Week 18…I will live this day as if it is my last.

Og  Mandino Scroll V places the challenge to live in the  present. Movingly lays out what thinking in the past accomplishes… NOTHING!!  “Yesterday is buried forever and I will think of it no more.” I only add to learn from the past to be wiser and better in the today!

In listening to many speak; how often is the conversation worry, fear or anxiety over some aspect of the future!! Borrowing trouble that has not, may not even happen! Yet, these two time references can easily become the direction of HOURS of conversations! I believe I may allow the Scroll V readings to become topics of conversations this month so to continue raising my own awareness to live in the present and perhaps begin to direct others to the joy of NOW!

Week 17… concentration

17.6″ Concentration is much misunderstood; there seems to be an idea of effort or activity associated with it, when just the contrary is necessary.  The greatness of an actor lies in the fact that he forgets himself in the portrayal of his character, becoming so identified with it, that the audience is swayed by the realism of the performance.  THis will give you a good idea of true concentration: you should be so interested in your thoughts, so engrossed in your subject, as to be conscious of nothing else.  Such concentration leads to intuitive perception and immediate insight into the nature of the object concentrated upon.”

From the definition, way too many times what was being requested of me was focus NOT concentration 17.9. …”The practice of concentration requires the control of the physical, mental, and physical being; all modes of consciousness whether physical or mental, must be under control. 17.11 Concentration does not mean mere thinking of thoughts, but the transmutation of these thoughts into practical values…” 17.16 “In realizing great thoughts, in experiencing great emotions that correspond with great thoughts, the mind is in a state where it appreciates the value of higher things.”

Part 17 has been one that I have read multiple times, more enjoyed with the digging deeper in my own habits and awareness of missed concentration! Concentrating on matters of importance, “the intuitive power will be set in operation, and help will come in the nature of information which will lead to success!” YES!!!

Week 16…listening to what others are really saying!

Due to the work that I have been doing with MKE my awareness is fine tuning to the power of words and how we so easily can be speaking what we really do not want! I listen to people at work, and apply in my mind the 7 Laws or perhaps actually come up with what the Law of Substitution could be! It’s been great practice as I usually can pick up on what someone else is saying rather than always what I am… in some instances I have been telling myself a very limiting belief for YEARS that I have failed to really HEAR what I was saying to myself. NO MORE!

I believe as a result of my work for the past many months, changes to dream, define my PPN’s & DMP doors have been opening up in the most unexpected ways for me. I recently have begun working with someone who wanted me (not my resume) to join his team. Not his practice but his team of “out of the box thinkers” hmmm Masterminders? =) and thus have begun forming a new position for me to work along side of this very adventurous person pursuing some wonderful life dreams that are actually taking shape.  I hear words of idealizing, visualizing and beginnings of materializing.

Now here is the kicker for me, many of these “businesses” have overlaps into my own DMP!! To the point where I have been invited to “run” with any of the three that my heart leans to! I am learning so much, and as I reflect I find many of my past desires, past experiences have prepared me for today and what is coming.

I am so VERY GRATEFUL!!

Week 15… flash cards- wow!

I can feel the positive in my body as I flash through the good I have done!  Just taking inventory of what so easily can be taken for granted and not appreciated that it was even done- it is really celebrating the smallest thing like you would the huge things. What an energy shift for me. Throwing in future, SmartGoals, shapes- brillant! I am liking these peptides!!!

Reading daily “the dominating thoughts of my mind are reproducing themselves in outward physical actions & transforming themselves into physical reality” goodness it really is happening in my world”!!!!  I am quick to get out of my head the nay-sayer comments, the judgements and those dang opinions so quickly because I really like the replacements of the positive and possibilities and focusing on my responsibilities thus allowing others to do the same. The Law of Substitution.

MKE Lesson 15-14 reads “This leads to the inevitable conclusion that if we wish to express abundance in our lives, we can afford to think abundance only, and as words are only thoughts taking form, we must be especially careful to use nothing but constructive and harmonious language, which when finally crystallized into objective forms, will prove to our advantage.” Clean thinking is what I call this… the discipline of reading, sits, DMP, PPN, PressRelease… etc for months has truly cultivated the transition in my mind thoughts to desire to think abundantly in all aspects of my life. Huge difference between accumulation of “things” to validate abundance to the life of abundance from within… I am discovering contentment and peace regardless of what the world around my is doing. Abundance to give kindness, love, compassion and the growing ability to give and be of assistance in the tangible needs of others. SO VERY GRATEFUL today!

Week 14… and I nearly dropped out!!

I am so grateful for my MasterKey Guide… with good questions and gentle inquiry of was the “old blue print” boldly saying “you can’t…” before seeing what could be experienced… I decided to press on and stay the course. What has happened in the last few weeks has been nothing short of exciting for me! That the inner world is manifesting more and more in the outer world is, well, a wonder!

Received a most precious gift from my niece for Christmas, a hand written note of appreciation! Some key words: “you always encourage …; “…being an independent lover. By that I mean that you are independant and self-sufficient and you still have a lot of love to give all the time which is quite an accomplishment!”.  She could have read my DMP as Liberty and Autonomy are my PPN’s with being of integrity and encouragement in my relationships! What a gift!!

Even though my 7 Day Mental Diet is well honestly in a stage of daily re-set; I am finding less and less of my own thoughts focused in the nay say world but way more encouraging & upliftng with curiosity. My challenge is the negative people that I cannot remove myself from at this point in time. So I get to practise everyday how to let their words float right on out of my head and not land within my thought process.

Week 13…significant shift this week!

For years I have made comments that “no one will pay me what I am worth” in the workplace! What looks good on resume as “hard skills” are not what I have  as significant.

Last week as I was repeating “I can be what I will to be”  caused me to pause and really listen to what I was repeatedly saying (aka inviting) and thought… just as likely the right situtuation  will see what I bring to a team and want to hire me. True for my MLM as well, as I am about attracting those I want to work with and build a dynamic team.

So I decided to NO LONGER entertain the negative and shift my thoughts to a more positive posture. WELL, over the weekend I attended a reunion and had the most facintating conversation that ended with the comment to me “I want you to be a part of our team- you will bring so much with that ‘big heart’ of yours!”

That has been followed by many text and a meeting yesterday. Besides both saying “yes” to working on an exciting initiative starting in Jan., he shared a dream for a non-profit… I nearly came out of my chair when his “dream” sounded so very much like my DMP!!! SO I have been asked to be a part of that formation as well!! CRAZY exciting… such a great adventure.

I am beyond blessed to have my world shifting  and seems to be opening up from my MKMMA “doing the work”!

 

Week 11… old blueprint nearly got me!

Hats off to having guides in MKMMA! I am adjusting some priorities and giving myself the ok to modify down time involvements to stay the course.  And reading Scroll lll with persistence as the theme rather nailed me too! Do I really want to delay my DMP? NO!!!

Want to note that  once the drive for getting check marks on my extensive, “no one could get all that done in a day list” was shallow to what I am experiencing from my Service/Promise card weekly actions. Something about liking my future self to take the time today to do something towards that action really has deep meaning…it’s a very affirming positive “I care about you Cheri” kind of a meaning. Then once its done- wow that linking to keeping my promise is powerful!

Ok that it, as its time now for OG!

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Week 10… saying bye.

Awoke yesterday actually aware that I was saying good-bye to Scroll II! I was intrigued by that awareness. It’s been a good month as I have seen way more love in my heart show up in situations more “naturally” especially with the “challenging” personalities and even situations.

When I first read the affirmation MKE 9-24 “I am whole, perfect…” I thought “nope not going to use perfect” as I am a recovering perfectionist and have spent a ton of internal work letting go and celebrating doing well, being ok with “its good enough”. Then somewhere I read about perfect cells in my body so I have added that back as those I do want perfect!  I really like to position of 9-25 “Whatever you desire for yourself, affirm it for others, and it will help you both.  We reap what we sow.”  Believe that works lovely with “give more, get more.”

Then in 9-26 “…scientist declare that we build ourselves over entirely every eleven months…” that stopped me as exactly 11 months ago I decided that a certain adult in my life was not going to get to drive me “crazy”.  First, I started to give her feedback on kinder ways of speaking to me, that I no longer needed to be told how to do things. And yes, that did not go well!  So I decided ok, I will just keep my mouth shut and say nothing.  Well, I said agitated things silently and that was no fun either.  Next was the practice of letting go, how important is it really, she clearly has stated at 83 she is not changing for anyone so that meant I GET to do the changing.  Changing I have done. It is really grounding to experience that kind of growth!!

This set the stage for MKE 10-1 “Abundance is a natural law of the Universe.”  As I have read I have found myself looking at the evidence around me of nature’s abundance.  How blessed I already am with what I have in my life and the relationships as well. I posted on work space 10-3 “… enables man to plan courageously and execute fearlessly.” These are really empowering words worthy of “say aloud” for me.

Earlier this week, I was passing through a room where mom does watch Netflix when I heard these words-” I promise… I always keep my promises!!” No joke, I asked for the TV wand and reversed to listen 3x to confirm I heard this correctly! ( was in series Cedar Cove).  Crazy how MKMMA shows up in the world around!!

This may well be my last blog post as I have struggled with a very difficult decision for the  past 4 weeks. Evidence from completing an assessment of my 168 hr/week with the times needed for my responsibilities as caregiver/ personal & home tasks/ business building/ MKMMA actions etc. I was short real hours of nearly 8-9 every day. Clearly, I have chomped off more than I can chew.  Job #1 right now is being on assignment as the designated caregiver for our mom.  Through MKMMA, I have become extremely clear about my future so building  MLM towards that  identified PPN Autonomy and Liberty, I have been aware of what actions I need to be engaged in.  Each week I have fallen behind, obviously! My mind’s eye sees rocks on a flat plate, every evening I confirm with my calendar what I have on the next day (keeping my “compass” evident, then the next day, other rocks get dropped on my plate pushing off what I thought was going to get done. My business has suffered as those rocks have been pushed off too.  Scrambling has become a physical norm and finally this week with a slip and fall, I  admitted to hearing my  body screaming  “something HAS to be paused”.  Saying goodbye for now is the last thing I really want but as long as I am in this role I have to honor this season as it will be a short one according to the medical doctors – less than a year for her.

