Week 23a Just Be

The post I’ve planned and have been working on for week 23 is not quite ready, so thought I’d go ahead and post this.


Be Still

Just be

I love the analogy of this song  Favorite words that inspire and move me.  “Your love is like a Waterfall raining down on me & Everything I’ve done is covered in rivers of grace.”  Chris Tomlin

Yes, it’s Christian yet the truths and the analogy are universal in principle and truths.  I am defenseless and I strive to Just Be.

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Week 22a AWED: I’m Still Dreaming

*Big Stock Photo by Belphnaque


Noticing God in others, seeing gratitude in unexpected places and people. I am thankful, humbled, and overwhelmed with grateful joy and love as I see the outward evidence of change within manifest around me and in others.   To live an inspired life takes gratitude, appreciation, love and persistence.

It is funny that I am surprised when I see such strong change within me because I have seen it before.  I wrote about another time in my life when I struggled and approached a crossroad and was AWED.   I was younger.  It was different circumstance and yet it was about change, faith, and persistence, acknowledging, appreciation and hope.

A Conversation With God was written around October 2003 after I had gastric bypass surgery, posted on MY Space when that was the “in” social medium and blogging platform on the net.   A time of change for me .

It was re-posted September 25, 2013, on Writer’s Gambit while I was working through what I wanted to blog about, my writing platform and I had just lost my job, so once again I face the challenges of change.  Today is March 11, 2017, and I link back to the post of 2013 on the road of challenge, growth, grace and abundance.

The funny thing is this post in its contents and essence is timeless for me.  It is a reflection of the human condition and the hero’s journey and its many faces for one individual.  When I read my own words I still connect and I am taken to that place of Grace I sought in the prayer and feel the joyful gratitude and awe I felt the first time I wrote it.  This year makes that post almost 19 years old.

God is still with me and within me.  The thing that has changed is I have learned new habits that with persistence lead me and still lead me to the life I was meant to live.  Humble.  Grateful.  Overwhelming AWE.  Riches flow to me in every realm of my life and manifest in this physical world so I might experience joy, happiness, harmony in a balanced life.

I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious, and happy.

Hannel 19:1-2

1. The search for truth is no longer a haphazard adventure, but it is a systematic process, and is logical in its operation. Every kind of experience is given a voice in shaping its decision.
2. In seeking the truth we are seeking ultimate cause; we know that every human experience is an effect; then if we may ascertain the cause, and if we shall find that this cause is one which we can consciously control, the effect or the experience will be within our control also.

I hold a lot of resistance within. It’s like a tight weave that has to be unraveled one strand at a time, inch by inch. I took the fear that I can’t really change this week and used it do small kindnesses and use mindfulness to achieve small actions, which brought results to my outer world. Humbled, Grateful with Joy & Love in wonderous awe of the spirit within and the spirit without, God in me and God surround me through universal mind.

Hannel 22: 1

  1. Knowledge is of priceless value because by applying the knowledge we can make our future what we wish it to be. When we realize that our present character, our present environment, our present ability, our present physical condition are all the result of past methods of thinking, we shall begin to have some conception of the value of knowledge.

I’m still dreaming, changing, evolving…  I live an inspired life!


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The Power of Habits


I loved this book.  It helps with understanding how habits work, how they emerge, the neurology of habit, and looks at research studies examples and habits of societies.  The theme circles around and show that–Habits Can Be Changed.  Habits actually change the brain.  Habits are the “rote” allowing the brain not to think–power down–meaning you do them unaware you do them, and in not recognizing or understanding why you do them no conscious thought-out decision or intention is made.  You’re on autopilot.

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life And Business by Charles Duhigg.


With a new Afterword by the author
In The Power of Habit, Pulitzer Prize–winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential. At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.


This book is a very enjoyable read, not monotonous at all or overly technical.  The end of Chapter 1 had me crying, lol.  A self-help book actually affected my emotions like a fictional story might.  WOW..

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Week 21 The 5 Second Rule

The thegymking on MKE site posted this video link.    It is worth a watch.



