Week 20 – An Interspecies Connection

Our purpose feeds out spirit.  It is our reason for existence.  And this drive is not only human, but exists across the planet.  .  Please watch this to the end.

Are you aware that some industry farms remove piglets from their mothers soon after birth?  We are all connected and how we treat one affects the other.

As an animal communicator part of my DMP is to create deeper connections with animals which in turn will strengthen relations for all.

Without judgement or attachment today I take one action step towards my goal.  Awareness is the beginning.

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Week 20 – I Am What I Will to Be

shutterstock_195699332blameKarma consists of choice which brings about a consequence; therefore my life is the result of my choices.  The world within creates the world without.

I am programmed for success; it is in my DNA and so why I am so hesitant to take action?  Why is it so difficult?  It is because I am playing it safe!   As I pursue my future self I become stuck in the comfort zone of fear, guilt, unworthiness, hurt feelings, and anger.  These emotions fuel the old peptides that have controlled me most of my life.  Those addictive feelings have kept me stuck and reliving the same experiences over and over.

What is it that I refuse to see?  I am refusing to recognize that I have something to offer the world.  I, like those around me, each have our own skills and abilities that were meant to contribute to the strength of the tribal community.  These skills were never meant to be envied, criticized, or denied but rather were given to us to raise us all to a higher level.

Think back to a day when you were really, really sad.  Perhaps you have just experienced a terrible breakup and your heart felt like it would never mend.  And then there was THAT SONG, the one that connected with you on a level so deep it scared you.  But through the words or lyrics of the music you found the courage to pick yourself up and move forward.  Imagine, in your time of need, if that singer, songwriter, or musician had denied themselves their talents.  What if they had never allowed themselves to follow their dream, you may never have found the courage to pursue yours.shutterstock_118936660beautygirlcry

The comfort zone has controlled me for a long time.  To understand where I am today I must become an observer of my own life.  Recognizing the emotions that are controlling me and substituting them for another allows me to form a new habit.  I must also be willing to move forward and grant myself permission to live the life of my choosing.  Accept it as my birthright.

But the life I choose must be carefully aligned with my authentic self.  It must be in harmony with my values and my innate talents.  For the past twenty years I have passionately assisted individuals in identifying their personality or temperament.  I have done this with a burning desire and an intention to help them move closer to their dharma.

The first few paragraphs of my Definite Major Purpose (DMP) read…..

I promise living a life of purposeful intent is possible because I confidently help, inspire, and motivate others to reconnect with their heart’s desire.  Identifying their unique talents and reintroducing them to their passion, ignites for them, a new zest for life.  Watching this process evolve brings me tremendous joy!

The last line of my DMP reads….

My courage to follow my bliss encourages others to look within and find their personal power. 

The mental work is hard but necessary for me to fulfill my purpose.  I have been doing it for years, but MKMMA has provided that missing piece that has allowed me to apply the knowledge I have stored.  Change is challenging for it is uncomfortable and many times I have chosen comfort over risk.  The emotional attachment to my comfort zone has had a powerful hold on my ability to navigate the flight or fight reaction to fear.  But it is important for me to remember that while danger is very real, fear is a manmade emotion that is nothing more than perception created from my imagination.

shutterstock_206555416plantDavene shared a story yesterday that provided so much clarity to the above concept that I must reinforce it in my blog post.  She shared that flour is created by adding gravel to the grain and the friction from the gravel, or grist as it is called, creates flour.  Without the grist the end result is simply crushed wheat.

On Saturday my old blueprint was fighting for survival with everything it had.  I cried.  I screamed.  I yelled.  I criticized.  But all the time I remained a focused observer.  I knew what was happening and so I allowed the emotions to surface.  I did not try to control them or contain them but rather let them express themselves however they wanted.  And then I took back control as I worked to clear the blocked energy and rewrite the negative programming.

While uncomfortable to experience, grist actually is the strength of the process because if I continue through the pain I will in fact reach my goal.  I am choosing to take my control back, disintegrating the comfort zone through the Law of Substitution and the Law of Growth.

rock climbingThis will not be the last time I face the comfort zone.  Life is an adventure, lived on the edge of this uncomfortableness.  How do I know this?  Because one of the driving forces behind human nature is growth.  We are programmed to become all that we can be.  We are wired to push ourselves beyond our comfort zone.

