Monthly Archives: January 2014

Week 17 Master Key Adventure

The Importance of a Warm, Rewarding Relationship.

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I am so thankful for the challenges that come my way each and every day.  I am seeing changes happening all around me.  I think some of those changes are because I am now purposefully looking and focusing on one virtue each week.  The power of all of us collectively focusing on Kindness was amazing and absolutely FUN!  It made me ask myself the question, “What draws me to people?”

The  basis of life is People and how they relate to each other.  It is so very important that  I relate effectively.  I realized that the best way for people to be drawn to me,  is to develop those virtues that I am attracted to in others.

I came across this and thought it was a great reflection of the importance of a warm, rewarding relationship.

When special people touch our lives then

suddenly we see how beautiful and

wonderful our world can really be.  They

show us that our special hopes and dreams

can take us far by helping us look inward

and believe in who we are.  They bless us

with their love and joy through everything

they give.  When special people touch our

lives they teach us how to live.

 I had to ask myself, “Does this reflect the kind of person I am to others?”   I believe that the law of growth is developing that in me and everyone in this class that is diligently doing the exercise.  We are all touching each others lives and growing together.  We may have different virtues we are focusing on but unified in our growth and that gives it power!  May we continue to grow, focusing on the virtue of the week and manifesting it more and more in our lives!

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Week 16 Master Key Adventure

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Blogging has been one of the many things we were challenged to do in this MKMMA class.  I have been blessed, encouraged, and challenged by the other bloggers in this class.  I would like to say thank you to all that have had a part in my growth. As a new blog roll begins on the week of the 20th, I just wanted to share how I was impacted by those in my  group and How grateful I am!

Hal Kintigh shared in week 15 a Ted Talk  video that was very inspiring and a must see.  I realized as I watched it, that I am not FINE…I am FANTASTIC!   I am Natures Greatest Miracle!  I am also following the principle of the 5 second rule and if you want to know what that is, you will have to watch the video.   🙂  Thank you, Hal. This video was so helpful!

Jason Glodshlager  shared in week 15 some great encouraging thoughts of the old blueprint trying to creep in but how he was triumphant in overcoming it and how powerful Gratitude is.

  I woke up this morning, realizing that it is 2014 and that I only have about 5 more months until one of the major goals of my Definite Major Purpose must be achieved.  And the gremlins started to sing…How are you going to do it?  You only have a few months to achieve this goal of yours…it won’t happen…you can’t do it…just forget it!  One of the more powerful exercises I have been utilizing is my Flashcards of Gratitude.    We have learned that we can actually cause gratitude to happen as opposed to waiting for it.  Focusing on our accomplishments, even the, like being able to boil an egg,   helps to feed our conscious mind, and ultimately our subconscious a hearty diet of  gratitude and positivity.  This has enabled me to become deaf to those gremlins and hold on to my DMP.    I appreciate you.  Thank you, Jason!

John Manguray   shared in week 15 how he let his light shine and others saw it loud and clear.  He has insightful and encouraging posts.   

Wow. It is amazing that I have been speaking with people all week where the words I use are critical. I had to prepare for what I was going to say and how I was going to say it to showcase my abilities to help them.  Along comes Greatest Salesman Scroll 4 (I am nature’s greatest miracle and I am unique) , Master Key 15 and the webinar wherein Mark J speaks about an example of Davene’s experience working at the Honda dealer and how he bugged her to approach it with a DMP, Smart Goals, NARC, etc.

I decided to take the same approach for speaking with people and use some of the tools we have been working with.  I have a large pile of index cards so I started to write down simple sentences of definite purpose, plans of action, importance of masterminding with them, what I’ve done right, and what makes me unique to share as I had my discussions. I flash carded these the same as my other flash cards to engrain these thoughts into my mind.  This clarified my words so well that everyone I spoke to heard me loud and clear. I was amazed!

We are meant to shine in this world and not just blend in.  I am learning that I have the power to let my light shine as God intended and how to do it. Thoughts in application. This is what we have been learning to do for 15 weeks.  I appreciate your transparency.  Thank you, John!

