MASTER KEY HERO'S JOURNEY

A Journal of Discovery

April 19, 2016
by Virginia Perl
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Week 27 – The Hero’s Journey – Never Stop Believing

The Master Key

          The Master Key

As a writer, and as is probably true of every artist, I was always looking for shouts of, “Bravo,” for my work.  Sort of like the Mayor of New York City, Ed Koch used to always ask all of the reporters who waited for him to speak as he left his office, “How am I doing?” Yes, that was me, too, always needing that pat on the back.   But that was my old blueprint.  Fear of failure!  What if everyone laughs at me? I’ll be laughed out of literary circles.  What then?  I’d become so constricted with fear, that I’d have long bouts of writer’s block, so frozen, I couldn’t write.

My new blueprint reminds me that self-doubt is a killer of dreams.  I can easily slip back into that old blueprint if I’m not paying attention.  That’s why I faithfully read the Blueprint Builder out loud every morning.  I repeat to myself, “I will demand of myself the development of self confidence.”

I Can Be What I Will To Be

        I Can Be What I Will To Be

I learned in the Master Key System that I must have:

  1. The Knowledge of My Power
  2. The Courage to Dare
  3. The Faith to Do

I now have all of the above, and can now feel that brass carousel ring getting closer and closer with each day that passes.  That’s because I took this program seriously from the first day, and never stopped believing.  I’ve gained the knowledge necessary to access my power.  Power comes through repose.  It comes by putting myself into a relaxed state, then sitting in silence for 20 minutes.  I silently whisper to myself a mantra of, “I choose love.”  That’s when intuition arrives

My dreams are now unfolding right before my very eyes.

Fancy that!

Peace,

CompassSmaller

Virginia

April 11, 2016
by Virginia Perl
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Week 26 – The Hero’s Journey –The Law of Practice

There are so many things to remember to do if I’m going to truly practice the Master Key System daily.  And the important thing about the law of practice is that you must do it every day if you want results.  I want results.  I want my dreams to come true.  I am willing to do the work – mental and physical – in order to succeed.

After 26 weeks, I’ve come to do most of these exercises automatically, but just in case, I’ve made a checklist so I won’t forget.

It's good to check things off the list.

It’s good to check things off the list.

First thing in the morning, I grab my coffee, and my checklist, and go through drill that Mark has instilled in all of us eager students.

  • Pray, (Optional, and not on Mark’s to-do list, but I choose to have it on my list)
  • Read 1 chapter of The Greatest Salesman in the World 3 times a day
  • Read my hand-written Definite Major Purpose 3 times a day
  • Read the movie trailer version of my DMP, (with Plan of Action to further it), 3 times a day
  • Do my affirmations, (6 of them 25 times)
  • Read Haanel’s The Masterkey System – 1 chapter
  • Meditate for 20 minutes
  • Do my qigong exercises

I won’t bore you with the rest, but I will tell you that I have more than 30 to-dos on the list.  There are, of course, other things I must remember to do, mentally, like keeping my mental house clean by avoiding negative thinking, especially worry, anger, and fear.  I cannot be receptive to the wisdom of the Universal Power within me, if there is any negativity in me.  I must keep my mental doorways open so Infinite Life continues to flow through me.

I read the Blueprint Builder each morning, “I demand of myself persistent continuous action towards its attainment, (my DMP).”  So I keep going, like the Eveready Bunny, all day long focusing on the next right thing which will get me closer to my goals.

I know I have the tools to make, or unmake, me.  And I am ever vigilant that I stay on the right path.

Peace,

CompassSmaller

Virginia Perl

April 4, 2016
by Virginia Perl
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Weeks 24 & 25 – The Hero’s Journey – Becoming a Nonconformist

I Love the Guy on the Left

       I Love the Guy on the Left

I’ve been living as though in a dream since graduating from the Master Key Experience.  I made a commitment to this program.  I studied, practiced, persisted, and sat in awe of my new awakening.  Since its beginning six months ago, I’ve made many new friends who have also learned how to find their purpose in life and follow their dreams.

