Week 14 – MKE Holiday Movies and Persistence

I’m not usually a football fan, but I LOVED Rudy!  It’s an old movie, but surprise, surprise, my husband who watches movies all the time, had. not. seen. it! He enjoyed it too! Persistence, hard work, to follow the definite purpose is what it’s all about!

Consequently we BOTH really enjoyed it.  The final 10 minutes took us over 30 minutes to watch however, due to excruciating-ly slow internet connection.  This seemed only to accentuate the persistence of the 5 footer playing the game of his life.  Needless to say it was inspirational!  It emphasized also the thoughts in our readings from the Scrolls as well to throw out words like impossible!

My days following the compass are flying by like a bird in the sky.  This is evidenced by the clock in our kitchen.  Before the past three weeks, I faithfully wound it on a weekly basis.  Now, it stops, (like clockwork I’d say, but that might seem foolish) and I’ll notice it is Thursday when this happens.  Then I need to wind the clock and tweak the time a little bit.  Even though I’m following my compass, it is still a good quality to be on time.  

My future self is working on things like punctuality.  My subconscious mind is keenly aware and is helping me as best she can!

Holidays of having this wonderful time of year is so much fun!

I also want to just throw out there that it seems like a revelation that the lesson 14 helps me understand why dieting never works if one’s focus is on what you should NOT eat, or what you cannot do.  Focus on quitting a bad habit makes it only more impossible.  Focus on the results of good and it will manifest itself.

  “Remember that the law of growth necessarily governs every manifestation in the objective, so that a denial of unsatisfactory conditions will not bring about instant change. A plant will remain visible for some time after its roots have been cut, but it will gradually fade away and eventually disappear, so the withdrawal of your thought from the contemplation of unsatisfactory conditions will gradually, but surely, terminate these conditions.”

This week my husband, several times, asked me my opinion of something, and I (who usually has an opinion on EVERYTHING) could only say, “I don’t have an opinion about that, what do YOU think?”  He finds this very frustrating.  I’m just the observer. 

I’d also like to report that I have a water additive which I used for plants last week.  The orchid that has been looking like it was dying, now has signs of blooms emerging soon!

I will add a photo so you can see it, when we meet again! … for now just IMAGINE

 

                                                                                                 

Week 13 MKE – Why bad things happen to good people?

My title is the issue many church goers have.  We see in the MKE the answer!  It is a challenge presented or perceived, and everyone has those.  You know people who have experienced a tragedy in life who have gone on to take the experience or close knowledge of that situation to a higher level.  You also probably know people whose lives were crippled because of their loss.  This is the mental outlook and it works on a large scale tragedy as well as the everyday bump in the road! I am grateful for the change in outlook!  Life is a possibility.

My day yesterday, the day before the day before Christmas had some spillover from the day before.  There were piles and piles of presents to wrap.  We have a large family and a few other people will be attending the gathering.  Some of the wrapping was facing me in the morning, to be followed by the original plan for the day.  Get it done, do it now!  In spite of working steadily, the day was running faster than I was.

When finally finished in the early afternoon I took off for the town errands, shifted the times I’d do some of the other things, returned a dish that was left after our party, got to the first store, where I quickly found the things I was looking for.  My aim was to return home in time to be on the webinar beginning at four o’clock.  This goal quickly fell apart when I got to the cash register and discovered my wallet missing. Oh no – well recover fast.

I have to admit on the way home, all sorts of thoughts went through my mind, but everything was quickly recovered and turned around to resume the errands.  The weather had made a surprising turn and it was pouring rain when I got parked for the second stop.  No umbrella was in the car.  Not caring what it looked like, I covered my head with a bag from the first store and made a dash.  I quickly found the book title I was looking for, paid and made another dash through the downpour.  Again the next store was an easy in and out, but the time I had allotted was up!  So I got right onto the webinar on my phone.

So I easily overcame that obstacle, only to be surprised there were no lights in our house.  Of course this means I couldn’t go be on the rest of the webinar, and the plan of cooking something to go along with the roasted chicken I just bought for dinner was out.  One dash into the house and I quickly decided we’d just go ahead with a salad and the chicken immediately and not wait for the power to resume.

After dinner, I planned to iron.  That was not going to happen and the power remained out for hours.

I settled in on the couch to read and review instead and after a few hours decided to call it a night, though early.  Needless to say the power resumed during the night and I awakened around 3:30am.  I was totally ready for the new day.

