Week Seventeen ‘A’- A Picture is worth 1000 words; Mid-adventure Summary

We have spent week 17 in review mode.

This is a time to reflect on this journey with MKMMA; review pertinent lessons and reaffirming our belief in the dreams and goals as we conquer our new selves and see the light on our successes and  accomplishment of our major purpose.

Here I proceed with a brief synopsis of each of my seventeen weeks.  When I began I thought 26 weeks seemed unbelievably long. Now as we ready to begin our eighteenth lesson week it seems it has gone so quickly. I have grown and learned much. I will never be quite the same. I am whole, stronger, more powerful, in pleasant harmony with myself and so many around me, and happier than I have been in too long. With this review behind me I know that my learning is not done, my growing is not done.

thMEO79GK1Pre MKMMA and Week One:  Excitement built as we were introduced to the concepts that we would spend twenty-six weeks with.

th (8)Week Two: Fine tuning our DMP; the map to our quest and adventure.

th (9)Week Three: Seeing the Cement Builders vs the Power of True Vision….The Quest is On!

th (5)Week Four: Mastering the ‘ I ‘.  Searching and Discovering the ‘ I ‘, our ‘ Within ‘.

thEEATFUO0Week Five: Learning to become My Own Hero!

How I Roll with MKMMAWeek Six: Physics of MKMMA. Force of momentum over friction, after all a body in motion stays in motion.

thMN1S11I3Week Seven: Live by the Compass. Let the direction of our true desires and dream guide us.

th09KLFAWHWeek Eight: “It’s the Law”- The World is driven and guided by Laws; physical, spiritual, governmental, etc. If we let them overwhelm us instead of using them for our own positive devices we can fall into our own abyss.

thQS4WZDPJWeek Nine: “Seasons of Magic”- We are ‘Whole, Strong, Powerful, Loving, Harmonious and Happy’. We must take this magic within us and share it.

smileWeek Ten: “Chomping on Positives”- Law of Causation depends on polarity. Aligning ones self up correctly.

1524841_10151895235033302_770652839_nWeek Eleven: Using Inductive Reasoning: as Haanel states, comparing instances until you see a common factor to them.

universal_magic-normalWeek Twelve:  For all we supply there is a demand and for all we demand there shall be a supply.

beach2Week Thirteen: Gratitude during a season of holidays and blessings.

2VYJCuCWeek Fourteen: 86,400 seconds. Learning to use each wisely, efficiently and with a beautiful grace every given day.

th (6)Week Fifteen: Initiative. Beginning the ‘Franklin Makeover’. Thirteen weeks of seeing valued virtues in others and ourselves.

thE55W8VDTWeek Sixteen: Universal Kindness! Over two hundred individuals creating a universal smile and helping hand on an International scale.

thGXFVSAB9Week Seventeen: Coming out on the other side. Seeing the Light!

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Week Seventeen – My New Perspective on Discipline

So much going on during our seventeenth week of MKMMA. My word this past week as a part of our ‘Franklin Makeover’ is Discipline.

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The basic dictionary definition of discipline:

1.training to act in accordance with rules; drill: military discipline.
2.activity, exercise, or a regimen that develops or improves a skill; training
3.punishment inflicted by way of correction and training.
4.the rigor or training effect of experience, adversity, etc.
5.behavior in accord with rules of conduct; behavior and order maintained by training and control.
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So I set about keeping an eye out for people and actions of which support positive discipline along with my own.
On Monday, I worked hard to seek out examples. I almost felt (old blueprint) as though perhaps it was an extremely difficult task. But if we see it in others then we must have it in ourselves.
I put faith in that thought and went about my daily routines.
I see now that though I thought some of my routines as haphazard, they in-fact are part of my discipline; my own behavior and order.
I can still improve, for we should all seek to improve and learn and grow.  Each of us as different as we are, truly have our own order to our selves, our own regimen; yet still in tune and harmony with each other.
As a part of MKMMA we have our rituals, both required and suggested. We all read Og first thing upon rising in the morning; perhaps I rise a little later or earlier than others. During our sit we all work on visualization but do not all see the same thing. Weekly is the blog; of which Thank You for reading. Some post their blog earlier during the week. Personally I have come to the habit and regimen of writing on Friday. I see it as an accumulation or summary of all I have experienced throughout the week. Whether or not I write of the entire week or just one idea; all I have experienced is within me.
I guess I just needed to relax and step back; see the calm and beauty in the chaos; and gain a new perspective.