We are also programmed to be of service.  Our timeline exercise allowed me to estimate how many summers I might have left.  As I estimated the number of summers I became aware that I do not want to miss the opportunity to touch the lives of others.  I do not want to run out of time before I am able to fulfill my DMP.  I must dig deeper and leverage the tools I have.

My goal is to inspire and guide animals and people to live life to the fullest.  I will succeed for I am programmed for success and I am driven by a need to help others.

DMP + PMA+WPOA + MMA = SUCCESS

DO IT NOW

I AM WHAT I WILL TO BE

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Week 18a – I AM, the movie

thX34QBVQZI recently watched the movie I AM by director Tom Shadyac. After reading several movie reviews, after I had watched the film, I realized that this is a message that will speak to each person on an individual level.  I also believe that this was Shadyac’s intention, to challenge the personal views of society and for those who are ready to hear his message it will be crystal clear. Others will see it as fluff, criticism, or they will be confused and left searching for his message.

I feel I was totally ready for his message. The movie spoke my heart and I embraced his message of empathy, cooperation, and Oneness. What appears to be unnatural are our culture’s views that more is better, that war is natural, that we are followers rather than cooperative members of a tribe caring for one another. Our quest for more supports individualism and has created a society of people moving forward without consideration for those around us.

Is stuff wrong? No, not if it enhances your happiness. Not if it is an extension of self-worth that is separate from these things. As a society we have been chasing stuff thinking it would show others our worth. When we chase the prize we embrace all that is wrong with society. Detachment is the answer.

Below Shadyac’s beliefs are expressed in his own words…..thSY92GKNG

  • The word contentment comes from the word content, which is what we hold inside — love, value, a feeling of a life that has meaning or purpose, a cause greater than yourself that you’re a part of. These are the things that bring true happiness. As a culture, I think we need to redefine what it means to be happy.” Tom Shadyac
  • In the new model of the world, I hope people will consider whatever I’m doing as just normal. The way I think we were living before is an invention. The truth is nobody can own anything. That was an unheard-of concept among indigenous people. We invented that.” Tom Shadyac
  • The question is, if I wasn’t pushed [towards that sort of thing], how would I be? If I was raised in a different culture, how would I be? If you brought our conversation and the tension that we’re feeling in our culture up to somebody, say, in Ladakh [India], they wouldn’t know what you’re talking about. It’s just natural.” Tom Shadyac
  • I began to wake up to principles. Nature is an incredible cooperative. When things operate outside of that cooperative, they die off. It’s a very simple rule that nature operates under. When I applied that rule to my own life and saw that I was operating outside of what I think is natural, I wanted to reconsider that.”   Tom Shadyac
  • This is about individuals waking up to the joy of this way.” Tom Shadyac

MKMMA has given me the tools to address this challenge. “When you say “I think” the “I” tells the mind what it shall think; when you say “I go” the “I” tells the physical body where it shall go; the real nature of this “I” is spiritual, and is the source of the real power which comes to men and women when they come into a realization of their true nature.” 4:4 “The greatest and most marvelous power which this “I” has been given is the power to think, but few people know how to think constructively, or correctly, and consequently they achieve only indifferent results….When a mind becomes mature, it understands that the germ of defeat is in every selfish thought.” 4:5

The message I took away from Shadyac’s movie was

I am the problem

            I am the solution

thCDB9UWNWI am a spiritual being having a human experience. With that experience comes free will and my ability to choose. My capacity to think allows me to choose what I will do with his message. Shadyac has presented the challenge. What I do with it is completely and totally up to me.

I am choosing to be a part of the solution.  How about you?

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Week 18a – Self, Forgive Me for I Have Sinned

 

 

MKMMA has guided me every step of the way as I choose to find my way back to my authentic self.  I have been peeling back layers of memories that to date have defined who I believed I was.  If you read my previous blog you will remember that information has been flooding towards me, all in support of the MKMMA principles.  It is almost as if the universe is ensuring that I have heard the message.  Not only heard the message but that I understood the message on a level that would enable me to implement my desired change.  Giving me the courage to release the identity I have known in order to reclaim my truth.

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I belong to a meditation group and collectively we decided to read The Four Agreements (1997) written by Don Miguel Ruiz.  This book has sat on my bookshelf for years.  I remember reading years ago and yet the words never resonated the way they do now.  The text is so clear and my level of understanding is almost elementary.

