Monthly Archives: April 2014

Week 23 – “To thy own self be true” ~ Jason Parachnowitsch

 

(This post is a little heavy … I know my posts usually have a little humour in them, but I’m starting to find this process of journaling very theriputic and I really appreciate having this sounding board … thanks for your comments)

 

As our time together is coming to and end soon, I’ve been meditating on what is the biggest lessons I’ve learned from the Master Keys.

 

If I’m being “honest” with myself (The irony will make senesce later) it’s that I haven’t always been honest with myself.  You see, I have enjoyed a modicom of success in my life … I have been to self help deals before … paid thousands of dollars to see “gurus” talk, been on weekend educational retreats, I own close to 100 books on the subject of improving myself,  (frankly NONE of them come close to the information we have received for the last 6 months.)  After all this time in reflection I can openly admit … I lie to myself constantly.

 

Let’s pause for a moment and talk about Honesty

 

What is honesty?

 

Honesty is the process of seeing, accepting and expressing our authentic, true self.
And this all starts with being honest with ourselves. Nothing is more important. All too often, we fall into the trap of deceiving ourselves  by trying to justify our behaviour.

 

The real enemy behind being  dishonest is fear. Until we face our fears, our rationalization for being dishonest sticks around. It’s a slippery slope. We loose our integrity. We begin to lie, we begin to rationalize, we begin to deceive others, and we begin to act on the impulses of envy, greed and manipulation.

 

We may think we are getting away with it because we are not getting caught in the act by others, but we are getting caught every single time by ourselves. And we experience the internal consequences every time. Our own minds know when we are not acting with integrity.

 

And the turmoil of not living in alignment with our true authentic self ensures that we can not have inner peace.

 

All dishonesty is a form of self sabotage in the long run. By not building our lives around a skeleton of integrity, we cut our self off from who we really are and the result is that our true spirit fades away. We loose our self.

 

If we desire to live a life which we enjoy, if we desire to live the life that we intended to live by coming here in the first place, we need to learn how to express who it is that we truly are in every single moment.

 

We must first lie to our selves before we can lie to others, because of this we need to be brave enough to ask ourselves what we are so afraid will happen if we are 100% honest with ourselves and others.

 

Honesty never feels bad. What feels bad are the conclusions we draw about (and judgments we cast on) our honesty.

 

Those of us who are aware that our minds create our reality, often find ourselves at an impasse when it comes to honesty. On one hand it is true that whatever you focus on…you get more of and that if you want to live a different life, you have to tell a different story relative to your life.

 

I’ve realized that  I have lied to myself almost everyday.   I’ve ignored my true bliss for most of my life.  When I have allowed myself to think about it I quickly pushed it out of my mind and would lie to myself again “that is impossible, stop day dreaming about a fantasy that will never happen”  I convinced myself that I needed to be a good provider, that I can always make up for the time away from family tommorow. I told myself that my purpose was to make a better life for my kids … all the while being miserable.  I was afraid of telling myself the truth, that I’m allowed to be happy, that I can be the best provider ever but if I’m not leading by example, by living a life of purpose …them I’m really doing them a disservice.

 

I’ve also told myself that I always gave my best effort, when the truth is because my heart was not fully invested in my endeavours …  I fake it.  I’ve managed to get by on a little charm , and a great ability to cram.  I lied to myself that “l’ll do the best I can”  but never doing my best. Tomorrow has always been the saving grace.

 

Well, time to face the music … no more lie’s, I will never tell myself a lie again.

 

I was created on purpose, and for a purpose.

 

I am natures GREATEST miracle  DAM IT!! And I NEED to live each day as if it my last.

 

That is the greatest gift I can give myself and my kids.

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Applied Silence is Louder Than You Think – Week 22A ~ Marea Adjeuwon

WOAH!!!  What a racket!!!

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Did you ever notice when you’re trying to be quiet on the outside that all the voices inside your head start screaming all at once?  It’s like all the ideas you’ve been having are so excited that you are finally making time to hear what they have been trying to tell you.

It’s like a live band playing every instrument at once and disguising the melody and trampling over the rhythm.  It’s just noise.  A cacophony.  A ruckus.  A distraction to the silence you seek in your mind.

Turn Down the Volume Please

Girl covering her earsThe only way to get to the quiet place you seek in a moment of silence (like the 40 hour mental stay-cation of silence I just took) is to let each conversation play itself out one at a time.  Yet, feel free to put your hands over your ears if the topic is negative or simply downright not anything you want to allow into your head.

You can still be choosy!  Say, “Shhhh!!!”

What Was That You Said?

Load SpeakersThen, all of a sudden, out of nowhere – a voice you have never heard before starts booming like a speaker in such clarity all you can do is stop and listen.  It comes as a shock, and you sit there with awe and wonder at the beauty of it all.  Not for nothing, but it kind of feels like standing in the prison yard of Shawshank Redemptionwhen the opera starts playing over the loud speaker.  After being trapped in the day-to-day activities of life,applied silence brought the most beautiful sound ever.

