MKMMA Week 9: Free Will/Freedom and Pure Imagination

8 hours after publishing my previous post about my Week 8 of the MKMMA Experience, I was taking a shower, and the idea for a new game “came to mind.” (I’m going to ask my “clan” to play it after we all enjoy Thanksgiving dinner together this Thursday.) Then, less than 30 minutes later, while I was watching a CBS Dream Team show called “Game Changers,” my eyes caught the quote at the beginning of a Fiat commercial:

Mind, use your power.
Spirit, use your wings.
~ Pharrell Williams

I searched for that quote and found the music video below. But first, the lyrics, which are quite powerful.

La la la la la la la la la [x4]

Hold on to me
Don’t let me go
Who cares what they see?
Who cares what they know?

Your first name is Free
Last name is Dom
‘Cause you still believe
In where we are from

Man’s red flower
It’s in every living thing
Mind, use your power
Spirit, use your wings

Freedom! [x3]
Freedom [x3]

Hold on to me
Ooh don’t let me go
The cheetahs need to eat
Run antelope

Your first name is King
Last name is Dom
‘Cause you still believe
In everyone

When a baby first breathes
When night sees sunrise
When the whale hops the sea
When man recognizes

Freedom! [x3]
Freedom [x2]
Breathe in

We are from heat
The Electric one
Does it shock you to see,
He left us the sun?

The atoms in the air
Organisms in the sea
The Sun, and yes, man
Are made of the same things

Freedom! [x3]
Freedom [x5]

All this reMINDs me about MKS 8-6:

…the cultivation of the imagination leads to the development of
the ideal out of which your future will emerge.

And MKS 9-15:

…Visualization is a product of the imagination, and is therefore
a product of the subjective mind, the “world within.”
It therefore possesses vitality; it will grow.
The thing visualized will manifest itself in form.

And Subby just kept bringing it!  This morning, while Subby and I were surfing the ‘net in preparation to write this post, we found a spectacular and ultra-inspired video in which Josh Groban sings “Pure Imagination” (written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley for the 1971 movie Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory). But first, read the lyrics, so they’ll be “in mind” while you treat yourself to the eye+ear candy video below.

Come with me and you’ll be
In a world of pure imagination
Take a look and you’ll see
Into your imagination

We’ll begin with a spin
Traveling in the world
Of my creation
What we’ll see
Will defy explanation

If you want to view paradise
Simply look around and view it
Anything you want to, do it
Want to change the world?
There’s nothing to it

There is no life I know
To compare with
Pure imagination
Living there, you’ll be free
If you truly wish to be

If you want to see magic lands
Close your eyes and you will see one
Wanna be a dreamer? Be one
Any time you please,
And please save me one

Come with me and you’ll be
In a world of pure imagination
Take a look and you’ll see
Into your imagination

There is no place to go
To compare with
Your imagination
So go there to be free
If you truly wish to be

Living there you’ll be free
If you truly wish to be

 Wishing you a pure imagination day!

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MKMMA Week 8: Gotta Want It

(I love the 8 in the Key Guy image that was at the top of the Week 8 webinar survey!)

I must confess that I started Week 8 without having completed three Honor Assignments (the Movie Poster, the colored shapes around my house, and adding another to-do on my DMP Written Plan of Action). I also hadn’t yet made my music-backed audio recording of me reading my DMP because I was not “feeling it” when I would read my DMP two or three times a day. All of that bewildered me because for the 3 previous weeks, my DMP had felt perfectamundo.

By Wednesday morning, I was actually resisting reading my DMP, so I knew something was seriously different. It felt like I was continuing to drive my car  WELL BEYOND the time when the Service indicator warning light had lit up on the dashboard.

Then Serendipity (aka my Subby) led me to the video below, the awesome song “You Gotta Want It” sung by Roberta Gold. By the end of the song, I had discovered the source of my resistance!

