Monthly Archives: December 2014

Week 13 – Living a Life of Gratitude

Christmas 2014

In this weeks lesson we were directed to focus on gratitude.  I spent time this week directing my thoughts on the past week and the things that I am grateful for. The Christmas break was fantastic, for once I done what I have been meaning to do for years and that was to go away for Christmas.  Even though I heard the negative talk from others saying why go away at this time of year? It should be spent at home with you family.  That did not deter me….this is my story and I am the author, I decide what is right for me.  Have you ever felt more tired during the festive season?  Between doing all the cooking from the crack of dawn, then all the washing up?  Well that’s how I felt, so I decided to do what I always wanted and that was to go to warmer climates at this time of year and have a rest. It was spent with my daughter, niece and grand daughter in Spain. It was definitely good to get out of the cold for a while.

It was such a delight to get up in the morning to this gorgeous view.  I am extremely grateful that I had the opportunity to share this with my family.  This was a complete change for us from the normal year in year out celebrations but we enjoyed every minute of it.  To be able to walk on the beach and feel the sand slip between your toes.  The cool gentle breeze sweeping across your face and the smell of fresh air and the warmth of the sun shining down on you….. it was such a delight!

I am grateful that I was able to have a wonderful Christmas with my family, for meeting such great people, for having sight to see the beauty of nature and most of all to leave my grand daughter with such a joyous memory.

For anyone reading this blog I ask you to just take a stop, think about your day and give a thanks of gratitude for all the wonderful things and moments that come along today.

May you all have a wonderful and blessed week!!

 

 

 

Week 12 – One Step At A Time

ForgivenessFor the past 12 weeks we have been training our brains to Think, Create and Change.  To be what we  will to be.  To fulfill our Definite Major Purpose (DMP) in life.

Haanel states that people are so fasinated by the mechanic of machines, but fail to learn the mechanic of the greatest mechanism on the planet the brain.  In week 2 we were given the 7 Laws of the Mind – Law of Substitution, Law of Growth, Law of Subconscious, Law of Dual Thought, Law of Forgiveness, Law of Practice and the Law of Relaxation.  This was to show us clearly how to be better operators of this mechanism.  Our minds are perfect and works 100% of the time, we are just inexperienced operators.  In order for us to fulfill our DMP we have to utilise the Natural Laws of the mind and not fight against it by thinking of negative thoughts such as worry and fear as this will only produce fruit that we do not want and bring us furhter away from our desires.

I remember touching on the Law of Forgiveness earlier in the course.  It states, “to access the Divine and connect the subconscious to the Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent Creator we must forgive everyone and anyone to clear the channel.  There can be no connection to the Divine mind where anger or resentment against a brother or sister, justified or not exits.” How interesting,  I pondered on it for a while but there was no one that came to mind who I had to forgive. Nah, my channel is clear, all I need now is the connection to my Divine mind.

To my surprise, this week I met a lady that I had not spoken to for over 12 years…!  For the past 12 years I have seen her and just walked right passed without exchanging words. I had been hurt by her, so I felt I was more than justified in my actions.  I totally forgot all about her when we touched on the Law of  Forgiveness.  Something happened to me that day and all I heard was a voice saying the Law of Forgiveness and I greet everyone I encounter with love.  I am striving to be whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy..! How was I going to accomplish that when I was obviously harbouring some kind of resentment. I refused to make this hold me any longer……. I decided that I was going to approach her and say hello. Before I would have thought about all the negative things that may happen… will I be ignored and then of course get embarrassed? will I get shouted at? OMG, what a waste of energy thinking about things that may never happen!! Anyway, I said hello and she smilled and we exchanged pleasantries. It felt so good.  All the readings and exercises were starting to seep into my subconsious.

This is such a tremendous journey and each week I feel the cement falling off.  My mind is being filled with positive material and there’s very little time for me to dwell on the negative thoughts.

I am going to sign off for this week but before I go, to everyone I leave you with peace and love.  To those who celebrates the coming holidays I wish you a Merry Christmas….

Until next week…….!