Yesterday I learned about the 5 Second Rule.  I was asked about a blog post about it, but I did not Know enough to really formula a firm perception of the technique.

I practiced it yesterday.  Mel Robbins says that THE counting backward process interrupts the sub process and hesitation factor that ALL humans do immediately with any thought and pushes thought to the frontal cortex where you take action.

According to Robbin’s, The key is interrupting the old to replace with a new response-immediate action without hesitation–GERONIMO.   I will keep practicing this really easy and simple techique and let you know what I notice in the future.

I found when I immediately counted backward 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 in the second I would have hesitated, that inserting backward count,  I would then follow through with the action of standing up.  I was already on my feet so I just did it.  I was already moving to Do It Now.

If it happens enough I can see how the auto response will reprogram to become Do It Now.  Such a simple, small technique to have such an immediate impact and with less thought and effort.

I really enjoy hearing Mel talk about the science behind this.   Check the videos.  Her book release Feb 28th, The 5 Second Rule.   Her first book already out is Stop Saying You’re Fine: Discover a More Powerful You.



I just rewatched the TEDtalk.  The 5 Second Rule is about taking any action that will marry the idea you have with action so you will continue to act on it instead of dismissing it or never getting back to it.  It makes sense.  This jewel comes at the end of the talk.

MelRobbins.com  Site

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WEEK 20 Shadow Me

~Charles Hannel: Lesson 20: 9-11

9. But perception will come only in the Silence; this seems to be the condition required for all great purposes. You are a visualizing entity. Imagination is your workshop. It is here that your ideal is to be visualized. 

10.  As a perfect understanding of the nature of this power is a primary condition for its manifestation, visualize the entire method over and over again, so that you may use it whenever occasion requires. The infinity of wisdom is to follow the method whereby we may have the inspiration of the omnipotent Universal Mind on demand at any time.

11. We can fail to recognize this world within, and so exclude it from our
consciousness, but it will still be the basic fact of all existence;  and when we learn to recognize it, not only in ourselves but in all persons, events, things and
circumstances we shall have found the “Kingdom of heaven” which we are told  is “within” us.


This week I have had trouble concentrating and staying focus as I work on transmuting fear, anger, sadness, guilt e.g. emotion into a tool I can use.  Trouble focusing on anything really.   I have had trouble going to sleep and staying asleep.  And when I do sleep I have restless, shadowy or spooky dreams or sleep only one or two hours and then I’m up.  I recognize this is my “subby” communicating with me or avoiding it.  I cannot decide.

I have also felt sluggish and at times not well.  I have decided to put more concentration into my Sit or maybe Sits.  Something is going on, on the inside, and I need to take the plunge into the depth of “psyche” and find the bliss of wholeness, harmony, and power.




Hidden Shadow.

On the edges of mind’s eye,

Rolling rhythm, oceans lullaby.

Shadow sleeps.

Dancing sunshine, filtered light,

Innocence’s impatient growth,

Shadow wakes.

Nature’s sings, Oh joy, I play,

Climbing, swinging, exploring, jumping, searching…

Shadow peaks.

Building sandcastle’s at sea, where is peace?

Rolling waves, crashing, soul’s symphony.

Shadow retreats.

Stone falls, waters still.

Nagging, knowing, yet unaware, night descends.

Beneath the starry dome, smiling moon,

Shadow blocked.

Blind to chaos’ insidious advance.

In dying embers light,

Shadow knows.

Mind-maze floods, the Coyote stalks,

Dark deluge, tricksters spawns.

Shadow lost.

Hands over ears, unseen monsters roar,

In the cacophony of noise.

Shadow whispers,

From far away, “It’s all up to you.”

Strength flees, one last push,

Shadow silenced.

Reaching, overwhelmed, fire fades.

Flint strikes, before it drops,

Shadow leaps.

Hope’s spark ignites,

Reborn Spirit’s thread.

Shadow stitches.

Reflection mimics, Light deflects,

Reunited, healing synchronicity.

