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MKE W5 – No Opinion!

How come we humans tend to believe that our opinions are so important? Not only do we believe our opinions are important, we might even believe that we KNOW something – even if our opinion is really just a belief based on nothing other than more beliefs!

It’s Week 5 of the Master Key Experience and one of the exercises presented to our new members is to not have an opinion. On anything, unless you are an expert on the matter AND you are asked for your opinion. Otherwise, NO OPINION.

Period.

Give it a try and see how many seconds YOU can go without having an opinion… Don’t worry – practise makes perfect.

A Matter Of Perspective


I’d like to share a situation from my own 1st year through the Master Key Experience. Some friends and I were having a meal together when one of them asked us about our opinion on something that had been on the news, which I had not seen because I do not watch the news (most people get very opinionated when I say that, by the way). I said I knew nothing about it, why it happened, and what the consequences might or might not be. “Oh, but surely you must have an opinion!”, my friend said (his voice was raised by now). I stood my ground and told him that I wouldn’t have an opinion about something I knew zero about.

To my surprise, my friend got very upset with me, so I asked him why my opinion mattered so much. “Because you must take a stand!”, he exclaimed. When I asked him the importance of me taking a stand, he said it was in order for me to know how to vote next time… So I asked, “How come all those people who do watch the news and form an opinion and take a stand vote so differently? How come they don’t all vote the same as you?”

The look on my friend’s face sealed the end of that discussion.

Have a good, non-opinionated life everyone!

Check out these MKE blogs:
Karin: https://karinmyjourney.wordpress.com/blog
Stacy: https://stayban.wordpress.com
Dan: https://thedanwardexperience.com/blog
Kevin: https://kevinmasterkey.wordpress.com/blog
Ian: https://ianmacolive.wordpress.com/blog
Judith: https://judithbarron.wordpress.com/blog
Vi: https://masterkey803017729.wordpress.com/blog

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Love from Bibi (MKE Guide)

MKE W4: Short Break

Due to too much typing lately, I am on a blogging break to save my hands for DMP revisions and other guide assignments.

Have a good week, everyone! Keep up the good work ♥

Love from Bibi

Check out these fine blogs from some new MKE students:
Kevin: https://kevinmasterkey.wordpress.com/blog
Vi: https://masterkey803017729.wordpress.com/blog
Judith: https://judithbarron.wordpress.com/blog
Ian: https://ianmacolive.wordpress.com/blog
Roland: http://vikstrom.com/roland
Karin: https://karinmyjourney.wordpress.com/blog
Stacy: https://stayban.wordpress.com
Dan: https://thedanwardexperience.com/blog






MKE W3 – I am Changing!

“Should there be anything ‘too good to be true’ in the Master Key Experience, I believe it anyway – for I have nothing to lose, but everything to gain!”

I’m really glad that I blogged every single week when I first did the Master Key Experience. It’s been very interesting looking at my blog posts from that year, seeing where I was at in my life and how much I struggled in the beginning…. But I paddled through and it was ALL worth it!!

Here’s what I wrote during Week 3 back then, with the headline “I am Changing!”

This week, I’ve made a promise to myself:

“Should there be anything ‘too good to be true’ in the Master Key Experience, I believe it anyway – for I have nothing to lose, but everything to gain!”
– And I always keep my promises.

My old blueprint is being re-written. Small changes, perhaps, but changes nevertheless! This being only the 3rd week out of 6 MONTHS all together, I can’t stop but wondering which changes I will make in the months to come! But let me not haste, but rather celebrate the changes I have noticed.

Ahh, the magic of repeating!! Little did I know that the repeating of “Do it Now!” 25 x, twice a day could cause such an impact!! (If I have been a master of anything before, I’ve been a master of procrastination). But lo and behold – I now DO stuff and I want to be a Master of ‘Doing it Now!’

I am much more aware when I hear myself complain, and I am getting better at stopping myself in the tracks. Same goes for stopping my own negative self-talk and whenever I feel, think, or say anything that is nothing more than my old blueprint’s pessimistic B.S.! Admittedly, I am not a master at stopping it yet – but I am improving!