Be Impeccable with Your Word

The first agreement, Be Impeccable with Your Word, should resonate with all MKMMA students and alumni, “Through the word you express your creative power.  It is through the word that you manifest everything.” (Ruiz, 1997, p 26)  This agreement also contains the wisdom of offering no judgements and no opinions.  Like MKMMA, Ruiz refers to the word as a seed and the mind as fertile ground.

By hooking our attention, the word can enter our mind and change a whole belief for better or for worse.” (Ruiz, 1997, p 29)  Religions, schools, and adults taught me from a very early age that I should be humble.  Any confident feelings were frowned upon as this was seen as a form of vanity.  However Ruiz sheds a completely different light on this subject by simply sharing the definition of the word impeccable.  The word impeccable means “without sin”. (Ruiz, 1997, p 31)  Ruiz continues to explain that “a sin is anything that you do which goes against yourself.  Everything you feel or believe or say that goes against yourself is a sin….when you judge or blame yourself….When you are impeccable, you take responsibility for your actions, but you do not judge or blame yourself.” (Ruiz, 1997, p 31)

All these years I have been instructed to play nice with others.  Respect those around me.  Honour them.  But I have never been taught to be nice to myself!

Ruiz continued this thought by stating that, “The human is the only animal on earth that pays a thousand times for the same mistake.  The rest of the animals pay once for every mistake they make…..we have a powerful memory.  We make a mistake, we judge ourselves, we find ourselves guilty, and we punish ourselves.” (Ruiz, 1997, p 12)  Over and over and over again.

The 7 Day Mental Diet

The 7 Day Mental Diet exercise demonstrated to me not only the number of times I had a negative thought in a day, but how many of those negative thoughts were about me!  (most of them actually)  If sin begins with rejection of self and “self-rejection is the biggest sin “(Ruiz, 1997, p 31) than I guess I have been a sinner most of my life.

The Law of Attraction

The Law of Attraction, attracts like, therefore if I hold limiting beliefs of myself the universe will match this vibration and deliver exactly what I have asked for.  The people that I attract through their words and actions will continue to make me feel inferior.  However, if I am able to love and respect myself, according to natural law, I will only attract those individuals who will also treat me with love and respect.  Experiences will match vibrational energies as well.  The Law of Growth dictates that my self-worth will continue to grow because my belief in myself is confident and strong.  What I focus on grows and my reality changes.

The Truth Will Set You Free

replace negative thoughtsThe truth will set you free is a saying that has never made sense to me until today.  “Being impeccable with your word is the correct use of your energy; it means to use your energy in the direction of truth and love for yourself”. (Ruiz, 1997, p 33)  No longer bound by limiting beliefs, I am able to see the truth of who am I and what I have to offer.  I am now free to not only live the life of my choosing, but I am free to be my authentic self.  I now understand how the truth will set me free.

Integration of Self

The little girl that I abandon so very long ago has desperately been calling to me to rescue her and until now I did not totally make the connection that the two of us were one.  She watched as I supported and cared for others and yet ignored her cries for the same.

Today I need to embrace her for all her wonder.  I need to love her and nurture her.  I need to be impeccable with my word.  I need to rewrite our story.  I need to have focus and intention.  Living my truth will allow me to assist others in discovering their life purpose.  As a coach I have always been 100% committed to my clients.  I demonstrated a support to others that I have never shown myself but now that I have the rule book, the game is stacked in our favour.

I believe the world is awakening to a new way of living.  MKMMA came into my life at the most appropriate time and for that I will be forever grateful.  The truth will set me free!  Tonight, as I look in the mirror and recite The Gal in the Glass by Dale Wimborw it will take on new meaning.

The person whose verdict counts most in your life

Is the gal staring back from the glass.

She’s the gal to please, never mind all the rest,

For she’s with you clear up to the end,

And you’ve passed your most dangerous, difficult test

If the gal in the glass is your friend.

 

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Week 18 – Thank You All For Your Time

This arrived in my inbox. The friend who sent it to me screens what she forwards and so I usually read everything she sends me. After reading this I realized how it not only demonstrated a random act of kindness but so nicely tied into our obituary exercise. I share this post for that reason.  

A young man learns what’s most important in life from the guy next door.

Over the phone, his mother told him, “Mr. Belser died last night. The funeral is Wednesday.”

Memories flashed through his mind like an old newsreel as he sat quietly remembering his childhood days.

Jack, did you hear me?”