We conform to no one.  We’ve found our chief aim in life and are acting on it in the face of those who would have us do it their way, or follow their plans for us, or who want to cast us into their mold.

Ralph Waldo Emerson writes, “Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist.”

The Master Key Experience has taught me how to do what is in my heart, not what others think I should do.

I am nature’s greatest miracle.  I am unique and I must remain so, listening to my source – in silence – daily.  If we conform, Emerson says, “We come to wear one cut of face and figure, and acquire by degree the gentlest asinine expression.”  The foolish face and the forced smile is how he puts it.

Not me though!

I have found my way and am so darned grateful to be in control of my own destiny.

To Be yourself - Emerson quote

And when I truly believe and act on this, my awareness will remain in defenselessness.  I will not need to convince others of my point of view.  I will be myself.

Peace,

CompassSmaller

Virginia Perl

March 18, 2016
by Virginia Perl
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Week 23 – The Hero’s Journey – The Master Key Experience

The Master Key

The Master Key

In a few weeks, I will be a graduate of the finest school in the Universe.  The Master Key Experience, a six-month pay it forward scholarship, was an intensive, yet mind-opening experience.  It was, beyond a doubt, the wisest decision I’ve ever made in my life.

 Wise Decisions

Wise Decisions

I learned:

  1. It’s a privilege to give.  Result: I have big plans to build a foundation that benefits children.
  2. The heart and soul must be cleared of all hatred before any contact with Infinite Intelligence can occur. Result:  I have forgiven everyone.
  3. Good habits are the key to success. Result:  I have replaced my bad habits with good habits and have shed my old skin.  I am born anew.
  4. Love is my greatest weapon. Result: All hate has been let from my veins.  I greet each and every day with love in my heart.
  5. Persistence is one of the greatest principles of success. Result:  Like the raindrop that washes away a mountain, I persist until I succeed.
  6. I am nature’s greatest miracle. Result:  “I am not on this earth by chance.  I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand.” Og Mandino.
  7. Positive thinking is the only route to manifesting my dreams. Result:  I am currently in reach of my goals.  I can taste it!
  8. I can access the power within me through silence. Result:  I look forward to meditating each morning for 15 minutes. That’s when intuition arrives.
  9. I can be the master of my emotions. Result:  I can instantly replace a negative thought with a positive one.  Or as Og says, “If I feel depressed I will sing.  If I feel sad, I will laugh.”
  10. Man is not a body with a spirit, but a spirit that has a body. Result:  I know there is no such thing as death.  My spirit will always be.

These 10 points are only a fraction of what I learned in the past six months.  I will be sad to leave, but will sing and take great joy in the journey ahead.

Peace,

CompassSmaller

Virginia Perl

March 14, 2016
by Virginia Perl
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Week 22a – The Hero’s Journey – She’s Alive!

The Master Key

         The Master Key

This has not been a very good week for enthusiasm.  Enthusiasm was the Franklin Makeover word of this past week.  Having just come off the week prior, a week of death of a loved one, then the funeral, and flooded with tasks that kept me busy being of service, I folded into a heap with the flu.  The flu, you ask?  Yup, I slept for four days with my compass and thermometer nearby.  Couldn’t care less what time or day it was.  Enthusiasm?  Ha!  I will work on enthusiasm another week in the future, Subby.

Flu Bug

Flu Bug

The word for the week of the funeral, by-the-way, was decisiveness, which worked out perfect.  I made many dots on my Franklin Makeover chart as I ran around picking up people at airports, tending to my grieving sister, planning dinners, car trips, etc.

The words I’m focusing on this week are “pleasing personality.” This, too, will be a piece of cake.   It’s easy to smile and be pleasant when you feel the gratitude that you are alive and well, can walk outside on a sunny spring day and feel the warm breeze on your skin.  Yes, I am very grateful.

She's Alive!

She’s Alive!

Oh, and my 48-hours silence went very well.  I slept right through it.  I have booked it for a later date, because I do want to do it right.

I hope we keep Alliances available to us.  I want so much to stay in touch.

Peace,

CompassSmaller

Virginia Perl