to claim it. Water parted by your hand comes together behind it. Bask in it… but do not own it.

“Sit down before fact like a little child, and be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.” … T. H. Huxley

 

 

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MKE 2017 Week 5 – Practicing patience!

‘Yet, within my allotted time I must practice the art of patience for nature acts never in haste.’
How true this rings for me this week…
Early this summer I got into a real down pour on my way home from work and, my backpack not being as water resistant as I thought it to be, my MacBook Air took in some water and didn’t start.
The guy at the repair shop changed some part and got it working halfheartedly again, yet it was never really back to it’s old self…
So, when I found a used 11” MacBook at a very reasonable price, I decided to order it just to be safe…
Last Saturday I accidentally threw over an open bottle of mineral water and, unfortunately my laptop sat exactly in the way of the flood following.
I’m amazed about my calm reaction to the incident, rather than freak out I just took it easy, dried the MacBook as well as possible and put it out in the hot Cyprus sun the next day (and the following) to hopefully have it dry out and minimize damage.
Anyway, my practice in remaining patient did not end here…
Have you any much longer it takes to do everything on an iPad instead of a computer?
Well, I didn’t either before this event and it has been a remarkable learning experience.
I’m proud and grateful that I got all the really important stuff taken care of, and mainly my presence on social media suffered some.
I just have to appreciate the fact that God has humor and I gotta love irony as the bottle-flip-over happened the day after my replacement laptop had been delivered to my home in Sweden.
I’m just so grateful for Apple’s extraordinary well functioning backup system and the easy with which I could recreate my material after getting back to Stockholm!
Looking forward to being back to normal digital presence and, yes, I learned my lesson – no more fluids next to my laptop ???
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MKE 2017 Week 4.2 – Guest Blogger Jennifer Porter

 Continuing what I started last year, introducing the members of my tribe as guest bloggers and post one or two posts from my tribe every week, here´s Jennifer´s post for Week 4.

Check out her blog by following the link to the right of this post!

Mahalo; I appreciate You!

Peace // Claes

 

WEEK 4 MASTER KEY EXPERIENCE + building the dream

What I am liking the most about the Master Key is that it’s giving me a framework for diligent effort toward concepts that I have understood and practiced on some level my whole life, but never really read about on paper.

I may not be the most typcial case, #1 I married my high school sweetheart and I just reminded him last night that I remember a feeling of actual energy that connected us at the first party we were at together. We have remained connected since 1993 and now have 3 kids, living in NYC (soon to be the Upper Delaware Scenic Area in NY State!). And #2 I was also just telling a friend this story this week who has known me for 15 years and didn’t realize this: my original parents were divorced when I was 8 years old (but stayed in close proximity and I visited with my dad every weekend), each underwent personal transformation–after my mom got remarried and then found her way, and my dad quit drinking cold turkey–they were remarried to each other again when I was in 9th grade, 6 years after the divorce!

This Master Key experience for me is about piecing all of these things together and trying to understand what are the pivotal experienes that have made me who I am. I have always been able to think something really intentionally and then make it happen. There are at least 5 big times in my life I can recall this–that will be for a future post!

Side note: tons of conicidences continue to happen. This morning I was walking to meet a friend and thought to myself that I wished I had grabbed a tissue for my pocket, I look down not 1 minute later and there is a neatly rolled up piece of paper towel in the middle of the sidewalk. Not that I was desperate enough to pick it up, but I have to say that’s the most immediate manifestation I have ever realized!

But for now, what I find interesting is that just prior to starting Master Key, I signed up to be a trainer for my MLM team’s Wednesday Wisdom talks. We had to choose topics, mine is tonight, and I kid you not, I chose this topic: “Setting Good Intention: Goals & Manifesting what we want in Life & Business”.

This is crazy for me to read right now, but I just found the email I wrote on Sept 13th:

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Brooke,

I’m in Grand Rapids airport heading home!!

I would love to talk about setting intention for a goal and manifesting what we want in life and business. The 3rd week or 4th week in October are good for me if that works.

THANK YOU & much LOVE!!

Jen Porter

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Then I just searched in my inbox and it was a Sept 19th email from Mark J. that got me to watch the intro videos. This was his subject line: I’m Calling You Out… and Up [Especially Skeptics] and he started out saying he was just getting back in after walking the dogs.

And the rest is history as it currently unfolds!

