September = “Back to School”!
From the time I started Kindergarten in 1955 (yup) until I retired from a 35-year career as an elementary school art teacher … September has meant “back to school” – either as a student or a teacher!
How refreshing it has been since retiring, to simply embrace each day without someone saying, “Shouldn’t you be in school?” I discovered a whole new active world … during the DAYTIME! Wow!
Then … in September 2013 … I made the choice to enroll again in … SCHOOL! Only this time, school was different. I enrolled in “The Master Key Experience”. I became a student of myself! And the journey has continued!
September still fascinates … in a different way every year!
I once again look forward to September, but this time with a whole new perspective. I am continuously a student, yes, and each session has added a new layer to the experience – a higher level to the journey. How?
Year One – brand new member … knowing nothing about The Master Keys and, really, knowing very little about the workings of my own “world within”. I definitely learned a LOT!
Year Two – more experienced member … this year working with a GUIDE! That was a huge addition to the depth of the experience. Personal connection, one-on-one attention to my dreams and a close mastermind group with whom to study. I learned a lot MORE!
Year Three – Still a student and now a Certified GUIDE myself. I translated my teaching experience into a new subject matter and had a fabulous time journeying alongside new (and some returning) members as they learned a lot. We ALL learned. Like climbing a spiral staircase – each year in the Master Key Experience follows the “same” path, but at different LEVELS every time! Fascinating.
Year Four – I am now a MASTER GUIDE. What does that mean? It means my studentship and stewardship are merging and evolving into higher and deeper planes simultaneously and I am embracing the principles of the Master Keys into every element of my life. It is becoming my way of life.
Reflecting recently on some of the stories I used with my elementary students, I had a “lightbulb moment”. When talking to them about “life” in the art room, I explained that we had “two worlds” as artists. We had “the land of the SILLY” and “the land of the SERIOUS”. In the “SILLY”, we were creative, colorful, dreamers, imaginers, full of possibility and wonder – able to do ANYTHING, create ANYTHING!
In the “SERIOUS” we handled scissors and paint, interacted with each other, exhibited respect and positivity. We lived as a community and learned from each other.
Holy Moly!! I had been unknowingly and unintentionally describing “THE WORLD WITHIN” and “THE WORLD WITHOUT”. I believe that was no coincidence. In fact, I believe it’s beautiful evidence that the UNIVERSE conspires to bring into our lives that which we have already possessed, allowing us to expand on our gifts and be the people we were truly meant to be.
Year Five – Almost time to stop counting, since this is now my way of life. Every day – and every session of the course – is a chance to explore my inner world, the way it impacts my outer life and practice giving to others so that they can do the same. There truly is #NothingLikeIt. I recommend this experience to anyone and everyone. The world can USE many more self-directed thinkers – and that’s what the Master Key Experience is all about.
Have you thought about taking a journey?
I’m ecstatic to start this year’s session of The MasterKey Experience that launches on September 7th! I invite you to join me week-by-week to follow the journey of my tribe of new members and me as we meander together down the paths toward the dreams of our lives. It’s going to be an amazing adventure!
I hope you’ll come. You will never regret it.
More next week. I promise. And … I always keep my promises!
Enjoy your journey this week,