Me, my voice, my authentic self, my true dharma, my definite major purpose in life.  It was inner peace and full clarity on the path I have chosen and the direction I continue to go.  It was like me telling myself that I am doing the right thing.  Guilt-free permission to go full steam ahead.  Sweet.

What I Learned…

Oh so very much more happened in those seemingly short 40 hours of silence and seclusion.  It was glorious.  At one point, I was pondering the definition of dharma, and I sought out a dictionary (hard copy book since I went unplugged from digital media) to get the true meaning.  While dictionaries are written in English, the meanings don’t always seem to mesh easily.  My translation is as follows:

We move heaven (universal mind) and earth (our conduct) to achieve that which matters to us the most (essential function) for our life’s existence. – Marea’s translation of dharma – 3/8/2014

So, if my thoughts control my actions toward the manifestation of my bliss, then clearly it is done before it is begun.  Hence, there is no point wondering what’s going to happen next or how will everything turn out.  I was all smiles at the glory of feeling the weight lifted from my shoulders knowing my mind and body will get me there!!!

I had a 10 year plan when I graduated college, and this exercise of silence gave me a moment to review and realize that absolutely everything that I spouted on and on about as a wide-eyed 21 year old did come true.  By correlation, then obviously my adventure on this hero’s journey to my definite major purpose is expected to reach the same level of completion and experience, right?

What Now?

It’s like the Field of Dreams – “Build it, and they will come.”  Build today your vision of tomorrow, and your tomorrow will manifest into your today.  Live every moment, and make it count!  Be silent every now and again to realign yourself inside and out.  Love it!

 

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Week 22- Knowledge IS Power ~ Alice Cameron

 

blog-sickness-mickeyAwwww so timely is this week’s reading.  As it turns out, I’ve been out for the count sick with the flu!  As I lay here in bed listening to the voice of The Fabulous Davene reading this lesson and reading the pdf simultaneously, this is what struck out at me:

“It is through the law of vibration that the mind exercises this control over the body…. We can change the vibration and thus produce any condition which we desire to manifest in our bodies. “

What?! How powerful is that?! Clearly, this takes serious concentration and control of our thoughts – back to the same concept – learning to control precisely what we choose to think about.  When you’re sick and not feeling well, it is extremely difficult to control your thoughts as they often drift back to how awful you feel, thus putting your focus on what – how awful you feel thus magnifying the awful feeling! Total catch 22 right? But, what have we been learning all these months – we’ve learned that we can attach any feeling to a though that we want.  You mean I don’t have to sit here in bed and let myself “feel” awful while my body is physically fighting this flu bug? I can close my eyes and attach another feeling instead – now that’s powerful! I sat here, closed my eyes, and had a vision of my new home, I could see it… chatting with my kids freely and not feeling like I have to rush to get something else done… what a wonderful feeling! Far better than focusing on my congestion and headache!

Now, holding the positive thoughts…well that’s the true test…baby steps! Baby steps are still steps in the right direction.

“Knowledge is of priceless value, because by applying knowledge we can make our future what we wish it to be.” ~ Master Key Lesson 22

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Week 21 – What You Think About Grows, guest blogger Alina Mehalic

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…whatever we become conscious of, is invariably manifested in the objective world, is brought forth into tangible expression. 21-2

What we think about

GROWS!

This week has been another “AH-HA” week for me.  Given this past weeks work and personal schedules, I knew I wasn’t going to have time to even breathe.  Then I opted to work even more overtime because someone had to put their cat down today (random acts of kindness, right :))  Given any other time, I would have worried myself to death over “How am I going to get everything accomplished?”.  But as Og writes in Scroll V…

… Why should I throw now after maybe?  Can tomorrow’s sand flow through the glass before today’s?  Will the sun rise twice this morning?  Can I perform tomorrow’s deeds while standing in today’s path? Can I place tomorrow’s gold in today’s purse?  Can tomorrow’s child be born today?  Can tomorrow’s death cast it’s shadow backward and darken today’s joy?  Should I concern myself over events which I may never witness? Should I torment myself with problems that may never come to pass.  NO!  Tomorrow lies buried with yesterday, and I think of it no more.

Not sure how many ways Og could write this but I think he made his point clear (to me anyways)… Focus on what you got in front of you at that moment.  Living life MOMENT by MOMENT.  Good or bad, live in the NOW.

Needless to say my week flew by and I wasn’t terribly stressed!  Success!  I kept repeating to myself “tomorrow lies buried with yesterday” and moved on.  Everything got done, might not have been on the exact schedule I was hoping for but at the end of the week… everything was checked off my list and with little stressed involved!!!  Whew :)  Now that I can actually say that I’ve learned this and use it frequently, it amazes me how we get ourselves to that horrible place to begin with.  As I was recently listening to a personal development speaker, Jim Rohn  said “It’s not the wind that gets you there, it’s the set of the sail”.

