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October 23, 2016
by Chris Perrella
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Selfish. What Does It Really Mean? – MKMMA Week Four

bigstockphoto_man_meditation_12036691I’m always learning.

Selfish. What does it really mean?

You know it’s kind of amazing that even though I took this course last year, there are things that I continue to discover. As I read through Part Four of Haanel’s The Master Key the statements stand out more.

“Most people allow their thoughts to dwell on selfish purposes, the inevitable result of an infantile mind.”

Ouch. That hurts a little.

When most people think of selfish purposes the phrase, “what’s in it for me?” may come to mind. But I have discovered that selfishness also means not following through with something because of personal fears that get in the way.

How can that be a form of selfishness? Well when you consider not following through with a transaction that may benefit every person who is in any way connected with the transaction, that’s selfish.

Let’s think about this.

You could have something that could have a profound impact on someone’s life. An idea, a product, a business opportunity, advice, guidance. But you have doubts about yourself. Fears of how to approach someone. What will they think about me? Why should they believe that I have something worth listening to?

When you don’t give someone the opportunity to make their own decision, when you take their ability to choose away from them because of fears or doubts in your mind, that’s selfish.

That’s something that I have been doing, I am much more aware of it now. With awareness comes change.

“When a mind becomes mature, it understands that the germ of defeat is in every selfish thought.”

 

October 23, 2016
by Chris Perrella
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Looking back… my Week 3 post from last year…

Looking back at my Week 3 post from last year, I still have ups and downs but I am managing through them with more focus now. The situations that I encounter have not changed, how I choose to handle them have. That’s the major difference from last year. For those of you in the MKMMA course this year, enjoy this incredible ride called life.

Week 3 MKMMA – Ups and Downs

October 10, 2016
by Chris Perrella
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Revisit and Review – MKMMA Year Two

bigstockphoto_man_meditation_12036691When I started reading Haanel’s Master Key Part Two earlier this week it’s amazing what you can discover when you take the time to revisit and review.

Revisit and review. Let me explain.

Last year when I took the MKMMA course I was asked to write out a Definite Major Purpose (DMP). In short, it’s something that I feel that I would like to see manifest in my life. It must be purposeful meaningful to me. I also had to choose from a list of personal pivotal needs, two to be exact, out of seven that I was to work towards satisfying. As I worked towards these needs this in turn would help me with the manifestation of my DMP.

I have been seeing some great success in my quest, but I have also had some significant challenges.

As I said at the beginning of this post…

When I started reading Haanel’s Master Key Part Two earlier this week it’s amazing what you can discover when you take the time to revisit and review.

There right before my eyes, as I start to read the first paragraph, the explanation for and answer to my significant challenges:

“Our difficulties are largely due to confused ideas and ignorance of our true interests. The great task is to discover the great laws of nature to which we are to adjust ourselves. Clear thinking and moral insight are, therefore, of incalculable value. All processes, even those of thought, rest on solid foundations.”

How can I work towards my purpose if I’m not listening to the truth of my heart and following it?

“Our difficulties are largely due to confused ideas and ignorance of our true interests.”

I chuckled a little and shook my head as I read the first sentence again. Good old Blueprint.

Old habits die hard. Unless they are replaced with new habits, quite preferably  good ones, they never quite go away. I have chosen to avoid what I should have really been doing. Justifying to myself that the other needs I supplemented for it needed to be achieved first before moving forward. Funny thing is I’m not mad at myself at all. I do know that fear has played a big role in this outcome and that I am solely responsible for that fear.

“One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it.” (Quote – Master Oogway, “Kung Fu Panda”)

What do I intend to do?

I watched an interesting video on challenging your perceptions by Derek Atchely. You can click this link if you’d like to watch it https://www.facebook.com/derek.atchley/videos/10154068702681553/. My perception is based on fear. Fear that I will not be able to perform the task to give the best level of service I can to others. I intend to eliminate my fear by believing I can do what I had originally set out to do and continue to challenge my perception every day through action until all that my subconscious mind is filled with are the thoughts and beliefs to achieve my purpose every day.

My first personal pivotal need is True Health. My second personal pivotal need that I have chosen to avoid until now is Liberty. It’s time for me to start asking the right questions, to get the right answers and eliminate any fear I have completely.

Interested in taking the course?

For those of you interested in finding out more about the course and if it is a fit for you, at the top of this post you’ll see a heading that says Master Key Scholarship. When you run the cursor over it there will be a drop down tab that says get your MKE Scholarship, when you click that there is some free information about the course and if you choose to, you can sign up there for early notification for next year’s course.

