MKE Week 28 How Do You Talk To Yourself?

What you say to yourself in tough times and in good times is important.  Your self talk has a big effect on your life. Would you like to see some big changes in your overall attitude?  Do you think you are a positive person or do you spend time talking negative about yourself?  Let’s spend a few minutes looking at a simple process to become aware and change some of our thinking.2015-03-13_1341 Your thinking effects everything.

Start by observing yourself.  I recommend the 7 day mental diet as a good place to start to observe your own thinking.  James Allen, in his book, As A Man Thinketh says “The mind is the master weaver, both of the inner garment of character and the outer garment of circumstance”.  Your thoughts have the power to determine how you see yourself, other people, and the world.

From my own personal experience, I can say, for years my thinking was negative about myself and others.  It has taken great effort for me to work on my own thinking.  The 7 day mental diet was a huge challenge to me.  As several of us worked together to help each other, like a team sport, we worked to overcome the negative self talk and thinking.  Allen says “As the physically weak man can make himself strong by careful and patient training, so the man of weak thoughts can make them strong by exercising himself in right thinking”.

I continue to challenge myself to right thinking.  Awareness is the key to making the changes needed for peace of mind and positive thinking.

If you would like group support in your journey to positive thought, the Master Key Experience starts up again this Sept. (only offered once a year)  Please comment below  and I will remind you again when the class starts.  I credit my new attitude to this free class.

Much love to you, peace be still

MKE Week 27 Little Things Matter

Simple actions, repeated over time, will determine the life you lead.  The little things that lead to success ar2014-12-18_1136e easy to do.  My Master Key Experience has taught me this very important principle.

Over the course of 6 months these 4 promises I made to myself:

1) Wherever I go I bring a gift.  I may bring a compliment, prayer, trinket, flower but I promise I will give something to every person I encounter.

2) I promise to be a grateful receiver of the gifts that surround me, noticing nature, kindnesses, smiles and compliments, which I gladly receive with a “thank you”.

3) I promise to give the hope for joy, affluence, kindness and love, consciously with every encounter, regardless of the brevity.

4) I promise to give without expectation of reciprocity from the channels I enrich because I know I am in the dynamic flow of giving and receiving.

These simple actions repeated over the last 8 months have brought me joy, peace, happiness, contentment, and new purpose.  I enjoy repeating these promises to myself and watching the outcome of the simple words as they play out in my life each day.

During my MKE, I took action on a project that I have longed to do for about the last 4 years.  I 2014-10-20_2008wanted to build a house for a family that has special needs. (wheelchair ready)  I felt the calling but thought I could not do it, didn’t have the resources and was scared of the process.  Now thru little steps that took about 5 months to complete, I am on my way. The Foundation goes in this week and it is all up from there.  I am so excited to watch this process, and so honored to be doing something of value for a family in need.

I highly recommend the Master Key Experience for people who want something more out of life.  “You can be what you will to be”  Simple positive actions taken over time add up to a wonderful life.

 

MKE Week 26 My Three Pillars Of Growth

There are 3 supporting concepts to the law of growth.  Defined; the Law of Growth is whatever we think about grows.  What we forget atrophies.  

My personal challenge has been in the role of acceptance.  To continue to grow I read and think about the law of least effort acceptance.  Before the Master Key experience I did not realize how much I had been struggling against the different circumstances surrounding me. 2014-12-18_1136Now I daily use the information we are given in the course to accept people, situations, circumstances and events as they occur, not as I wish they were.  There is peace in my heart I have not known in the past. as I use the law of acceptance.

The second concept I embrace daily is responsibility.  Having accepted things as they are I take responsibility for my situation and for all these events I see as problems.  I know every problem is an opportunity in disguise, and this alertness to opportunities allows me to take this moment and transform it into a greater benefit.  Before the course, I did not understand or look at problems as opportunities.  Now I embrace the problems and look for the greater good to come from them.