I just love that quote.  We are what we make of it people!

“The ability to eliminate imperfect conditions depends upon mental action, and mental action depends upon consciousness of power; therefore, the more conscious we become of our unity with the source of all poet, the greater will be our power to control and master every condition.” 21-5

“This mental attitude is our personality and is composed of the thoughts which we have been creating in our own mind; therefore, if we wish a change in conditions all that is necessary is to change our thought; this will in turn change our mental attitude, which will in turn change our personality, which will in turn change the persons, things and conditions, or, the experience with which we meet in life” 21-13

Can I get a AMEN!!!??  LOL

When I started thinking of JUST TODAY, the mental diet became easier for me.  It wasn’t OMG 6 more days to go, it was just today.  Then the next day, JUST TODAY.  It became manageable… Reeling in my “I got to plan 5 years in advance” to “What’s going on today” made my head stop spinning which in turn lowered my stress and made me a happier individual causing my negativeness to slowly dissipate.

Now that my stress level has made it’s way down to normalcy…  I’ve decided to get my MKMMA stuff organized.  My note cards were all tattered and torn from being pulled in and out of my purse through the days so I found a note card holder at Staples to keep my precious gratitudes and daily readings in.  Made templates on my computer to print everything out and have a system now.  I thought about keeping everything on the computer instead of physical cards BUT I do think signing our name to something has a mental affirmation to it that you will do it.

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I bought 3 of them, 1 for my bedroom/purse and work.  I downloaded the electronic version of Og given my books are pretty tattered as well and now I can read it ANYWHERE because I never forget my phone :).

I am ready for my training wheels to come off.  Although it’s been wonderful having such a great MKMMA mastermind group to be a part of, it’s time to show off what we’ve learned.  I feel that there couldn’t have been a better class to start me in my new network marketing endeavor.  I’ve had just shy of a years worth of training with MKMMA that my new business will start off with a BANG!  Thanks to the wonderful staff of the MKMMA course and to all the wonderful people I have met along the way.

May you all be filled with PEACE, LOVE and HAPPINESS.

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Week 20 – GOD IN YOU? – Guest Blogger Chad Williamson

Get ready for this thought that blew my mind!!

In the Master Key System Week 20, we read:

“31. For your exercise this week, go into the Silence and concentrate on the fact that “In Him we live and move and have our being” is literally and scientifically exact! That you ARE because He IS, that if He is Omnipresent He must be in you. That if He is all in all you must be in Him! That He is Spirit and you are made in “His image and likeness” and that the only difference between His spirit and your spirit is one of degree, that a part must be the same in kind and quality as the whole. When you can realize this clearly you will have found the secret of the creative power of thought, you will have found the origin of both good and evil, you will have found the secret of the wonderful power of concentration, you will have found the key to the solution of every problem whether physical, financial, or environmental.”

As I was mediating on this today, it really hit me!  I’ve grown up in a spiritual home(not a typical church type), being very familiar with scriptures and having some incredible spiritual experiences, so a lot of things came to mind, but in a new understanding…

How many times have we heard and said, “God is everywhere.”  If He is truly Omnipresent, then everywhere includes inside of you and I!  STOP.  God IS IN YOU!  Think about that…  What more do you need, when God is in you??

Here are a couple of bible verses I googled 🙂

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”  Joshua 1:9

 “Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20

 “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39

“Be strong and courageous.  Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you.  He will not leave you or forsake you.” Deuteronomy 3:16

“Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?” 1 Corinthians 3:16

We think of ourselves as being made in “God’s image” and He is with us, but we are truly made of HIM and His Spirit is within our very cells!  Jesus said that we would do greater miracles than He did, and why can’t we when we are made of the same source 🙂  In fact, if you study Argon molecules, we are breathing a few of the very same atoms that Jesus breathed when he was alive 😉

The bible also speaks of nature and how the very trees and rocks cry out.  If God is everywhere…  Brother Lawrence was 18 years old when he passed by a barren tree in the winter and in that moment saw God and his life was forever changed.  I do see God in the magnificence of nature and now it is clear why!

A challenge for us is to look more closely and truly see God in everyone we deal with, especially those who have buried it a bit deeper 😉

I could go on and on regarding this exciting discovery and I hope you dwell further on it as well!  Did you know that the meaning of the word Enthusiam is “God within us”?  A way that we express that spirit within us.  Ultimately, I hope you begin to realize that God truly is with you and that all you need, you already have access to!

Blessings, chad :^D

PS:  A bonus mantra you may want to use: “All I need is within me now!”

To find out More about Chad go to http://chadwillmkmma.wordpress.com

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