MKE Week 16 – Kindness

Week 16 in the Master Keys is about giving kindness, regardless if the other person knows you did it. I realized this week that I do acts of kindness without even realizing it sometimes. On the other hand, I had not been looking for kindness… not appreciating it.

I do little things to help my mom. She’s recovering from a respiratory infection that put her in the hospital before Christmas, so I am at her place frequently to see how she’s doing and help out. She’s much better; however, she still tires easily and is weak. So I’ll do those things like put the dishes in the dishwasher or unload it, do some laundry or fold some that’s been done, fix her something to eat… Just little things. Sometime she’s resting and she doesn’t see what I’ve done, but she noticed later and always appreciates it and shows her gratitude. So not only have I made her feel better, it makes me feel better!

I had a friend call me at 11:00pm at night this week. It’d been a long day for me and I was beat, yet I’m always there for my friends and they know I’m a night owl. My friend was having a very hard day, on top of having holidays without his mom and sister who passed close together in the last couple years and trying to enjoy holidays with out them. He was so upset, I offered to come over for a bit. Sometimes just being present and listening is all that’s needed. After a bit, we were laughing and enjoying the memories.

With society today, people seem to be in their own little world’s, not noticing things around them. We used to be a lot more observant and a lot more friendly towards each other. I decided I wanted to change some of that. One thing that I found very easy to do, is when you’re shopping, make eye contact with people, smile and say hello! Sometimes it even strikes up a conversation. It’s amazing how peoples faces just brighten up! I love it and I’m going to continue to do it!

I also mentioned that I was not recognizing kindness; I guess I was taking it for granted. Once I started being more kind, I started noticing more kindness.

One of my clients that comes right after work, heard through the grapevine I’m moving to another spa (I hadn’t told many people yet.) She text me to see if she was my last client for the day … I replied with she was literally my last client not only for the day, my last client at the old spa and I’d start packing after she left. She got excited and said to reschedule her to the soonest I could get her in the new spa.. this way I’d be able to start packing sooner and she’d be one of my first clients in the new spa. It helped me so much!

The day got better! I packed up everything from the spa I could and loaded it into the car. The temp with windshield was -2, so I was a fright to be seen. (All I have left are a few large items I need help with and I’m thankful people offered to help me move them!) I decided I needed a hot chocolate for my 30 min drive home… well, I packed it. So I decided to go through a drive-through, regardless how I looked, and get a hot chocolate to treat myself. I had my nails done the day before, and the girl at the window went on about how pretty and unique they were. She even went to go get another girl to come look at them. They both asked where I had them done. I thanked them both and gave them each a card of my friend who does my nails. It was a great ending of one adventure and great beginning of a new adventure!

I’ve learned to look for kindness in world we don’t think is so kind… Actually it’s more kinder than we think.

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MKE Week 15 – Insight

If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I have been struggling to keep up, some week’s lessons I’ve been able to read and understand a lot better than some others. Some just didn’t click as well.

Then something clicked this week and all the pieces started falling into place. All the things I’ve been reading, all the exercises I’ve been doing; they’re all coming together to make sense! It was odd how it happened. I was just texting with one of my friends who I haven’t talked with in a while and I’m not even sure exactly what she said; however, I had my “aha” moment!

I shared this on the MarcoPolo app with my MKE group. I’m really blessed to have such an awesome group! There are some very insightful people in my group that are on it a lot sharing what they’re feeling, their accomplishments, asking if others are interpreting lessons the same… most of all, they are always there for me. It’s great having a supportive group when you’re all going through many changes. This course is awesome, it’s definitely life-changing… It’s also very challenging.

After I shared, one of my group members, Jason, reminded me that in this weeks lesson it discusses “insight”. And that’s exactly what was happening to me!

Part of Master Key – Week 15:

“31. Insight is a faculty of the mind whereby we are enabled to examine facts and conditions at long range, a kind of human telescope; it enables us to understand the difficulties, as well as the possibilities, in any undertaking.

32. Insight enables us to be prepared for the obstacles which we shall meet; we can therefore overcome them before they have any opportunity of causing difficulty.

33. Insight enables us to plan to advantage and turn our thought and attention in the right direction, instead of into channels which can yield no possible return.

34. Insight is therefore absolutely essential for the development of any great achievement, but with it we may enter, explore and possess any mental field.

35. Insight is a product of the world within and is developed in the Silence, by concentration.”

Even though I’ve struggled, been a bit behind, and haven’t always been getting all my readings and sits in, this shows that the Master Key System is still working! My subconscious is taking things in which in turn is giving me more insight. I am understanding things were completely and overcoming obstacles along the way. It’s made me even more excited, because I now see the more effort I put into this class, the more my life will change and I’ll become better version of me! ♥️