Master Key Experience – Week 4 – Give More…Get More!

I can’t tell you how many times at the dinner table I heard, “You need to finish everything on that plate, there are starving kids in Africa!”  Or, “Turn off that light, your father doesn’t work for the electric company, you know!”  I am pretty sure many of my friends heard something similar growing up.  It has been an imprint on my life, which if we go out to dinner, you will realize that my plate is usually empty when we leave.  Now that isn’t to say that as an adult I blame everything on my parents.  They were just doing the VERY best and I truly believe that, but they were conveying the blueprint that they had growing up being children of parents that lived during the Depression.

As adults, we get to make that change from a poverty mindset to an abundance one, if we take the time to work through it.  We have heard it at church through Luke 6:38 NIV ~ “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you”.  What about “A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.” Proverbs 11:25 NIV

But you say that things are tight and that you can’t give monetarily?  Guess what??  Giving doesn’t necessarily mean money.  God loves a grateful giver!  That means with anything.  How about a kindness?  A gesture?  I know that when someone takes a moment to open the door for me, I appreciate it and it makes my day a little bit brighter.  The more that we give and gratefully receive, the more we are in the flow.

God doesn’t want hoarders because that stops the flow.  It has no where to go, if you aren’t giving it back.  If you think about it, money is a conduit, a tool for us to use, so is kindness, love, appreciation.  Now I am not suggesting that you send a sweet note to the electric company in lieu of payment, but I think you get my drift.  It’s ALL the same in the giving mechanism.   Let’s also get it out of our heads that thrown out saying..but I thought that “money is the root of all evil”.  Read it again…its the LOVE (or worship) of money that is the root of all evil.  Money is a tool!  Use it as such!  It’s also known as cash flow.  🙂

If you want a happier life, then you better be prepared to put it out first in the channels that you wish without expectation from getting it back from that particular person.  God has a way of giving people what they need when they need it.  Trust in Him.  Take the challenge,  for everyone you encounter give them a smile, a prayer, a flower, something and be a grateful receiver of such kindnesses because you are allowing that person to give as well!  Try it and let me know how it works for you!

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Master Key Experience – Week 3 – Fear

The Master Key Experience is going through small steps that are repetitious in nature that you perform three times a day.  The easiest thing to do is to make excuses of being too busy to do all the required tasks.  Traveling this weekend, I was thrown off my schedule as I was in meetings for work most of the weekend.  It was hard to make sure that I got all my readings in.  I read more and completed more items than I missed, but there is an underlying fear of not completing it all.

During the live session, I had to listen to the replay as I was on a plane during the live call, Mark J had an interesting point about fear.  He mentioned that the base of most fears is sloth.  It really gave me something to think about.  There has always been at the back of my mind that I have a fear of success.  Because of that success being taken away once it is attained.  I think I have been holding myself back because I didn’t want to lose rather than learning from the mistakes that I have made in the past.  This is my limiting belief that I keep holding on to.

Limiting beliefs and fears keep us from moving beyond and living in our heart’s desire or bliss.  Doing all of the work each day will get me there and allow me to have what I see as my Definite Major Purpose in life.

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do and He will establish your plans” – Proverbs 16:3 NIV

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Master Key Experience – Week 2 Imagination

Take a look around you right now. That’s okay, look up, take a look around. I’ll wait. hmm mmm mmm.

Okay, back? What did you see? Do you realize that everything that enters your visual field was an idea or thought from someone else? Everything. You, more than likely, don’t know their name or their story of challenges that they had to go through when they brought that particular item to market, let alone development! Its just in front of you. Seemingly, easy and simple. Just there.

I am typing this on a computer and while I know that Mr. Dell’s vision, mission and imagination of being “the most successful computer company in the world at delivering the best customer experience in markets we serve”(Farfan) was something that he developed over a period of time. It all started with a spark, an idea!

Why do some people have that spark and others seemingly don’t have it?

When I started this journey, my thought was that we have all forgotten how to believe in ourselves or even give ourselves the luxury of doing those things that we really want in life. As a mom, we have our responsibilities to our kids. We are so busy running from one place to another that most don’t have time for a coffee or potty break let alone thinking about what they want their future to look like. They are in the moment, just trying to get by, survive!

