Week 18 What We Give Our Attention To Grows

“Haanel; Power depends upon consciousness of power; unless we use it, we shall lose it, and unless we are conscious of it, we cannot use it.  Cultivate the power of attention by practice.”

For the last couple of weeks in the Master Key we have been following a progression; a five point progression.

(1) First we log 3 gratitudes each day on 3 index cards.

(2) We relive a grateful moment in our day in writing on an index card.  We add cards everyday to this stack, read them each day and shuffle them after our read.

(3) Also included in the progression we look closely for 2 kindnesses. We can observe our kindness to others or see kindness in others.

We also do this each day. (4) Exercise of our bodies and (5) quietly sit for 20 minutes.

This Harvard Study by Shawn Achor a Ted talk below is a good explanation of what we are doing these past weeks in MKMMA.

This exercise has had a profound effect on my level of happiness. Each day I do the progression and give it my full attention.  The changes in my life have been very rewarding.  I am passing this along to you for you to experience it for yourself.            Much joy.

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Week 17a Persistence Is

This week in my Franklin planner we are using for the next 13 weeks, I had written persistence. The assignment 4 weeks ago was to give an order to the 13 character traits given on the Franklin makeover.  So as assigned, I wrote them down, no particular order, just a random assembly of the words assigned.

Persistence…firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.

At this juncture, I can say that persistence has produced unimaginable results.  At the start of this week I had been working for about 3 weeks on getting finances together for a project I am working on.  On Friday I received the “Preliminary Term sheet” with that financing from a local bank.  It was my third try and my third bank.

Yea, persistence pays off, or was it the Blueprint Builder? “I will succeed by attracting to myself the forces I wish to use, and the cooperation of other people.  I will induce others to serve me, because of my willingness to serve others.”

This whole experience with MKMMA has been amazing and this week in particular I feel completely blessed to be here.

On the lookout continually for better health, “True Health” due in part to two of my family members very ill for several years with Lyme disease at their young ages of 36 years.

Today, by chance?  Or divine order….(this is what I believe)..

I was in a meeting to hear about a new Laser treatment and at this meeting was a Nutritionalist. After her presentation,  I had an opportunity to converse with her directly about her knowledge on Lyme disease.  At the time I had no idea if she was familiar with Lyme disease, but as it turns out she even knows the Doctor we have been working with to help my family.

The information she was then to convey to me will make a tremendous improvement in the way treatment will commence.  She believes in all natural treatments and has a protocol she uses with Lyme that has been effective for others.  Her suggestions will give a great advantage and I am hopeful once again for health of my family.

I am so excited about our course in the Master Key…These happenings are all part of the new dharma I am projecting.  The last 17 weeks, I have felt that others were “getting it” and I was not.

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Week 17 The Spice Of Love

A quote from Mandino “I greet this day with love in my heart, I look on all things with love, I love the sun for it warms my bones, yet I love the rain for it cleanses my spirit.  I love the light for it shows me the way; yet I love the darkness for it shows me the stars.  I welcome happiness for it enlarges my soul.  I acknowledge rewards for they are my due; yet  welcome obstacles for they are my challenge.”

The spice tin you see here is from some years back and it has had much use over time.  It had been packed away for a awhile and when I discovered it I put it to use once again.  Sprinkling my Grandkids with the LOVE spice.  My Grandson ducked thinking it would pour out a substance on his head, but alas, all that is in the tin is LOVE.  So we all had a good laugh.

I Cor 13:4-7  Love is patient, love is kind, It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude 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.

What I find to be  an important element of the tin is the writing on the side.  Look carefully and you will see kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, goodness, joy, patience, peace, perseverance, protection, trust, truthfulness and unselfishness.

That is a true list of “love in action”.  We could all sprinkle that over our heads daily and carry out the actions as it directs.  Even when life brings on those challenges, and we all have them, we can keep in mind that there is lots of love in our wonderful world.  If you feel a little depleted just reach out, someone will extend a hand and will show you the love you need to warm your bones.

Or you could come by here, I will sprinkle the LOVE spice over you and we can laugh together when you duck.

Sending you love, peace and harmony.

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Week 16 What Is The Great Business Of Life?

20141214_114645THINKING….Because thought is spiritual and therefore creative.  To consciously control thought is therefore to control circumstances, conditions, environment and destiny. 

This week in the Master Key we are logging KINDNESSES in our Master Mind Group. Kindnesses others do for me and kindnesses I do for others, seen or unseen.

The “aah ha” moment was when I realized I needed to be kind to myself. Until today (we started Monday)  I had not looked at the kindnesses I have been doing for myself.  How I treat myself.  Here is where my thoughts control so much more than I could ever have come to understand in the past.   Those words that we speak to ourselves. The good ones and the not so good ones.  Yes, that annoying self talk.

One of the seven laws of the mind is the law of substitution.  As I substitute negative thought for a fond memory or another pleasant thought, the negative is blotted out.  It takes hard work to get that self talk into submission, but I am making improvements each day.

I have created a stack of index cards that remind me of all the good things I have accomplished in my life. (one good thing for each card) Each day I add 3 new grateful statements to that stack of cards.  I want to be kind to myself and to others each day.  As Haanel, tells us “as we control our thoughts we can control our circumstances and conditions”.  I use my cards as “flash cards” each day to plant positive thoughts.

In the news the whole month of  January is  getting back in shape by losing weight…new resolution for the new year.  I don’t know about you but I really do not like to lose anything, my keys, my car in the huge parking lot or my belongings.  So why would I want to lose weight? Good question.  Perhaps the words need to be different to cause the real effect I expect to achieve.  Maybe think this over a little bit before I launch the objective.  What is the source of all evil?  Destructive thinking.

The business of life is to control thought and that brings about good circumstances and conditions.

I can be what I will to be

Believe,

Joan

Week 15 Natures Greatest Miracle

Natures Greatest Miracle…….Due to a car accident our little Kayden arrived early….by two months.  A tiny baby with all of his toes, all of his fingers, all of what he needed to sustain life here.  Born 12/22/2014 he is natures miracle.  His weight now is 4lbs 5oz up from his birth rate of 3lbs 4oz.  He will be in the hospital a little longer but he is in an open crib and does not need oxygen.  In time, he will grow strong and become a good man.

We are all natures miracles, as Og Mandino, tells us in his 4th scroll.  We are all created a unique creature of nature.  I am not on this earth by chance and neither are you.  We were all born with special abilities, talents and we each have a distinct purpose.  Sometimes, I think we loose sight of where we started and how much we have accomplished.

Writing index cards of my accomplishments and flashing thru them each day brings to mind how many various adventures I have been on in the past.  And as I ply my abilities how much more I have yet to bring as gifts to this earth.

I am grateful for many blessings.  Each day writing out another 3 index cards with these grateful thoughts.  Have you ever made an accounting of all that you have accomplished?  I challenge you now to start to review the past and determine what will be your next great adventure.  What would you put down on index cards for your grateful thoughts?

If you will take my challenge, you will discover some amazing good things about yourself.  Just start writing and you will be rewarded with accomplishments you had forgotten and blessings you have left unnoticed.

Kayden  born 12/22/2014   3lbs 4oz
Kayden born 12/22/2014 3lbs 4oz

You can be what you will to be

You are whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy.