Gratitude: Not Only For What Feels Good! MKE Week 22

Gratitude For My Tea Tag?!

A simple message from a tea tag changes everything!
Manifesting a new perspective from my morning tea

What a wild ride! The Master Key has really taken me for a loop and I have gratitude in all aspects of it. The lessons come far more often than I recognize and then the important ones return in fresh form in order that I might recognize them… this time! I’m so grateful that I get to play with these things until I get it!

My old patterns of being -what we call the old blueprint in the Master Key Experience- is waging war with me in my experiences of late. And it won’t let go easily. I didn’t form that blueprint overnight, so skill and practice will clearly help eradicate less than ideal ways over time; but not overnight!

Who I AM is NOT What I Do

From the very start of the process nearly 6 months ago, I began writing a statement about what my ultimate purpose is, what we have called our Definite Major Purpose. I trimmed and refined this statement until the most laser-specific statement emerged. It’s a beautiful, nerve-wracking, harmonious process. And guess what? I completed it! But wait…

Is It Ever Truly permanently completed?

Time marches on and circumstances, otherwise known as LIFE, can come out of nowhere and rattle the foundations of all you think you know! This has certainly been the case for me of late.

Grateful to recognize old ways eventually passing!

That old blueprint is holding on to those bars and rattling the HELL out of them, reminding me of all I’ve known, lifelong. “Look! This is all falling apart”, “You didn’t seriously think THIS time would be different, did you?!”…and so on.

The very foundations of that statement I have written and rewritten over time have been completely cleared away. Why? Maybe I confused my purpose with my present external circumstances and my limited “HOW” to get there. And now the present “HOW” is standing on extremely shaky ground.

I have often limited my desires with trying to sort out how to achieve them. Continuing to hit and miss the answers about how to discover my dharma, I keep pressing onward. I have the tendency to let circumstances spool up my emotions and send me in loops of confusion and overwhelm. And then, a simple message from my teabag: Your potential self is infinite! #Grateful!

Still Boggled But Not Letting GO

Perhaps the biggest challenge that has been revealed for me through the Master Key process is this. It must begin with BELIEF. Your potential self in infinite! YES!

And so, back to the drawing board I go. I begin again, knowing that I have learned that I get to play with this! It is supposed to be FUN! Life is too short for anything else. I will continue to sort out what brings passion and joy to my reality and write these things into my ultimate plan and purpose. These things cannot be shaken by external circumstances. Yes, variables always come into play, but I ultimately control whether variables become another intriguing piece of the puzzle, or utter devastation. I choose to play this game for intrigue and fun!

Here is an exceedingly helpful audio! It’s helping me as I move along!

MY POTENTIAL SELF IS INFINITE!

Infinite gratitude, love and manifestation!
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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 13- Analysis Paralysis? Not Hardly!

In this day and age, we hear so many popular phrases such as “analysis paralysis”, “overthinking”, etc. I know I become guilty of overthinking and yet it seems that we are more guilty of lacking critical thinking. For example:

As obtuse an example as this “quote” is, it was certainly generated by someone poking fun about how so many “facts” are disseminating straight out of mindless fabrication.

In part 13 of the Master Key, Haanel discusses Lord Bacon’s development of the Scientific Method some 300 years ago. This, (…method of Bacon has seized the spirit and aim of the great philosophers of Greece and carried them into effect by the new means of observation… thus gradually revealing a wondrous field of knowledge…, ” in all areas of human thought and research. (Haanel 13-6)

A practical illustration of self-directed thinking based upon Sir Bacons Scientific Method.

In our present day, reaction seems to dominate logic. We are elicited to react from every angle and every source: the news, social media, coworkers who relate what they hear from the news and social media and more. Is there any better time to develop our self-directed thinking muscles than now? I think not! ANY individual that decides to take their critical thinking into their own hands makes that moment of decision the very BEST time; the best NOW!

Check out this blog from Randy Kalisek! A great excursion into his own Master Key experience!

This Master Key Experience promotes the development and/or strengthening of self-directed thinking, no matter from what point of experience one is encountering it.

You gotta work it to keep it!

Not only am I building my level of focus for the things I wish to develop in my future; I am also fine-tuning my own personal thinking “muscles”. Just as one must continue to work on the musculature of the body to maintain its fitness, so to must the brain be continually exercised for optimum wellness. Continuing to master self-directed thinking and focus guarantees successful outcomes.

A little work daily in these arenas “sag-proofs” our minds, bodies and outcomes. I am so grateful for this journey! Maintaining the focus on my desired outcomes keeps me sharp and guarantees that what I wish to manifest comes to pass. As Mandino expresses, “Good habits are the key to all success”. It basically comes down to a daily, even hourly decision: do I discipline myself and act for new results? Or do I allow mediocrity to be the winner of the day, living a life of quiet desperation? I choose to make the time to create exceptional circumstances from this day forward, each and every day!

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