To have an ok with this tough decision, I am committing to continuing the reading pattern with GS, DMP,  Service cards, shapes and I am going to venture back into Go90Grow to the Hero’s Journey.

SO as you go forward, I will be cheering you on! Trusting that you will “graduate” and live out your DMPs!  Mine, it will happen too, just in a different timing pattern.   All the best!!

Week 9… slowly soaking in.

What do you find yourself doing when you need to process? Me?… I will be doing a mindless physical task. This past Monday I was leaf blowing the fallen leaves from the patio and sidewalks. Then I had an idea about the gazillion fallen acorns in the ornamental grass- wondering how close does the blower need to be to move those little things. Why? Because in the spring, many of those acorns take root and must be hand pulled out of the bed! (Set the stage a little, this is my mother’s yard and “her way” of doing things. Every spring she gets her garden stool and moves it through the bed pulling the young saplings- multiple times.) Cheri’s “way”, just deal with them now and reduce the hours in the spring of removing them. WOW! I had some insight in that moment. This is exactly what I am doing with the 7 Day Mental diet, the sits and the reading- giving back to me in the future.  So being a good student, I grabbed my phone & earbuds and listened to myself read my DMP, BPP. GS, and Service cards as I proceed to leaf blow the acorns OUT!

At 84 yrs. (and sickly) mother “decided” to give up driving. I have a new role, her designated driver.   Of course, I do not drive like she did, do not take the same routes to destinations as she did, and she must enjoy complaining about the way others drive as well.  “Lord, is there any humor here to help me!” became a whisper last week. Did you ever watch the movie Driving Miss Daisy? I now have my humor to let the rest just roll off!! (No idea how to make this work so will return tomorrow after watching the Digital video again and see what I am missing- too frustrated after four tries with same results! =). Took me 40 min watching clips to find this one!! Hats off to your bloggers that add videos!- I did give it a go! check mark!)

Reading GS this week- what jumped out for me many times are the following:

“… Always I dig for reasons to applaud; never I scratch for excuses to gossip. When I am tempted to criticize I bit on my  tongue; when I am moved to praise I shout from the roofs.”

“Is it not so that birds, the wind, the sea and all nature speaks with the music of praise for their Creator? Cannot I speak with the same music to His children? Henceforth, I remember this secret and it change(s) my life.”

Then “…love is also my shield to repulse the arrow of hate and the spears of anger. Adversity and discouragement beat(s) against my new shield and become as the softest of rains. My shield protect(s) me… and sustain(s) me when I am alone.”

I am appreciating the “soaking” in of the words I am focusing on daily, how much awareness that I did not have before to the impact of my inner world to defining my outer world and even how I respond or react in the outer world from a place of my inner world.

 

Week 8… resistance!

This is the second week that my blog is falling into the “last minute window”! The interesting aspect is that once I start the writing process… I enjoy what comes together. I think and observe all week, making notes of “blog” thoughts. Something happens when it comes time on Wed. or Thurs. (my calendar evenings goals) and honestly…I believe I procrastinate or at least recognize there is resistance.  This is not a new awareness and curious to it’s not budging yet.

This week, I really struggled daily with thoughts “just quit” and it has been a tough week emotionally for me as well. The time change with less sun shine daily along with some dreary days really made for a week of challenge.  Keeping the 7 Day Mental Diet of not holding negative thoughts plus keeping my opinions to “live and let live” took most of my thinking time!!

An interesting observation was that after the original recording assignment last week with modulation 6-12 sec pause of my DMP; it annoyed me to listen to it! As though my brain was irritated by the music when listening to the words or reversed that the words distracted from the music. So after 3 attempts to listen & becoming irritated, I recorded the straight reading to music of my DMP, Scroll II, Promise cards. That decision served me well this week.  I could listen to them frequently to distract myself for thinking of quitting.  (afternote: tonight I jogged the block with my pup and tried the modulation reading again- it worked! Guess I needed the really physical movement!)

I have been under lining thoughts that jump out at me or that I want to be certain to read repeatedly from the MasterKey.

8-4 “… Mental habits are difficult to control, but it can be done and the way to do it is to begin at once to substitute constructive thoughts for destructive thoughts. …quotation from George Matthews Adams, “Learn to keep the door shut, keep out of your mind, out of your office, and out of your world, every element that seeks admittance with no definite helpful end in view”!  My big challenge, are the people around me that have not grasped this concept that keep hurling  words that are destructive my way. This is a season of learning that regardless of what others select to focus their thoughts upon, I get to learn how to keep my inner world at peace.

Here is where my reading of GS of Scroll II without the “will” has had profound impact on me…I  greet this day with love in my heart…When I am tempted to criticize, I bite my tongue (its recovering thank you!); when I am moved to praise, I shout from the roofs.”

I look for the upside these day when in conversation with the downside viewers, it’s great practice!