Week 11 Embrace The Yoda Moment

“I WILL PERSIST UNTIL I SUCCEED!”

~Og Mandino

It is funny this last week was a shaky week for me with lots of chaos, confusion, and deflating moments in life.  In truth, most of the weeks so far have had their challenges.

I started the Mental Diet over again more than once. My faith was shaken and my trust tested.  Nothing is simple or guaranteed, which brought about a Yoda moment, “Do or Do Not, There is No Try!”

I can doubt and let worry seep in (my old blueprint) or I can have faith that all will work out. Trust the Universe and truly, also trust my heart!   My mind and heart sometimes war for lack of trust due to past consequence. (Change my mind/my viewpoint that is based on old beliefs, teachings and ways of thinking)

It is time to reconnect and embrace my PollyAnna again, because in childhood that was my true nature but with wisdom and new techniques learned.

PollyAnna is the way I approach life by default and continued through adulthood.  I took life and people at face value believing that if my intent was good then so was theirs.  It is what I expected to see, and oft times not realistically because moderation and caution were not employed as well, to create balance.  Although PollyAnna embodies positive aspects, it is still the old blueprint that did not practice moderation in all things.   I was just as likely to receive a negative result as a positive.

Deep breathe.  Just breath.  Release………….. “I am in the flow”

“I am one with the universal life energy and it is flowing through me now.  I feel it.”  ~Eugene Fersen

“It is well, however, to remember that while every effect is the result of a cause, the effect in turn becomes a cause, which creates other effects, which in turn create still other causes; so that when you put the law of attraction into operation you must remember that you are starting a train of causation for good or otherwise which may have endless possibilities.”  ~MKE PART 11 intro Haanel

“I AM IN THE DYNAMIC FLOW OF GIVING & RECEIVING” ~MKE

Today I got through an entire day without a negative thought.   Nice feeling.

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I decided to start a Bullet Journal to help with practical and actionable steps that will assist in the manifestation of my DMP.  It will have my schedule and plans.   I will have a collection of positive words and positive emotion words and positive action words, plus quotes.

<–You can use any notebook.  I am using a book size sketchbook as my bullet journal.  I also plan to use the shapes and colors in my journal to make it more MKE receptive.  (You can see my manifest board/movie poster in the background.  This is the room I work from since I rent a room in someone else’s home.  My  small laptop desk and chair are behind the camera.)  

 

BEGINNERS GUIDE TO BULLET JOURNAL BELOW: A SERIES OF VIDEOS

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Week 10 If You’re Happy & You Know It, Say, Amen!

This week I visited another blog where the blogger’s insight and the revelation blew me away.  James Jowers Master Key Journey—>>Week 10 = The Eyes Have It

JOB 22:28 – Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.

This one little bible verse blew my mind posted at the end of his post along with Haanel’s quote.  I recommend reading Jame’s week 10 blog and think about it.

The story of Job is one of my favorites of the bible stories because it is so human in what he goes through.   Job was beloved and righteous in God’s eyes and because of that the devil demanded the right to test his convictions.  Job’s life was full of abundance, but with the devil’s trials, he lost everything except his faith and thoughts.  His wisdom and choices along the way have always seemed beyond human in some ways to me, yet as I learn the universal laws I see deeper into his life now.  It is possible, not easy, but possible.

James points out this verse reflects what Haanel has written.  Read his post.  He says it a lot better than me.

10-11. The law is that Thought is an active vital form of dynamic energy which has the power to correlate with its object and bring it out of the invisible substance from which all things are created into the visible or objective world. This is the law by which and through which all things come into manifestation; it is the Master Key by which you are admitted into the Secret Place of the Most High and are “given dominion over all things.” With an understanding of this law you may “decree a thing and it shall be established unto thee.”

JOB 22:28 – Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.

I am developing a whole new take on visualization.  I am starting to see little micro changes in myself, especially since I started listening to my recording as I fall asleep.

I am feeling happier overall although outwardly not a lot has changed.  My thoughts in general are less critical and judging.  I have moments of peace.  Funny thing was I did not think they were all that bad until I took this course.  It made me realize my outlook was a lot more negative than I had thought it to be in the way I thought about things and the emotion I attached to situations and events.

I seem to go through a few good days and then chaos outside of myself comes at me and I struggle bumping along, but persevering.

“I will acknowledge rewards for they are my due; yet I will welcome obstacles for they are my challenge.” ~Og Mandino

This has been my cycle through the last 10 weeks.   I’m still here.

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Week 9 Immutable Truth

artofpatiencepixabyphotoIt is a fellow MKE blogger who gave me so much to think about that I made it into a post.   MasterKeyAdam His Week 9 post

 

 

The definition of Truth.