These disruptions could have thrown my former self into  complete disarray. I could have panicked and let my attitude go askew.  So many good things happened in the day to be grateful for, how could I possibly complain?

Now, up so early, I have the time to make my posting.  There’s much more to write, but this will suffice for now.  It is Christmas eve, and there’s much more to be done.

Merry Christmas!  Don’t sweat the small stuff. Keep with the reading, Persist, love, and continue the habits.  Power to be the best I can be is a wonderful thing.  I’m making my DMP come true!  How about you?

 

 

MKE – Week 12 What’s Next? At the fork in the road…

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This week I have more friends on Marco Polo, more appointments for my business, more group calls, more, more, more!

What I’ve wanted for so long is happening, now what?

business woman in front of two roads thinking deciding hoping for best taking chance

This class shows 24 weeks in the class listings, so we are at the half way mark and I’ve begun to wonder about “the afterlife for an MKE’er.”  Will we remain friends the way some people do after college?  Or will we go our separate ways?  Will we read and re-read the passages to stay in harmony and not revert to the old ways?

Yesterday I saw a car sitting in the “in between area” on an interstate highway where the choice is left lanes break off to a new route and right lanes continue on the same numbered route.  It’s a point of decision.  Like this…

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and so my thoughts go to the future.  Meanwhile, I have my DMP.  Haanel* says, (6) But your ideal must be sharp, clear-cut, definite; to have one ideal today, another tomorrow, and a thrid next week, means to scatter your forces and accomplish nothing; your result will be a meaningless and chaotic combination of wasted material.  Am I still in the old blueprint of doing too many different things?  We’re having a Christmas party here at our home on Tuesday.  So far nearly 65 have RSVP’d, I am holding my second meetup group in two weeks between now and then, I’m reaching out to work my business, will spend perhaps as much as many put into a day of work in trainings.  But, on the other hand, these are all consistent with my DMP and I joyfully choose this road! (17) The law is that thought will correlate with its object and bringforth in the material world the correspondence of the thing thought or produced in the mental world.  We then discern the absolute necessity of seeing that every thought has the inherent germ of truth in order that the law of growth will bring into manifestation good, for good alone can confer any permanent power.

I persist.  I win.  This will be the best day of my life!

*Haanel

 

MKE – Week 11 What’s happening here?

I am so very excited to report that I met with a wonderful friend this week.  I met her when she was a volunteer who was assigned by hospice to make visits to my close family member during her last months.  This amazing lady showed incredible kindness to us at that time.  I invited her to lunch, took her a gift and had a wonderful visit with her.  I’m not telling this to have anyone think I did something extra special or good.  I did it out of love this class is teaching, and it is part of the person I am becoming.  It is my new Blueprint.

This week I also witnessed the spirituality to another friend in a way I have never found it comfortable to do.  I described to her the part in our lessons about who is “I” when we say “I” and I explained the discussion about the body, the mind, the “soul.”   We both shared some ideas that opened our friendship, I felt to a different level.

In another encounter with people, (and this is personal) I attended a social function.  I normally really enjoy having a glass of wine.  I don’t think anything is wrong with that, but with my DMP and goals it would not be a “smart” choice in line with my DMP to partake of wine at this time.  I FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE, was able to just have a glass of water and enjoy the party and the rest of the guests.  I had a really nice time and got to be an observer, and find some other people to compliment.

So this week’s lesson is more about the LAWS of the universe.  I’m reporting a few  anecdotal incidents, which add to the collection of what makes up inductive reasoning for me.  I wear my compass everywhere, have made many switches in thought and action which is propelling me!  I love this new life and I love the challenge this course is giving me, the seeking of understanding of this life journey we are in together, and the deeper level of richness and responsibility we are all developing.

Since we’re exposed to this, won’t we carry a burden to share the news?  Isn’t this something we want for our family members and our closest outsider friends?  Isn’t this a terrific gift to have received and think about in our season of gifts?  Isn’t this an amazing awesome gift we can give to some other special person?

In our sun room, several plants are not doing so well.  I will try an experiment and give them water with an additive reported to help.  Let’s see if that will work like the practice and repetition of statements, the keeping positive thoughts, and definite purpose in the mind constantly works for us.  Let’s see the roots deepen!  I always keep my promises!