And if you’d like to try something fun and challenging, if you look over to the right of this post there is a clock with a title underneath it that says 7 Days To A New Life, sign up there for the free challenge!

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October 1, 2016
by Chris Perrella
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One year: MKMMA Year Two – The Journey Continues

bigstockphoto_man_meditation_12036691One Year.

One year has passed since I’ve taken the MKMMA course. Many good things continue to happen for me. I had thought about how I could put into words everything that’s happened so that people who choose to read this may get a better understanding of what this course continues to do for me and many others, and as I begin this course again with my wife this time, the third and fourth paragraphs to Part one of Haanel’s Master Key put’s a smile on my face, it is what’s happening to me:

“Day by day as you go on and on, as you gain momentum, as your inspiration deepens, as your plans crystalize, as you gain understanding, you will come to realize that this world is no dead pile of stones and timber, but that it is a living thing! It is made up of the beating hearts of humanity. It is a thing of life and beauty.

It is evident that it requires understanding to work with material of this description, but those who come into this understanding, are inspired by a new light, a new force, they gain confidence and greater power each day, they realize their hopes and their dreams come true, life has a deeper, fuller, clearer meaning than before.”

As I continue to read through Part One it’s like I am getting an opportunity to assess my progress:

“Harmony in our world within means our ability to control our thoughts, and to determine for ourselves how any experience is to affect us.”

I have a story to share which kind of drives home these points. I had a medical examination just recently to determine the status of my health from a medical condition I had.

I believed and continue to believe that I am healthy, and because of my belief, I am.

About seven years ago my health started getting better, but at the time I couldn’t quite pinpoint what changed. I did talk with a nutritionist about diet, that helped. I did start taking an all-natural supplement, that helped. I stopped taking my medication about two and a half years ago with no relapses. I started exercising regularly and started to gain weight again. But why? Why am I getting better? I thought about it, a lot. And it hit me. My thoughts changed. I don’t remember the exact date that it happened, but at some moment I stopped asking ‘why’, ‘why is this happening to me?’ and I started asking ‘what’, ‘what do I need to do to achieve true health and balance in my life, who do I need to become?’ When I started asking the right questions, the answers started to present themselves to me.

Back to my examination

So I’m sitting in the waiting room with my wife, a little nervous. I knew I felt good, I just knew, but my thoughts were getting the best of me.

My wife remembered to show me some of the pictures and videos of my son, daughter and myself in swimming class earlier that week. That got my mind off track a little, which was good.

Then I was called into the prep room. My mind started racing again. My hands were cold. The prep nurse made a comment about how cold they were.

She left me in the curtained area where I was to fill out a form and dress down and put that wonderful blue gown on. I felt so uncomfortable. I couldn’t get settled.

I had finally had enough

I forced myself to sit down on the bed. I decided to sit still with my eyes closed and think while waiting for the nurse to come back.

I don’t remember exactly what my thoughts were, but they were good, positive. Almost instantaneously I was overwhelmed with joy. Positive thoughts kept pouring in, a big smile on my face.

That nervousness, that fear that I felt, it all went away. I felt my body surging with warmth. There was a calmness within me.

From that point on I remember having great conversations with all the staff up to the point where they put me out for the examination.

I recovered quickly from the anesthetics after the exam and when the doctor spoke with me, he said he could not find anything. I asked him to repeat what he said; my mind was still a little fuzzy from the anesthetics. He did, and I just smiled and said, ‘thank you.’

Closing thoughts

As I continue to read through Part One of The Master Keys to help me conclude this post I come across another point which resonates within me:

“This system will bring you into a realization of power which will be yours when you understand this relation between the world without and the world within. The world within is the cause, the world without, the effect; to change the effect you must change the cause.”

I understand more and more the importance of this statement every day as I continue on my journey.

For those of you who have decided to take the course this year, congratulations. Trust the process, and believe in yourself.

For those of you interested in finding out more about the course and if it is a fit for you, at the top of this post you’ll see a heading that says Master Key Scholarship. When you run the cursor over it there will be a drop down tab that says get your MKE Scholarship, when you click that there is some free information about the course and if you choose to, you can sign up there for early notification for next year’s course.

And if you’d like to try something fun and challenging, if you look over to the right of this post there is a clock with a title underneath it that says 7 Days To A New Life, sign up there for the free challenge!