Relax- Week 16

This past week I got to experience my growth in real life. I had a situation that was completely unexpected occur and at first, I was shocked, and then, I was calm.

I wasn’t quite sure what to make of it all. Was I in denial? Was I being Pollyanna? No. I think I was simply knowing my truth and knowing in fact, that all is well.

I noticed my calmness and peacefulness about the whole thing. I saw myself going on as usual and being grateful for the people I love and who love me, grateful for my home, my work, my life. I knew this state of being was an outcome of the work I have been doing in our Mastermind Alliance. Sometimes I would start to wonder if I ‘should’ be upset or if I ‘should’ be acting differently. Then I would remember what I believe and what I am working toward and I knew I was on the right track.

In Lesson 16, #8, Haanel says, “The power to create depends entirely upon spiritual power; there are three steps, idealization, visualization, and materialization.” The power to create depends ENTIRELY upon spiritual power. He doesn’t say a little bit, he doesn’t say somewhat, he says ENTIRELY!! This is so liberating! This is the answer. We know what to do. Idealize, visualize, and it will materialize. Through our idealizing and visualizing, action will be taken and the materialization has a place to occur.

In the introduction page to Lesson 16 Haanel says, “..through an understanding and conscious operation of spiritual laws, we can convert every seeming difficulty into a blessing.” Oh my gosh! Spiritual laws are Universal laws. When we align with our true self and realize our harmony, our part in the Universe, with the Universal laws- then we simply allow everything to work.

I know I have a ways to go but experiencing how far I have come has been..I was going to say satisfying but really, it hasn’t been anything. It feels more like a non-issue. It feels like I am on track and all is well. So I guess now it’s about me giving myself permission to relax and accept that all really is well in my world. Onward!!

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Acceptance- Week 15

This week as I opened the new Scroll, I was taken aback to read ‘I am nature’s greatest miracle.’ Simply reading the words moved me so much it caught me off guard (which is probably the best thing that could happen- why am I ‘on guard?’). Tears started flowing from my eyes and the love I felt for the words, nature, the Universe, myself was overwhelming. To sit in that place of total acceptance and knowing of who I am took me to a new world of being.

I love reading this Scroll. Each time I read the words I can experience that knowing again. “Within me burns a flame which has been passed from generations uncounted”, “I am the end product of thousands of years of evolution”, “I am not on this earth by chance, I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain..”  Wow.

Just reading those words catapults me into who I am. I don’t have to wonder, worry, try to figure anything out- I simply have to accept who I am and live from that place. The ease of this is exciting. Why have I been making it so hard? I don’t know, but I do know that I am ready to release more cement and move forward into the freedom of being who I am here to be.

This adventure of self-discovery, of learning about the Laws of the Universe and how they work, and realizing that love is the key to it all- I never want it to end. I feel so happy and complete and grateful that this has found it’s way to me, and I to it. I wish this for everyone. What an amazing world we would live in if each person could/would realize and know all of this for themselves.

I’m going to start visualizing this.  Join me?

Harmony- Week 14

Harmony has been one of my favorite words since the first time I heard it. Just the sound of it feels good. It’s a word you feel like you can wear. To come into this week’s lesson and find that Harmony is the word/attribute we are to focus on was very exciting to me.

Then I got a bit stuck. How do you focus on harmony? I started saying the word Harmony over and over to see if something would happen. Then I started to imagine all of the cells in my body working harmoniously together. It’s amazing how every organ, system, muscle, sense all work together in perfect unison.

Next I thought about traffic. I love road construction. I love watching how a lane will be added or disappear and all the while, traffic keeps moving. That is mind boggling to me. How can traffic keep moving in the midst of adding and subtracting lanes? And whether there’s construction or not, people driving in harmony with their neighbors on the road. Giving, taking as needed. Quite harmonious.

Then of course there is nature. Nature is living, breathing, harmonious life. And it hit me. We are living in harmony with everything inside and outside of us. We only have to accept it. We are like fish in water, living in harmony with our world. Beautiful.

 

I would also like to share about a Christmas experience I had this year. My granddaughter gave me a bag of Chocolates for Christmas. She told me it’s not just candy, it’s for when I reach the goals on my Dream Board (DMP board). Each time I achieve/receive one, then I can have a piece of candy as an award to myself. She told me that when you do this, it does good things for you. I love that girl.
The children in our lives are watching and listening whether we realize it or not. How exciting to know the future is in their hearts and hands.

Where’d it go? Week 13

So I have completely missed getting Week 13’s blog post in on time. A couple of times I submitted my blog on Saturday instead of Friday, but this is the first for a week late. I don’t like the feeling. I don’t like knowing I didn’t do my best. I’m sure if I went back to last Friday I could have found a way to get my blog completed and in on time.

Now its so far away from those days. I thought I would remember what stood out to me and I could come back and catch up. Nope.

This is a good lesson I have learned. I am committed from this point on my blog posts will be in on time.

The end.