Renee Miron -Alimpich    Shared in week 15, how she had suffered a severe cramp  in her foot and how she used the Law of Substition and came up with a wonderful affirmation that I incorporated in my readings.

After what seemed like hours of agony but was most likely 6 or 7 minutes the cramp subsided, leaving me shaken and just a little bit afraid to move. Would it come back? I did not want to experience that again! My thoughts were filled with doom and gloom as I lay on the sofa until slowly, thankfully, my “subby” whispered- use the Law of Substitution! Tentatively I stood up, stretched my arms into the air and made myself proclaim energy and wellness for myself. I have a copy of Louise L. Hay’s book – You Can Heal Your Life, so I looked up cramps,muscles, and feet and sort of had to pick my jaw up off of the ground after reading the Probable Cause and the New thought Pattern entries. Our feet represent our understanding of ourselves, of Life, of others, fear of the future and of not stepping forward in life. Muscles represent our ability to move in Life, resistance to new experiences, and cramps represent fear, tension, gripping, holding on. The Probable Cause entries were hitting pretty close to home. I guess my ”Golden Buddha” has more cement on it than I thought. So, I decided to write down the affirmations from the New Thought Pattern onto an index card and add them to my daily routine of things I read aloud to myself.  With this new insight, I think maybe a few more chunks of cement just hit the ground. I relax and allow my mind to be peaceful. I experience life as a joyous dance. My understanding is clear, and I am willing to change with the times. I am safe. I move forward in Life with joy and with ease. I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and  Happy.

 Thank you so much for your posts Renee.  They are always thought provoking and helpful!

 

Robert Paterson shares the reality that we are all Natures Greatest Miracle!  We were not placed here by chane, we are special, rare and valuable beyond words!

As I’ve noted in previous blog posts, one part of the MKMMA “experience” that we have done since the beginning, is the reading of “The greatest salesman in the world” by Og Mandino.

We are reading it in a very particular way, ( not a one time read through) in order to gain the full effect of the words and the message within them.

Recently, we have moved on to “scroll” IV or chapter 11 in the book.

It’s a real eye opener

I AM NATURES GREATEST MIRACLE

I am
So are you
We all are, each of us.

I really never gave it much thought before , but after reading this particular passage, I realize now how true it really is.

In it Og writes:

“Never has there been another with my mind, my heart, my eyes, my ears, my hands, my hair, mouth. None that came before, none that live today, and none that come tomorrow can walk and talk and move exactly like me.”   Thank you, Robert for your encouraging and insightful posts!

 

I am grateful for all of you!  May we continue on our journey full of Gratitude!  Upward and Onward


Week 15 Master Key Adventure

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The Law of Growth is such a wonderful thing. It is fun looking for character traits in others that you want to see grow in yourself and it is exciting  for me as I see the trait I  am focusing on appearing more everywhere.   Davene had made the comment “Cloth yourselves in the words you want your life to be”  As I thought  about that, I decided to look up some of the words I wanted to cloth my life in.  Here is what I found:

COMPASSION OR MERCY

We are not to be cruel, harsh, and cold toward one another. Compassion is when we forget about ourselves long enough to meet the needs of someone else who is really hurting. Compassion sees a need and seeks to alleviate the pain and suffering surrounding that need. Compassion is the attitude of the heart that seeks the best for those around us.

KINDNESS

A person who is kind has good things to say about others and is considerate of the feelings of others. Their words are tempered with grace and tenderness. A kind person is not abrupt or harsh but is soft-hearted, and genuinely cares about other people.

Kindness includes not only saying nice things, but doing nice things. It is not any good to have compassion for people if we never do anything about it. Kindness is love in action. Kindness is going above and beyond the call of duty to help someone out. Kindness is looking for things you can do to be a blessing to others. To be kind, you have to take the initiative to do things, knowing that others may not even be appreciative of what you’ve done.