“a fact or belief that is accepted as true,” <-those words shook me.

“the quality or state of being true.”

“that which is true or in accordance with fact or reality

This is the comment I made on his blog when I first read it.  My first reaction.  The thought had me spinning.

MY COMMENT

 I like the breakdown.  That has quickly become a favorite phrase.  I have put in my recording often. 

The thing that stood out to me in your post was the definition of The Truth.  “a fact or belief that is accepted as true,” this definition made me pause.

It is actually one I had not thought to look up.  BUT  “THAT IS ACCEPTED”  which means anything we believe true can change and it is a “concept that is learned and accept by the majority” and the construction of our own personal worlds influenced, defined and created by our environments, the way we grew up, our exposure to outside influences and knowledge, education, the way we perceived the world within our” I am.”    Our truth shapes and creates our inner worlds. 

I know the last two years that I have had my “I am” shaken, shredded and destroyed.  My idea of my identity and my struggle to find it again is the journey that brought me to MKE.  Lots more to think about again.

Wow, thank you.  Powerful realization.  With that definition nothing is definite. 

3 little words (That is Accepted)

Definite

“clearly stated or decided; not vague or doubtful.”

“clearly true or real; unambiguous.”

“(of a person) certain or sure about something.”

 

So this had me digging deeper, everything hinging on the word TRUTH and circling back to it.   The definition of the words FACT & REALITY when I looked up the definition of Truth myself made me feel a little better about what I know as truth and don’t know.

FACT

“a thing that is indisputably the case”

“used in discussing the significance of something that is the case”

“a piece of information used as evidence or as part of a report or news article”

REALITY

“the world or the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them.”

“the state or quality of having existence or substance.”

INDISPUTABLE

“not disputable or deniable; incontestable. indisputable evidence.”
“unquestionably real, valid, or the like.”

 

It is three other words that back up a conclusion and make TRUTH immutable:  FACT, REALITY, INDISPUTABLE

IMMUTABLE

“unchanging over time or unable to be changed.”

 

 

My conclusion is we should question all absolute beliefs whether we mark them as truth or fact until they are indisputable holding true to the quailities of immutable knowledge.

An example that even time can create questions in accepted truth.

Coffee is bad for you or is it good for you?  Both truths may exist in this oxymoron world.  Both good and bad.   And of course, they all have facts and research to back them up. 

 

A Sherlock Holmes ideology, philosophy.   Wikipedia on   philosophy.

When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, stated by Sherlock Holmes

Even the great detective question the truth until all was ruled out.

After spending some time with the dictionary on words that I normally would never have questioned, I can say, I feel good, relieved and happy about this redefining of my own identity using the MKE as steps to rule out the impossible, create my own truth “vision” and live in happiness and joy.  It is real as I rule out all other possibilities.  I love it when something or someone makes me think.

Thank you, Mark Januszewski for this vehicle “The Master Keys Experience” method to take this fabulous journey of self-discovery.  It is so much fun.

Thank you, ADAM for inspiring me to “think out” the little things/words I accept and did not think to question.

 

My movie poster:

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Week 8 God Bless Us Everyone!

More than I can be…

Because “I am what I will to be!”

BELIEVE!  HAVE FAITH!  REMEMBER THE INNOCENCE’S AND LOVE OF LIFE.  THAT IS WHERE MAGIC LIVES AND EXISTS.  IT IS WHERE IT BEGAN…

 

HOPE EVERYONE HAS A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING, MERRY HOLIDAY & HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 

MY POSTER BOARD

It’s not finished until after the 1st when I am able to purchase more ink to print some pictures I want to add and some replace.  The funny thing is that I created this manifest board in 2012.  I already had the cork board and the picture on the board.  I have just rearranged and added the shapes and colors.

I’m learning with MKE now how to really make this happen.

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My Car Now-One Dream Achieved 2012 From My Manifest Board’s Original Creation.  I’m also living near water.  I moved from TX to FL near the ocean all the time-ease of access.  Semi-retired although that has not worked out to original plan but with MKE “I will be what I will to be”  and create the life & career of my dreams.

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Week 8 Reacting to Others

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The struggle continues.  My biggest struggle is dealing with those around me and their behavior and treatment.  It makes it hard to take the high road when you cannot escape the chaos that lives in your home.

However, funny enough, my reactions were more contained, level and calm despite feeling horrible upset inside and long afterward so I did see some change.

Instead of beating myself up and blaming myself I forgave myself and them, recognized that I did nothing and the problem was not in me.

