Week 6 – Clean Sweep

I “re-blogged” James Jower yesterday and when I came to my site tonight to enter my blog, I thought someone had “helped me out.” But it’s nice I got to read his blog again and I have a nice tune in mind as well.

Week 6 has been phenomenal and astounding for me.  We’ve learned that what we think we become, what we pay attention to we manifest.  We’ve been shown ways of controlling our thoughts and how busy and unmanaged those thoughts can become.  We’ve been given lots of ways to practice becoming aware.  And OMG it’s working.

Haanel’s saying pay attention and on Tuesday I read the second scroll where Mandino and I have begun greeting each day with love in my heart.  I ended up on Davene’s website and Jana Martinez’s speedreading exercises made me immediately recognize love in the arrangement of the symbols we’re using each week.  Like this, Image result for rectangle circle triangle square. It was so unexpected I stopped doing anything.  To be exact it was like this.shape-color-love

I’ve begun to work better around the house using “does this help me reach my definite major purpose.”  My decisions are quick and “do it now” follows with swift action.  There can be so many things change between one day and the next.  This has made a big impact on mine.

My dream is old and as I continue to contemplate, I see it from the other side of the press release.  It is woven with old ways of doing things.  I had certain expectations of myself that I haven’t attained with pushing.  My clean-sweep tonight refers to the limiting judgements I’ve made of myself. Fresh rain to settle the dust, light breeze to dry things out.

Mark J wrote, “…and what will really “stun” you is the amazing you patiently waiting for you… within you :).”  I not looking forward anymore.  I’m looking within and I’m paying attention.

Thank you.

Be well.

 

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Week 6 = Kaleidoscope Eyes

That beatle’s tune is one of my favorite’s. Nice correlation, James.

Master Key Experience = Go90Grow = James Jowers

“Picture yourself in a boat on a river

With tangerine trees and marmalade skies

Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly

A girl with kaleidoscope eyes

Cellophane flowers of yellow and green

Towering over your head

Look for the girl with the sun in her eyes”

How many metaphors can I fit into four lines?  How about 4 colors or shapes?

So it started popping into my head just as soon as I wrote the goal information into the shapes.  Well it happened this morning anyway.  I was driving to work and seeing colors in the morning dark beaming from stores and as soon as I saw the color I associated my Definite Major Purpose statements.  It felt wonderful!

It actually wired the Services and the Plan of Action together suddenly as well!!

I could “see” in my mind the writing on the cards.  I thought “Oh yeah I gotta…

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Durability

Week 5 – Durability

I made notes on a napkin so I’d remember what to blog but a napkin is not too reliable a medium. Having found said napkin, I proceed.

When I sat in Sunday service, I just closed my eyes and listened to the preacher talk about that old blueprint.  At one point he said, “You are a child of the devil and an enemy of everything that is right! You are full of all kinds of deceit and trickery. Will you never stop perverting the straight ways of the Lord?” Acts 13:10

My daily exercises in this regard will allow me to turn my mind to “right thinking.” This is my testimony. However, and this is the kicker: though new words have been written, …I loved the dark old blueprint more than the light new blueprint John 3:19.  I knew things weren’t right.  I was not relaxed.  I observed too late to choose differently but be assured, I do love the light I see and I do so want that light shining through me for myself and others.

To my credit, Romans 3:23 says,  “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”  So, I fell.  I got up, dusted myself off.  It isn’t over. I haven’t quit, and seems I never quit, because I form good new habits and every morning I read and the small amount of time spent gives me new skills. And right now it’s skills of recognition, I’m learning to see more.

I see mountains and valleys leveling out before me. No more “getting all excited” then “doing nothing”.  As desired, the path is straight before me and my journey is begun.

My old high school alma mater is having a 40-yr reunion for the class of ’76 next month.  I left Mississippi when I was 16, only to find it everywhere.  I know how to get to a new destination now and I will contact the current students of my old high school and see if they want to go to a different place as well.  I welcome anyone who wants to come with.

PEACE – It’s not just for Christmas

You know, there were other things I was going to say, but the napkin got wet, I can’t read it, it’s falling apart … and it was only my opinion.  There is something more durable.  Please enjoy Sweet Honey In The Rock – Let There Be Peace.

Week 4 – Trust

Before I begin blogging, I’d like to say, with love, that I enjoyed going to many of your blog sites and being on twitter and commenting and sharing and re-tweeting.  I appreciate you following me.  I still need to acquire skills to respond and acknowledge. Please be patient, allow me more time and give me more opportunities to practice. Thank you.

So last week I laughed as I blogged on Tuesday.  By Wednesday my heart was filled with an indescribable feeling. Perhaps one of you knows what it is, please fill me in.

Consider all the excitement of starting this course. “Going back to school” and I “knew” what was being talked about.  I was wowed by the opportunity to learn a new way to read and to learn to “do” social media with how-to videos to review if I didn’t get it all in the webcast. I didn’t know enough about the course to realize I had removed and mislaid a KEY piece of the Master Key program, the Blue Print Builder.

I believe the exercises I did practice everyday, telling myself about the successes in my future, reached me, spoke to me and required me to go what I thought was “backward” at the time and find what I needed to be who I will to be.  Of course it could be as simple as me stating everyday “I will read my blue print builder everyday out loud with enthusiasm and my subby getting me to pick up the right page… but the feeling. It was one of those “I can close my eyes and rest easy tonight. All is right with the world.”  Was I being cared for? Did I just take care of myself?

I trust this process.  I’ve looked for help with my dreams for years.  Now I think the two I need to come together in agreement are my conscious mind and my subconscious mind.  As long as what I want is good for all that will be affected, feels unstoppable to me.  I need a bigger space cause there’s a lot more than my head growing here, my spirit is singing on extended wing.