To backtrack on the timeline a bit more, this is what I now think inspired my email to Brooke for my training topic (though honestly I never thought about talking to anyone about the power I was seeing take shape from mental function): The Shaklee Global Conference in Atlanta was Aug 9-13 and had the theme “Breakthrough”; we had an amazing group board breaking with Brian Biro. Knowing we were heading into a powerful experience, as my husband, kids and I were driving into Atlanta on Aug 9th, I drew a picture of the country place we were aiming for. Having already seen a few places but nothing having “clicked” yet, we wrote down what the main items were: 50+ acres, house, barn, shop, pool. I never showed it to my husband, but then it was Aug 26th that we saw the house and property that we are now in the process of buying. It has 66 acres, a renovated farm house, garage, shop, pool and 4 more outbuildings. When I showed my husband on August 26th the picture that I had drawn Aug 9th as we were heading into Atlanta, he thought I had just drawn it, and didn’t realize it was our joint vision that we wrote down two weeks before. The dream is taking shape!

These are my most favorite Master Key concepts so far:

1. Thought–>Action
2. Golden Buddah methaphor
3. What you are shouts so loud I can hardly hear you!
4. On the Hero’s Journey, we are heralded into the unknown

And from Haanel, 4:13 this week: Wow! “…many men and women have found to their sorrow that it is easier to control a kingdom than to control themselves.” It really strikes me and another conincidence? 413 is my birthday and lucky number!

The 15-minute sit is so powerful and it’s my new homework for everyone I meet who wants to make change in their life, or just be happier.

Thank you all for reading!

p.s. Just left the house with my kids to buy an ice cream from the Mister Tasty truck with their piggy bank coin savings, and as I was saying we were heading out for ice cream, our very sweet older neighbor Lucy was at the elevator, heard me and handed the kids 3 fudge ice pops! Then as we left the building, the bag of coins spilled and the ice cream truck drove away. We wouldn’t have made it to the the truck in time, but Lucy intervened to provide what we were seeking at just the right moment.

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MKE 2017 Week 2 – Personal Pivoting Needs

First of all a huge shout-out to all the new members submitting their DMP´s last week (for the non initiated – DMP is short for Definite Major Purpose), I´m so proud of You, happy for You and grateful to You!!!

I firmly believe that what we need to solve most of the challenges we face for humanity and even hour planet are more independent thinkers!
People, like You, who don´t just want to accept the status quo as “how things are” and return back into the mind numbing void of quiet desperation.
People who are prepared to do the work necessary to make a difference in and for themselves by finding their passion and raising their voice help create a ripple effect with an inconceivable impact!

And a big step in the process if finding (or choosing) Your PPN´s (Personal Pivoting Needs) because anything we aspire to achieve must be inline with what is most important to us!

So here they are:

  • True Health
  • Autonomy
  • Spiritual Growth
  • Liberty
  • Recognition for Creative Expression
  • Legacy
  • Helping Others

If You´re not in the course and still want to check if what You´re pursuing in life aligns with the “oxygen of Your soul”, take a look at these seven words and determine which two of them speak most clearly to You. This is not a thinking exercise , You know which ones are right, don´t You?

And here You find a clue to this what the quiet little voice is whispering to You at odd moments, these crazy thoughts that pop up every once in a while and makes You wanna run from them because You don´t know how to deal with them (that´s how it was for me, anyway, and if You´re anything like I was prior to embracing the MKE, I have a hunch that You know what I mean).
These thoughts about achieving something extraordinary, being a hero, making a difference and maybe just to feel comfortable in Your own skin again.

I remember the ecstatic feeling I experienced over five years ago when I first learned about the concept PPN´s and that they are not only natural but necessary to live a full and complete life.
Don´t know about You, yet the way I was raised having deep personal needs seemed almost a little selfish, even dirty in some way. On a subconscious level I always felt that for me to want something, someone else would have to lack it…

And I have to admit it took some time to overcome that old programming and not only be ok with having needs, but even more so having them fulfilled. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the beauty of this entire adventure we call life – just knowing what were after and thinking about it consciously, talking about it with people who support us (don´t mention Your dreams to negative people, that won´t help…), and slowly but surely anchor it on a subconscious level replaces the old program and moves us effortlessly in the direction of our dreams.

That´s when these small inexplicable things happen that people who are doing the work are always talking about at some point, those things were we think “what are the odds???”.
Well, I can tell You the odds – if You do the work, define what Your purpose is, repeat it often, read the stuff we ask You to read and complete the exercises, then, and only then, the odds of You getting what You want is just about 100%!

Guaranteed!