HUMILITY

Humility means we recognize our weaknesses, we don’t have all the answers, and we have a proper estimation of ourselves. We don’t think about how great we are; rather, we submit to one another, putting others ahead of ourselves. It has been said that “humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.” Humility means we are lowly. It is the lowly who are exalted and the proud who are brought down.

GENTLENESS OR MEEKNESS

This is is the opposite of road rage. It is the opposite of ranting and raving at the customer service counter in the store. It is the opposite of demanding my rights. Gentleness is choosing to step aside, so that someone else can go ahead.

Some people see meekness as weakness, but it is not weakness; it is power under control. The meek person does not have to fly off the handle because he knows everything is under control.  It takes greater strength to exhibit meekness than to burst forth with anger and lose control.  Gentleness or meekness is a willingness to suffer injury instead of inflicting it.

PATIENCE OR LONGSUFFERING

Patience is the ability to accept delay or disappointment graciously. It means waiting a little longer. Patience is self-restraint which does not retaliate against a wrong. It is marked by the ability to respond in love when others treat us poorly. The short-tempered person speaks and acts impulsively and lacks self-control, but the patient person can put up with provoking people or circumstances without retaliating

FORGIVENESS

It is not enough we endure grief, tolerate other people, and refuse to retaliate; we must also forgive the troublemaker.   Their pride and ego is easily wounded and they cannot bring themselves to forgive other people for any offenses against them.

We must be willing to forgive. To forgive someone means to forego the right of striking back. It rejects the urge to repay evil with evil, gossip with gossip, pain with pain. It means replacing the feelings of resentment and anger with love that seeks the other person’s welfare, not harm. It means the forgiving person takes steps to restore good relations.

Forgiveness may not be easy, but it is not optional either.  If we do not forgive, then feelings of anger and malice will develop in our heart; Forgiveness opens the heart to the fullness of the blessings of God.

LOVE

This is the most important of the virtues because it holds all the others together. Without love, all the other virtues would fall apart. The Greek word for love is “agape.” This is a special kind of love; it is unconditional and one-way. In other words, you love me, even if I don’t love you back. You love me, even if there is nothing good about me; even though she might not say thank you; even though he doesn’t appreciate what you do; even though there are a million reasons to not love someone, God says to love them anyway.

This is the kind of love that God has shown the world. Even though the world didn’t love God, He loved the world, and sent His son to die for our sins. That’s the kind of love we are to put on.

Nothing is acceptable to God if it is not motivated by love (1 Cor. 13:1-3). To try to practice these virtues and wear  these clothes apart from love is pointless Everything we do must be motivated by love, just as Christ loves us.

All the virtues we mentioned are foreign to the wardrobe of most people.  The more we wear the clothes (virtues) the more people will see them in and through us as we interact with them. And the opposite is also true: the less we wear the clothes (virtues) the less people will see them in and through us.

May we all continue to work on these virtues so we can make a difference in all those around us!images


Week 14 Master Key Adventure

ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES

2014

Happy New Year 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR MKMMA CLASS

This past year has been one of growth and excitement!!!   There were challenges that strengthened me and allowed me to grow.  I can look back to the day I started this class, the many challenges I had to work through and  the growth that has taken place and  it  just fills my heart with Gratitude!

As I was reflecting back, it made me realize that  the Possibilities  of this New Year are endless.  I see each possibility as  presents waiting to be unwrapped, there is excitement for what  is in the boxes,  knowing there was thought, love and consideration put into each of these gifts.  All I have to do is unwrap each one  to expose what is inside.  It could be as small as a single success, or a huge challenge to overcome or one of the greatest triumphs I have ever seen but before I will ever know what it is, I must receive it to make it mine and accept it with gratitude , good or what I perceive as bad, knowing it is exactly what I need to reach my final goals.

We all have these gifts just waiting for us in this New Year, What will we do with them?

Will we accept them with Gratitude knowing the gift may not be what we wanted or will we just reject the gift and lose out on the possibility that lies inside? May we all accept them  with open arms  and continue growing upward and onward.  3645_gift