Monthly Archives: November 2017

Week 10 – MKE

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I have been feeling the effects of eating turkey all week, and I’m a vegetarian! This means:  I have been slacking off, and enjoying the holiday flow. Yes, enjoying it! I am keeping up with some of the reading, and put great effort into recording and editing the 7 Laws of the Mind, but I took a break from intensely pouring myself into the MKE practices this week.

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So, my enjoyment. My oldest son was home for the holidays, and we schmoozed for 3 whole days! He is brilliant, handsome, intuitive and spiritual. I shared with him what I am doing in the MKE, and he told me of his newfound love for Zen meditation. He even gave me a little tip on what to do when you feel anxious. “Just observe your thoughts instead of getting into your emotions, notice them passing by”. Schmoozing with him brings me great joy! And I cooked for him – incredibly delicious things to feed his taste buds and soul.

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I also went to Seattle over the weekend, and spent quality time with a good friend. We enjoyed a concert of lively Bluegrass music, took a walk in the artsy Georgetown District, lunched at a Jewish deli, and had one of the best sandwiches and rugelachs I have ever tasted, sang a few hours of karaoke with great abandon, and went shopping for lighting at IKEA – joy of joys!

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I spent more time focusing on my Spiritual Growth by singing kiirtan and meditating, which helps to ground me, and refills my spiritual reservoir. I also spent an evening at the Chabad center, meeting new people, and emerging my understanding of classical Judaic teachings and Jewish mysticism.

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Today is Wednesday, and I am newly committed to getting back on the MKE bus, and so far, I have had a perfect day. I believe this has been a good week to review how much I have retained. As a former Waldorf teacher, I put much value in taking breaks from study and practices. When you can “sleep” on something, it allows your brain time to rest and to deepen teachings.

Song of the week:  For the Love of You

 

Week 9 – MKE

Recordings, Love, Flowers, and Master Minds.

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This week, I chose to record the 7 Laws of the Mind to the background music of Clair de Lune, and Gymnopédie No.1 – two of my mother’s favorite pieces to play on the piano. I remember her, playing on the other side of the wall to our room as a child. Three girls in one room, I on the top bunk, listening to mama play, as we drifted off to sleep. Every single night. This is where I got my passion for music.

Mama’s birthday is coming up – December 4th. She is my go to when I look for strength and courage – a very good marker for positive thoughts to replace negative ones. And the music brings me back every time. What a lovely tool you have given us to explore this week Mark J.

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The Seven Laws speak deeply to my soul, and hearing my voice speak them behind the music is illuminating. Such beauty and depth in these laws :

LAW OF SUBSTITUTION

We cannot think about 2 things at the same time. If a negative thought enters your mind – try to think about Source/Universe/Higher Power/God instead. If that is too big a reach at the time, use any fond memory or other pleasant thought.

 LAW OF RELAXATION

Mental effort defeats itself – It’s the exact opposite of physical effort. A relaxed, calm state of mind is the only doorway to mental progress. Relaxation of thought is the only access to Infinite Intelligence.

LAW OF PRACTICE

Practice makes perfect. The 5Ps – Perfect Practice Prevents Poor Performance. Our bewilderment of magnificence in others, upon further inspection we find is really just practice. With practice of the correct things, we improve on the other 6 Laws of the mind.

LAW OF FORGIVENESS

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, exists.

LAW OF DUAL THOUGHT

Thought is a combination of ideation and feeling. We can attach any feeling to a thought we want.

LAW OF SUBCONSCIOUS

 As soon as the subconscious accepts an idea it becomes a demand and it works constantly, 24-7, to manifest that demand – accessing a reservoir of infinite resources.

LAW OF GROWTH

Whatever we think about grows. What we forget atrophies.

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Love is still flowing, and I am still remembering to love everyone that I meet. This practice is helping to smooth out some of the rough edges in my day to day life. I can love and forgive those who are in pain; who are not aware. And I have added the practice of speaking to their higher self. When we cannot reach others on this earthly plane, we can do so in the spiritual realm. And love of family, and those closest to us, especially during the beginning of the holidays, a very sweet time to be reminded to keep the river of love at the surface of our hearts.

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This is the first real “Sit” that I have done. I have a long standing daily practice of singing kiirtan and meditation, and have used the MK exercises to enhance my own practices. Yes, flowers… I can visualize that! It’s nearly December, and the Christmas Cactus are in bloom. Magical, bright, colorful, pink flowers that open to my soul – the Mexican connection to mama, abuelita, and my friends around the world. In my mind’s eye, I can watch these flowers as they grow. This “Sit” is particularly tangible, relatable and enjoyable.

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Master Minds! I enjoyed my first session with my MM friends. We talked about our struggles with certain things, and our successes. Mostly, we made a pact to support one another. We feel like having an MM friend is a step in the right direction, as we are in the same program, and can understand the speak-ease, and truly work towards the common good of one another. I look forward to exploring this part of the program.

Another great week of stretching, learning, clashing, loving and growing. Most grateful to be on this journey with you all!

 

Week 8 – MKE

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This week, I was put to the test when my friend left town for several days, and I had to face the girl in the mirror. I have struggled with trust for most of my adult life, living in fear of separation. I told myself that I was going to be fine this time – no anxiety, fear or mistrust. I am shifting the blueprint to learn how to trust again.

