MKE 2019-2020 Week 7 The Real Key to Life

Have you ever thought about what is the real key to life? In this blog you’ll discover what the key of life is. Why is it so important? What can it do for you? What is your formula, and lastly, what is my personal experience with it?

So, tell me what is the key of life? The key of life is… the Seven Day Mental Diet by Emmet Fox. I have gleamed a few keys thoughts from his article. The Seven Day Mental Diet is the key of life-it’s the thoughts you allow yourself to think about and the thoughts you choose to make its home in your mind. You are what you are today because of the thoughts and feelings you’ve entertained in the past. Your present and future depend on your captivated thoughts. You choose the circumstances of your life by choosing the thoughts that inhabit your mind. This is why it is so important to reform your thoughts, which in turn will alter your state of affairs along with your temperament. You must train your mind to choose the subject of your thinking at any time, while simultaneously controlling your temperament, if you want to be prosperous and enjoy happiness.

It’s quite logical to ask, “What can this Seven Day Mental Diet do for me? It can help your life be happier and more worth- while. It can revamp your negative personality and change it into a positive, confident, assertive, and indisputable individual. It can change bad habits into productive ones. It will help you face your present challenges with a better attitude. It will attract helpful resources and people to you that will help you become more influential.

Where is this magic potion or formula to get this real key to life moving?

First, like anything else your new thought habit needs a foundation. You need to give yourself a few days of thinking about nothing else but the task of creating a new habit of thought. Begin to pump your head full of positive, constructive, optimistic, compassionate, caring, and kind thoughts.

Second, observe yourself like a spider waits for a prey to drop on his web as far as what type of things pop into your mind.

Third, be sure that you understand clearly what negative thinking is. A negative thought is any thought of failure, disappointment, trouble, criticism, jealousy, condemnation of others or yourself, sickness or accident; any kind of limitation or pessimistic thinking, any thought that is not positive and constructive in character.

Fourth, you must grasp what the game plan calls for, which is to not entertain or dwell upon negative thoughts. Negative thoughts will bombard you all day long. As long as you don’t engross in them, get into a conversation about them or allow the negative information to inhabit your mind, you haven’t blown your mental diet.

Fifth, if you fall off the diet then start again afresh the next day. There must be no jumping on and off but take the game plan with serious thought. Remember it is for seven successful consecutive days.

Sixth, you can use the Law of Substitution by going to your favorite place or thinking of a positive affirmation, if the negative thought doesn’t linger for more that seven seconds. If it does, you have to start over.

Seventh, you are not supposed to tell anyone that you are doing this Seven Day Mental Diet until after you’ve completed the seven days then you are able to share your experience.

Finally, what is my personal experience this week. Sunday, I began, but I didn’t lay my foundation I just jumped on the train. In a couple of hours, I fell off as I thought some negative thoughts about myself longer than 7 seconds. Not knowing about the lag time which “The Seven Day Mental Diet” article mentions. I immediately started again and was doing fine until Monday night when I allowed my inadequacies on the computer to take over and my negative thoughts to reside. I used the Law of Substitution quoting “I am whole perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy” or “Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord”- all before seven seconds were up. This took me to the afternoon of Tuesday and allowed me to reread the article on “The Seven Day Mental Diet” from which I learned that if negative thoughts pop in my mind and I don’t dwell on them then I haven’t blown my Seven Day Mental Diet. This enlightenment made me thrilled to hear as I was doing better than I had thought. However, Tuesday before dinner I totally blew it when I became critical of a person and I dwelt on it .  I choose to let my frustration take over. I gave myself a briefer for the rest of Tuesday and began “The Seven Day Mental Diet afresh on Wednesday. I feel more confident in the diet since I know more information about it and have been successful at doing it for two days now and getting ready for my third day. Hooray!

The Seven Day Mental Diet is challenging but I am so glad that I doing it. I have learned helpful tools from the article which have been invaluable for my daily success. The Seven Day Mental Diet is truly the real key to life, and it does open the door to success. Good luck on your pursuit of adventure as you do your Seven Day Mental Diet.

MKE 2019-2020–The Top Ten Necessities of My Life

Have you ever taken the time to think of your top ten necessities in Life? Well, in this blog I am going to share: what are necessities, what are my top ten necessities and what benefit you experience when you turn the necessities into actions.

First, let’s look at what necessities are. According to the Master Keys, necessities are demands which create action and actions bring about results. It can also be thought of as an imperative requirement or an unavoidable need or compulsion to do something.