Another change I’m seeing is what I choose to feed my mind. I used to binge watch all kinds of brain-dead series on various streaming platforms, but now I find myself wanting to fill my mind with educational and uplifting stuff such as “You are the Placebo” with Joe Dispenza (which I highly recommend!), and other relevant videos on YouTube – relevant and in line with the teachings of the Master Key Experience.

My conscious mind is The Watchman of the Gate; whatever my conscious mind is thinking of, my subconscious will be influenced by. Period.

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Fast forward, October 2020:
Check out these blogs from some new MKE students:

Vi: https://masterkey803017729.wordpress.com/blog
Judith: https://judithbarron.wordpress.com/blog
Ian: https://ianmacolive.wordpress.com/blog
Roland: http://vikstrom.com/roland
Karin: https://karinmyjourney.wordpress.com/blog
Stacy: https://stayban.wordpress.com
Dan: https://thedanwardexperience.com/blog

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Love fom Bibi (MKE Guide)

MKE W2 – I Have Faith!

I’m really glad that I blogged every single week when I first did the Master Key Experience. It’s been very interesting looking at my blog posts from that year, seeing where I was at in my life and how much I struggled in the beginning…. But I paddled through and it was ALL worth it!!

Here’s what I wrote during Week 2 back then, with the headline “I Have Faith!”

I am starting to get a better picture of what it’s all about…. and I have faith that the MKE process works, if I do the work. And I will. I AM!

This week I’m really focused on finding my purpose and desires and I will tweak my written DMP accordingly (Definite Major Purpose). I want to make sure my habits are supportive of those desires – my desires. Not anyone else’s – and not what I’ve previously thought that I “ought to” desire.

My two PPN’s are ‘True Health’ and ‘Recognition for Creative Expression’. The latter need has always been there, on many occasions also fulfilled, whereas True Health isn’t something I have prioritised over the years… and the result is obvious. Suffice it to say that my health NEEDS to be a priority, or I’ll never reach any of my goals…

My mental/emotional health has been in crumbles after I “hit the wall” with a bang one year ago. I am confident that the MKE will not only speed up the mental and emotional healing process, but also be much better (understatement of the year) than anything else I have ever tried in order to overcome the issues that have been a part of my life and held me back for as long as I can remember – such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and what have you …

If my physical and mental health weren’t in such urgent need of improvement, I might have picked a different PPN. (Edit 2020: After reaching my most important health goals within a matter of months I thanked my PPN of ‘True Health’ for helping me get there and then picked a different PPN in its place – namely Autonomy. True Health is happening for me anyway, and I really wanted to embrace my need for Autonomy, and learn to clearly communicate my personal boundaries).

During MKE Week 1, I felt overwhelmed and I had doubts. As I write this, Week 2 has just begun but I feel so much better already! Sure, there is a lot of work and it takes me hours every day. I guess I read and write slowly. But that’s OK – for now I have faith that the MKE can indeed teach me to turn my life around, and I am willing to do the work. It’s the best time-investment I can do!

Here’s a photo of a card I made a few years ago (the text is a rubber stamp). I will keep this quote as a reminder this week: “Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen”. ‘Cos it is! 🙂

I have lots of faith,
and I promise to use it wisely.

I always keep my promises.
Bibi L.

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Fast forward to October 2020:
I am forever grateful for the work that my past self put into her journey with the Master Key Experience. I thank my past self for my current health, my well being, my present life! I’m so proud of what my past self managed to do, and how far she came in a matter of months because she did ALL of the exercises and practised her new habits, every day! My past self was pretty awesome if you ask me, and I should know 😉



Check out these blogs from some brave new MKE students:

Vi: https://masterkey803017729.wordpress.com/blog
Judith: https://judithbarron.wordpress.com/blog
Ian: https://ianmacolive.wordpress.com/blog
Roland: http://vikstrom.com/roland
Karin: https://karinmyjourney.wordpress.com/blog
Stacy: https://stayban.wordpress.com
Dan: https://thedanwardexperience.com/blog

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Love fom Bibi (MKE Guide)



W1 B – Looking back on my own first week

I can still remember what it was like to be a first-time student at the Master Key Experience. When reading the blog post I had written during my very first week, it’s also a reminder of how much I have learned and grown since then.

