“They are the architects of greatness, their vision lies within their souls, they peer beyond the veils and mists of doubt and pierce the walls of unborn Time. The belted wheel, the trail of steel, the churning screw, are shuttles in the loom on which they weave their magic tapestries. Makers of Empire, they have fought for bigger things than crowns and higher seats than thrones. Your homes are set upon the land a dreamer found. The pictures on its walls are visions from a dreamer’s soul. They are the chosen few — the blazers of the way. Walls crumble and Empires fall, the tidal wave sweeps from the sea and tears a fortress from its rocks. The rotting nations drop off from Time’s bough, and only things the dreamer’s make live on.” – Herbert Kaufman
What Kind of Dreamer are You?
I just listened to an NPR story featuring “Dreamers” who have moved back to Mexico from the United States, and how they’re doing with this adjustment. The segment highlighted how these Dreamers, not seeing an end in site to the litigation related to DACA (Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals), were being mentally tortured (my word) by having their futures and dreams determined by something outside themselves. So they returned to their native country, and using the advantages they gained growing up in the US, they are forging a future for themselves.
There is Nothing Like It
Like these Dreamers, we have to take total responsibility for our dreams. But this is a more sophisticated notion than it seems on the surface. Prior to the Master Key Program, I knew it was up to me to identify and manifest my purpose in life. In my quest to live out my unique purpose, I studied and experimented hundreds of things in combination. These include books, trainings, certifications, groups, learning tools, practices, appointments with healers, astrologers, psychics, becoming a psychologist, learning about Buddhism, Hinduism and Anglicanism, living at an ashram, taking personality inventories, recording 2000+ of my night dreams, having a coach, becoming a coach, and so on. While my quest has afforded me a rich background in personal and spiritual development, extensive knowledge and great insights, none of it this experience was comprehensive enough for me to identify my major purpose in life and then provide the structure to help me achieve it. It’s the combination of resources, ideas, support and tools that MKE offers that have made the difference for me. There is nothing like it.
Knowledge Does Not Apply Itself
For example, twenty years ago I discovered New Thought (the power of mind) through Unity Church. I read hundreds of booklets on the power of positive thinking. I also listened to weekly recordings from the pastor of First Divine Science Church. But I didn’t have a structure for applying any of this new knowledge in my day-to-day life. It was just knowledge, and one of the things I’ve learned in MKE is that, “Knowledge does not apply itself.” What’s been necessary for me is a complete program of tools, materials, and daily practices that are progressive in nature plus a “community of practice” to help me move forward, self-correct, and move forward again.
My first year plus in MKE has been laying the foundation for me to deeply know and have confidence that I will achieve my purpose. The Dreamers who returned to Mexico know how much effort they have had to put in to realize their dreams.
In addition to the phenomenal curriculum, part of what makes this magic happen in MKE is my DAILY mastermind group (A gritty Monday through Sunday commitment). This is in addition to my other weekly mastermind group which helps keep me moving forward. I’ve had a sponsor before, which is part of what makes twelve step programs so effective, but I’ve never had a years’ worth of daily accountability based on everyone committing to and practicing new behaviors that are scientifically proven to change behavior for the better.
I’m certain of the truth the quote I began this post with contains. “The only things that live on are the things that dreamers make.” I have always been a Dreamer, but MKE has made me a Dreamer and a Doer. This is going to be the year that I edit and publish a book that I wrote many years ago.
What is your dream, and who is going to help you to achieve it?