Now, what are my top ten necessities? First, having trustworthy friends and a close-knit family that gives love out. This is so important to me as it’s part of my support system, makes me feel needed, respected, and valued. I have two friends that have been my trustworthy and dear friends for over sixty years. We go places, share our life with each other, have each other’s back, support each other, pray for each other, and love each other as sisters that I got to pick. Being close to family members is a must. Being close to my children, my grand kids, my great grand kids, my siblings, my nieces & nephews, grandparents, aunts/uncles, my cousins and my in-laws is what makes my world harmonious and full of joy.

Second, daily affection and saying I love you often not because I am insecure, but it feels wonderful to be adored and cherished.

Third, A solid marriage- a marriage where both partners have made a commitment to grow old together, to hang in there with each other in the good times and bad. To keep communications clear, even when they don’t feel like talking, and to not go to bed angry. To laugh, have fun with each other, and enjoy the special moments together.

Fourth, inspiring Church services and the Bible. These are important to me as they keep me accountable to myself and make me a better person for others.

Fifth, the pleasure of personal hygiene-nice warm bath or shower, brushing your teeth, flossing, and using mouthwash, deodorant, all the beautiful scents & lotions to make me more appealing.

Sixth, essentials of communication (internet connection,  Wi-Fi, cell phone, and computer with a printer). This helps my life so that I can communicate to my friends and family; along with the computer keeps track of important information and the printer helps to make hand copies of my data.

Seven, heating (wood burning stove or central heating/ air-condition)-helps to keep me warm on snowy days and cool during summer months.

Eighth, pampering myself with pedicures, manicures, and massage ever two months, or when needed.

Ninth, Car-my nice Miss Genesis-she is a sporty vehicle that gets me where I need to go.

Tenth, a yearly trip to somewhere I haven’t seen. It is great to get away and appreciate all the beauty of other countries as well as in the different states of the US.

What happens when I put the necessities into action? When I do that I get results such as: maintaining good friendships through talking with each other regularly, emailing each other about exciting events or events that need immediate prayer. Texting my family members along with calling them, using Marco Polo or Face Time really keeps the relationships close and I don’t miss them so much. Keeping the affections going & saying I love you just makes my day much brighter and feels my heart with gratitude. My Bible reading & Church are both great resources to keep my spiritual health in check. Doing my personal hygiene is a essential for me as odors make things unbearable. The essentials communications that I put into action in my house include the internet connection, Wi-Fi, cell phone and my laptop computer. I would truly be lost without these gems. I’m not a TV lover-I can do without it quite fine. I don’t use the central heating in my house- all the heat comes from a wood burning stove that gives off plenty of heat. My lovely husband starts the action in the morning by making a fire. When I get up its so beautiful to see a nice warm fire going and it makes me feel that he really cares for me. The action of me pampering myself with a manicure happens monthly but the pedicure and massage is more yearly. Lastly the yearly trip usually happens around our anniversary so that is really an action that I look forward too.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my necessities and perhaps you will discover yours, in the near future too. As Shweta Hepat puts it nicely in her quote: “Necessities in life… Bring out the best in you!

MKE 2019-2020 Week 5 Mental House Cleaning

Have you ever thought about what is involved in mental house cleaning? In this blog I am going to take some key ideas from Dr. Anadi Sahoo and combine them with the Master Key principles. Let’s focus on some basic concepts of mental house cleaning: (1) What does mental house cleaning encompass? (2) How do you mentally house clean?    (3) What does it cost you and what are the benefits?

Your head is full of everyday talk from what you tell yourself whether it be positive or negative, along with those people around you that aren’t supporting you. If you don’t have all you want, there’s a good chance that your subconscious is not programmed for success or it’s blocking your dreams and desires by not manifesting them into your reality. Negative assimilation brings over-powering negative thoughts. The technique of mental house cleaning is to overcome negative self-programming. It particularly focuses on removing negative words, negative pictures, and negative thoughts. When you hold negative images and words they begin to operate as mental programs. For example, figure of speech can program your body. “Mr. Highlighter gives me a pain in the neck” and later you wake up from a night’s sleep with a pain in your neck. These negative words get programmed into your mental computer. Your mind has no critical thinking skills. It can’t choose good or bad. It takes your words and does the best to accommodate you. Each time the negative appears in your mind you must sweep it out and replace the negative with positive pictures or words. You can use words as a compass to point you to a positive direction and where you want to go. You can also use visualization, and imagination practices for creating a mental shield. You need to throw any negative thought on the scrap pile and refuse to have anything to do with it. If you store away nothing but courageous thought, optimistic and positive thoughts, your mind is now made out of the best material. Its texture is firm, solid, and it has no fear or anxiety concerning your future.