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Week Sixteen – Universal Kindness

To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue;

these five things are

gravity,

generosity of soul,

sincerity,

earnestness and

kindness

– Confucius

We end this sixteenth week of Master Key Mastermind Alliance with the harmony of over two hundred hearts working as one.

Individuals we are no more;

we are beginning to come together in Universal unity.

thISWL0RR2                    We have been lending a helping hand.

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Giving the gift of a smile.   smile

Kindness is seen by us, within us and all around us.

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I know that my steps are straighter and easier to manage. My smile bigger and brighter. My mind clearer. My heart and soul, lighter and enlightened.

We have captured and claimed a victory with our second virtue. May we continue showing it always.

Blessings to my fellow MKMMA family! Peace!

Week Fifteen- Initiative

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My ‘Makeover’ Word of the week.

                         Initiative

“1.ability to act on your own: the ability to act and make decisions without the help or advice of other people.”

“2. an introductory act or step”

I was a little slow with catching up on the week. As part of week fifteen we were to take a list of eleven virtues and number them according to our personal needs of improvement. For me, initiative jumped out at me. I look at this in the same respect as I did when choosing my PPN’s so many weeks ago….. with the accomplishment of the first all others will follow.  And thus I seek my world as the fervent observer for this virtue in others. For I have faith that I have this virtue within me and the more I become aware of it, the stronger this virtue can grow within myself.

*I see initiative in my favorite barista at Starbucks. She greets me by name. She took the initiative to take an interest in her customers. Not because she was told to, for many others do not, but because her personal greeting makes her customers happy and feel appreciated.

*I see it in my daughter who came home from school today excited because she took the initiative to put her name on the list for the school talent show.

This is a virtue I have within. From taking the initiative to send an email to join MKMMA to not sleeping in this morning but instead to get up and get going on my list of services —

I continue to see and to appreciate this virtue all around me to therefore strengthen the virtue of Initiative in myself……. To act on my own, to make decisions

 

 

th (6)Definition of Initiative to me: To step forward ahead of the crowd. To listen to self and act. To lead.

And what is to follow Initiative……….. discipline, enthusiasm, persistence, decisiveness, courage and eventually a stronger more powerful awareness of ‘Within’

Week Fourteen- I Resolve to Succeed

    NewYearsEve1        I Resolve to Succeed! 

I stopped setting up New Years Resolutions long ago. I now know that this was my way to keep myself from yet another act of failure.

We have all at one time or another, for some of us more than average; set up some those big new year goals. We were going to lose weight, spend more time with family, get a new job, a new house, more money, be nice or have nicer.  Then down the road we fail. We hit the pavement like gang busters on January 1st with dreams of what we want in our heads. Then after a few days or a few weeks the dream has faded and we have fallen off the wagon. We get upset and angry and depressed with our selves. Thus feeding the failure. We tell ourselves this year was going to be different.

It is different!

These 86,400 seconds today are completely unlike the 86,400 seconds I used yesterday or those of which I will have tomorrow. Have I wasted some of them….no.  Did I use some of those seconds not to the highest degree that they should have, yes!

I can not change yesterday. I can and do learn from it and apply that knowledge to today’s seconds so that perhaps tomorrows seconds will be more in line with ultimate usage.

So…………  I Resolve to Succeed!

I Resolve to not beat myself up for the seconds of which I incorrectly used.

I Resolve to praise myself for the seconds of which I used correctly.

For the seconds I used to hug my family, Success!

For the seconds I used to give the world a smile, Success!

For the seconds I used to dream a dream and perform even one task toward its completion, Success!

For the seconds I held fast to a good habit and applied it correctly, Success!

I Resolve to Succeed!

 

Week Thirteen- Gratitudes

Apologies for making everyone in my group wait for my post.

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Week Thirteen….

Whew what a week.

Sunday began with celebrating my daughter’s Tenth birthday. Hard to believe; the time has flown so quickly. She is above all my biggest gratitude in life. She is my daughter and my best friend. She tries my patience at times but is my angel baby and keeps my going. I am so blessed by my wonderful children.

Sunday evening, we attended a fun filled evening at the equestrian center she attends for a Christmas party. Surrounded by friends she knew and new friends…everyone sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to her. She was very surprised and couldn’t have smiled any bigger.