One line in the lyrics jumped out at me:

Faith is the fire in my soul

I realized that I did not have FAITH in one of the linchpins of my DMP. Manifesting my PPNs requires me taking certain actions as a distributor of a 3-year-old cloud-based company. (I’ve been with the company for 10 months.) The company’s founder’s heart is definitely in the right place (I wouldn’t have stayed loyal if it weren’t), and its patent-pending service for consumers could revolutionize its industry and become a household word. The company allows nonprofits to register and use the company’s technology at no cost, to offer the company’s service to their supporters, as a perpetual fundraiser. In my DMP, I describe my plan to introduce this to many nonprofits and to serve as their Fundraising Coordinator. I am confident that I can and will take those actions, so confident that last week, I completed one of the things that has been on my Written Plan of Action card for 2 weeks: To write the 18-page Fundraising Coordinator training manual. The company founder asked me to write it in early October. But from October 7 to November 1, the company went through a serious and inexcusable operational crisis. Since July, I’ve had inklings that there may be problems, but now I have serious doubts about the future of the company because I know that the founder has no partners; he has overworked himself to the point of exhaustion and physical injury to his eyesight; and the company does not have the financial resources to accomplish the growth required to meet my DMP’s timetable.

To test whether my lack of Faith in the company was why the Fire in my Soul had gone out, I imagined that the company’s finances and the owner were over-the-top healthy, and that the company was harmoniously managed by several experienced and devoted individuals who share the same high-ideals vision and commitment to the ultra-long-term success of the company, its distributors, and its customers. Imagining all that made everything else about my DMP feel perfectamundo and I could feel the FIRE again.

I then realized that my commitment to my DMP requires me to align myself with a different company, one exactly like I had imagined, a company that is like that NOW.

For the next two days, whenever a negative thought about this unexpected turn of events started to form, my MKMMA Experience thus far enabled me to know that such thoughts were being offered by my old blueprint, to whom I politely said “Thanks for sharing, but I’ll pass because I’m on a mental diet!” The rekindled Fire in my Soul had renewed my Faith that I would find the perfect company if I would continue seeking it.

This morning, when Subby woke me up an hour earlier than usual, I felt compelled to search the Internet for the phrase ‘no-cost perpetual fundraiser.’ As I clicked on links from the results list and also from results list pages I visited, I felt like I was playing the Hot & Cold game I used to love playing as a child. (Someone [the Seeker] hides their eyes while someone else hides a small object somewhere in the room. Then the Seeker moves around the room, trying to find the object. At each step and turn, the person who hid the object gives the Seeker clues simply by saying Cold, Warm, or Hot, to indicate whether the Seeker is moving farther away or closer to the hidden object.) As I searched the ‘net and considered possible companies, I could almost literally instantly feel the Fire in my Soul (Solar Plexus?) die down or spark up as I read about what they offer and why.

Within two hours of starting my research, I arrived at a set of pages that made me feel  like a wildfire was burning inside of me! I gasped when I “stumbled upon” the company’s training video for how their distributors can help nonprofits offer the company’s service to their supporters at no cost. And I burst into tears and giggles when a slide halfway through the video included the image below, which I had also included in the training manual I finished writing on Tuesday!

Another Eureka moment…Oh, this was a BIGGIE!

Haanel certainly was right in MKS 8-6:

…the cultivation of the imagination leads to the development of
the ideal out of which your future will emerge.

It feels SOOOOOO fantastic to know that my DMP simply needs a company name change. And now I can think of LOTS of things to add to my DMP Written Plan of Action!

P.S.  8 has always been my favorite number.

MKMMA Week 7: Hide and Seek

Yesterday afternoon, my daughter and son-in-law and their 4 kids (Peter age 8, Michael 6.5, Clare 5, and Katharine 2.5; photo below is them in their Halloween costumes last week) came to visit me and my husband, at our house, for dinner and fun before and after dinner.

 

While I was in the kitchen, getting ready to serve up dinner, Clare (the lion in the photo above) pointed to a magnet on my refrigerator. She reminded me that the last time they visited, I had two of those magnets; she had asked if she could have one, and I gave it to her. She told me she had lost it somewhere in their house. She asked if she could have the other one. I took the magnet off the fridge, gave it to her, and said “This magnet is special to me. It’s from Philadelphia, the big city near where I was born. When I look at it, it reminds me of all the good things I remember about when I was growing up.” She thanked me and said she would take good care of it.

As they were getting ready to leave about 3 hours later, Clare told me she couldn’t find the magnet. She looked sad to be missing it and also scared that I would be mad at her. I gave her a hug and calmly (Law of Relaxation-style) said, “It’s OK. The magnet is somewhere in this house. I’ll look for it and if I find it, I’ll give it to you when I come to your house this Thursday.” She looked quite relieved and hopeful.