Shadow flows.

Aware…Demons banish.

 The laughter, the joy, the dance.

My friend, my truth, JUST BE,

Shadow Me.

~Juneta Key ©

~Juneta Key © 05302017 ~

This is one of my favorite Lindsey Stirling songs, Shadows.



YouTube Videos

Alan Watts ~ Facing Your Own Shadow

Carl Jung on Accepting the Darkness of Self and Others

Carl Jung speaks about Death

Carl Gustav Jung – Transference and Archetypes

Other Links:

Myths and Legends Wiki  Grim Reaper

Wikipedia Death Personified 

Oddly enough I have been researching the subject death & mythology for years because of the series I am writing.  If interested you can view that here ->Apocalypse, Signed, Sealed & Delievered.


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Laws of the Universe

Lots of interesting stuff at the links below



Laws of the Universe

The Law of Divine Oneness – everything is connected to everything else. What we think, say, do and believe will have a corresponding effect on others and the universe around us.



Law of Vibration – Everything in the Universe moves, vibrates and travels in circular patterns, the same principles of vibration in the physical world apply to our thoughts, feelings, desires and wills in the Etheric world. Each sound, thing, and even thought has its own vibrational frequency, unique unto itself.



Law of Action – Must be employed in order for us to manifest things on earth. We must engage in actions that supports our thoughts dreams, emotions and words



Law of Correspondence – This Universal Law states that the principles or laws of physics that explain the physical world energy, Light, vibration, and motion have their corresponding principles in the etheric or universe “As above, so below”



Law of Cause and Effect – Nothing happens by chance or outside the Universal Laws.. Every Action(including thought) has a reaction or consequence “We reap what we sow”



Law of Compensation– The Universal Law is the Law of Cause and effect applied to blessings and abundance that are provided for us. The visible effects of our deeds are given to us in gifts, money, inheritances, friendships and blessings.



Law of Attraction – Demonstrates how we create the things, events and people that come into our lives Our thoughts, feelings, words, and actions produce energies which, in turn attract like energies. Negative energies attract negative energies and positive energies attract positive energies.



The Law of Perpetual Transmutation of Energy – All persons have within them the power to change the conditions of their lives. Higher vibrations consume and transform lower ones; thus, each of us can change the energies in our lives by understanding the Universal Laws and applying the principles in such a way as to effect change



Law of Relativity – Each person will receive as series of problems (Tests of Initiation/Lessons) for the purpose of strengthening the light within each of these tests/lessons to be a challenge and remain connected to our hearts when proceeding to solve the problems. This law also teaches us to compare our problems to others problem into its proper perspective. No matter how bad we perceive our situation to be, There is always someone who is in a worse position. Its all relative.



Law of Polarity – Everything is on a continuum and has and opposite. We can suppress and transform undesirable thoughts by concentrating on the opposite pole. It is the law of mental vibrations.



Law of Rhythm – Everything vibrates and moves to certain rhythms. These rhythms establish seasons, cycles, stages of development, and patterns. Each cycle reflects the regularity of God’s Universe. Masters know how to rise above negative parts of a cycle by never getting to excited or allowing negative things to penetrate their consciousness.



Law of Gender – The law of gender manifests in all things as masculine and feminine. It is this law that governs what we know as creation. The law of gender manifests in the animal kingdom as sex. This law decrees everything in nature is both male and female. Both are required for life to exist.


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Personality Typing & Myth: The Hero’s Journey



Also for fun here is The Color Code Personality test. This is highly accurate. My core color is BLUE. You can take the basic test for free. This is about “deep core motive” why you do the things you do driving motivation, which makes it different than the Meyer & Briggs typing.I’m INFP Meyer & Briggs.


The Arts & Personal Development 

The Hero With A Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell Audiobook on YouTube

The 12 Stages of the Hero’s Journey

Hero’s Journey Outline <-(MORE ABOUT HERE-Outer & Inner Journey)

Human life is a continual mythic journey/adventure.  Our journeys shall be many on the hero’s path as we create the reality of our ordinary lives.  We shall meet many archetypes in our adventures e.g. shadow, mentor, herald, threshold guardians, shapeshifters, tricksters and allies in many forms.

