Week 4 – Master Key Experience

Last Sunday was the start of my fourth week in the Mastermind Experience and I really felt like quitting. I was exhausted (aka resistance) and reached the point where I had to make a commitment to move forward with the program, or not. I felt fear attempting to take advantage of my doubt as it bubbled upward through my body trying to fill me with indecision. I prepared for the webinar like I had the previous three weeks by gathering my binders, notebook, colored pencils and index cards. After positioning myself comfortably on my bed, I paused for a moment to reflect…

The webinar began and the presenters were quite casual and having fun in spite of technical challenges. I felt them ooze passion and enthusiasm with a good dose of genuineness. Is that a word? It’s definitely a mouth full! This laid-back yet intent purpose reminded me why I chose to engage on this path to begin with. The pace felt fast as previous weeks, but easier for me to stay in the flow and the 2 hours blipped by – ahhhhh! I felt relieved and reignited to keep my commitment to persist, push myself, carve out new pathways, practice, practice, practice….

With the grateful help of the “Alchemists” I was successful in “transmuting common substance into a substance of greater value” this week – many thanks to my guides/peers for sharing your experiences on our Zoom call and Marco Polos! I had an amazing insight yesterday while driving between two housing communities where I work: I had my music playing randomly, so songs play spontaneously, which I love! This allows me to hear music I’ve never heard as I often save music that others have shared! So this bluesy piano driven tune chimes on and I’m busy groovin’ to the upbeat rhythms and beats without giving much, if any attention to the lyrics until… this phrase pops through loud and clear to me: “A master keys that fits every lock”! I replayed it 3 or 4 times just to make sure I was hearing it right. I knew what I heard the first time. That lyric sums up exactly where I am on my path this week. I have the key and now know it fits in every lock. I ecstatically look forward to experiencing what unlocks in the coming days, weeks, months…

Week 3 – Master Key Experience

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Week 3 has been really great and pivotal as I am becoming more enthusiastic with the exercises (The Greatest Salesman Scroll 1 reading, MKE readings/audios, reading out loud accountabilities, chore goals/completions & stillness sittings) as they begin to become easier and integrated into my daily routine. Sitting mostly still for 15 minutes every day for 16 days feels like a great milestone and I very much enjoy the peace and calmness that follows each session. We have a Marco Polo tribe with a name of sorts: “The Alchemists”? We turning lead to gold – ahhhh! It’s a treat to experience! I’ve been waiting to chip away the stone and concrete to reveal the lead which is transforming to gold! I experience flashes of gold out from under this mortar and it’s exhilarating, at the same time a bit frightening. It reminds me of a beautiful quote from the mystic poet Rumi: “Don’t you know yet? It’s your light that lights the world.” This inspires me to continue to practice and share my experiences with my tribe and anyone who reads my writing. I realize now that I previously dipped my foot into this pool and now I am immersing my whole self into this universe of experience. Thank you everyone.

Week 2 – Master Key Experience

It’s Thursday night here in Northern California and today actually felt like autumn! I’m ready for a break from the extended summer we’ve had here. Whew, I am feeling a bit tired today as I continue with my new committments. I have been sitting (nearly) still every night for 15 minutes for 9 days in a row – great job me! My son Boris, who’s 11, joined me for 3 of the 9 sessions which brought me extra joy. We shared our experiences with each other, which makes me feel great as I type these words. I’m finding myself reading Scroll I very fast as the days continue, so I do slow down to allow better absorption and contemplation. I’m really just working on flowing with what naturally occurs (trusting the process) as it progresses for me, which feels good and right. I am definitely getting out of my comfort zone (pushing myself) and having daily break throughs that are manifesting in my daily interactions with people I encounter and it has me feeling more connected and humming. I am noticing people having positive reactions to my positive actions – ahhh! I am finding myself complimenting more and it feels very nice! I look forward to delving deeper into this practice as the beginning has been remarkable and unprecedented for me. Do it now!

Week one of my new path…

has been exciting and full of activity in getting set for new positive habits! The Master Key Experience is chock full of great content and feels a bit overwhelming as I navigate and learn the system and its processes. I fell behind a few days due to login issues, but was able to resolve with the help of Davene – thanks Davene! I am playing catch up and enjoy being accountable for keeping up with the assignments, readings, videos, blogging and drafting my DMP. Sitting still for 15 minutes has been really interesting for me as well. It is much more difficult than I had anticipated. The awareness of the space around me and the sensations through my body have definitely been heightened. It feels good to do nothing and flow along with whatever and wherever my body and mind go. Reading the GS has been wild too, the content seems a bit different each time I read it as different words and phrases resonate into my being. They are very powerful and my attitude is shifting positive – very cool! Making these commitments to myself is very inspiring and I can see this will become infectious.

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