I used to think it was fear that kept holding us back from the spark and imagination that is within us or purpose or Dharma. Could there really be an easier reason why we are stuck in our lives of “quiet desperation”?

If we are too busy, addicted to the noise that is technology and the fallacy of busyness, we don’t give ourselves time to just be quiet and listen to those things that God wants for us in our lives. We totally MISS what He wants for us. We miss opportunities!

Sitting for 15 minutes each day without ANY stimulation proves a difficult chore for most of us on this MKMMA journey. We pray and speak to Him, but do we really spend time just listening each day? It’s in those times that we can pull creative ideas, being filled with purpose and imagination.

Take my challenge this week – sit for 15 minutes without music, the kids, put down the phone, close your eyes and just breathe. Listen to your own breath. Don’t fall asleep! Listen. What do you hear? What do you feel? Enjoy and you can thank me later!

Cheers to living in your purpose and shining as God has meant you to be!! Love you!! Until next week!

~Stac

*History and Mission Statement of Dell Computers, Farfan, Barbara, the balance small business, July 11, 2018, https://www.thebalancesmb.com/dell-computer-company-profile-2892813

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Master Key Experience – Back in the saddle!

Well, the Master Key Experience or MKMMA for short has started once again. This is the program that Charles and I went through last year that completely changed our lives for the better. It brought us closer in our marriage, closer to working towards our future and finally shedding the style of life that we have been living for the last 15 years of getting by, surviving and not thriving.

You see, we are “those kinda people”. Yep, we are okay with that, we have always been a little different. I had one new friend once tell me that she loved hanging around us because we were always doing new and different things. We have always been focused on learning more about life, but always felt like we were missing something. What was it? We have always been pretty successful in the things that we have done when we set our minds to it. But there was still something “out there” that we felt like we were somehow missing. Just beyond the fog, out there somewhere in the mist.

Well last year, we found it! Or at least a portion of it. Definitely on the road to getting that feeling of fulfillment. As he was building out a business system for our team, Charles came across a gentleman by the name of Mark Januszewski and his lovely wife, the Fabulous Davene. They had had quite a lot of success in their network marketing businesses over the years and they were now sharing their “secrets” to their success with their program the Master Key Mastermind Alliance.

Charles started the program first. He prodded me that I should probably look into it. I’m sure I said something like “Hmm..sure thing hon, I will get right on it”, just so I could get back to whatever else I thought was so important at the time. It only took a few weeks for me to sit up and take notice of his differing behavior and that I should probably take a serious look at whatever “this was”. I had a strange feeling that if I didn’t take it seriously that our marriage could be in trouble.

This was just a few months after my Mom had died and I found myself an orphan, so I really couldn’t deal with being completely alone for the first time in my life. It was pretty important that I took the care to pay attention to what was going on.

So what I found was that I was about to go on a journey that I really and truly needed in my life! What was the journey? It was to find and define my Definite Major Purpose in life and be able to retrain myself to actually accomplish what I truly was driven to do.

Charles and I would always talk about how women don’t really understand what it is that they want in life because as wives, moms, daughters, caregivers, we put others’ needs before our own. It is expected. It is demanded. It is who we are. Charles would counter with that men felt the same way too. So many demands in life that we just don’t get a chance to dream. We are lulled into an existence of just getting by until Friday, until payday, until that vacation, until..

If asked, do you know what you want out of life? Kind of like hitting life’s lottery, what would you do? What is it that you wanted to be or do when you were a little kid? What brings you joy? What sets your soul on fire? So my question is – Why aren’t you doing it?

Soooo many of us are tied to our excuses, its sad!! Get rid of the excuses, they aren’t serving you now. (Unless you are totally happy with the way that your life is going right now!!) They are old programs!! Start living now!! Follow me here along my journey!

Yesterday, we started the Master Keys up again with Mark and Davene for a second go around! Lots of great learning happened last year, but this time, I am not letting “subby” push back, I am going for the gusto and growing further!

Check back weekly to follow my progress. Perhaps this is something you want to start along with me! You can see if there are any spots left at rbls.us/mkmma18.

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