In week 5 Subby got excited when he heard that I had to create a mental picture of us being interviewed in the future for our success in network marketing and then write the press release of the actual interview although the events are yet to take place.
And what really excited him was, he got the opportunity to express his new self and tell the story of his journey of how he wills his desires into reality. I have never seen him like this before. He’s been walking around with his frontal lobe all puffed up and wearing a grin so wide, that he could eat a banana sideways, suck a snow cone with 3 flavors of syrup and whistle “I who have nothing” all at the same time… picture that
Subby: OK so that’s the interview but what are we going to talk about for wk 5 post….
Subby: How about what stood out for us in wk 5 & how we felt about it?
Me: Remember no opinions
Subby: I never said anything about giving our opinions, I said to express how we feel and as far as I am concern expressing how you feel is based in reality unlike opinions which expresses a point of view
Me: You think you’re so intelligent eh?
Subby: Hey, what can I say?… My creator, the Source Of All Good gave me “a whole ‘lotta’ brain power” Did you know that I even have brain power coming from my belly?
Me: Not your belly Subby… your solar plexus
Subby: I knew that I was just testing you. Anyway, my takeaway from wk 5 was ‘the 6-second thought’… it was frustrating trying to hold a thought for 6 seconds
Me: How so?
Subby: That darn ram goat
Me: What the heck are you talking about?
Subby: Well I was thinking about sheep jumping over a fence one at a time and around the 5th second a stinky ram goat jumped over and broke my thought pattern
Me: How so?
Subby: Because he stunk so much I forgot what I was doing and blocked my nose
Me: So what did you eventually do?
Subby: Well I decided to bathe the ram goat and I put him in sheep’s clothes… anyway what about you, what stood out for you in wk 5
Me: Well the “Living From Intention, Not Method” and the resulting formula was for me, déjà vu…. Scubby, you remember when we wanted a satellite dish really, really bad? We set a goal and I think we gave ourselves a deadline of 6mths to end on December 31st of the year. Every day we would drive around looking for homes that had a dish installed and we would stare down the dish and say “That dish is mine” remember?
Me: And remember how every night before we got to bed we would look at pictures of dishes and imagine them installed in our yard?
Subby: Yeahhh… and remember how we actually got it? We were in Miami casually talking to the mother-in-law about our goal and the time was drawing near but was still short of the money to buy it…
Me: Yeah, and she lent us the money, we bought it the next day and shipped it to Trinidad.
Subby: Yeah, and it got to Trinidad around December 15th. Remember the week that followed? We dug a 5 X 5X 5 ft hole, placed the metal pole to support the dish in the hole then poured hand mixed cement into the hole.
Me: I remember every muscle in my body hurting… not to mention the blisters on my hands
Subby: It was sheer determination and adrenalin got us through. We had to wait 3 days to ensure that the concrete was properly set after which we mounted the dish, This was on Dec 24th…. man the deadline was getting close!
Me: Yeah, and to make thing worse, we couldn’t get the technician to start installing the electronics because of the Christmas holidays. He eventually came on the 30th, connected all the electronics but was getting difficulty aligning the dish to pick up the satellite signal. He was outside adjusting the dish and we were in the TV room to give him feedback and every tweak he made we would shout “NO!”
Subby: I think it was around 11pm he said he’s finished for the night and he would return tomorrow (DEADLINE DAY) to continue. I remember thinking to myself why doesn’t he stay on until we picked up the signal. I’m sure you would have agreed to that, wouldn’t you Alan?
Me: Sure, I just wanted to achieve our goal because the next day was Old Years, there are lots of parties and Trinidadians just love to party. So accepting that he was tired I impressed upon him how important it was for him to show up the next day.
Subby: Yeah, and I remember waiting for him the next day to show up was torture for us. He eventually arrived at 7pm… 7pm???? For the next 3hrs he was tweaking the dish and we were shouting “NO!”
Me: that was disheartening but at around 10.12pm… BAM! Picture followed by a hurried shout Yes! Yes! Yes!… Hold it there!… Don’t move! We were jumping up and down, hands in the air…. The Jeffersons was showing.
So Living with intention works….
Picture-ize: see it in your mind with feeling
Prayer-ize: emotionally hold the thought & offer it up
Actual-ize: move to action, no excuses
Subby: That was great Alan….. By the way, I going to ask Santa for a Holodeck, is that OK with you?
Me: Sure Subby, you’ve been a good boy… go for it.