I then said a pray for those involved, yet it took me awhile to shake the anger and feelings of injustice and being wronged. I’m still working on that, but I have more peace about it.

“I will acknowledge rewards for they are my due; yet I will welcome obstacles for they are my challenge.” ~Og Mandino

I’ve noticed when I have a couple of really good days in this journey and let my guards down that it is followed by challenge, unexpected and hard hitting sometimes.  It is my reaction and thoughts during these times that I struggle to maintain.  I’m only human.  My first reactions are not what I want them to be, but I do see change.  I felt myself still inside.  In some ways this is huge for me.

“But how will I react to the actions of others?

With love. For just as love is my weapon to open the hearts of men, love is also my shield to repulse the arrows of hate and the spears of anger. Adversity and discouragement will beat against my new shield and become as the softest of rains. My shield will protect me in the marketplace and sustain me when I am alone. It will uplift me in moments of despair yet it will calm me in time of exultation.

It will become stronger and more protective with use until one day I will cast it aside and walk unencumbered among all manners of men and, when I do, my name will be raised high on the pyramid of life. I will greet this day with love in my heart. And how will I confront each whom I meet? In only one way. In silence and to myself I will address him and say I Love You.” ~ Og Mandino The Greatest Salesman In The World

This is not easy to do.  I see the work I’ve put in revealing itself in me, but the thought came after the incident.  I long for the day it comes during an incident, but I will forgive myself and begin again.  I will shake off the depression and hurt.  I’m searching for a way to build my own support system within and to love myself when it feels like the world hates me.  Controlling and rationalizing the feelings and recognizing and moving away from the feelings are the hardest battle.  I’m am wounded but not defeated.  My journey is not in vain.  There is a  deep change taking place within.  I felt and I experienced it.

The importance of this is well illustrated in the lives of Emerson and Carlyle.  Emerson loved the good and his life was a symphony of peace and harmony, Carlyle hated the bad, and his life was a record of perpetual discord and inharmony. 

Here we have two grand men, each intent upon achieving the same ideal, but one makes use of constructive thought and is therefore in harmony with Natural Law, the other makes use of destructive thought and therefore brings upon himself discord of every kind and character.

It is evident therefore that we are to hate nothing, not even the “bad,” because hatred is destructive, and we shall soon find that by entertaining destructive thought we are sowing the “wind” and in turn shall reap the “whirlwind.” ~Haanel  Week 8 Intro

I love peace, harmony, kindness, compassion and this life that I create by finding forgiveness in my heart for myself and others.

“I will greet this day with love in my heart.” ~ Og Mandino

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1 Corinthians: 13 (NIV)

13 If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

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Week 7: The Challenge of Obstacles

 

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“I will welcome obstacles for they are my challenge.” ~Og Mandino

 

This week has been a struggle.  Yet, somehow  I did get some things done that needed to be done that I felt horrible overwhelmed with, which helped my belief, I can do this.  I can do this.  I can do this and build on the “subby” routines.

This mental thing is a bit like riding a snake…

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I would love to write insightful and inspiring post like other blogs I have read, but “it is what it is” …

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“I will be what I will to be”

 

I ran out of printer ink, so cannot print poster pics and put together until 1st when I have money again to purchase ink.   However, I am collecting images still and all I will have to do, is print and put together.  Have most of it but keep changing mind and rethinking it.  Have a few color shapes printed that I can see, until I can finish.

Working on my recording still too.  I had schedule to do my recording today, Friday, but life happened.   I had to babysit all day unexpectedly and we already have some plans tonight, so no quiet time to record.  May be a busy weekend with company, plus the Webinar Sunday which I have scheduled, so may be Monday before I find time is my own again to make recording.

I had a hard time not having an opinion this week too, but loved the video link sent out in reference to the mental diet.

 

For some reason this keeps playing through my head and besides the other two words, makes good law of substitution and makes me snicker when I think it.

“Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming…”  ~ Dory  

STOP IT! That is what I think, just STOP IT!

Like the girl in the video my biggest obstacle is myself.  STOP IT!  JUST STOP IT!

I love that GAL in the mirror.   She’s a hoot.  Keeps me rolling my eyes and laughing at some the things that cross her mind.   facetreasureisland

Remember-Law of Substitution.

I must have patience with myself.  

 

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Excerpt from Scroll I

~ Og Mandino The Greatest Salesman in the World

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“Time teaches all things to him who lives forever but I have not the luxury of eternity. Yet, within my allotted time I must practice the art of patience for nature acts never in haste. To create the olive, king of all trees, a hundred years is required. An onion plant is old in nine weeks. I have lived as an onion plant. It has not pleased me. Now I wouldst become the greatest of olive trees and, in truth, the greatest of salesmen.”

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Excerpt from Scroll II

“I will greet this day with love in my heart. And how will I do this? Henceforth will I look on all things with love and I will be born again.

I will love the sun for it warms my bones; yet I will love the rain for it cleanses my spirit.

I will love the light for it shows me the way; yet I will love the darkness for it shows me the stars.

I will welcome happiness for it enlarges my heart; yet I will endure sadness for it opens my soul.

I will acknowledge rewards for they are my due; yet I will welcome obstacles for they are my challenge.

I will greet this day with love in my heart.”

~Og Mandino, The Greatest Salesman in the World

1 Corinthians: 13 (NIV)

13 If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

 

 

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Week 6 Be Kind Don’t Criticize

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“I will greet this day with love in my heart.”   ~Og Mandino

My routine has been thrown off from outside influence and life demands from others.  This  week has been harder for me.  I have one speed due to physical handicap, slow & steady, and when you add more on my normal routine I falter and flounder.

I admit I’ve missed some reads this week, but I am hanging in and just picking back up.  The unexpected is continuing into this weekend with several unplanned things, so trying to rearrange my schedule and expectations of self.  Love myself and have a little compassion on me, because I was thinking maybe I’m not ready for this but that is the old blueprint talking.

I am my worst critic with a tendency to beat myself up when I fall below my own expectation.  This week despite setbacks I am telling that negative self to shut the hell up and replacing that with kindness, compassion and love. My “spirit” is gregarious and loving.  I need to be as supportive and kind to myself as I am to others.   Learning to cope and adapt a turtle to the unexpected is sometimes extremely challenging.

Taking heart from the Turtle: 

The story of the Turtle and the Hare.

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Turtles have existed since the prehistoric times. They must make it to the sea to live once they are born. First breath of life is a fight for survival. (animated)

Baby turtles fight to live slowly making their way to the ocean (Real Life)

Sea Turtles & Music for Meditation.   Symbolically the sea represents the subconscious.  Learning about life and limitations from the turtle.

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Week 5 Was That An Opinion?

This not having an opinion is hard.  Sometimes I don’t even realize I gave an opinion then think what’d I just say?  Wait.  That may be borderline opinion.  Yeah I know borderline was wishful thinking lol.

I’ve been biting my tongue before speaking as I try to lock down on that more but still…  The thought is there.  I then think why’d you think that?  Examine it.  It is hard to catch every opinion since they come about every other thought, and sometimes it is much later you realize that was an opinion.

Having an opinion is as natural as breathing because we were raised in opinion and someone else’s perspective and world outlook and ways.  The world I have decided is one BIG OPINION and puddle of propaganda.:)leopard-1456554_1280

DEFINITION OF AN OPINION Merriam-Webster

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noun opin·ion \ə-ˈpin-yən\
Popularity: Top 10% of words

Simple Definition of opinion

  • : a belief, judgment, or way of thinking about something : what someone thinks about a particular thing

  • : advice from someone with special knowledge : advice from an expert

  • : a formal statement by a judge, court, etc., explaining the reasons a decision was made according to laws or rules

 

 

This is gonna be a hard one for “subby”.   Change your mind, change your life.

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Week 5 Stage Fright

I’m struggling with writing my Press Release.  Several have written theirs and as I read some of the awesome press releases I am embarrassed I can’t figure out mine.  I get stage fright in real life so bad I blank out and don’t remember the event or what I did.

I guess I should shoot for a private interview.  Maybe that will make it easier to write.  I interview authors all the time on my other blog and writer platform, Writer’s Gambit, but having trouble pretending to interview myself for this.

Okay, I going to get back to it and try it again.   I’ll be doing another blog post soon for week 5 + Press Release.

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Week 4 Success Is A State of Mind

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SUCCESS IS A STATE OF MIND

Small Steps: Focus & Discipline

Lately, I’ve been pondering the suggestion that when we set goals and do not achieve them, or set them unrealistically and do not meet them, that we are actually training ourselves to fail, but when we set smaller realistic goals we are teaching ourselves to succeed or rather avoid failure with everyone we complete creating a path of habit.  That failure and success are just learned habits in the way we teach ourselves discipline and focus. Makes sense and why setting small goals or long term goals in small simple steps works.
Og Mandino:  The Greatest Salesman That Ever Lived
“I will form good habits and become their slave.”
  
“What they will teach me is more to prevent failure than to gain success, for what is success other than a state of mind? Which two, among a thousand wise men, will define success in the same words; yet failure is always described but one way. Failure is man’s inability to reach his goals in life, whatever they may be.”   
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