Week 23 in the Master Key Experience made me laugh in delight and dance–and I was not expecting that!
You see, we’re almost at commencement–there’s one more week to go in our six-month master level class. So I’ve been struggling with sadness that the relationships we have as we’ve worked together will change. I have had anxiety about what comes next. What will it be like for me personally when the pressure to keep up my end of the scholarship commitment is at an end? How will I deal with the change in time commitment intensity? MKE has been a huge investment of time every Sunday night with the Guides and group, every day with the 1-2 hour a day homework and posting in the Alliance area, every week with Hero Zooms with my tribe and blogging, and everything else that sifted in between all this.
Then Sunday night all that sadness and anxiety dissolved in a longer-than-usual class.
First the Guides explained that it’s human nature for them and us to have been self-sabotaging in small ways because we don’t want this course to end. The whole course has been a study of why we do what we do–so that was an “OF COURSE!” moment that was a comfort.
They shared a bit about their future plans and how graduates of MKE can choose to continue working with MKE and the Guides in numerous ways, still Master Minding, still working together to achieve not only our personal Definite Major Purpose, but join with them in achieving the DMP of the MKE vision.
They told more transformative stories so we could see that we, too, have transformed and that it’s been worth it. They reminded us in detail about how far we’ve come and how many tools we now have. They reminded us that we are among the privileged few to have studied in depth the knowledge that has come down through the centuries from the great ones.
Finally, they discussed thoroughly two incredible helps to ease us into our individual and collective futures: Self-Reliance and the Law of Least Effort with its Acceptance, Responsibility, and Defenselessness. As the class ended I just sat back with tears streaming in immense gratitude that it’s going to be so much easier than I thought it was going to be. They convinced me that I truly have mastered the key! Then I laughed in delight. I’m ready! I really am ready! I can dance my light with joy!
Years ago I had figured out that work-day habits are an enormous time-saver–that once they are in place they’re a sort of automatic structure that can hold up your day. I studied productivity and applied what I’d learned. I thought about how much easier habits made the work day–so much so that I had the image of myself, briefcase in hand, dancing across workdays over those foundational habits that were locked in.
But my lifestyle habits had not kept pace with my work habits. Nine months before MKE I had enrolled with Noom, a “coach in your pocket” that used psychology to encourage me to add, strengthen, and secure lifestyle habits for basics like food choices, sleep, and exercise. Then I was able to dance across my work days AND my daily lifestyle.
But it wasn’t until I immersed myself in the six-month Master Key Experience that included Master Mind sharing with others as committed as I was to the hours of concentrated study and application that I was able to experience the deep support and challenge I needed for deeper mind-body-spirit transformation. Only here did I gain the knowledge and understanding about how the mind truly works, how it intersects with the body, and how humans really can make dreams come true and truly work authentic magic. Only here was I able to uncover my purpose for being here on earth–and do the deep personal work to activate it by developing needed transformative mind sets, habits, and skills. Most of all MKE gave me the shining confidence I need daily to vibrantly live into my DMP–I simply did not have that before eliminating negative thoughts, curtailing opinions, daily reminding myself of all the good I have done in a lifetime, and realizing to my core that giving and gratitude are causal. How astonishing that once you have the structure in place to fulfill the purpose you’re called to NOW and in the FUTURE, you can literally dance on it! You can DANCE YOUR LIGHT, confident that the foundation will hold–that it’s deep and firm enough so you can forget it and just be your most joyful self, giving light, receiving light, dancing light!