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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 2 – Master Key Experience: Finding My Way

I was drawn to revisit my DMP this week. After reading it a few times throughout the week it just did not feel complete, something was just off..!!  I have to admit, it has taken me so many drafts to get it to this point.  It dawned on me that what I had in my DMP was just a string of words.  There was no real feeling or life and it definitely was not clear as to what I want. I put pen to paper this week and decided to work on it again.  The amazing thing happened, my hand just started to write and before I knew it I had rewritten my DMP. This now feels like me..!! I have read my new DMP out loud 3 times a day this week with enthusiasm, and the words of Og Mandino stick in my mind:-

“As I repeat these words they will soon become part of my active mind but more importantly they will seep into my other mind, that mysterious source, which never sleeps, which creates my dreams and often makes me act in ways I do not comprehend.” 

You see the subconscious mind has no defence against our own voice. By reading my DMP in this way for about 28 days, my mind will be focused on what I want.  It will start to override my Old Blueprint and manifest my DMP.

Week 19 – I AM

I AM

This was a fantastic documentary, extremely insightful and definitely  one to watch.  It is based on Tom Shadyac the movie director of Ace Ventura and Bruce Almighty. From an accident Tom experienced Post Concussion Syndrome.  Being so close to death lead him to rethink his priorities in life and there were two questions that he wanted to know.  What’s wrong with our world?  and, What can we do to change it?

Tom had everything that you could think of, money, the great big house in Beverly Hills, private plane. Our culture said it was the measure of the good life however, all this was totally insignificant as it did not make him feel any happier.  The truth is that wealth does not give you the happiness you seek..! It made me think about the things in life that a lot of us seem to gravity towards, those symbols……such as the perfect house, nice cars and money.  We become selfish and forget the most important things that is staring us in the face. The things that money cannot buy like, our families, kindness, love and being true to ourselves. Our first point of focus should be on ourselves, knowing exactly who we are, finding the I within..!  It is said that “change is the result of a million tiny acts” and It became apparent how the 7 laws of the mind is the road map to it all, this is how we find our way to be at peace with ourselves and able to give to others freely from the heart showing each other kindness, forgiveness and love.  If we all done just a little bit it would make society a better place.

House

Not even money could have changed Tom’s fate if it was his time to go.   This made me think about Og scroll V that we have been reading this month, to “live each day as if it is your last.” I am privileged to be here on this journey of life and it has made me realise that this precious gift that I have been given should not be taken for granted or wasted. I have been put on this earth for a purpose, it was not by chance and it must be respected and upheld in the highest regard.

What I took away from this documentary that was so rewarding is that each and everyone of us has the power to change and transform our lives and the world around us..!

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Until next week!

 

Week 18 – What if Today Was Your Last?

Og Scroll 5This week was mind blowing..!  We started reading Og Mandino’s Scroll V, an extract reads I will live this day as if it is my last. I have but one life and life is naught but a measurement of time.  When I waste one I destroy the other.  If I waste today I destroy the last page of my life.  Therefore, each hour of this day will I cherish for it can never return.  It cannot be banked today to be withdrawn on the morrow, for who can trap the wind? Each minute of this day I grasp with both hands and fondle with love for its value is beyond price. 

I started to reflect on the words of Og, the silly little things in life that we get upset about are of no real importance.  It made me think of my children.  What is my relationship like with them?  What if today was my last? How would I want to be remembered?  So many things were buzzing in my head, but it was not of fear like I would of had years ago.  Instead I was filled with love, peace and appreciation.  I am blessed to be a mother and have three healthy children. I got in touch with each of them and told them how much I loved them. If this was my last day, that is one thing I want them to remember.

Og book

I will avoid with fury the killers of time.  Procrastination I will destroy with action; doubt I will bury under faith; fear I will dismember with confidence. Where there are idle mouths I will listen not; where there are idle bodies I will visit not.  Henceforth I know that to court idleness is to steal food, clothing and warmth from those I love.  I am not a thief.  I am a man of love and today is my last chance to prove my love and my greatness. 

Og surely got me to pull my socks up.  I had postponed getting a poster done for our event for so long. After doing my sit this week and pondering on Scroll v, I got to business and designed my poster for our upcoming even, amazing what an app can do.  I have not designed a poster before but with all these exercisises we have been doing my confidence has soared..! It was time to kick procrastination to the curb for good with full on action. It is so easy to take things for granted and put things off for a while and say we will do them tomorrow, but tomorrow just always seems to get extended to the next day and so on.  Time is not promised to us and we have to take each moment to be the best we can be.

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On that note I bid you farewell until next week.
Have a great and blessed week…!