Oh, sorry, Mom. Yes, I heard you. It’s been so long since I thought of him. I’m sorry, but I honestly thought he died years ago,” Jack said…

Well, he didn’t forget you. Every time I saw him he’d ask how you were doing. He’d reminisce about the many days you spent over ‘his side of the fence’ as he put it,” Mom told him.

I loved that old house he lived in,” Jack said.

You know, Jack, after your father died, Mr. Belser stepped in to make sure you had a man’s influence in your life,” she said.

He’s the one who taught me carpentry,” he said. “I wouldn’t be in this business if it weren’t for him. He spent a lot of time teaching me things he thought were important. Mom, I’ll be there for the funeral,” Jack said.

As busy as he was, he kept his word. Jack caught the next flight to his hometown. Mr. Belser’s funeral was small and uneventful. He had no children of his own, and most of his relatives had passed away. The night before he had to return home, Jack and his Mom stopped by to see the old house next door one more time. Standing in the doorway, Jack paused for a moment. It was like crossing over into another dimension, a leap through space and time. The house was exactly as he remembered. Every step held memories. Every picture, every piece of furniture.

Jack stopped suddenly… “What’s wrong, Jack?” his Mom asked.

The box is gone,” he said

What box?” Mom asked.

There was a small gold box that he kept locked on top of his desk. I must have asked him a thousand times what was inside. All he’d ever told me was ‘the thing I value most,'” Jack said.

It was gone. Everything about the house was exactly how Jack remembered it, except for the box. He figured someone from the Belser family had taken it.

Now I’ll never know what was so valuable to him,” Jack said. “I better get some sleep. I have an early flight home, Mom.”

It had been about two weeks since Mr. Belser died. Returning home from work one day Jack discovered a note in his mailbox: “Signature required on a package. No one at home. Please stop by the main post office within the next three days,” the note read.

Early the next day Jack retrieved the package. The small box was old and looked like it had been mailed a hundred years ago. The handwriting was difficult to read, but the return address caught his attention. “Mr. Harold Belser” it read. Jack took the box out to his car and ripped open the package. There inside was the gold box and an envelope. Jack’s hands shook as he read the note inside.

Upon my death, please forward this box and its contents to Jack Bennett. It’s the thing I valued most in my life.” A small key was taped to the letter. His heart racing, as tears filling his eyes, Jack carefully unlocked the box. There inside he found a beautiful gold pocket watch. Running his fingers slowly over the finely etched casing, he unlatched the cover. Inside he found these words engraved:  “Jack, Thanks for your time! -Harold Belser.”

The thing he valued most was… my time”  Jack held the watch for a few minutes, then called his office and cleared his appointments for the next two days.

Why?” Janet, his assistant asked.

I need some time to spend with a friend,” he said.

Oh, by the way, Janet, thanks for your time!”

Think about this. You may not realize it, but it’s 100% true.

1. At least 15 people in this world love you in some way.

2. A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don’t like you.

3. Every night, SOMEONE thinks about you before they go to sleep.

4. You mean the world to someone.

5. If not for you, someone may not be living. 

6. You are special and unique.

7. When you think you have no chance of getting what you want, you probably won’t get it, but if you trust God to do what’s best, and wait on His time, sooner or later, you will get it or something better.

8. When you make the biggest mistake ever, something good can still come from it.

9. When you think the world has turned its back on you, take a look: you most likely turned your back on the world.

10. Someone that you don’t even know exists loves you. 

11. Always remember the compliments you received. Forget about the rude remarks.

12 . Always tell someone how you feel about them; you will feel much better when they know and you’ll both be happy.

13. If you have a great friend, take the time to let them know that they are great.

To quote Mandino (1968), “Life is a measurement of time…Therefore, each hour of this day will I cherish…each minute of this day will I grasp with both hands.”  (p 75)

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Week 18 – Thoughts are Shifting Reality

Week 17a was a week of reflection as we reviewed past readings. For me I found wisdom in the readings that I had missed the first time through.  I also recognized previous readings took on a new deeper meaning.

The reflective exercise encouraged me to sit back and quietly review my life to date, in the present, without worrying about the past or stressing about the future.  As I expressed gratitude for all I have in my life I noticed subtle changes that have crept into my life without my observation. I have realized that

1. my normal internal stress levels had fallen and I am living my life in a new calmness. Life’s challenges don’t seem to be overwhelming. There is an internal belief that “It will work out”.  I have lost the need to be busy, the need to distract myself.