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I have had painful experiences in the past, including abuse, infidelity, and abandonment, which taught me to mistrust others. Well, now with the new blueprint builder, I am building self-confidence and self-reliance. “People believe in me because I believe in myself and in them.” Wow! Yes, I am living in trust this week, self-trust. I also made a little index card to help shift my thinking, which I read a few times each day, stating that I am secure, anchored and calm, and even experience joy when faced with separation. My friend teased me, “Well, don’t get too comfortable not thinking of me. It’s good if you miss me a little bit!”

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On one of those days, I felt my anxiety building for several hours, and used my tools of thought transformation, including a mantra that I was taught years ago, that means “God is everything, and nothing more than that.” I also chose to focus on the positive images and not the negative things. Great job Anjali, you did it!

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And interestingly enough, on the same day that I was feeling a psychic disconnect in the lack of communication, working so hard to transform my thoughts, the car door hit me in the head, and damn! So much pain! I cussed, and felt into the pain, and allowed myself to cry. Karma. I was working so hard to shift, shift, shift thought, that the Universe said, “No honey, you have got to feel that pain!” Feel the pain of separation, of abandonment. I allowed myself to do so, because I am a human being, striving towards perfection. And then, I was back on track again, working the program, shifting thought, finding joy, focusing on the beautiful things this friend and I had shared. And, magic! My mind was clear again! I was able to keep the higher feelings, and poof, my anxiety was gone!

Here is a beautiful reminder from this week’s webinar of how we reach our goals:

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Week 7 – MKE

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Namaskar, I greet the divinity within you.

What do I gleam from this week’s lessons? “Seeing love”, and “being love” is still living inside of me. Shifting fear, transforming it into power. “Concentrate on the things that you want, not on the things you do not want.” Bringing love to chaos in the most difficult situations. Listening, and not giving opinions. Work the methods chica!

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Something new? Creating the movie poster has enabled me to sharpen my mind, and get clear. What are my goals? Whittle them down.

Spiritual Growth, Red Circle:  finishing strong in the MKE, 2018, kiirtan and meditation 30 minutes per day.

Helping Others, Yellow Square: the most difficult one to pin down in a tangible, measurable way. In my doing kiirtan and meditation daily, I am helping others spiritually, transforming negative energy into positive. And then, this spirit force moves with me throughout the day. Everyone I meet, is consciously being transmitted with love and well-being. I am in the flow! So, a tangible act of helping others? Holding a women’s workshop in 2018.

Health Goals, Green Triangle:  Losing 10 more pounds through Bright Line Eating. I worked hard to lose 60 pounds over 2 years, and would like to finish with 10 more.

Music Career, Blue Rectangle:  Earn $3,000 per month through performances and CD sales. Not a lot, but significant for me. Also, finishing all of the things needed for my website in order to generate more work.

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A tender moment this week, where I was able to hold space for a friend who was in their emotions. I did not react, but breathed into my belly, and tried to be present for my friend to go through their feelings. Anger turned to tears, and I thanked my friend for being vulnerable with me. I was able to be the sun shining down, and the reflective moon. And gratitude was expressed for being real with one another. I feel victorious when I can be present, and not react.

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And music work? This Monday was one of the best concerts of the year at Rhythm and Rye, Olympia. I was relaxed, confident, and full of joy! I took the stage, and owned it. Fear was not allowed in my space. And the audience responded in kind. They clapped for the song interpretations after I sang (before the instrumental solos.) This was a first for me, and at first, I didn’t “trust” it. “Why are they clapping – is it just out of courtesy? Then, I realized that I was touching them; that my feelings were being transmitted to them, and it felt great! The next day, I felt the power of what had happened that evening. I have re-owned my place in the world as a performer. I had left it behind several years ago to raise my children, and have only been back at it for 2 years. I am self-confident and becoming self-reliant.

Loving this work!

 

Week 6 – MKE

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Celebrating Dia de Muertos – honoring those beloved who have gone before us. For me, it’s my mama, my abuelita, and my best friend, who passed last year. I clean the puja table, arrange their photos, place stones, water, candles and flowers, sing kiirtan, and remember the power and love they brought into my life and the world. 3 mujeres poderosas. Remember, and strive to be like them in my day to day life. Ritual is important in my life, and keeps me grounded.

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“Don’t give Opinions” OK. Working hard on keeping my mouth zipped. And, with all of the ideation tools, I am finding it. Not as challenging. But yes, a little. Hey, I’m Latina. We love to eat, and talk.

Some interesting phenomena happening this week around all of these affirmations, and writing. In my Press Release, my fictitious interviewer is named “Camila”, a very uncommon name. In fact, so uncommon that I had never met anyone named “Camila”, until just a few days after I posted my Press Release! And. Last night, during a women’s self-development workshop, I picked a spirit card profoundly related to my life and the question I brought to the group:  What does it feel like to be Free?! One more? When I was in session with my coach, she called in the energies of “Pan”. Unbeknownst to her, I have been working on a song by Stevie Wonder that is all about Pan!

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This week is the theme of love, and more on cause and effect. Don’t be attached to the outcome of emotion, either great joy or sadness because Everything Must Change…
And on the subject of Love – I love reading about love 3 times a day – my favorite subject!
How about a little mantra, sung to any tune? Baba Nam Kevalam – Love is all there is! This is my daily practice, attaching music, movement and singing to an “idea”. The results? Transformation!

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Blessings and sweet love to all who have visited this page.
I, the divine “I”, love you! <3