Personal growth is a life-long process. I still have some “stuff” to work on (don’t we all?), but because of the MKE I have found the tools that really do work when I am willing to use them and take charge of my life. No more excuses, no more blaming and pointing fingers at others. My life is MY responsibility. Period! This fact is no longer scary to me, as it was back then. On the contrary – it’s empowering!

This is what I wrote
when I was a new student:

Master Key Experience, Week 1

This record of my journey will and must be honest. I am done pretending to be what I am not, done pretending to be happy and/or excited when I’m not. If I am to chip off all those layers of cement that hides the gold underneath, I must be honest and not pretend that I have chipped off more than I actually have …

So far? About 2 grams worth of cement. Hey, it’s a start!

I am certain that it is indeed possible to get it all off. Gram by gram, till tons of cement have been turned into dust. [Edit: What is the cement I’m referring to? Check out the video in this post]

I am optimistic. I have done my homework every day, and I have particularly enjoyed reading Scroll 1 in The Greatest Salesman in the World. As for Haanel’s Master Key System, Part One … there are things I don’t understand how can be, things I do not believe (yet?), but I do read it every day and I am open-minded (I think!). It will all make sense later. Right?

It all feels a bit overwhelming right now; repeatedly reading in a foreign language (I am Norwegian, btw). I have an OK grasp of the English language, but – and I believe this is an important but – working with my own mind in a language that is not my own feels … superficial, I s’pose. Language is such an important part of our identity, and when I communicate in English I really don’t FEEL the words. Having said that, I guess I just have to trust that the words will find a path on their own into my heart, into my core and – yay – into my subconsciousness!

I sent in the 1st draft of my DMP the other day and got a revision back, one which I found most interesting and I trust my guide’s inputs on how to improve my DMP.

I AM grateful to be on this journey. I truly am! I just struggle with a few things, that’s all …

That’s it for now. Thank you for your time.

Keep up the good work, all you golden nuggets out there! ♥

Optimistically yours,
Bibi

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Fast forward to today: Now that I’m a guide at the Master Key Experience, it means that the first week is very different for me than when I was a student – but this is what they have in common: It’s exciting! Receiving the first draft of the new members’ DMP (Definite Major Purpose) and thereby getting a glimpse into their dreams and goals has been wonderful. I take their DMPs very seriously and do my very best to guide them along in the process. Writing a really good DMP might take weeks, even months. During my first year, I refined my own more times than I can even remember – and in the process, I found more gold inside myself, under all that cement! This process cannot be rushed. Give it time …. Give yourself time.

The first week for guides is also busy with a lot of work, and it can feel overwhelming at times. The main difference is what I DO when I’m feeling overwhelmed. The old me would try to escape by watching TV for a few hours. The present me takes a long “SIT” – my place in silence where I relax on a deeper level than ever before. A relaxed mind is crucial and I must take care of my own needs before I can be of any help to others. A relaxed, calm state of mind is the only doorway to progress mentally.

My #1 advice to new students: Relax and trust the process …

I promise to follow my own advice.

Many of our new members have posted their very first blog posts this week!

Here are some – please support them by leaving a comment on their posts:

Vi: https://masterkey803017729.wordpress.com/blog
Judith: https://judithbarron.wordpress.com/blog
Ian: https://ianmacolive.wordpress.com/blog
Roland: http://vikstrom.com/roland
Karin: https://karinmyjourney.wordpress.com/blog
Stacy: https://stayban.wordpress.com
Dan: https://thedanwardexperience.com/blog

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Love fom Bibi


W1 A – Reblogging: Resistance

Hey, Master Key Experience friends! Check out this fantastic blog post by one of our new members. Stacy had some resistance before joining the course but asked herself, “If not, when?” – such a timely question!

She writes:


“This is the beginning of a journey. My journey. It started with a LOT of resistance.

A very good friend of mine took a class a year ago and had told me about it, but I had no interest in it for myself. She shared a few things about it over the course of the year, and she was extremely excited about it. I watched and enjoyed her excitement, but it still wasn’t for me. I also watched her transform and blossom. I still wasn’t convinced.