 

 

 

 

 

Week 11 – The Tide’s Changing

In this weeks lesson it was revealed to us that Persistence is a by product of doing 4 habits that lead to succes.  This consists of:-

1) A Definite Purpose & burning desire (DMP)

2) A definte plan of continuous action

3) Mind closed to all negative thought

4) Master Mind Alliance

This was all the work that we have done to date.  Identifying our PPN’s, writing DMP, affirmations, shapes, reading of Haanel, Og, 7 Day Mental Diet and sits.  It was all coming together.  For the past 9 weeks the course had been structured to ensure that we were all forming the good habits to lead to our success, our DMP.  This was amazing, now I could see the connection with Og’s scroll 111 on Persistence:-

The Scroll Marked lll

In the Orient young bulls are tested for the fight arena in a certain manner. Each is brought to the ring and allowed to attack a picador who picks them with a lance. The bravery of each bull is then rated with care according to the number of times he demonstrates his willingness to charge in spite of the Sting of the blade.

Henceforth will I recognise that each day I am tested by life in like manner. If I persist, if I continue to try, if I continue to charge forward. I will succeed

I will persist I until I succeed

                                                                                                                                   –Og Mandino

 

There will be challenges that I will meet each day but if I stay focused and faithful to the 4 habits  I am on the road to the  fullfilment of my DMP.

What’s changes have taken place in my life this week?  Well there are a couple of things, that have been a big shift for me.  Have you ever had a doctors appointment got there on time and still had to wait for an hour?? Well that is how it is when I go to my hairdressers.  My grand daughter needed her hair done but I was not up to going to our regular hairdressers as that meant travelling and sitting there for hours on end even with an appointment.  One of the mums at her school happens to be a hairdresser and she kindly said she would do her hair and……wait for it ……she could come to my home, what a result!!  She came and done a fantastic job and on top of that, she said she did not want any payment and said anytime that my grand daughter needed her hair done she would be more than happy to do it for me at no cost……WOW!! My blessing did not stop there, I made a purchase and after engaging in general chit chat with the owner and I was given a 50% discount without me even asking or thinking about a discount…..this was something!

Spending this weekend with my niece for her birthday I looked on with a different set of eyes.  The smile beamed on my face and I was grateful to be sharing this moment with her and the rest of our family.I have watched my niece’s and nephew grow into adults and have a families of their own and I felt such joy to be around and a true blessing. Living in the moment felt good and I was soaking it all in and loving every minute of it.

I give gratitude to the events and blessings of this week, and promise  I will continue to give more to everyone that I meet.  Wherever I go I bring a gift, I may bring a compliment, prayer, trinket, flower but I promise I will give something to every person I encounter.
To everyone have a wonderful and blessed week……….Until next week!!

Week 10 – A Snap Shot of the Beauty Within…!

This week I had a bad dream that made me feel extremely uncomfortable that it woke me Peaceful sleepup.  I sprung up and then I heard a voice say the Law of Substitution.  Feeling the urge to fill my mind with positive thoughts I instantly reached for my phone, put my head phones on and played my DMP recording.  The subconscious never sleeps and my determination was to get as much positivity in my mind in the shortest time possible. Before I knew it I had drifted back off in a peaceful sleep.  The following morning I recalled that I had a bad feeling about a dream but no recollection of what that dream was about. My mind was filled with positive thoughts of my future that everything else that was not in harmony vanished!

Our exercise this week was to look at a blank space on a wall and visualise a cone on a square base, then mentally change its colours from black to white, red and then yellow…..I got myself all geared up, sat on the edge of my bed all relaxed and started to stare at the blank space on my wall.  My eyes started to water, my vision got blurred and my eyes balls got so big I thought they were going to pop out off my head at any moment..!  Twenty minutes went by and I did not even see one black line.  My mind went on the rampage……Why could I not see anything?  Why is it so hard for me to visualise? I have dreams and see images clear as day, so why could I not visualise?…… Could it be my posture? Then I came to the conclusion maybe I was thinking about it too hard.  So I tried to relax and tried again for another 20 mins but the same thing happened.

The following day I spoke with a dear friend of mine Julie Ebanks who is also on the MKMMA course and asked her what her experience was with the exercise and if she actually saw anything.  She told me that she did see the shape and colours.  I was a little frustrated at myself and one thing she did suggest to me was to imagine that I was looking at a giant white cinema projector screen in my mind and draw the image  and see the colours changing. I was willing to try anything, I wanted to feel this experience and could not wait to try it again. That evening I done my read and then came the sit..! Holding in mind what Julie had said I followed her instructions, then WOW! There it was, my image was right in my face. What I had been doing all along was looking at things as they are on the outside and not tuning  into my inner self. The key is practise and the more I tune into my inner being the stronger it will become.

Until next week….Give more, Get more!!