Next, how do you mentally house clean? First go to a place that you can be left undisturbed-where there’s nothing to distract you. Second, decide which part of your mind needs to be cleaned up. Maybe it’s the corner harboring all of your stress. Or perhaps it’s the other corner where your worries are hiding. It might be the long, dark hallway where you’ve hidden the guilt from your past or present which you’ve never forgiven yourself for. Third, take a piece of paper and divide it up into sections which represents each area of the mind you’re going to clean. Once this is done then start listing everything in the appropriate sections. Finally take a hard look at each section to determine what you need to do to take action. After you’ve figured this out and designed a strategy to remove all the guilt, hurt, failure, negative words or pictures, including time for implementing your new tactics, your cleaning is done and you can either burn the list or throw it in the trash. The important thing is to have this house cleaning done often. Mental, moral, and physical cleanliness are absolutely crucial if you are to make progress of any kind.

Lastly, what does the mental house cleaning cost you and what are the benefits? It costs you only the labor of studying how to get rid of old negative habits and turning them into positive ones. It costs you time to practice the new strategies and believe that the change is possible. The benefits are gaining the power over circumstances, better health, harmony, prosperity, and peace with yourself because your mental house is clean. Louise Hay expresses it well in her quote, “Today I do a mental house cleaning, making room for new positive thoughts” and the final quote by Anonymous is, “Positive mind, Positive Vibes, Positive life.” I hope by this blog you’ve picked up the importance of mental house cleaning and will apply this purging when needed.

MKE 2019-2020 Week 4— The Ten Lessons From Olivia

I was blessed on July 16, 2019 with a beautiful grand-daughter named Olivia Rose. In this blog I am going to share some details about her, and the wonderful lessons she taught me this past week while I visited her.

Olivia came into this world weighing six pounds 10 ounces and 19.68 inches long. She was loved immediately by her parents and all that came in contact with her, especially her grandparents. She was full of determination, and euphoria. She was ready to meet the world with all the precious gifts that were already given to her at birth. She loved eating and sleeping which are her favorite activities in the school of life.

Now, three months later, what are the lessons she freely taught me.  First, always begin the day with a smile and a laugh that lights up the day.  Second, appreciate the moment, whether, in her case, getting into clean cloth diapers or being fed the delicious mother’s milk.  She thoroughly enjoyed the moment she was in.  Third, be patient with Mom as she is cooking in the kitchen and explaining how some day Olivia would be helping her do the cooking.  Also be patient with grandma as she is refreshing herself with the baby routine.  Being patient with people is a key survival skill in getting along with them. Fourth, the importance of listening to music and to someone else sharing their pearls of wisdom to you or reading you a fun story.  Olivia loved to hear me sing to her and to read her two favorite stories.  I even got to recite the “Three Bears” to her using different sound levels.  The thrilling part of this experience was how attentive she was to it all. Fifth, enjoying new adventures each day.  Olivia got to go to The Ronald Reagan Library for the first time.  Her eyes went crazy looking at various objects and enjoying the ride in Mom’s front traveling pack.  She was enjoying the brief minutes hearing Mom’s heartbeat and snuggling close to her as we visited the Egyptian display.  Sixth, there is a purpose in noise. For Olivia when she made a lot of noise it was to let her mom know it was time to change her diaper, feed her, or she wants to talk with you about her dreams. Her mom is also teaching her basic words in sign language such as: all done, I love you etc.  Olivia’s noise is like our communication and it has a purpose in conveying concepts to others.  Seventh, the importance of having a routine; doing things at set times helps Olivia get the sleep she needs for growth and gives her energy for the activities of the day.  A routine helps you to be more productive and not waste valuable time throughout the day.  Eighth, the importance of being with family members.  Olivia liked being around family members because of the extra attention she got and the love that was given to her.  It also helps her to recognize people by their smell, voice tone, and facial expressions.  It is important for us to make opportunities for family time. The extra support and love that family members can give helps to build confidence and self- esteem in our lives.  Ninth, the pampering of a nice warm bath. Olivia enjoyed her bath. She liked the foamy soap that Mom used to wash her and the warm water to relax her. As adults we need to make time to pamper ourselves too with a warm bubble bath, soft music, and scented candles. Our lives become so busy we forget to treat ourselves to a little indulgence.  Tenth, the importance of restful sleep.  Olivia has a special sleeping suit that allows her body to be tranquil and serene. With that sleeping suit she is able to sleep between six to 8 hours at night and about three hours for a nap.  It has helped her Mommy & Daddy along with her to get the sleep they need to function during the day. Sleep is essential for good health and it allows your body, and your brain to rejuvenate.