A new session of the class was about to begin, and my friend wanted me to consider signing up. My first reaction was still “Nah, it’s not for me”. I had no intention of taking the course. But, it was always in the back of my mind. “What if?” What if I could finally figure out what I wanted to do with my life? What if I finally find that thing I feel like I’m missing to finally figure out the meaning of life? What if my life could be better than it’s ever been?

After struggling with all those What If thoughts for a few weeks, I decided to go for it. I did the initial sign up, but had to fill out an application. There were all kinds of things in that application that caused me to hit the brakes hard. I was okay with most of it, but there were a couple things on that application that made me say “Oh, hell no!”. This blog was one of them. As you can see, I got over that hurdle also. It didn’t come easy or quickly. That question, “What If?” was still there, and it’s what pushed me forward. I had one more hurdle, another “hell no” from me, and after another struggle, it came down to this: If not now, when? I’m 55 years old. I have no idea what I want to do with my life. I work for an amazing company, but it doesn’t feel like the right fit. I feel like there is something else I was meant to do. I just don’t know what it is. How long am I going to wait to figure it out? I’m not getting any younger. Time’s running out. If not now, when? How much more time am I going to waste?

The first class of the Master Key Experience starts tomorrow. After about 10 days of putting in my application, there is no longer any resistance. I can’t expect things to change if I keep doing the same thing. I can’t move forward if I stay where I am. It’s time to take a chance and move forward. I’m excited about the possibilities. Maybe I will find my true purpose on this earth, maybe it will be associated with my hobby, maybe it will be working with teens, or maybe I will learn something that will show me I really do fit in the job I have now. Who knows, but I’m excited to find out.”

Follow Stacy’s MKE blog here: https://stayban.wordpress.com

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Love fom Bibi

You ARE The Greatest!

For anyone who needs to hear this message: YOU can be the greatest – you ARE the greatest! ♥ Watch the video below.

If you do NOT want to find out why you are the greatest, do NOT click this link: tinyurl.com/HeroCourse

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My Secret to Success

My secret to personal success is really no secret at all.  Ask anyone who has achieved their goals, and they’ll tell you the same thing. Best of all? – Anyone can do it. It’s really this simple:

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If you can’t be bothered reading this rather lengthy and personal post, just click to see the online course that changed everything for me!

I said it’s simple, but perhaps not easy. – Many people do not even know what they want! I know what that’s like. In the past, I knew what I didn’t want, but I had no clear goals – I just wanted to avoid pain. I thought a lot about all the things I didn’t want, such as “I don’t want to be sick, I don’t want to be unhappy, anxious, feel worthless….”, and so on.

And it worked! I did get more of what I focused on! So I got sicker, more depressed, more worried, and my confidence had hit rock bottom.

In September 2019, I joined an online-course of six months and since then my focus has been laser-sharp on the outcome I want. Because I have focused on the positive outcome, I can check quite a few boxes already!

Before I show you my list of personal achievements so far, I want to give you an idea of where I was at when I joined this life-altering course in September. The reason I want to tell you is that my story goes to show that what I have learned really works. You see, before I joined the course I had so much anxiety that I didn’t even dare to be alone. I had been on heavy meds for years (for bipolar disorder since 1994 and painkillers since 2005 due to a spinal deformity). I had very little energy and had to sleep for at least two hours during the day, every single day since 2010. I also struggled with memory loss and eventually ended up on disability pension. For the past 4 years, I couldn’t walk more than 10-15 meters without crutches. Sometimes I used a wheelchair to get around. I was in debt, had no confidence that I’d ever work again, I was seriously worried about my future. But let’s not dwell on the past! I have a brand new life, and it keeps getting better!

In no particular order, EXCEPT the first one – which was vital to achieving the rest, here’s what I have achieved since September 2019. And this is only the beginning ……

  • I’m happy – every day!
  • I’ve found my life purpose.
  • I know how to reach my goals.
  • I’ve lost weight.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Painfree spine.
  • Quit taking meds and painkillers *
  • I can walk 100 times further!!
  • And I dance every day 🙂 
  • I feel confident.
  • Made friends, found my tribe.
  • Spiritual awakening.