2. the negative chatter in my head has quieted. When it does appear I simply apply the Law of Substitution it disappears.

3. as I release my need for outside approval I am discovering that I am “good enough”. I no longer look to emulate others, but rather I am willing to create the life of my choosing through my thoughts.

4. the people entering my life all seem to be like-minded. We are all on the same path, with shared interests, and a desire to support one another.

5. while I have always been excited to learn new things, currently I feel like I am drinking water out of a fire hose (in a good way). Information, webinars, newsletters, videos that all support and reinforce the MKMMA lessons are pouring into my inbox.

6. books that have sat on my bookshelf for years are calling to me and now I find that the text is easy to read and understand. Once again in support of MKMMA.

7. business opportunities are beginning to find me. Individuals are interesting in partnering with me or securing my services.

I am also aware that my excitement continues to grow along with my enthusiasm for sharing this program with others.  I am witnessing first-hand the positive effects of my personal growth.  I am definitely approaching my life with new found confidence.

Today I read about Beth Ellen Appleton who died at the age of 53. What struck me about her obituary was how loved she was. She had sense of humour, loved her job, and seemed to positively affect everyone around her. While sad to see she passed so early I was inspired by her love of life and her “energetic, vibrant, and creative” personality.

I am so grateful to be on this journey. I welcome the challenges to rid myself of the limiting beliefs that stopped me from living life full out.  I look forward to the life I am creating and celebrate my successes along the way.

My biggest AHA this week is that if I do not take the time to evaluate how far I have come I will miss the opportunity to witness my growth.

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Week 17a – A Week of Review

Sunday’s webinar focused on The Hero’s Journey.  Later in the lesson we discovered that in place of new written material we would spend the upcoming week in review.  While we were assigned a few selected readings the remaining selections were of our choice.  I allowed the selected weeks to be chosen by simply opening my binder, the weeks that presented themselves are found below and in the order in which they were read.  (Weeks 9and 10 were assigned readings)

It has been fun to revisit the material and notice entries that I had not spotted before.  Reading sections of text with a higher level of understanding.  It was more of a relaxed reflection than following the task of an assigned reading.  As I read I noticed that all of the previous readings lead to The Hero’s Journey, a search for truth, an intimate understanding of our authentic selves.  For example;

Week 9:  “To think correctly, accurately, we must know the “Truth….To know the truth, to be sure, to be confident, affords a satisfaction beside which no other is at all comparable; it is the only solid ground in a world of doubt, conflict, and danger.” 9:6

Week 10:  “He gets down to bedrock facts regardless of consequences.  He is free to follow the trail of truth wherever it may lead”.  10

Week 3:  “Non-resistant thought expands the Solar Plexus; resistant thought contracts it…..thoughts of courage, power, confidence and hope all produce a corresponding state, but the one arch enemy……which must be…destroyed….is fear”. 3:14

Week 8:  “When the thought has been trained to look below the surface everything takes on a different appearance, the insignificant becomes significant, the uninteresting interesting; the things which we supposed to be of no importance are seen to be the only really vital things in existence.” 8:33

Week 5:  “The Master Key….will unfold the possibilities that lie dormant in the individual, and teach how they may be brought into powerful actions”. The Master Key Forward: Week Four, p. iii

As the hero progresses on his journey, quoting Emerson (1841) from his Compensation Essay, “Then there can be enlargement, and the man of to-day scarcely recognized the man of yesterday”. (p. 19)

In addition to MKMMA I have been receiving random webinars in my inbox.  Wednesday I watch a presentation,  Invisible to Visible, presented by Gina DeVee.  Her message totally supported MKMMA 3:10 which read, “The Solar Plexus is the point at which the part meets with the whole, where the finite becomes Infinite, where the Uncreated becomes create, the Universal becomes individualized, the Invisible becomes visible.”

I have heard the call.  I am ready to let go of what I do not need.  There remain challenges along the way but I am excited to embrace this journey and slay my dragons.

The Neverending Story is a movie that you love or hate.  I am one the movie’s biggest fans.  It lays out The Hero’s Journey so clearly.  Atreyu, the hero, after facing many challenges, comes face to face with The Nothing.  I hope you enjoy this clip and certainly encourage everyone to watch the full length version and decide for yourself if you are a fan.

 

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