Week 8 – The MKMMA Hurricane and the Sirens of the Old Blueprint

The Old Blueprint is a formidable force to be reckoned with, and which, if left untamed, can bring the brightest, most wonderful person to the darkest part of hell. Never ever underestimate the potential of your Old Blueprint to harm you or to enslave you (nor, in the same time, YOUR potential to submit it to your will, but this is another story that will be covered in a future post). And why is this? Because the Old Blueprint is a part of our World Within, and therefore knows EVERYTHING about our intentions and our plans, even before they are fully conceived in our conscious mind. That’s why, once you find a reliable way to free yourself from its clutches (and for us all, the MKMMA training IS such a way), it is so critical to keep going at all price, to tie yourself up to the mast of your ship to resist its continuous siren song…because you know what will happen if you succomb to it! Several members of my tribe have already succombed to its enchanted appeal, and they will now need a much stronger appeal from their “Hero within” to start again their MKMMA Hero’s Journey next year, providing they had the intent to do so when they decided to quit. The reason is simple: now that their Old Blueprint knows in details several of the tricks used during the MKMMA to replace it by a much better version, it will also be much better in organizing its resistance… A bit like what we do to protect our house when we expect a hurricane to pass...

Week 7 – To Smell Or Not To Smell…Good!

Last Tuesday, I was attending a conference call of one of my business partners. He was promoting with enthousiasm the practice of daily exercises to continuously maintain and improve our positive mental attitude. He compared this practice with the one of taking care of the health of our physical body, by breathing, eating, drinking, sleeping, making exercises, taking a shower, washing our hands, brushing our teeth, etc. If we did all that for our body, why couldn’t we and shouldn’t we do the same for our mind? Of course, I immediately thought of our daily sit, readings, service cards, guy/gall in the glass, etc. and I felt reassured that I had excellent tools to do my brain washing every day. At the end of the conference, my partner asked the participants to give a short feedback on what they had learned. But answers like “Very interesting, thank you!” or “You are right, I should do better for my mind” made me realize that some of them didn’t really get the message! My desire to friendly quick these people in the pants made me think of the following little odorous metaphore: Imagine that you suppressed just one of the habits described above to take care of your physical body, let’s say the shower (not even a vital one like eating or breathing)… No shower for one or two days should not have unbearable consequences, but what about a week? Or two weeks? The smell… Yuck! Or one month? The bugs…Aaah!! That’s for the physical body, the “World Without”. Now think about the amount of dirt and garbage the mind, ie....

Week 6 – The Power of Attention in Action

I had two main sources of joy during the sixth week of the MKMMA. The first source has been the presence during the week of my three grand-daughters at home (two seven year old twins and their 3 year old sister.) The second source has been the reading of the sixth chapter of the Master Key System and the “Aha” moment I got from it and from the loving presence of my grand-daughters. I am excited to share this “Aha” moment with you, and to make it easy and fast, let me first share with you the section 19 of the sixth chapter of the Master Key System: “19. Attention or concentration is probably the most important essential in the development of mind culture. The possibilities of attention when properly directed are so startling that they would hardly appear credible to the uninitiated. The cultivation of attention is the distinguishing characteristic of every successful man or woman, and is the very highest personal accomplishment which can be acquired.“ The three children I had the privilege to observe during one week at home were the living undisputable proof of that statement, and that was my “Aha” moment! If you know just a little about the natural behavior of children when they are playing alone or together, you could maybe say “What is the link between the “cultivation of attention” and the tendency of any child to switch without transition from one game to another, most of the time before the first game is finished?” Isn’t this the contrary of the power of attention? I would have said this until the end of last...

Week 5 – “You Are the Heir!”

I am sad, because two members of my tribe have given up after just a few weeks of trying to honor the call of their Higher Self. They temporarily succombed to the pressure of their old blueprint, which made them believe that their current circumstances were more important than their daily MKE exercises. If you are reading this post, you probably know already that the contrary is true, and that all the power over circumstances comes from within. In other words, as our circumstances are only the consequences of our past decisions, there is no other way to control them than to take the “right” decisions today…which means, regaining control with our “power within”, the domain of mind and spirit. I love the metaphore in chapter 5 of the Master Key, which compares this domain of mind and spirit to a rich and beautiful estate of which we are the heir. But in order to benefit from this estate, we must accept to loose our limitations (hence to sacrifice them), assert our claim and take possession. The knowledge that this is an ABSOLUTE TRUTH is protecting me from my old blueprint, which is still attempting to bring me off track by deriving my attention from my most important daily sits, readings, and practice of basic skills. I am aware that only five weeks of the MKE might be a little too short to get this knowledge, because the results promised are not yet very visible for most students. That’s why it is so important at this stage of the program to have FAITH in yourself as the heir of...