* I want to stress that I did wean off the anti bipolar meds with support of my physician and that I did not quit overnight. The side effects to quitting cold turkey can be quite severe. I ticked all the boxes with symptoms before, but I no longer have those ups (mania) and downs (depressions). I feel perfectly “normal” (for lack of a better word) and that’s all that matters to me 🙂

Would none of the achievements above have happened anyway without me taking the online course? Well, without it I seriously doubt that I would have gotten anywhere – I’d most likely continue attracting all the things I did not want, as before.

More than anything, I know that I have found the real key to personal success. I have found my true purpose (to write inspirational books to help others) and I keep doing the work that I know brings out the results I want, all in due time. I know I tend to be impatient; I want results “yesterday” … but I also know that a relaxed mind and a positive mental attitude, backed up by a burning desire will get me there. I’ve come so far already, and I am persistent! (Which in itself is pretty huge for a former procrastinator and worrywart …..)

If you want to improve one or more areas of your life, check this out: tinyurl.com/HeroCourse

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Love from Bibi

Who ARE You???

“This above all: to thine own self be true.”

Sound advice from Shakespear. Be true to yourself. The tricky part is to figure out who you really are….

WHO are you?

Who ARE you?

Who are YOU?

If you cannot answer these questions easily, you’re definitely not alone and there is nothing wrong with you! What you think, feel, say and do might not always serve you or others, but you can change your behaviour. YOU are not what you do. YOU are unique. Never change YOU!

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So, what is left if you’re not what you think, feel, say and do? That IS a good question! We have created a safe environment for self-discovery, using Joseph Cambell’s formula of The Hero’s Journey. Try it for FREE* for 4 weeks to see if this is something for YOU: tinyurl.com/HeroCourse
* All we ask, should you decide to apply for a free spot, is a registration fee of one US dollar. $1! That’s it! Before you decide if it’s worth your dollar, watch my friend Mark’s free videos here: tinyurl.com/HeroCourse

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Ralph Waldo Emerson writes in his essay ‘Self-Reliance’: depending on the rules and regulations of society to dictate our lives limits our ability to explore our true selves. As we age, we lose bits of our true selves in favour of conforming to the norms and expectations of society.

Get info about our self-discovery class by clicking here: tinyurl.com/HeroCourse

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Mind Weeding 101

Learning about great authors that aren’t exactly mainstream was one of the bonuses at the self-discovery course I joined last fall.

The paragraphs below are from a book by James Allen, published in 1903. The title ‘As a Man Thinketh’ is influenced by a verse in the Book of Proverbs, “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he”, but it’s not a Christian book per se. Spiritual, yes. (If you’re curious about the Law of Attraction, this might be the kind of book you’re looking for).

The original text of ‘As A Man Thinketh’ is in the Public Domain. The text I have copied below is an excerpt from a revised version by Christopher Westra, and you can read the entire book on his web site. You may also order the book here (free shipping worldwide).

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“Your mind may be likened to a garden. This garden may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will, grow something. If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weed-seeds will fall into it, and will continue to produce their kind.

A gardener cultivates his plot, keeping it free from weeds, and growing the flowers and fruits that he requires. So may you tend the garden of your mind, weeding out all the wrong, useless, and impure thoughts. Cultivate toward perfection the flowers and fruits of right, useful, and pure thoughts. Thus you will grow in truth, intelligence, and light.

By pursuing this process, you sooner or later discover that you are the master-gardener of your soul, the director of your life. You also reveal, within yourself, the flaws of thought, and understand, with ever-increasing accuracy, how the thought-forces and mind elements operate in the shaping of your character, circumstances, and destiny. Thought leads to character. As character can only reveal itself through environment and circumstance, the outer conditions of your life will always be harmoniously related to your inner state.

This does not mean that your circumstances at any given time indicate your entire character. It does mean that your outer conditions are intimately connected to some vital inner thought processes. Some of these thoughts and beliefs may be below the level of your current awareness. You are where you are in life because of the laws of thought. The thoughts that you have built into your character have brought you here.

In the arrangement of your life, there is no element of chance, but all is the result of a law that cannot be broken. This is just as true for those of you who feel “out of harmony” with your surroundings as for those of you who are contented with your place in life.”

I am a gardener of my own mind and I continue to weed …. and I know that I will succeed. Rome was not built in one day, nor will my weeding be finished overnight. But I persist and I have the weeding tools I need, thanks to this online course which you can check out right now!

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