Sometimes, it's difficult to explain the Master Key Experience to someone unfamiliar with it. Six months of conscientious daily, weekly, overlapping exercises, all aimed inward ("the World Within") with the goal of each individual moving closer and closer to his/her heart's desire, living the dream life. The phrase "cause and effect" came into my mind this week, as one way I could articulate the concept - especially since Charles Haanel illustrated it this way in his introduction to Lesson 11, which we read this week:
"It is well ... to remember that while every effect is the result of a cause, the effect in turn becomes a cause, which creates other effects, which in turn create still other causes; so that when you put the law of attraction into operation you must remember that you are starting a train of causation for good or otherwise which my have endless possibilities."
This is my fourth journey through this experience and each session brings me to a different level of personal, inner understanding. Much like that spiral of dominoes, each year's insights (effects) repeatedly become the launching points for the next year's lessons (causes) . Since becoming a guide and mentor to new members, a new layer of cause/effect is in place.
I interact and encourage my members (cause), who embrace the process and begin to change their own lives (effect). But ... then ... the magic of Haanel's words starts to appear when the members experiences are journaled in their blogs (cause) and *I* am impacted and enriched (effect) in new and exciting ways!
Just such an experience occurred this week as I read the blogs of my "tribe" members. Each had insights that spoke to my own journey and may speak to others too.
Alicia recognized the implications of the quote - "I persist until I succeed." She reacted to it initially with one perspective and then the activities or her life and the holiday season tossed her a monkey wrench which she USED to fine tune the responses she CHOSE to exhibit. Awesome! (and an awesome lesson for ME!)
Pam had her own challenges over the last couple of weeks and chose to respond with her unique blend of enthusiasm and persistence! I love her outlook and will embrace its lessons into my own actions moving forward!
And I LOVE that Joanne has realized that she now HAS the TOOLS to eliminate some of the negative "effects" she is currently experiencing! Maintaining a clear focus, and remembering WHY she is on this Master Key Journey all help her achieve her heart's desire, as she takes control of her own life. Amazing! Great information to me - and anyone else who reads and follows her blog, listens to her words, or witnesses her new life.
I am grateful to these ladies for the insights they share from these highly personal journeys! They are brave. They are growing into heroes in their own lives AND they are becoming CAUSES of change in other lives as well ... mine included!! Thank you.