The colors and shapes are angels reminding me of my new journey, my new habits and my new successes. I’m not flying alone.

My favorite image is someone seeing tomatoes as red circles. My favorite part of the alliance area is Masterminds & Kindnesses and I’ll go look at DMP’s tomorrow.

Tonight I realized I can practice speed reading on the computer screen.  Haven’t done that yet.  So, I trust you’ll be blogging and I’ll be reading and pressing more buttons.  I am so looking forward to it with all my heart.

Week 3 – A Little Behind

Good morning, it’s week 3, it’s Tuesday and I’m blogging already.  My house is full of laughter.  I’ve laughed so hard my stomach hurts.  Don’t call an undertaker.  Max Beerbohm (1872-1956) said, “Of all the countless folk who have lived . . . not one is known . . . as having died of laughter.”

It’s week 3 and I’m behind.

I missed most of week 2 and now I’m doubling up.  What’s a little more struggle where struggle is concerned.  I’m reading week 2 and week 3 Master Key everyday.  I’m putting this speed reading course to good use. I’m doing exercises for both weeks, too.

What the heck, I may as well read week 1 again, right?

Where’s page 15? In my Workbook, page 15, it’s missing.

I took it out of the binder to make a copy. Oh, and I was going to write it out longhand, and sign it at the bottom.  So where is it?

Hmmm.

I misplaced my Blueprint Builder (BPB pg 15).  I didn’t miss it.  On page 5 I had Blueprint Building Homework and Blueprint Building Exercises. We won’t talk about what I ‘thought’ the Blueprint Builder was or what I’ve been reading everyday, out loud, with enthusiasm ‘cause I’ve found it now, my Blueprint Builder, pg 15.

And I thought I was only a little behind when I awoke this morning. Let’s see, week 1, read BPB, pg 15, 2 times a day, week 2 and week 3 read BPB, pg 15, 1 time a day.

So, in the name of Ketchup (catch up), I happily read my newfound Blueprint Builder, pg 15, at least 4 times a day, out loud, with enthusiasm.

I’ve made lots of copies and there is a BPB, pg 15, in my MKMMA Workbook, one in every room, one in my car and one on my little behind.

I still need one more copy, the one I write out longhand and sign.

What little I know of Buddha and his journey to enlightenment includes the part where he realizes struggle, pain and punishment are not necessary parts of the journey.

Week 2 Word

I remember hearing the preacher read Matthew 4:4, But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

Where I was raised children were punished for swearing but we’d laughed at each other as we experimented anyway.

This week I pondered my mental diet from a hospital bed with a bowel obstruction.  I was literally holding on to things from my past. I was aware of every pinprick and often my thoughts weren’t charitable.  In observation, I realize I anguished over the time lost since my reading materials were home. I struggled. I felt trapped.

There’s an old Zen saying, “It is the silence between the notes that makes the music; it is the space between the bars that cages the tiger.”

Every word that proceeds from the mouth…

If I weren’t in a class that was telling me to become aware of what I’m holding on to, what I’m thinking, what I’m saying , you’d think I’d pick up the message from the universe. I do realize a different outcome requires a different way of thinking and a different way of doing things.

I look forward to the work required by the Master Mind Experience: the reading, the sitting, the writing and the interaction with my instructors, guide and colleagues.  I look forward to the changes that come from the repeated exercises: the awareness, the empowerment and the growth.  I look forward to involvement in the community: assisting neighbors less able than I, singing in the choir and exercising at the gym.

As I become more aware, I expect my thoughts to broaden to the bigger picture, my words to be spoken perceiving the ripple effect and my voice to grow stronger.  I am a part of the completion of this perfect world.

Benjamin Disraeli  said, “Most people die with their music still locked up inside them.” That won’t be me.

Word.

 

Week 1:Wind of Change

I remember planning my first major vacation as an adult and asking for specific days off work.  I worked in a major insurance company’s actuarial department in Nashville and wanted to go to Fort Walton Beach, FL for my first exposure to salt water in the Gulf of Mexico.

I made no contingency plans because I had no experience committing to something and having my plans derailed by unforeseen circumstances.  As the departure date approached, a hurricane like Matthew brewed in the Atlantic with no clear indication which way it would travel or where it would make landfall.

My journey began with trepidation but my first view of the beach alleviated all doubt of my vacation’s success until the evening news announced the storm’s projected path inside the gulf.  Each day I expected to evacuate before the mass exodus but instead watched as the waters grew quieter with no hint of the storm that was building less than 200 miles away until one day the water was like a sheet of glass.  Each day I experienced something new along the beach,  including something to do with being sunburned someplace I didn’t think possible.

I remained in Ft. Walton Beach long enough to see the weather change, the wind return and larger than usual wave patterns roll onto the beach.  I had to take someone else’s word for it because I didn’t know what average waves were like.

And so it is with the master key…. I’ve made a commitment to myself, a promise, and I don’t know what to expect, and I’m taking someone else’s word for it.  I don’t know what could come up that might threaten to derail my plan, but I believe that the new blueprint ignores such threats and there is no need for contingencies.

I am thankful for the materials and exercises and for the guidance of those who have worked through this before me.  I am thankful for the encouragement to persevere everyday, to read and practice with an open mind until the promise I’ve made to myself is fulfilled and the wind of change has blown away every misconception of life that I allowed myself to believe.

I am possible. I am powerful. I believe. And I always keep my promises.

Whhhhhhhhoooohooooooeeeeeeeoo. May it ever blow.