Tuesday was very quiet celebration of my birthday. Tuesday afternoon, I joined a multitude of others for some last minute holiday shopping on Christmas Eve. I was I have been having some difficulties of late with hip and leg pain. After a couple of hours shopping Tuesday I found myself beyond my threshold. I still wanted to buy my daughter a new bike. A very nice employee had helped me earlier but when I had made my decision there was no one around. When I slowly made my way to the checkout lane disappointed to not have the bike, I asked the cashier about assistance or to getting a bike from the front of the store. She called her manager who came to help me. The manager seeing my discomfort and pain, told me to wait there she would be back in a few minutes. She went to the bike department and brought up the bike, took me to a register near-by. She then, with out my request, brought the bike to my vehicle and loaded it for me. My heart was so filled with gratitude. I Thanked her several times. Other than exhaustion, it was a very successful day.

Christmas morning I was woken in the morning with my daughter’s excitement. “Mommy, Mommy, did you see?  Mommy, I got a bike for Christmas! There is not tag on it but there is a bow and ribbon. I know it’s for me. Mommy! You have to come see!”  I stood and said, It’s going to be a wonderful Christmas after all. The pain seemed fainter and my heart larger.

Today, Sunday, I am finally feeling better. That plateful of cookies in the picture……I got to eat one!  Gratitude to the staff at my local ER last night. Thursday morning I began feeling achy all over and noticed the beginnings of what I thought was a cold. I slept all Friday and Saturday. Saturday I was awoken from one of my naps feeling like I was choking. My glands and throat were swollen even under my chin. I got someone to watch my daughter and I headed to the emergency room. They took care of my right away. They were so caring.  I have never been so grateful to get a shot (Wow, did it hurt :-)). They gave me a shot of steroids to start taking down the swelling.

So….. to the cookies. I haven’t eaten solid food since Thursday morning. Today with the a swish of lidocaine to numb my throat I was so happy to eat a holiday cookie.

Gratitude to all the little things along with the big.

** My pile of cards grows  🙂

Happy Holidays and Wishing Everyone Many Many Blessings in The New Year!

Week Twelve- Supply and Demand

I can not believe we have been on this MKMMA adventure for three months. The time has moved along so quickly; and seemingly accelerated quicker by the holiday season. I admit that I sat down several times to write this week. However great the demand was for words the supply was nil. I went to bed frustrated and feeling as though I had failed. Completely the opposite of that which I have been reading from Og Mandino’s Scroll III; “Never will I allow any day to end with a failure.”

We always hear the phrase…”Go sleep on it”.  Well, upon the closing of my frustrated eyes to sleep, my mind and heart worked on the issue.  I woke up this morning with the frustrations and anxiety gone.

“You must first have the knowledge of your power”

You must have “the courage to dare”

You must have “the faith to do”

-Haanel’s  Master Key -Part Twelve

The new subby is growing and slowly winning the battle even while I sleep. It acknowledged the power of the faith that I have and gave me courage.

With so much demand on me this week it is encouraging to know that I can and will succeed. I just need to trust in myself and that which I am learning. I continue to supply my ‘Within’ with little seeds to grow continued healthy habits.

The holiday season is upon us all. With it brings celebrations of the birth of Jesus but I celebrate other births at this time of year.

Tomorrow we celebrate the birthday of my youngest daughter, Alaena. She will be Ten.2013-09-28 13.47.06

Monday is my younger sisters birthday.

Tuesday I am demanded to celebrate my own birthday.

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With all the fuss going on it is easy to forget the true reasons for this season.  I share with you our Christmas trees. This is my tree out on the lanai. It is here to celebrate my family, my hopes and dreams; everything that I am grateful for.

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Each of my children are in the red circles; my legacy. The blue rectangle represent creative expression; a staircase of a home that I seek, a house on the beach and my new car all which a chosen individually to my personality and filled with that from my heart and soul. The little green tree ornament, triangle,  holds red circles for my grandchildren.

2013-12-13 12.29.54< The fresh cut tree in the living room. New ornaments for the new life we begin.

2013-12-13 12.30.29< Tree in my office area. It has birds, pinecones and even pears on it. Bringing the outside in. And I suppose in the case of MKMMA ….”birds of a feather flock together”….

So in the season of Giving…may we all Receive many many Blessings! And as we are pulled by all the Demands of the time…may all find in our own Powers of Within and the Universe to be Supplied with what is in each of our Hearts!

Happy Holidays!

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