Thanks, so much Olivia for teaching me these valuable lessons and for blessing me with your love.

MKE 2019-2020 Week 3–Interesting Ideas on the Solar Plexus

Have you ever heard about the area of your body called the Solar Plexus? In this blog we are going to look at the Solar Plexus, how is it helpful to us, how the Solar Plexus expands and contracts, and other interesting facts on this part of the body.

What is the Solar Plexus? The Solar Plexus is located in the center of the abdomen. It is a collection of two bundles of nerves, or ganglion, that intertwines and pass each other at a central location in the abdomen, near the stomach. The Solar Plexus is often called by doctors as the “celilac plexus” and has been found to be a vulnerable point, where the interconnecting nerves can be irritated, causing pain or significant problems. It’s also a convenient point to relieve pain. Celilac means abdominal and plexus simply means “network”. If you have ever had the wind knocked out of you, that’s an effect of a blow to the Solar Plexus.

Now let’s look at how the Solar Plexus (Celilac Plexus) can be helpful to the body. According to the Master Keys the Solar Plexus helps the brain decipher if the thought is true and should be brought forth into the world as reality. The Solar Plexus is like the sun of the body. It is a central point of distribution for the energy and it channels energy to the digestive system. The energy that the body is constantly creating is being distributed by the nerves to all parts of the body. It is an active movement that radiates life, and vitality. It gives off pleasant sensations and energy to keep the body functioning. The Solar Plexus brings about a limitless measure of life that each individual may produce as long as the body is filled with health. Fernando Albert mentions in his article on the Solar Plexus how important it is to keep it healthy as it strengthens the personality and adjusts the ego, if it is not working correctly. It gives us self-esteem and charisma. It upgrades our personal power and magnetism. It makes it easier to attract success and prosperous people. It helps us accomplish all of our dreams.

The Master Keys explains the process of how the Solar Plexus expands by non-resistant thought and it contracts by resistant thought. For example, pleasant thoughts expand it like thoughts of courage, power, confidence, and hope. Unpleasant thoughts contract it and the enemy of the Solar Plexus that destroys the productive process is fear. Fear makes you dread your past, the present, and the future. It makes you limit yourself and it allows the past to define you. Fear must be eliminated; it is the cloud which hides the sun that causes a perpetual gloom. Once fear is completely destroyed, your light will shine, the clouds will disperse, and you will find the source of power, energy, life as your Solar Plexus gets rejuvenated.

When you uphold the truth about the Solar Plexus criticism, doubt, hesitation or any negative force won’t block you as you are too busy radiating courage, confidence, and power. Physical relaxation is of great value to the Solar Plexus as it removes all pressure from the nerves, and eliminates the tension which so frequently produces physical exhaustion. The Solar Plexus will be ready to function once you’ve relaxed every muscle, nerve, and brain function. You feel quiet, restful and at peace with yourself. At that point the Solar Plexus has been recharged and is ready to start your engine so that your light can shine and find the source of power.
In closing there are two quotes that are the byproduct of the Solar Plexus. First,“Be the energy you want to attract” by Sophie Emm and second,“Anything that affects the gut (Solar Plexus area) will always affect the brain” by Charles Majors.

MKE 2019-2020 Week 2—What is The Value of Your Subconscious?

Have you ever thought about the value of your subconscious mind? We often take this part of our body for granted. In this blog I hope to dive into this question and open your eyes to the importance of the subconscious mind. I want to discuss three areas: one, the definition of it so that everyone is on the same page. Two, what is the function of your subconscious mind, and lastly the power of your subconscious mind.

How would you define the subconscious mind? It is the totality of mental processes of which the individual is not aware; unreportable  mental activities.

Now, what is the function of your subconscious mind? The function of your subconscious mind is to store and retrieve data. It works at making provisions for your benefit. It ensures that you respond exactly the way you are programmed. Your subconscious mind makes everything you say and do fit a pattern consistent with your self-concept. This is why repeating positive affirmations are so effective. By this technique you can actually reprogram your thought patterns. Your subconscious mind inspires you, warns you, and furnishes you with names, facts, and scenes from the storehouse of memory. It directs your thoughts, tastes, and accomplishes intricate tasks. It is like a huge memory bank. Its capacity is virtually unlimited.

