Monthly Archives: November 2015

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…….