I just got my first degree!

Discussion in 'Becoming a Freemason' started by ahyen, May 22, 2013.

  1. ahyen

    ahyen Registered User

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    Oh my gosh who ever said to wear clean undies in one of my other threads lmao! Great advice! Lol

    I thought you were just being silly! But i tell you, i will always remember this night!

    My knee hurts tho ( old sports injury) lol.

    But im super stoked. Now for all the memorization! Lol.

    But thanks to all those on here who answered my questions ;)

    It was an odd yet very humbling experience. im very happy to have had the chance to experience it. I feel like now im providing a legacy for my sons. :)

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  2. ahyen

    ahyen Registered User

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    I thought i screwed it all up when i didnt have any metalic object on me lol. That was crazy lol.

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  3. Spring TX MM

    Spring TX MM Premium Member

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    Congratulations, brother and welcome.

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  4. ahyen

    ahyen Registered User

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    Thank you :)

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  5. Benjamin Baxter

    Benjamin Baxter Moderator Staff Member

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    Good deal and congrats. You will get to a point in your work where you will think it is not going to happen, and then all of a sudden it will click. I know I did. Don't get discouraged. Keep on practicing. Your journey to become a master mason will be shorter than you think. Be very mindful of the journey, if not you might miss something important. :cool:

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  6. DJGurkins

    DJGurkins Floresville #515 Premium Member

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    Cherish this time brother. everything is new and look at it as so. remember everything. that is the advice my mentor gave me. One day you will be a mentor and it will make it easier to relate to your pupil.
    Congratulations and enjoy your travels.
     
  7. widows son

    widows son Premium Member

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    Congrats brother. Freemasonry is beautifully odd.
     
  8. LittleHunter

    LittleHunter Registered User

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    Congratulations :)


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  9. CStevenson

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    Congratulations! Enjoy this exciting time. Work to keep the future as exciting by continuing your quest for knowledge. I am filled with joy everytime I hear of another brother being brought to light.
     
  10. pricelessasamoah

    pricelessasamoah Registered User

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    Any help I am new to this

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  11. Bro. Vincent

    Bro. Vincent Registered User

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    Congrats brother. The EA lecture is beautiful to me and the foundation. Stay focus and keep studying... Ibuprofen helped my knees lol!


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  12. DJGurkins

    DJGurkins Floresville #515 Premium Member

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    Lol

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  13. ahyen

    ahyen Registered User

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    What were you needing help with? The people here are more than willing help, i know i found wonderful advice here :)

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  14. Ashlar76

    Ashlar76 Premium Member

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    Congratulations!


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  15. Heart of Stone

    Heart of Stone Registered User

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    Congratulations..

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  16. tgchilders

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    I will say I just got my EA tonight, and yep glad I read this about clean underwear before going tonight... Lol
    Truly a awesome experience.... I know I made the right choice.


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  17. Michael Hatley

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    Congratulations, Brother!

    Keep it foremost in your mind that the man who teaches you the work you will always remember, and almost every man I know has a bond with that person that lasts forever. Remember that this is a man who one day (hopefully many years from now) you will be at his funeral, or he at yours.

    Really, its very common for the fellow who you wind up learning the bulk of the work from becomes a very close friend and brother. Family for well and true. And that bond you are able to extend to all the other men in this fraternity, for the work binds us all together, and we've all done it. You'll see what I mean over time. You just can't help but get to know a fellow really well when you spend hours with them. And the groundwork is there for mutual respect, for it gives him pleasure and pride to see you do well, and you know that he is giving up his own time for you - and his patience and encouragement you will want to pay attention to, for you will no doubt one day be doing it too. And when that day comes you'll wind up thinking back on this time a whole lot.

    Be indefatigable about the work. Never, ever waver and throw your heart into it. Don't procrastinate, do it while it is fresh and never lose momentum.

    Best of luck, Brother!
     
  18. Roy Vance

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    Well said Brother Hatley! I know it to be a fact that a man bonds with his mentor/instructor. The man who taught me is now 80 and is like a surrogate father to me. If something were to happen to him, it would break my heart. I only spent two months with him on my memory work, but I developed a lifetime of respect for him and got more than just the questions and answers from him. He explained things to me as we went so the words weren't empty and meaningless. I hope that some day I can be as good a mentor and as good a man as he is. I already have a "C" certificate and have brought one up through his FC before I got sick, but I still have a long way to go.
     
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  19. Jamarr/G\

    Jamarr/G\ Registered User

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    Congrats Brother! And when they say memorize you MAKE SURE YOU memorize! Very important. Welcome to the faternity!

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  20. TxTravelingMan

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    Lol...I agree with the ibuprofen

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