Breaking Through- Week 12

What a week. The way my mind was carrying on, I thought I was someone else. Overall I would say it was a rough week. I loved this weeks lesson, I did the homework, but simply in the sense of looking at my thoughts and the way I wouldn’t quit with finding fault with myself, my partner, circumstances that have nothing to do with me (other people’s business). I would apply the Law of Substitution whenever I would think about it and sometimes I wouldn’t even want to apply it. I wanted to wallow. I wanted to be in the place of poor, miserable me. I was getting mad at myself to top it all off. Talk about a vicious cycle or getting caught in the loop.

By Friday I finally started to think, forget it. This is the way it is and that’s that. Again I would use the Law of Substitution and start shouting my one sentence billboard. It wasn’t working. I couldn’t even get to the place to turn my thoughts around. I kept shouting anyway. I wasn’t going to let me small s self win.

On Saturday I was working at the Christmas Farmers Market and using the Law of Substitution like crazy. I was not going to let my old blueprint win. And then something would happen and the thoughts would start again. What is going on! Enough!! I was beginning to doubt everything.

(On a side note, earlier in the week I had wanted to use the word ‘believe’ to help me through. Then I would think, “no, that’s Mark J’s word”. Silly I know, but that’s what I did.)

Back to Saturday. I’m at the Farmers Market working our booth and this man comes up with a t-shirt on that says ‘believe’. I noticed it but didn’t really think much more about it, I was too busy wallowing in poor, miserable me. The day went on. It was actually a lot of fun seeing old friends and making new ones. Then a lady I have never met came up and started talking to me like we had known each other a long time. It felt that way too. As she was leaving she handed me her card. She said “I’m not sure why I’m doing this, I don’t normally give my card out in this way.” We hugged, I thanked her, and she went on her way. I looked down at the card and everything around me stopped. It wasn’t a normal card. It was small, plastic, about 1” by 2” and green. All it said on it was the word ‘Believe’.   I believe.

It always amazes me (this isn’t my first time of little s self trying to run the show) how things can change in an instant. The circumstances around me were exactly the same, the people in my world were exactly the same, all situations were exactly the same, and yet nothing was the same. I had freedom. I had peace.  I knew everything is ok and I am moving forward.

I have turned the corner. I can see the light. I know my efforts are working. I know my old blueprint is morphing into a new one that serves me and is bringing me to a place of strength and freedom. I know that as my old blueprint changes into a new empowering one, I am able to fully serve others without an agenda. Simply serve. Again, I feel grateful. The cement continues to fall away.

 

now it is the next morning after submitting my blog last night:

p.s. This thought was the first thought in my mind when I woke up. “You don’t have to struggle or labor, try or work- to change what you’re doing. You simply do something different.”

I know this is stating the obvious but I am understanding, embodying it in an entirely new way.  I greet the new sun with confidence that this is the best day of my life.

 

Momentum – Week 11

At first when looking back on Week 11 to see what I could write about, it didn’t seem like much happened. I guess I had my eyes closed because Week 11 was a week where some real momentum was starting to build. There were more people to talk to and take on the Hero’s Journey, there was more accountability between me and my Mastermind partners, there was some interesting personal growth between my partner and I. All of this has so easily morphed into my world and seemed so natural, I didn’t notice it all until I stopped and took a clear look at what was happening. It’s so great these days, I don’t even need rose colored glasses! Everything is unfolding in a perfect progression and nothing needs sugar coated.

I continue to be amazed by the depth of it all. What we are learning about our minds and how to work them so they can turn into Aladdin’s Lamp for us- wow!!! I always knew that all legends were based on fact and now getting to experience this, I feel such overwhelming love and joy for life.

Once again, my only thought right now is thank you to God, to Mark and Davene, to everyone in the course with me- truly a group effort- and to myself. We are all so blessed.

 

 

Discovery- Week 10

I think one of the main things that stands out to me this week is in our Master Key reading. It states, “when you win, as you will, you will know exactly why”. The power in that statement is mind blowing.

We have total say in how our life works and what it looks like. We are part of the Universe. We are the Universe. Thought is the connecting link between the Infinite and the finite. So simple and yet, wow- so profound.

What has happened for me personally this week is that I changed my PPN, Personal Pivotal Need. I have been revising my DMP (Definite Major Purpose) every week according to my coach’s guidance, and each time, revisions would be necessary. No matter how much I tried to get it to fit into the requirement’s, it didn’t. It would always get sent back with suggestions. He said maybe looking at another PPN would help. So, ok, I’ll try it. My coaches patience through all of this was a gift and great modeling on coaching. I went back and watched the class about PPN’s and redid the exercise. When I did that a different PPN jumped out at me. It was one that I would never have picked and yet when I saw it, I felt relieved. I had finally found the answer to my struggle. When I replaced my old PPN with my new one, my Definite Major Purpose fit perfectly. I only changed a couple of things.

The other part of this is when I was doing my end of day reading the other night and began to read my Definite Major Purpose, I started to feel energy in my heart area. It was like a sparkler from 4th of July was inside of me. I was overcome with emotion and tears welled up in my eyes. It felt as though I was embodying my Personal Pivotal Need. I felt like I was experiencing the connecting link, my connecting link. I had found the oxygen for my soul.

Now it feels like I am really on my way.