Thirdly, the law of least effort, defenselessness.  In the past I have had excellent reasons and supporting facts to defend my point of view.  This was a huge area for me to work on thru the course.  My daily reading here consists of:  Today my awareness will remain established in defenselessness.  I relinquish the need to defend my point of view.  I will feel no need to convince or persuade others to accept my point of view.  I remain open to all points of view and not be rigidly attached to anyone of them.  Being defenseless has been a big challenge for me, an area of growth that takes careful watchfulness thru out my day.

I have learned and applied the Master Key to my life.  Anyone reading this blog post may find many answers to their areas of needed growth.  There is nothing to loose and everything to gain by taking the course starting in September 2015.

Sending my love to you,

Joan

 

Week 25 The Advantages Of Meditation

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From the first day in the Master Key adventure I began to meditate.

For a week I worked to secure full control of my physical being.  My favorite place to get quiet is in nature, so I chose the back porch. That proved to be somewhat of a challenge on the very cold days of winter but the sunshine made it bearable and snuggled up under a warm blanket made it just right.  There on the porch, I would sit for 30 minutes.

The second week I was to inhibit all thought.  This gave me control over all thoughts of care, worry and fear, and enables me to entertain only the kind of thoughts I desire.  For me this started out slowly as there were many thoughts and I worked at clearing the mind every few minutes.  As the week progressed, I did gain control enough to see improvement.  Each week gave me more confidence that meditation would work as I persisted.

I am now in week 25 of this process and I can say with a certainty that meditation is a wonderful place of peace and happiness.  I have experienced reduced stress, a greater self awareness, and I have an increase of compassion for those around me.

My family experiences the “new me”.  My friends look at me and seem to be thinking, “what’s changed”?

There have been other changes that I have noticed;  increased focus and mindfulness of all that is around me.  It’s like seeing everything in 3D for the first time.

“Mind is the master weaver, both of the interior garment of character and the outer garment of circumstance” James Allen  

If you would like additional information on the Master Key Mastermind, sign up for my 7 day mental diet, it’s free.  When the next Master Key Class begins it would be my pleasure to share the information with you.

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

Joan

Week 24 Think Out Of The Box App

Introducing a new App thru the Master Key.  It is a new way to think out of the Box.  

Joan Campbell
Joan Campbell

What interested me about this line of thinking was the connection to my past, watching my Mother draw and use special tactics.  My Mother was an artist and had worked in oils and pastels. She did scenery and portraits.  You could see her progress as she became better at the portraits. Completing all eight of her Grandchildren in pastels.  One of her “tricks” was to turn the picture upside down as she worked from photos. “Out of the Box” thinking like our new app.  This way of working gave her a special advantage in portraying the character of her subject.  You could see this clearly in the pictures of my twin nephews.  So close in looks that I could hardly tell them apart.  My Mother knew by the slight difference in the shape of their faces which, she saw clearly as an artist.

So here we are week 24 being introduced to a new App.  A new way of doing, which created a new way of thinking.  The question was asked of us…What animal would you be if you were an animal?  Write it out with your dominate hand.  Mine was a dog, but the interesting part was when asked the question again this time write using my non dominate hand.   A new answer emerged….barely able to write it out.  I was a Zebra.

Now it is your turn.  Try that exercise t2015-03-25_1607o see what animal is on your dominate side and what animal is on your non dominate side.  Then try brushing your teeth with your non dominate side. That was fun!!! Then pose some questions that you would like to answer.  Using your non dominate hand write out several answers to your own questions.  This is a way to get some really amazing answers and look at things entirely different.

The Master Key class has been amazing for me, with each week filled with new adventure.  As Haanel said in the introduction…”The Master Key teaches right principles, and suggests methods for making a practical application of the principles:  in that it differs from every other course of study.”

If you would like more information when the next class will be presented, please sign up on my email list.  It would be my pleasure to introduce you, free of charge, to your own personal journey.  Sign up for the 7 Day Mental Diet to get started now.

In Harmony,

Joan