Master Key Master Mind Alliance Week 23 – Don’t Be Chicken

Slap in the faceIn this week’s Master Key Master Mind Alliance conference call, Davene Januszewski recalled a conversation that she had with Mark Januszewski in a coffee shop.  She said that Mark made the following statement to her, “You’ve been infected by the subcultures you run in, and they’ve been effected by society.”  This was like the truth slapped me in the face to me when I heard it.

Most of us do become infected by the groups that we run with.  Our parent’s, our friend’s, teacher’s, the media, and so on, give us their opinions, or rules, that we must follow in order to be normal, and most people seem to conform easily – infected.  Only then are we considered a member of our society.

But what happens if we don’t conform.  If we don’t believe, what they believe. People get weird right?  Davene also said, “They need you to conform to validate their choices.”  Another slap in the face!

When we live our lives, dictated by social norms, we become copies, of copies, of copies, which is something else that Davene stated.  Man!  So many slaps in the face, I think my head is going to fall off.

The rare people that decide to think for themselves are usually though of as weird, or freaks, or idiots, you name it.  People look at them and think that they have some kind of mental illness because they are not like everyone else, like the rest of society; however, those “freaks”, tend to be the true thinkers that can cause positive change in our society, in our world.  Walt Disney, Bill Gates, Roger Bannister, Nicola Tesla, were all thought to be a little crazy, or eccentric, with their “radical thoughts”, and ideas, but what did they accomplish by not conforming?  Well, you know.

This reminds me of a story that goes hand in hand with this.  It goes something like this.

At the edge of a forest, by a small farm, an newly hatched eagle had fallen out of a nest, but it safely landed in the grass.  The farmer happened to walk by and he saw it.  Thinking that it was one of his chicks, he took it and put it in the chicken coop (subcultures/society).

MKMMAThis little eagle grew up doing what the chickens did, and believing that he was a chicken.  He clucked like a chicken, he scratched at the ground like a chicken, and he even tried his hand at crowing like a rooster.  

In addition, the eagle, who had the ability to fly, in fact he had the ability to soar very high in the sky, never got more than a couple of feet off the ground his entire life.  The eagle lived an OK life, but he never realized, his true potential.

Are you an eagle living as a chicken, among chickens?

I know this, because of the Master Key Master Mind Alliance, my eyes have been opened.  I know I have unlimited potential, and I am no longer willing to live the life of a chicken.  I will think for myself, and really truly think because, thinking and prayer is the doorway to God, our omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent creator.

I will also be weary about who I listen to, and not come to conclusions so quickly based on what other people say.  I’ll think, and act, like an eagle, and soar high in the sky.

Master Key Master Mind Alliance Week 19 – Connected to God

During each week of the Master Key Master Mind Alliance, there there are a variety of things that we can blog about, and this week is no exception.  This week; however, I would like to discuss something that has happened to me during the MKMMA journey, that I am so elated about.  Something that was totally unexpected, but so very welcomed in my life, and that’s my relationship with God.

MKMMA - The sitOne of the things that we do on a daily basis is sit, and think for at least 15 minutes at a time.  The Master Keys System actually gives us specific things to think about while we have our “15 minute sit”.  For example, one week, we were instructed to think about, imagine if you will, your favorite flower.  We were to sit for 15 minutes and visualize, in our minds, planting the seed, watering it, caring for it, and placing it in where it will get direct sunlight.  We were then to imagine the seed bursting into a living thing.  We saw the roots penetrating the earth, and imagined them shooting out in all directions.  We saw the stem shooting out of the earth, reaching for the sunshine.  You get the idea.  We saw this, one of God’s creations grow, from a seed, to His magnificent creation.

I had never really sat quietly for any length of time, but we have been sitting now, quietly for several months.  I used to struggle with it, but now I enjoy it, and I never thought that I would “enjoy” sitting and thinking.

Thinking has caused me to connect with God in a more powerful way.  In the Master Key System, Haanel writes that thinking is the only way to connect with the Omnipotent, Omniscient, and Omnipresent creator.  To me, that’s God, and I have to say that I have been guilty of just throwing out a prayer, not on a regular basis mind you, that had little substance if any.

Connection to God - MKMMA

Now, when I open my Bible, I have a strong feeling of a connection to God.  I understand now, that in my quiet time with my Lord, is when the magic happens.  When I read the words in my Bible, I know that it is God speaking to me, and what He says in His Word (The Bible), are His promises to His people (me and you), and there’s nothing more powerful than that.

I am grateful, first of all to God for creating us.  I’m grateful for the Bible, and God’s word. I’m grateful for the Master Key System, and I’m grateful for Mark and Davene Januszewski, for putting the Master Key Master Mind Alliance together.  This has strengthened, and created a stronger connection to Christ for me, and there’s nothing more important than that.