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! ♥️

MKE Week 14 – New Year

I’ve missed a couple weeks on my blog and need to get back in gear and focus. The last couple of weeks have been ups and downs. We all know that sometimes life throws us a curve when we least expect it, and how we react to it makes all the difference. With learning my lessons in the MKE, they definitely helped me stay more positive than my own blueprint would’ve allowed.

One thing that I really realized, is fear is very hard to overcome. Even though I have strong faith, not knowing the outcome still can scare me in certain situations. For instance, my mother was very ill and hospitalized this last week. Seeing her so weak and sick scared me. I don’t know if that kind of fear is ever conquered. I just kept having faith in the universe that she would start to heal and get better; and she is! It’s going to take some time; yet she will get stronger and healthier.

With this learning experience and remembering the lessons of the MKE, I know I have to focus and apply myself more than I have been to achieve not only my bliss, but also the smaller, yet important, things in life.

Here’s to 2019 being the first of many best years yet to come!

MKE Weeks 10 and 11 – Tough

We had a break for Week 10 since it was Thanksgiving. So, I thought between weeks 10 and 11, I could really bear down and work strong on everything. For some reason the lessons were a struggle for me to read; they just weren’t clicking. And since they weren’t clicking, they didn’t seem to be sinking in. I also listen to them when I am riding in the car, and even listening, it’s like my brain did not want to hear them.

And I seem distracted again, while for weeks I was very focused and stay on task. These couple weeks I was not on that path.

Maybe my old blueprint is clinging on hard, maybe the holidays made things more difficult because my schedule was off and being with family, or a combination of all the above.

On ward to the next chapter!

MKE Week 8 and 9 – Moving On

I’ve been under the weather and some of it is stress driven. The salon I work at (I’m a self-employed Esthetician/Skin Care Specialist and rent space in the salon), the tension is high. The biggest problem is the owner is ready to retire and hasn’t kept the place up in years. A few of us are very close, so it makes it hard to leave; especially since we’d like to stay together.

Thoughts turn into things! It does happen! One of my coworkers was presented by a couple who owns some property and would like to open a new salon! YES! Our prayers have been answered! We are moving to a brand new Salon with owners who care about us and the Salon.

Even with not feeling well and struggling with getting all my readings in, it still happened. It makes me realize, the more I give MKE, the more I will receive. I’m so grateful! More to come on the move and becoming the best me!

MKE Week 7 – Awakening!

As I’ve been struggling to write my DMP, I finally realized why. I’m so used to caring for others, that I wasn’t writing my DMP for me; I was writing it for the ones I care about. Our old blueprint is so programmed to put others first, it’s been difficult to separate my desires from theirs.

Now that I’ve awaken and realized I was writing my DMP for others, it’s so much easier to write and manifest!! Plus, I realize that even though the DMP is mine, the ones I care for will benefit from it, as well. I am so relieved and happy! I am moving forward to my bliss!

From The Master Key System – Part 7 – “6. They see the end before a single step is taken; so you are to picture in your mind what you want; you are sowing the seed, but before sowing any seed you want to know what the harvest is to be. This is Idealization. If you are not sure, return to the chair daily until the picture becomes plain; it will gradually unfold; first the general plan will be dim, but it will take shape, the outline will take form, then the details, and you will gradually develop the power by which you will be enabled to formulate plans which will eventually materialize in the objective world. You will come to know what the future holds for you.” This is what I’m doing! I’m returning to my sits and what I want is becoming more clear. I’m ecstatic!

This week we also focused on The Seven Day Mental Diet. It’s about throwing out all negativity and thinking only positive thoughts, because thoughts are things or they become things. If a negative thought pops into my head, I’m to immediately replace it with a positive thought. If I don’t, I restart the seven day diet.

This was an eye opener! I was so surprised how negative I think! Even just small, little thoughts. Swearing is, of course, a negative thought, as well. I also realized that I mumble or think a many negative thoughts while driving in traffic. Wow! What goes through my head! So, I keep restarting my seven day diet, becoming more aware of my thoughts, and I am determined to concur my seven day diet!

Onto Week 8!

MKE Week 6 – I’m Beginning to See!