MYTHOLOGY from Fact Monster  Greek, Roman, Egyptian…


Freud & Jungian Archetypes   Freud’s and Jung’s Theories on Myth and Its Origin


What ARCHETYPE are you?  Take the QUIZ.










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The Brain & Body Language



Growing, Learning & Evolving Through Life’s Challenges.

Dr.  Jill Bolte Taylor Neuroanatomist

TED Weekends wonders: Can you reset your brain?

Jill’s word NIRVANA  Her Website  Wikipedia  Awesome, Brilliant & Inspiring & just flat out COOL!








We cannot think about 2 things at the same time. If a negative thought enters your mind ~ try to think about God instead. If that is too big a reach at the time, use any fond memory or other pleasant thought. Jesus, the Master Teacher, said, “Resist not evil” ~ meaning turn from it and think about something else instead.


For some reason, this keeps playing through my head instead of Stop It and it makes me smile when the thought passes.

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

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

My dear friend Ellen Miller suggested “THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!  I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU!

And it occurred to me that, ZI FORGIVE YOU, I FORGIVE YOU, I FORGIVE YOU! would benefit in the transmuting of negative thought and energy.


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


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


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7 Laws of the Mind

Seven Laws of the Mind

Law of Substitution

We cannot think about 2 things at the same time. If a negative thought enters your mind ~ try to think about God instead. If that is too big a reach at the time, use any fond memory or other pleasant thought. Jesus, the Master Teacher, said, “Resist not evil” ~ meaning turn from it and think about something else instead.


Law of Relaxation

Mental effort defeats itself ~ exactly the opposite of physical effort. A relaxed, calm state of mind, is the only doorway to progress mentally. 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, finds…as Wooden shares ‘you’ll find most of it is practice, the rest of it is work.’ 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 the idea it becomes a demand and it works constantly, 24-7, to manifest demand ~ accessing a reservoir of infinite resources.


Law of Growth

Whatever we think about grows. What we forget atrophies.

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How To Lead an Intentional Life: Creator of The Bullet Journal:


Productive Tool The Bullet Journal

I love journals, but not all are useful.  I use them for a time and then forget about them.  They don’t suit my daily routines in the long-term.  I love the bullet journal concept because I tailor around my daily, weekly, monthly even yearly needs using it for many things e.g. project planning or creating a collection of words or inventorying my Star Wars collection, making lists, scheduling my day.

Since any journal works, I can go back and use those old discarded journals now that I understand how it works.   That saved me some money because I have several discarded journals.  The Bullet Journal is a system for allowing you to be productive in work or organizing your thoughts and life.  I tend to make my journal an all-inclusive, instead of a single journal for each need.


Productive Tool The Bullet JournalNOTE: You can use any kind of journal even a spiral notebook for a bullet journal.  I use a 9×12 spiral sketch pad for mine.  I get mine from Amazon.

I have a small ruler and protractor for creating.  I use color pens, pencils, and sometimes pre-made stencils to trace.

I use my bullet journal for everything.  Planning, Scheduling, Brain Storming, Mind Mapping, Doodling, Notes, Lists, Calendars or writing flash fiction or whatever else I think of doing.

I don’t do the monthly calendar but I do make a weekly one and use a per day page calendar for my day planning and scheduling.  The space within the monthly calendar creates limits, plus, creating a monthly layout takes more time.   The bullet journal gives me a more creative way to break down my plans and schedules, encourages deep thought in the process without having to worry about space in a little square. I bought a pre-made Weekly/Monthly planner created by Blue Sky for basic calendar use in a 5×7 handy size for quick referral.


Bullet Journal – The Analog System for the Digital Age

Getting Started – Bullet Journal

#bulletjournal • Instagram photos and videos


How to Lead an Intentional Life | Ryder Carroll | TEDxYale   (Creator of The Bullet Journal)






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