Week 9 – Master Key Experience: Awareness the First Step to Change

This week I have noticed how I have been more aware of myself, my surroundings and tuning out negative chatter that may spring to mind.  I have just stopped to take notice of the way that I go down the stairs, listening to my breathing, the way that my legs move, how I slide my hands along the bannister and the cool feeling from the wood that I feel in my finger tips.  When I’m feeling good about something how I have a bounce when going down the stairs. Funny enough I never gave any of this a single thought before.

In the shops this week I was nearly knocked of my feet by a young lady, without an apology!  My head spun round so fast following in her direction.  Without saying a word, I had to stop myself from asking her if she did not see me, and took a moment to observe myself.  I could feel my lips tensing up and my face must of looked like thunder! This was my old blueprint rearing its ugly head.  However, my facial expressions were nothing to be desired.  No sooner had I realised this, I could feel the tension leave my lips, she turned around and said sorry.

It has been a wonderful week, I have had fun observing myself……I AM being present, I AM living in the Now.  Taking the time to look at things are they are without resistance and just being. I AM more aware of my conscious thoughts and starting to form new habits. This is only the first step, but one on the road to positive change…….I AM loving the journey…!

For those that celebrate Thanksgiving may you all enjoy the holidays with your families and to all I give you this affirmation ” You are whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy.”

Until next week..!

Week 8 – Master Key Experience: Connecting the Dots!

Connecting dotsThis week has been an AHA moment for me..!  Connecting all the dots and really understanding the process of everything that we have been doing. So many of us live our lives doing the same thing day in day, day out.  The same thoughts rolling over in our minds which are linked to the same emotions and of course the same experiences, then wondering why nothing changes. Is it possible to change? Of course it is…! But here comes the part which got my attention………….as Wooden says “worthwhile results come from hard work and careful planning,” it was going to take hard mental labour (Haanel). At first this did seems pretty painful to me, but I am ready for that change.

I did not realise how stuck I was on the same merry go round in my life until I started this course.  It was good to branch out and do something new.  Starting with breaking my old habits, those peptides that keep us chained to the past.  By writing down each week something that I knew I could do without any assistance and a specific date of completion.  Like clearing that lovely pile of paperwork on the table which has not moved for months, something I was always going to do but never get round to. Then celebrating once it was been completed.  Seems so small, but it has had a profound effect and encouraged me to work through the other things I have been putting off.

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Writing out my DMP (definite major purpose) was a challenge to start with and several rewrites, just to make sure I had the language right.  However, I have done it and for once I have a clear intention.  I know exactly where I am going. It has been challenging at times keeping that razor sharp focus on my DMP.  I found myself feeling really tired and my body did not want to pick up the book to do my readings or exercises some days.  I would rather curl up and go to sleep, have a chat with my friend or just watch TV.  After a sit and just being the non judgemental observer of this situation, it occurred to me that it was my old blueprint.  My body did not like this change and it was resisting..! By using the Law of substitution, there have been days where I have read my DMP with enthusiasm or even listened to my recording and this had made that feeling pass.

The past week I have been working on my Press Release. I have observed myself feeling so Definite purposechallenged by this task.  It’s great now having my DMP, but what about the details?  What am I doing? How am I feeling? What can I see? These were questions that I had to dig deep for to answer.  I have lived so many years with pent-up emotions that it seemed difficult to get them down on paper.  From my sit I was led to really dive into this exercise.  I started to write my future, filing in those details.  This is still a work in progress, but from what I have drafted so far I can really feel myself in my new reality.  It is starting to come ALIVE….

The shapes, index cards, DMP, Movie Trailer, Movie Poster, recording and Press Release are all leading me to be familiar with my future self and live in my future NOW!

I wish you all a great week, and thanks for stopping by!

 

Week 7 – Master Key Experience: Mental Diet

This course has helped me to really observe myself, being the non judgemental observer.  Within picOne of the things I have noticed is that I have not been fully focused.  For instance, on the webinar this week whilst Mark was going through the points that we would cover, I found myself jumping ahead and looking to see what was going to happen next.  It shows me that I am missing so many things that are happening in the present moment.  I have not been living in the now!! What else has been happening in the world around me that I have missed??

So I am so excited to be starting our 7 day mental diet this week.  What does that mean exactly?  Well, it means that you have to go for 7 days without a negative thought!  If a negative thought comes to mind, then use the Law of Substitution to think of something pleasant instead.  However, if you have a negative thought that lasts for more than 7 seconds, then you have to start the diet over again. We have spent the past weeks preparing for this with our DMP, service cards, press release, movie trailer and recording.  These are all tools that we can use to substitute any negative thought.  By using these tools, it will change my mind as well as the emotional tone that I attach to my thoughts.  If my thoughts change then conditions must also change resulting in the manifestation of my DMP.

Definite purpose“It is, however through attention that you will finally be able to overcome obstacles of any kind that appear in your path onward and upward, and the only way to acquire this wonderful power is by practice…practice makes perfect, in this as in anything else.” ( Haanel)

Now I can see the compounding effect of all the exercises we have been doing is taking effect, allowing me to have more focus on what I do want (my DMP) and not what I don’t want. I have been using my DMP recording and reading out my service cards to substitute a negative thought.  However, there have been times when an opinion has slipped out of my mouth before I even realise it.   Just imagine what a difference it would make if I was fully focused!!  I have decided to make a conscious effort this week to dig deeper and be present in the moment.

Until next week…….

Week 5 – Master Key Experience: Forming a New Reality

Whilst working on my Movie Trailer which is a synopsis of my autobiography (DMP), It has taken about 10 rewrites…….getting it refined and to fit on a 3×5 index card.  Initially I tried writing smaller……LOL……can you imagine, trying to squeeze about 400 words onto a 3×5 card!! Off course that did not work.  Everything seemed important to me and I wanted to add it all, I did not want to miss out on anything.  Remember, this was a summary of my DMP and the information has to be clear and concise! This is my new blueprint is going to be taken into my subconscious. So, I included what I want, the date I want it and how I feel once achieved.  At the end of each emotion on my movie trailer, I have linked a colour and shape of my PPN.  By doing what seems to be child’s play, the results have been such a big shift.  For instance, previously reading my DMP I just saw a blue rectangle and thought of Liberty……….yeah that what was good, but it ended there.

I recall the lesson we had a couple of weeks ago the importance of having the correct language in our DMP.  Haanel backs this up by stating that “accurracy in building words and sentences is the highest form of architecture in civilization and is a passport to success. Words are thoughts and are therefore an invisible and invincible power which will finally objectify themselves in the form they are given.”  Adding the colour and shape after every emotion, I now see the colour blue or rectangle and FEEL THRILLED, FREE and ON TOP of the WORLD, this is Liberty for me! It is no longer a shape or colour, it now has significant meaning…..it has life!!

A great exercise was added this week, and that was not to give opinions.  Yes, you heard me right…..if someone does not say “what is your opinion” or if you are an expert in that field.  If you are neither, then keep your mouth shut!!!

 

What the purpose of this??

We are retraining our brain!  We can not create a new blueprint from our old thinking, and that is exactly what opinions are.  They come from our associative memory, things that we hear from our experiences and other people.  By keeping our pie hole shut we become detached from our old blueprint and start living in the frontal lobe.  This is where we have a rich flow of ideas, where you feel rich and abundant.  You are no longer bound to the cement.  What a great way to be the watchman at the gate and just focus on the things that we do want, our DMP.

I done this exercise last year and I do not remember having this many resets at all.  However, being the observer, what I have noticed is that there were not so many of what I would call obstacles in my way last year so I was able to…….. well keep my opinions to myself…lol

I have told the courier company how to run their business, and had an opinion to give to everyone I had a conversation with. The most challenging opinions seemed to be when speaking with my children. I had to question so many times whether I was giving an opinion or not……….after all I’m sure I can be classed as an expert in this field???? I am a parent after all.  Most of my opinions have been based on how I felt at the time, it has all come from ego……does this fit into my future life, or my plans? Absolutely not! We are continuing with this exercise again next week, which I expect better results.

Have a blessed and fruitfull all..!

Give more, get more!!

 

 

Week 4 – Master Key Experience: It’s all About the Peptides!!

Every thought we think produces emotional chemicals called neuropeptides.  They are molecules of emotion that cascade through our entire body in less than a second affecting every cell.

This is all driven by our emotional state.  If you’re angry on a daily basis, then more neuropeptides will be created for anger. What’s the outcome?  You find that you unconsciously put yourself in positions that will fuel this anger….you need your fix…. you are now addicted to anger!

Every thought brings into action certain physical tissue, parts of the brain, the nerve or muscle.  This produces an actual physical change in the construction of the tissue.  Therefore, it is only necessary to have a certain number of thoughts on a given subject in order to bring about a complete change in the physical organisation of a man (Haanel)

In the readings of Og, only a habit can subdue another habit.  The only way to create new peptides is to form new ones, to create a new habit.  Each week we have been using our chore cards to help us with this process.  By writing down something small that we know we can control.  For instance, cleaning out the car.  Each week we  have gradually increased our efforts by adding more things to the chore card.  The pay off…….we gain control of our THOUGHTS and by extension, ourselves.

I can not believe how much I have enjoyed this process. The tiny little things like cleaning out a cupboard that I always meant to do but never had the time.  From having this on my chore card and knowing that what is written has to be completed, it has made a tremendous difference…….I actually enjoyed doing it!

For those who would like to know a bit more about Neuropeptides, here is a fantastic video that we say in class.

Have a Blessed week all

Give more……..Get more!