Week 5 was a struggle and I’m getting things in better order this week. I’ve done my reads better and my sits. I’ve also been struggling to finish my DMP and finding my Bliss. To help get me on track, this week I changed things up a bit. I’ve found it hard to do longer sits. If I can make my sit 30-40 minutes, that’s great; yet it’s not enough and I find my mind wondering if I sit too long. So, I’m doing a sit in the morning and a sit at night. It’s been helping in many ways. The morning sit helps set the tone of the day – more focused, less stressed. The evening sit helps me relax before I do my night reads and I get a better nights sleep. With doing both morning and evening sits, I’m finding more about “Me” and my bliss. It’s been a bit harder than I thought it’d be; however, I find it’s working!

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Overall, I am not nearly as stressed as I normally am. If I did get stressed and upset about something, I was able to bring myself out of it faster. I also have more of a relaxed, happy mood… even when things aren’t going quite as planned. Plus, I’m approaching things with less hesitation than I would have before.

As for my DMP, it’s changing a lot and I can see it more! My bliss is appearing more clearly! I feel a weight lifting off me (I feel it’s that old cement falling away and my gold is shining through even more.)

This all comes down to the sits, readings, workbook, shapes, colors, service cards… they are all coming together and working! YES!

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MKE Week 5 – Bliss?

Our focus for the MKE is to follow our “Bliss” our burning desire. A year ago, I had a strong burning desire and many things changed in my life. You know, when you feel like everything is going right and a then the rug gets pulled out from under you? I believe I reacted like most, sometimes I was a little sad, sometimes mad, etc. I prefer to stay positive and pick myself up though, and I did, I just didn’t have a clue to what my “Bliss” was anymore. So, I’ve been a bit lost and feel like I’m going in circles rather than a straight path.

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This week through me some more curves and I honestly didn’t get all my readings in; however, I do listen to the MKE and Og in my car a lot. Listening helps me a lot, I just know I need to do everything to create the habit and get my subby to recognize the habit.

I know my sits help clear my head and let new information come in. The more I do them, the more I feel my path becoming clearer. Practice not only makes perfect, it creates a habit.

Here’s to a stronger next week! DO IT NOW! DO IT NOW! DO IT NOW!🙂

 

MKE Week 4 – You Are What You Think

This week’s MKE really hit home. What you think or feel is an indicator of what you are. Your “thought is energy; and energy is power” stated by Charles F. Haanel; which means what you think has the power to become your life.

For example, I am in the process of moving my mother and myself. My mother has lived in the same house for 43 years, so we have a lot of work ahead of us. It’s frustrating and overwhelming at times, to the point we both just want to stop, yet we can’t because it needs to be finished. I was allowing my frustrated thoughts to take over me… and then I read this week’s lesson. Haanel stated, “Most people allow their thoughts to dwell on selfish purposes, the inevitable result of an infantile mind.” That’s exactly what I was doing! I realized I can’t make headway dwelling on the frustration and allowing emotions to control me.

I needed to rid these thoughts and think positive to make the move happen. This week’s lesson advised during our sit we dismiss all negativity and focus on the positive. So that’s what I did. I began doing my sits and focusing on positive thoughts and my bliss. It’s harder to let go than I thought it would be. It’s so easy to fall back into my regular mindset and think of the frustration. I’m getting better at focusing on the positive; and it’s working! The moving is going faster and is not as frustrating. And instead of getting fed up, I’m finding solutions. It’s great!! I’m still a work in progress; however, I am seeing results which makes me want to work harder and stay in a positive state of mind.

MKE Week 3 – Just Sit

The last three weeks, one of the things I’ve I’ve been working on is my sits. It’s a small part of a class, extremely important. To perform a sit, I need to completely clear my mind and focus on controlling my body to relax and not move. To some, this may seem an easy task; however for me, it’s been quite a challenge. I’ve found it difficult to turn off my mind.

I decided to shorten it to 10 minutes and celebrate each time I could achieve it! As the weeks have progressed and worked up to 15 minutes, I’m finding it easier to be still with less thoughts running through my mind… and that is exciting! The more I become in control with my body, the more control I have over my thoughts and mind. The more control over my thoughts and mind, the more control I have in achieving my bliss! My reactions and thoughts change my life. It’s freeing! I can’t wait to become more!