Focusing On Kindness and Waking UP! MKE Wk 16

Creating my best life by appreciating my inner vision through meditation.
At home appreciating the outdoor beauty as I work on my cards, blog and business

Beautiful Weather, Kindness, Peaceful Introspection

For the first time in a year, I have spent 3 continuous days at home! I purchased an art gallery last January and I run it 7-days a week with an occasional day off every couple weeks. I can’t help but recognize the ultimate kindness of a break while my partner operates the gallery for me! Focusing on kindness is what I’m all about this week!

For week 16 of the Master Key Experience we are observing and participating in kindness all around us. Can you imagine? This is a global effort; individuals recognizing, implementing and appreciating the kindnesses around them on at least 5 continents! And it is AMAZING!

Kindness in action! Contribution for the greater good.
So Grateful for Dave, clearing the way to encourage the safety of our visitors!

While we have been snowed in (doesn’t take much where I live) I have been home enjoying solitude. Recognizing kindness may be slightly more challenging, right? On the contrary I am in the flow of kindness! Fellow merchants focusing efforts and collaborating to post publicly that our businesses are open; people taking extra time to hold doors while others carefully navigate their way across risky parking lots; even others shoveling public right-of-ways to promote safe movement.

Lest We Forget Where We Experience Kindness Most!

On the subject of kindnesses, though, I can’t refrain from mentioning my partner, George. Upon his return from his last stretch of government employment, he has shown me such amazing love, commitment, devotion and desire. He is so giving, thoughtful and dedicated in everything he does. I can’t express gratitude enough. And to think we were previously heading a much different direction. It is such bliss to have him home after his final seven months employment were a plane rides distance.

During this snow event George has been going in and opening the gallery for me, giving me the time to relax, rest and do some catching up on other aspects of my life. Beyond this he has given me amazing massages, made me coffee, taken me to dinner, spoken sweet and meaningful words, held me closely and so much more.

Nothing better than two hearts beating together! Focusing on Kindness TOGETHER!
Love, Peace and Harmony

Should Focusing on Kindness Conclude at the End of This Week?

Where does all this leave me? I will continue observing, implementing, appreciating, BEING kindness within my world. I choose to continue to grow this quality in my life, substituting it for the snarky and bitter viewpoint so readily prominent within me and my old blueprint.

This week has changed me. I observed something within myself while observing this focus on kindness around me, especially relating to the kind acts that were meant for me specifically. I have a lifelong, subconscious habit of waiting for the shoe to drop. “That person has shown me kindness because…. _____________.” I was always waiting for the motive to become clear and usually while feeling a sense of fear.

Let's live up to focusing on being kindness in our world!
Wisdom from a Wise Man!

For this reason alone, if I had no other motivation, I will carry this exercise beyond this week so that I practice this giving and receiving of kindness for the authentic purpose of kindness until my heart and my head wrap around the fact that its only purpose is for greater good. We tend to live up to our expectations after all!

Thank you for letting me share with you about my experiences here! You must go check out Esme West’s blog about how she is encountering kindness week! From Esme: “If what we are asking for, if what we are focusing on, if what we are showing to the world and looking to observe in the world is Kindness, what do you suppose will happen?” Thought provoking!

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Master Key Week 15- Got Through the Germ Pit- Stepping AROUND it Next Time!

These past few weeks have pummeled me with tough challenges and related decisions to make. When you love a commitment you’ve made as I did, and possess powerful vision for the impact you can make, it is hard to see the potential for those opportunities dissolve. Fortunately as I have been exploring my inner world through the Master Key the process has naturally brought me to a place of insight and introspection. Just because I had these goals and dreams does not mean they weren’t errant or that they were in my best interests.

After some time of quietly examining the choices set before me, my clarity expanded to reveal that my vision in this endeavor was my own; not shared by others associated with the same endeavor. In retrospect it dawns on me how much I was working to try to force things to go the way I saw best- for me; for others; for the greater good as I viewed it. Perhaps my perspective delivered pinpoint accuracy. Perhaps it was absolutely distorted and 180 degrees out. In the end it is actually irrelevant. I am finally here, beyond the journey through the difficulty. And in the end it just feels liberating, as I imagine it does for others!

Insight- the ultimate scrubbing bubble for the mind!

Haanel 15-30 states, “…Insight must be exercised so that the thought we entertain contains no mental, moral of physical GERM which we do not wish objectified in our lives.”

I have been a walking metaphorical petri dish of such germs! It took me until this morning to arrive at this conclusion. I’ve been bitter, frustrated and downright angry. ACK!

After a completely sleepless night, largely related to my restless mind with this situation, I found magic! After lying in bed awake for 4 hours I decided to surrender to my wakefulness. Might as well settle down with part 15 of The Master Key System early before I have to squeeze it in somewhere later! Normally I only encounter Haanel once my mind has begun overflowing with thoughts, plans, tasks, ideas, etc. Hmmm… perhaps that has some bearing on why I still struggle to quiet my body and mind?

Going nowhere fast!

I am grateful for the lessons through this experience. “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” (Haanel 15-33).

It is quite interesting to look up the origin of the word, “insight”. Originally it is derived from the Middle English referring to “inner sight”. I love this concise definition of the term from its origins! Next time I will catch myself up in my world within, before entering into an experience that causes difficulty. I’m grateful for the journey and the feedback from taking the time to thoroughly embrace my “inner sight”!

I am connected to the Universal Mind- no difference in kind or quality; only a matter of degree.
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