While my husband and I cleaned up the dining room and kitchen, I looked for the magnet, but didn’t find it. I didn’t have any negative thoughts about it. I simply trusted that it would show up.

Around dinnertime tonight (right after today’s awesome Week 7 webinar ended and Masterminding began), I texted my daughter and asked her to call me so I could ask Clare some questions about the magnet.

When they called 20 minutes later, I told Clare I was playing detective and needed her to give me some clues to help me find the magnet. I asked her where she last remembered seeing it. She said she had it near her plate while we were eating in the dining room, and after she finished her dinner, she gave the magnet to her dad to hold so she could play with our dog, Tracey. I asked Clare to ask her dad where he last remembered seeing the magnet. She checked with him, and he said he had put it on the blue folding table we had used to extend our dining room table. (Right after they left, my husband folded up that table, and this afternoon, I put the table away where we store it in our basement.)

I asked Clare to hold on while I used those clues to look for the magnet. As I walked to the area in the dining room where the folding table had been, I looked down at the carpet. The magnet wasn’t there. Then I felt my Subby directing my gaze to the left of where the folding table had been; specifically, to the air vent cover that’s in the floor/carpet.

Then I thought, “Could the magnet have fallen through that air vent?!?” I clearly remember having no negative thought or feeling about that possibility. I simply proceeded to lift the air vent cover off, and…EUREKA!

“Clare, I found the magnet!” I joyously told her. “It was playing hide and seek with us! Thanks for those great clues. You and your dad helped me find it. I’ll give it to you Thursday. Bye. I love you!”

It’s EXACTLY as Haanel says in the last sentence of the introduction to The Master Key System Part 6:

Thought is a product of Mind and Mind is creative….
[W]e can come into harmonious relationship with
the Universal, and when we have accomplished this
we may ask anything to which we are entitled,
and the way will be made plain.

In this instance, the way couldn’t have been made any plainer. I didn’t have to leave my house, and I simply had to follow my nose!

As I held the iridescent rainbowy magnet in my hand, all the good things I remember about when I grew up seemed extra-good and extra-warm+fuzzy. I’m pretty sure that’s because during today’s webinar, when Mark helped us all use The Law of Forgiveness, I forgave my parents, my teachers, the church/religion I was raised in, and all toward whom I consciously and unconsciously held any resentment. Two hours later, BAM!: I found/manifested the missing magnet.

It’s no coincidence that it was a magnet. As Haanel tells us in MKS 6:2:

…this Mind is not only all intelligence but all substance.

And “all substance” includes magnets…and hearts!

 

 

MKMMA Week 6: Transactions

About a week ago, while doing my daily reading of the Blueprint Builder, I felt the end of the first sentence in the Fifth paragraph jump off the page and grab me:

…I will engage in no transaction
which does not benefit all whom it affects.

Since then, that sentence has whispered itself in my ear several times each day, so much so that by the third day, I knew it would be the topic of my next blog post.

I had read that sentence every day for a month before it jumped out at me. What gave it legs was probably the Give No Opinions exercise that had been introduced about 4 days prior to the first leap.

My first aha about that sentence was that I had defined the word transaction WAY too narrowly. I thought it meant only “the action of conducting business; an instance of buying or selling something; a business deal.” A dictionary search revealed this additional definition: “an exchange or interaction between people.”

My MKMMA-enhanced mind-stretching skills then produced the next aha: The words “an exchange or interaction” mean ANY and EVERY TYPE OF exchange and interaction.

Wondering how else the dictionary might enlighten me, I then looked up four more definitions:

Exchange (noun): the act of giving or taking one thing in return for another

Interaction: mutual or reciprocal action or influence; the act of talking or doing things with other people

Benefit (verb): to be useful, helpful, or profitable to someone or something

Affect (verb): to produce an effect upon; to act upon or to produce a material influence upon or alteration in a person or in a person’s mind or feelings so as to produce a response

Next aha: When we express an opinion, that’s a transaction! And unless we’re an expert on the topic of our opinion AND we’ve been ASKED for our opinion, there’s a very good chance that it will not benefit all whom it [our opinion] affects; i.e., people who hear or read our opinion directly or indirectly (second-hand).

And (I’m LOVING these ahas!)…..By practicing giving no opinions, we’re using the powerful Law of Practice to help us get perfect at engaging “in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects.”

I am profoundly grateful for these insights! This is how I imagine my grateful heart looks like: