Commencement!!! As with all new beginnings, a journey must start somewhere and my Hero’s Journey is lifting off right now. I have acquired a number of new skills and insights through the MKMMA which will enable me to move forward in a progressive and positive manner which heretofore I was able to do. One of my biggest insights was being able to apply emotions to my thoughts. Another was that knowledge does not apply itself. I may have been cognizant, but I was not fully aware and able to put these insights into everyday practice which I am now able to do. Giving more effective habits has also allowed me to get more effective habits which is a huge practice that I certainly needed help with. I am so grateful for all that I have taken from this experience and I truly will be forever blessed because of it. Thank you to all who have contributed to my journey and hopefully I have added a little value to others as well. A heartfelt thank you to Mark, Davene, my guide, Eulaine, the other guides, the Staff and especially to my fellow travelers and students of life! As a friend once said, “Peace be the journey!” and remember that ” Happiness can be found in the darkest of places if we just remember to turn on the light! “
Where our attention goes, energy flows. Learning to really concentrate is an art form unto itself. I don’t know if it’s true that men tend to think in the past and women look to the future, but I have noticed that I have been thinking a lot lately about the past and my decisions and actions that created it. After listening to Mark J. really emphasize how if we think about the past then that is the energy we will pull along with us.I thought that I was pretty good at staying in the moment, but after observing my thoughts I realize that I am still stuck in the past. I am determined to break free of this way of thinking and move forward with the life I intend to have- “Not to go forward is to go backward”, as Charles Haanel has so eloquently stated. It is so great to be reminded over and over about the law of compensation and to really understand that when something is sent out, something must be received; lest there should be a vacuum formed. Fear is the great obstacle by which the flow of giving and receiving is stopped. Learning that I have been dragging past emotions along with me for the last 60 years and accepting that premise is very challenging to say the least. It was great to also understand that perfection is not acquired in six days, or six weeks, or in six months, but that it is a labor of love for a lifetime. I know in my mind that I have thought about leaving the course and doing something else to distract me from my true self, but fortunately I realize that this is my opportunity to let go of all my old baggage and move forward to the life that I really want and desire. As I have previously mentioned, I have no idea how I was able to manifest this in my life, but it has truly been a blessing. Knowing that I have the tools and support has given me so much more confidence to move into the unknown. I know in my heart of hearts that if I persist, I succeed. It feels awesome to really believe in myself. Work is certainly necessary and I am up to do what ever is required. Concentrating upon sorrow and loss only brings more sorrow and loss. Concentrating on abundance and gain will bring more abundance and gain. Developing attention and concentration is a work in progress for me, but with persistent practice and application of the lessons learned in the MKMMA experience has opened a portal to a world which I may never have known. I Am So Grateful, Thank You!!!
“I am the master of my emotions.” This particular scroll has really made me look at myself and how the frontal lobe of the brain is so important in regulating behavior and making decisions. After I had surgery for cancer, I discovered that this part of the brain also controls our emotions under stressful or traumatic situations. I am not really sure how I manifested this class, but I know before I found it that I was on a similar path of self discovery and now the MKMMA experience has accelerated that process. Having a structure to work with and not trying to figure this out on my own has been invaluable. The exercises and the progressions have been very challenging and I realize how easy it would have been to throw in the towel early on in the class, but somehow I knew that this is my way out of the “rabbit hole”. Learning to visualize with feeling has been a little frustrating in that it’s difficult to feel things and imagine them when you can’t feel what something would be like in the future. It is sort of like when a friend of mine explained that it was hard for her to feel happy when she couldn’t remember what being happy felt like. Being bombarded with so many different stimulations has been really helpful for me to understand that if I keep working and moving forward that I know in my heart I will be able to control my thoughts and consequently control my emotions. For the longest time I never realized why I made some of the decisions I did and why I behaved in ways that I never really understood why until recently. I am so GRATEFUL for Mark and Davene,as well as everyone associated with this course! I feel so blessed!!!Thank You!!!
This week’s blog is all about what we let into our lives and what we’re able to digest and then eliminate. It is so interesting to realize that what we’re able to digest and eliminate mentally is probably just as important as what we do on a physical level. Holding onto negative emotions like fear, guilt, and anger can be more troubling than the physical weight a lot of us have difficulty eliminating. As Haanel points out, our physical bodies basically require air,water, and food; and then after the body assimilates what it needs, it then eliminates what is unnecessary. There are times when we indulge ourselves in overeating or eating too much comfort food and our bodies don’t know how to react, so it holds on to stuff it really doesn’t need until it finds a way to let the waste go. It is uncanny how much our mental world is like the physical. We digest information and assimilate what we can; and we hold on to stuff we don’t need, but yet don’t know how to eliminate it either. Problems seem to occur on a physical level when autointoxication occurs because our tissues and organs become too full of waste that the system eventually shuts down. Our mental system can also become too toxic if we can’t find ways to eliminate that which we cannot use or no longer need, the system becomes too toxic and shuts down. Learning to use negative emotions to our advantage is a powerful tool, but I believe it is best to find a way to be aware of what we’re holding on to which no longer serves us and finding ways to eliminate it from our lives. When we become aware that we are still holding these things in our consciousness, we can work with the negativity or find a way to eliminate it. We can also clean out the garbage, but if we keep bringing in more garbage, our system will eventually shut down. I believe it best to be aware of what we’re allowing into our physical and/or mental world and not keep bringing more garbage in once we’ve figured out how to eliminate it- being conscious of what we allow into our lives.
I begin this blog owning up to the fact that I am behind in a few areas of my studies and exercises, blogging being an area where I have recently slacked off- maybe my old blueprint? Anyway, I am persisting and doing my best to catch up ASAP. I have found that one of the missing pieces for me in living the law of attraction after going though the Master Key is applying emotions with my thoughts. Intellectually I have understood the law and learned quite a bit about it, yet there seemed to be something missing. I am so grateful that I was able to attract this course and it appears that I have the tools and support I need to be able to break through and manifest my heart’s desires, whatever they may be. Learning, practicing, and now applying with enthusiasm to my thoughts; and to be observant of those thoughts and actions is probably the most challenging thing I have attempted this far in my lifetime. Talking about it in this blog is challenging because it is opening up past and present emotions that I have been burying for quite some time. There is a whole world of emotions layered upon each other and as I pull off one only to reveal another, ready or not, is hard work. I know that part of of my past would be finding a way to avoid the work and fall back into that comfort zone of self pity. Being aware of this behavior and then changing it is going to take a lot of work; not just going through MKMMA,but to fully utilize the tools I have been blessed with and apply them in my life. The law of dual thought is something new for me to really apply in my life and it’s going to take some practice, but I also that I am up for it. I Am Nature’s Greatest Miracle! I Am Worth The Effort!!!
This month has been a little bit of a challenge for me in that reading an obituary every day and reading Og has caused me to look at my own mortality and take stock of my life. Also saying farewell to people that I know during this process has brought up a lot of emotions. Learning to stay present is almost as challenging as being aware of my thoughts all the time. The mind is an amazing apparatus in how it can easily go info the past as well as projecting into the future. Becoming conscious of my breath and the life force it brings to me every moment is a great awareness and also to know that we are connected to everything with this Pranic Ether is really quite astounding. It was one thing to know that we are all connected on an intellectual basis, but to be fully aware on an intuitive level seems to be so much more powerful. The practice and progression of this course is so impactful , and I know and believe that the results will be even more amazing. Looking forward to knowing the person I intend to become even more now.