How do I know?

Because that´s what the experience is designed and developed to do, this is what it´s done and is doing for me and countless others. Actually, that´s how it evolved!!!

So, if You are not already excited – get some burn, baby, if You´re anywhere close to the place I was when I started this journey, the best thing that ever happened to You is about to take place!

I wouldn´t be here if it was anything less!!!

Mahalo, I appreciate You!

Peace // Claes

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MKE 2017 Week 1 – Here we go again

First week – members starting to chip of years of cement, educing the marvelously special  individual soul that lies inside them, still dormant and waiting to be released and offer it´s unique gifts to the world!

First week – members taking their first, tiny, sometimes insecure or even wobbly steps in the direction of finding their voice and expressing their truth.

First week – guides getting to take the first look at the members dreams, experiencing the beauty and love in observing the liberation of one more self directed thinker who has been locked up far to long by the expectations of others, teachings of the school system and perceived rules of society.

 

Needless to say – I´m excited!!!

 

I remember three years ago when I was starting the Master Key journey and got accepted as a member of the program…. Oh, was there some trials and tribulations already…

  • How should I find the time to read THREE time per day???
  • What??? Webinar at 11PM in my time zone going on for 2-3 hours??? Sundays???
  • Writing a blog??? How does that work??? What shall I write about???
  • And then just the unsure feeling about what I would find when I started to chip off that cement

I mean, at least I know what my life was like at the time…

And it wasn´t bad 😉

On top of everything else I´m a pretty hard core yellow and getting organized is not one of my many talents – I knew even back then, that a lot of the requirements would take longer for me than many others just because I have so much difficulty concentrating and staying with the task at hand.

And, of course, “knowing” that, I manifested it…

I have no idea how many times I had to start over reading some of the paragraphs in the books, I have no idea how many hours I put into the course (and that´s true – measuring isn´t one of my talents either).

Yet what I know now is that if I had known back then I how much effort it would take, I might have backed off…

So, how´s that for encouraging new members??? 😀

Well, I´m still here, right? 😉

Because it happened!!! Somehow I got that thing with PPN´s and DMP sorted out, the reading became a habit (and I stick with it every morning since, even when the course is not running), the SIT went from struggle, to manageable, to effortless, to enjoyable, and now it´s kinda the best time of the day for me.

Or better yet, the days when I sit shorter or not at all (yes it happens, very seldom, but it happens) always turn out less smooth, effortless and miraculous than the ones when I put in the time in the morning!

So…

If You´re struggling – hang in there, it only gets easier with time!

If You´re doubting Your ability – trust the team, the process and Your guide, we´ve been there!

If You fall asleep during the sit – that´s ok, it´s a training wheel starting out!

If You don´t know what to write in Your DMP – trust Your heart to reveal its deepest desires i time!

 

Last but not least…

 

I have no idea what my life would have looked like had I quit the course at any of the many times I contemplated doing it, yet what I do know is what this experience has given me and continues to give me. And that´s the main reason I write this for You to read – and I literally have tears in my eyes typing, that too being a result of the MKE, I´m sooo more in touch with my emotions than before!

  1. I would have missed out on a lot of great people I´ve met through the course (I´m not mentioning names here, You all know who You are)
  2. I wouldn´t have experienced one of the members of my first tribe as a guide manifest her number 1 choice university using the Master Key
  3. I would probably not have been to Kauai that many times 😉
  4. I would probably still live in fear instead of faith
  5. I would probably not live a life that´s sooo much better than in my wildest dreams when I wrote that first week draft in 2014

I could go on and on and on about the blessings I received and the small (and huge) inexplicable things that happened and are happening on a daily basis as a result of this course.

Go for it – give it Your best and put in the work. The result will blow You away and boggle Your mind like nothing before in Your life!

And should You, at any point, feel that it really does not work. That You just have to quit for this, that or any other reason…

Wait another second, minute, day, week or month – because on thing I learned years ago is:

“You can always quit – so why quit now???”

You are so worthy of Your dream and the world is so worthy of Your gift!!!

Lets work together to bring it to the world <3 <3 <3

I want You, a few years from now, to write a post while moved to tears by the amazing people starting on their journey to greatness. Not greatness in the eyes of the world, but in the only way that really matters, their own – I´m so happy for You!!!

I´m grateful for You reading this post, please share it with people You know who might like it or benefit from it and leave a comment below to let me know what You think!

Mahalo, I appreciate You!

Peace // Claes

 

 

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