I really enjoyed this chapter and the exercise this week.
Harmony and happiness are states of consciousness and do not depend upon the possession of things.
Interestingly mid week an event took place that previously would have caused me to react negatively and throw me into a state of unhappiness and grief for a period of time. This time I found absolutely no attachment, no judgment and only an internal centeredness.
In addition to their functionality I’ve found the flash cards incredibly enjoyable!
The cards consist of combinations of personal activities and events that have been done in one’s life as well as daily gratitude and positive interactions with others.
I found it interesting that on the occasion when my mind started to veer to a negative head space -particularly regarding myself – the flash cards appeared on the screen of my mind creating an immediate law of substitution.
Also flashing the cards whenever I had the urge to check my phone, email or do any other procrastinating activity was insightful as to how much time in the day we are distracted or shall I say choose to be distracted!
Also this week, in having to look for examples of taking initiative in all walks of life, I found myself increasingly productive in my own life personally and professionally accomplishing a great deal in a day.
I don’t know when the last time was that I watched a movie.
As movies have become louder, increasingly in your face and violent I have no interest in going the theatre nor to even watch them on television.
So it was great to have this requirement this week to watch one of the suggested movies and a good reminder to me the importance of storytelling in creating emotional experiences within oneself.
“Door 2 Door” is the true story of Bill Porter a door to door salesman with cerebral palsy. Society deemed him unemployable and wanted his Mother to put him in a home. Instead, she taught him that he could do anything if he put his mind to it and was patient and persistent.
He wanted to be a salesman.
Despite the awkwardness and pain of his condition, he would walk eight to ten miles a day to meet his customers. He outsold everyone at this company. Porter supported himself and continued to work as a salesman until age 69.
It’s a story about hard work and determination and working past barriers that are both real and perceived. How difficult it is for people who have disabilities to obtain employment, even though they have the skill sets, personality, and perseverance to benefit a place of work.
But ultimately, “Door to Door” is a story of patience, persistence, and friendship, and of the unbreakable spirit of one man who met and exceeded the expectations of not only other people but his own.
A must watch!
If you could turn back the
clock and give your younger
self 2 words to live by… what
would they be?
I think for me those words would be Heart and Act.
Isn’t it amazing how much we hold our selves back for fear of the unknown? That we only seem to be able to measure what we think we’ll “lose” if we act on our desires, rather than that which we may gain.
Think of all the stages of your life: prebirth, birth, infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, late childhood, adolescence, early adulthood, midlife, mature adulthood, late adulthood.
You are not the same person or body that you were during those stages.
What future self will you create?
I’ve listened many times to Earl Nightingale’s “The Strangest Secret In The World” so it was wonderful to revisit it as part of our resources in Week 13.
This week I also happened upon his 1985 version entitled “The Strangest Secret..Revisited” where he mentioned a phrase that absolutely stopped me in my tracks: We are on a kind of Holiday on earth.
What a concept!
We spend a time here before merging back into the mystery once again.
We need to examine ourselves and discover what we’re best equipped to give for the journeys fare.
During our time here let us enjoy ourselves to the fullest.
To give our best to the time we dedicate to service and the rest we can enjoy with those we love and with whom we share our lives.
We need only brighten the corner where we are to the very best of our abilities.
That’s our part of the bargain.
Turn what you have into what hundreds/thousands of people can use and or enjoy.
As we sow, so shall we reap.
If our sowing serves a great number of people than our harvest will reflect that service.
What do you love to do?
What do you love to do that can serve others without you having to be there personally?
We are coming from somewhere and going somewhere so what will you do with your holiday on earth and what is your journey’s fare?
I’ve always found the weekly blog challenging and more often than not I am a day late in posting.
Week 11 was a week late.
I questioned my hesitancy to get my weekly blogs posted in time.
Part of me felt that I didn’t have anything of value to say, but this past week I came to realize that I’m putting a judgment on myself worried about what people will think of my posts. That revealed to me that as much as I have grown during this program I still have some deep-seated paradigms to shift.
In week 12′s webinar, Mark talked about how much the blogs were helping others. That plus these other takeaways from Week 12 were extremely helpful to me in getting a new perspective towards what I had always dreaded as the weekly blog.
This course teaches you how to pick an intention and if the methods aren’t available
let the subconscious mind find the new methods.
When you combine this method with the thought of helping other people succeed
and impregnate it with love the irresistible force becomes an enormous channel of service.
The collective consciousness of people putting down their personal agendas and operating for the greater good without taking anyone else’s good is affecting massive change.
Make your intention the DMP of others.
Helping others helps you break through blocks.
Can’t wait for blog #13!
I’ve discovered this week that when wonderful experiences happen in the world without even more focus and discipline is required in the world within.
I have been a part of workshops, seminars and private coaching with some of the top people in the network marketing and personal development industry but never have I experienced such hands on immediate action and results as I have with the Master Key Experience.
I wanted to express my gratitude to Mark and Davene and their incredible team for their support, care, and tell it like it is style!
From the first week receiving a card from the previous class to a copy of Mark’s book Standing Tall which I arrived home to the other day in my mailbox this is such a first class organization.
Continued Thanks & Gratitude.
I have often heard the statistic that we have 86,400 seconds in a day, and it all comes down to what we do with those seconds and how we manage our actions – because we cannot manage time – that determines our results. Even though I’ve heard and read this statistic many times I still found it challenging to get done all that I wanted to do in a day -because I wasn’t managing my actions.
The example in this week’s webinar of the value of ore converted into various forms (a bar of iron, horse shoes, needles, balance springs) hugely affected my ability to now manage my actions by placing a monetary value on the seconds of my life. $1,000 per second to be exact!
Not only did I find myself course correcting my actions almost immediately as I drifted off into actions that did not forward me, but I found that the law of substitution became so much more accessible as I realized in moments of negativity I was losing $1000 a second.
This was an incredible convergence for me this week towards keeping connected to the present moment.
I find “the gal in the glass” a tremendous deterrent for when negative paradigms rear themselves!
“The person whose verdict counts most in your life is the gal staring back from the glass”.