As this week comes to a close so too does my first year in The Master Key Experience. I have to look back over the time to what I have learned.
What I Have Learned Before the Master Key Experience
I have learned from the work I had been doing on myself before entering The Master Key Experience that any transformation comes from within. This all started when entered Alcoholics Anonymous thirty-two years ago and got sober. Then I saw that I could get out of a rut of drinking and I could begin to live free of alcohol. I had read some books by Louise Hay, Norman Vincent Peale, Wayne Dyer, and others about changing your life. I began to have some changes, got scared, and put on the breaks.
Several years down the road, I found that I was at a place where I was stuck, and I wondered if I was capable of making any real changes in my life. I had retired from my job in 2002 and I was still sober, just stuck. It seemed that my life was only composed of taking care of my health and taking care of things for my mother. She has dementia and even though she doesn’t live with me, I am her essential caregiver.
The Beginning of the Master Key Experience
Six months ago, I had no expectations of what this course would do for me. I only knew that I had seen a video with a caption that said, “Discover How to Access the Hidden Power Within to Transform your Life…So you can begin to enjoy the life you were meant to live!” (Click here to see that video.)
Every year I wanted to transform my life, so I made resolutions. Then about thirty to forty-five days later I would give up. It was just too hard. The video told me that it was not my fault. Really? Not my fault??? That was hard to imagine. I figured I was just undisciplined and lazy. That is what others had told me; that is what I had told myself.
After watching that first video about The Master Key Experience I really doubted this could work for me. I was intrigued, but full of doubt. I began to wonder, was it even possible? Was it even possible to live a life different from the one that I was living? I knew I wanted to live a life that was richer and full of more exciting things, but was I really meant to? Was I meant to have more in my life? Dare I dream of more? Or was I meant to go on living this life of quiet desperation, only hoping there was more for me?
Then I began to think about what would happen if it worked? What would transforming my life look like? This class only came around once a year. Did I really want to live another year hoping for a change? I decided to opt in to learn more about The Master Key Experience.
Some Things I Have Learned in The Master Key Experience
What I Really Want
The first thing we had to do was write a Definite Major Purpose. In this we had to state what we really wanted to get out of life. It had to be clear, stating what we want, when we want it by, and what we were willing to give up getting it. That was hard for me. I really didn’t know what I wanted. I knew about writing affirmations, but it was not the same. It was more. What I wanted kept changing on me. It kept expanding as I thought about it week after week. Old dreams I had given up on kept appearing. I have learned what I really want.
It’s Thoughts Not Actions
I used to think that it was my actions only that changed my outcomes. It is my actions, but it is my thoughts which change my beliefs that produce permanent changes in my actions. That is what I want – permanent change. I have learned that it is my thoughts that create permanent changes and outcomes.
This was so hard to do. I kept wanting to give my opinion. I mean, my opinion matters and I’m sure everyone wants to know it. Life is so much better when I don’t give my opinions unless I am an expert on the subject AND I am specifically asked for my opinion. I have learned that life has more meaning when I am not always expressing my opinions.
The More I Seek, the More I Find
We had several weeks where we focused on certain characteristics. These were all characteristics we wanted to improve in ourselves. The more I sought for those characteristics, the more they seemed to show up and appear all around me. This is the Law of Growth in action. I have learned that the more I seek for something, the more I find it.
I CAN Only Focus on Positive
I used to think that I had no control over what I thought about. After doing the Seven Day Mental Diet, I have learned that I can choose to only think positive thoughts; I can control what thoughts stay in my mind.
These are only some of the things I have learned over my six months in The Master Key Experience. If you want to learn how you can transform your life, watch the video in the above link and join us in September. There’s nothing like it!
You might want to check out what one of my friends, Jorge Herrera, had to say in his 24th week of the Master Key Experience, click here.
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