Reading the obituaries exercise has reminded me of a video I remember of Og Mandino, and I feel inspired to share it. It is just a great reminder of realizing how fortunate we are and to be grateful for all our blessings especially when we realize how those people we are reading about in the obituaries would feel if they could trade places with us. So here is the poem Og shared: Today upon a bus I saw a lovely girl with golden hair; I envied her she seemed so happy, I wish I were as fair. Then suddenly she rose to leave, I saw her hobble down the aisle; she had one leg and wore a crutch, but as she passed , a smile. Oh God, forgive me when I whine; I have two legs, the world is mine. I stopped to buy some candy, the lad who sold it had such charm; I talked with him, he seemed so glad; if I were late, it would do no harm. As I left, he said to me, I thank you, you have been so kind. It’s nice to talk with folks like you, you see, he said, I am blind. Oh God, forgive me when I whine; I have two eyes, the world is mine. Later while walking down the street, I saw a child with eyes aglued. He stood and watched the others play, he did not know what to do. I stopped a moment and then I said, why don’t you join the others, dear. He looked ahead without a word; and then I knew, he couldn’t hear. Oh God, forgive me when I whine; I have two ears, the world is mine. With feet to take me where I go; with eyes to see the sunset’s glow; with ears to hear what I would know; Oh God, forgive me when I whine, I am blessed indeed, the world is mine. Remembering to be grateful for ALL this life has to give us is something to always be aware of because we really never know when our time will be up. It’s a great reminder to always stay in the moment and be present, because it truly is a gift.
” The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts. ” – Marcus Antonius. This quote really sums up for me what this course and life are really all about – learning to control my thoughts and as a result, controlling my feelings, which leads to belief structure, leading to actions. By being able to concentrate my attention, I see now how my old blueprint has kept me stuck in the ” river of dreams “, by not realizing that I was self-sabotaging, through my lack of focus and concentration. Through the law of practice and growth I have become much more aware of my thoughts that cause my behavior. I can see the progression starting to really set in. My sits are getting better and so is my attention. Attention leads to interest and the greater the interest, the greater the attention; the greater the attention, the greater the interest – action and reaction. This process has also led me to greater insight. In the past I often would bounce from one activity to another and not ever really focusing; now after observing my thoughts and actions, I realize what I have been doing to myself. Also knowing now how to access and communicate with the subconscious has given me the understanding and power to be able to have and be anything I choose. It takes work to be observant of my thoughts and actions, but it’s so worth the effort because I know that if I persist, I succeed! I am so grateful that the Universe brought me the opportunity to take this course; and I heard the call and stepped up. I know that my life will never be the same and I am eliminating that self-sabotage. The mind is a well of thought which has no bottom. The more we draw on it, the more fruitful it will be.
Wow, what a week it’s been! Giving and receiving kindnesses was just the start and then we amped things up by commenting about all the kindnesses on the MKMMA website. The world just received a whole lot of awesome energy and we can only hope that all of us have grown in a like manner; I know that I have. Mark J’s day of hugging was so inspiring. I grew up in a family that didn’t hug much and I learned how to hug working in the non profit world. I love hugs! It feels so good to give a genuine, heartfelt hug, not a soft, pat on the back, just going through the motions hug; but a real “I Love You!” hug. When I was younger and less experienced, it seemed weird because I didn’t grow up in that kind of environment. Now I love giving and receiving hugs! Something else I read this week reinforced something that I am a big believer in and that is “smiling”. It takes a lot more muscles to frown than it does to smile(something like 43 muscles to frown vs. 17 to smile), and yet it seems as if it’s really a challenge for most people to smile. A smile can change someone’s whole world. We have no idea about what may be happening in someone’s life and when we smile towards them, usually their unconscious reaction is to smile back. That little act of kindness could completely change another’s world and it only took 17 muscles, a second or two, and a little inspiration. Smiles release endorphins and thus make us feel good too. Looking in the mirror and smiling at that person in the glass while saying ” I love you “, is very powerful especially if we mean it and practice it. So let’s all give away those beautiful smiles! Smile, then smile some more! I hope that I when I pass on to the next adventure after this life that I have a huge smile pasted on my face. I greet this day with love in my heart! Henceforth, I love all mankind!
This week has been a bit of a bumpy ride as it feels like my old blueprint is holding on for dear life. I have been including this affirmation with my daily practices- “I am ready to release what I no longer need, so I can receive what I desire!” and the Universe seems to be responding. Letting go of the past has been a challenge for me in the past, but this time I am determined to move forward and not drag things along that no longer serve me. I really appreciate ALL the help I’ve received from my guide, Eulaine; Mark and Davene; and the rest of the MKMMA! Without all this support I know that I probably would be stuck in a lot of “cement”. As challenging as things have been it’s all been worth it because I KNOW that things are getting much better. Thank you all! I believe I am persisting and I am succeeding!!!