Finally, let’s look at the power that your subconscious mind possesses. Some of these ideas came from an article I read by Brian Tracy and the Master Keys. Your subconscious mind is subjective or is the interior power that works on the mental plane and controls the regular functions which make physical life possible. Your subconscious mind is 30,000 times more powerful than your conscious mind. It is the seat of your principles and your aspirations. It does not think or reason independently; it merely obeys the commands it receives from your conscious mind. Your subconscious mind has the power to maintain your internal stability such as keeping your body temperature at 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, keeping your breathing regular and keeping your heart beating at a certain rate. Your subconscious mind also practices keeping you thinking and acting in a manner consistent with what you have done and said in the past. All your habits of thinking and acting are stored in the subconscious mind. It knows by heart everything that keeps you in your comfort zone. Have you ever wondered why you are uncomfortable or fearful whenever you attempt to start something new? The reason you are is because of your subconscious being aroused and not wanting you to leave your comfort zone. Your subconscious mind never sleeps, never rests, just like your heart or your blood. By declaring to your subconscious mind specific things to be accomplished, you stimulate the forces that lead to the result you desire. The more congenial you are with your subconscious the more near you are to discovering your true self, the power of acting on your ideas and erasing your fears by affirmations.

I hope you have found some interesting nuggets about your subconscious, how it functions, what it is, and the enormous power that it has in each of our lives.
Kevin Michel put it like this, “The subconscious mind is the guiding force for your entire life”.

MKE 2019-2020 Week 1-Only Principles Endure

MKE 2019-2020 Blog 1- Only Principles Endure
I have read this line all week since it is in Scroll 1 of the Greatest Salesman in the World, but just today decided to think on its true meaning for me. As Davene always emphasizes in the webinars, if you don’t know the meaning of a word, look it up, so that’s what I did. According to the dictionary “principle” is a personal basis of conduct or management; a guiding sense of the requirements and obligations of right conduct, or an adopted rule or method for application in action; a working principle for general use.

Now how does this apply to my life? What are the principles that I find important and what I’ve gained from reading a blog from Darius Foroux on this subject.

There are ten basic principles that have been modeled for me which has made an impact in my life:

First, the importance of a good work ethic. What this means is to do your best at the job that you have decided to do. No matter how challenging it may be at times the benefits will pay off down the road. Each job has something to teach you that is a stepping- stone for what lies in the future. Along with a good work ethic is the importance of getting to work on time and having good attendance. Your fellow staff members are counting on you to do your part daily and to be productive.

Second, avoid negativity and replace it with positivity. Being negative never helps the situation, it doesn’t build self-confidence, or encourage anyone. It dampens the energy; it endorses complaining, blaming, backstabbing, jealousy, and lying. No wonder our world has issues.

Third the importance of lending a helping hand-being a team player, doing random acts of kindness and showing love to others. It’s amazing what opening a door for someone does, saying “thank you” when someone does something nice for you, being friendly by saying “good morning”, or smiling at some one to cheer them up. Showing this little bit of love makes the day a little bit brighter.

Fourth, create your own path, don’t follow anyone else. Just like an old saying goes- “When writing the next page of your life, don’t use someone else’s pen.” Be your own self- directed thinker. Remind yourself that no person, place or thing has any power over you, for you are the only thinker in your mind. Also, you can be what you will to be. Don’t allow people to destroy your dreams or desires. You can do anything you desire with practice, hard work, belief, determination, persistence, and the support of a mastermind or love ones.

Five, life keeps moving in the direction you allow it to. You can live in the past wondering why a circumstance happened to you, why you failed at this, why the world seems to treat you badly etc. You can live in the present, enjoy the moment, and allow each day to teach you amazing treasures. You can live in the future-hoping things will come together like you’ve planned it. You can do your bucket list. You can do community service or something you really dreamed in doing. The choice is in your hands.

Six, be respectful to others as well as yourself. Don’t let people take you for granted, walk over you, or make you feel worthless. Remember, you don’t need to compare yourself with anyone because you are unique, precious, and a gift to the world.

Seven, be honest. If you made a mistake own up to it and learn from it. Don’t tell half truths but tell the whole truth. You will feel better about yourself and others can trust you.

Eight, don’t steal from others or steal from yourself by wasting valuable time. Time is a priceless resource, one you can never get back, so use it wisely. Stealing from others never benefits you, makes you disreputable and can get you a free ticket to jail.

Nine, the words that come out of our mouths need to be honorable. Using cuss words makes people around you uncomfortable and makes your speech uneducated.

The last principle is to honor God by establishing a close relationship with Him through reading his Word, going to church, and being committed to His directions.

I hope you have enjoyed these principles and realized the importance of them in your life. Principles will endure as we practice, believe, and model for our future generation.