Week 17 – I have Permission!

You have Permissionper·mis·sion


noun   1.authorization granted to do something; formal consent: to ask permission to leave the room.
2.  the act of permitting.

Quotes from Mark J in this weeks Master Keys lesson:

“Have we given ourselves “permission” to access our power?”
“The power of thought and our ability to control thought IS something that is available to all!”
“We all have the ability and priviledge of learning to be a better operator of this magnificent mechanism – We all have it!”
“THIS is where we are all created equal – in our ability to THINK.”

Mark is informing us to give ourselves PERMISSION!
(A pat on the back, a kick in the butt, a push, a pull, a beg, a demand, a request – It doesn’t matter how we get it, as long as we get it!)

Have you given yourself Permission to access the power and use it?

Have you given yourself Permission to be happy – NOW?

Have you given yourself PERMISSION TO … (fill in the blank)?

Have your really SAT and THOUGHT about the word Permission?

When Mark J was presenting us with our “Permission” to _______, out of the blue several old thoughts came rushing back to me.

About a year and a half ago, I was working in a very unstable office environment.  Turnover of the office support staff, over a very short time, was running high.  In my struggle (more like a huge internal battle) to decide whether to stay in a position I fought and worked so hard to get, was I being honest with myself?  After lengthy conversations with family and close friends it was my sister who actually said “I give you permission to quit.”   I cannot express in words the overwhelming feeling of relief, peace and love that one sentence made in my life at that time.

The other situations do not matter at this point.  But, what does matter is the full emotional feeling and clearing that has come over me each time I embraced “the Permission”.  It truly is a powerful word.  We use it with our children and others, but do we truly, honestly, without a doubt give this precious gift to ourselves?

God gave us Permission to be ourselves – Are we?

Ponder that one.

Permission - can I quote you


Week 16 – Kindness – It’s everywhere

One never know the impact an act of kindness will have on another

No Act of Kindness wasted

Our assignment for the week was to keep track of acts of kindness we witnessed this week as well as anonymously give two random acts a day.  Also, we were to write in a list at least 2 of the kindnesses in our alliance groups accountability page.

BIZ Card FrontFunny thing is, I have been doing something like this for years.  I even created a yellow business card and would leave it randomly or give it to a person when I witnessed such an act.   I have also created one specifically for military personnel and veterans (when I recognized them).
BIZ Card Front - Military

The act of kindness itself when consciously done is really an act of LOVE!  As I started this blog post, One never knows the impact an act of kindness will have on another.

Our exercise brought to mind a special story for me.  Many years ago, I had Sunday brunch with friends at a local restaurant and we were a large table of 8.  Next to us were also 2 other tables of 8 and 10, and they were giving the waitress a little bit of a hard time.  We decided to be exceptionally kind with “please and thank you’s” and patiently waited for orders and to-go boxes for left-overs.  She went out of her way to be sure I had a bag and to-go drink as well (which is not customary at all for this place).

I decided she needed a little lift and a personal thank you for how she was handling all of these people with such finesse while keeping calm.  I left one of my little yellow Kindness cards under her tip money and told her Thank You and Have a Great Day and left it at that.  A minute or two later while outside saying good-byes to the people in my party, she came flying out the door saying “where is she?, Oh please let her still be here!”  and then our eyes met, and she ran up to me and gave me the biggest hug and started crying tears of joy.  It turned out she was really having an incredibly difficult day – husband had thrown her out of her house that morning, she was late for work, boss was on her case, customers were not kind, and then my one little act turned it all around for her.    I am crying as I remember this event.  One small little thing made a world of difference for someone – an act of love that may seem so insignificant, but we will never know just how much.

Awareness is amazing when we slow down and really “THINK and PAY ATTENTION”.  Acts of Kindness are everywhere.  When this assignment was given my awareness kicked up a notch and then I kept seeing them everywhere – even online, so I thought I would share some links to some pretty good ones.  Click below and enjoy.

Video link – over 1 million hits. – Get the point?

How about a pictures of Kindness?

Video posted by Darren Sanford and Mark J from our Mastermind Alliance.

How have you been Kind today?  It’s everywhere – are you paying attention?


Week 15 – Writer’s Block

I have sat down numerous times to write my blog for the week and have found I prefer to just “SIT” and “THINK” and read and reflect.

There has been tremendous growth in me (my mind anyway) that I am sure you fellow MKMMA members can understand, but I cannot (or maybe do not want to) put it into words.

More and more this week I have caught myself intentionally thinking about what I was thinking about.  I found conversations were very pleasant and really listened.  At times I was saddened because the person talking had not a clue as to the power they really have – the power of their mind.

Did you ever feel like you were “just different?”  Set apart from others for some reason but did not know what it was?  That is me right now in this time of my life (although I have felt this most of my life)

I caught myself actually paying attention to my feelings and emotions too.  Situations that may have “set me off” before, I am finding that I am “taking the time” to Stop and Think and Feel!   How does this connect to the Old Blueprint?  Why am I feeling this way?  What has changed?

Wanting to SIT in the stillness and silence, read the good book, read and reflect on MKMMA materials and get to know my fellow MK Alliance members by reading their blogs and tweets and shares is what I want to do, and so I shall continue.

A peaceful silent “numbness” of my (used to be) wandering mind has become my best friend.  It is getting easier to “intentionally” drift to my “Happy Place”.

My apologies if this seems scattered as written, but I (or at least my mind) has another mission to accomplish.  The Gal in the Glass has not been cheated (much) this week.  I love her and am very happy with her!  Hugs Everyone!

P.S. After posting this last night, I awoke refreshed and found this cute comic strip clip from Calvin & Hobbes that fits.

Week 14 – Teach it!

teachingOne of the greatest ways to reinforce what we have learned is to Teach! In teaching, we are reviewing what was learned and reinforcing the lessons being taught.

The assignments from Week 13/14 including watching one of 4 movies and looking for the 4 tiny habits of Persistence.  (See Week 13 post for more).

I was sharing my class experience with some very good friends and business partners in my Network Marketing Company.  I actually found myself “feeling” like I was “teaching” what we were learning throughout the past 13 weeks of the Master Keys System.

Our company has a standardized training for all business owners and these 4 tiny habits are a big part of the training.  So when I am quoting DMP + PMA + WPOA + MMA = Success, they know what I am talking about.  I call it my Geekinese.

Translation for those who have not a clue what that means:
DMP – Definite Major Purpose (a burning desire)
+ PMA – Positive Mental Attitude (maintaining it always)
+ WPOA – Written Plan of Action (If it isn’t written, it isn’t true, and not as likely to be completed)
+ MMA – Mastermind Alliance (an alliance of like minded individuals)
= Success

My friend was sharing a story about how focused her husband can get when he is on a mission and BAM! right there it was – the 4 tiny habits.  He was doing all 4 of them!

I was helping my nephew clean and paint his new home in preparation for his move on Saturday and realized BAM! we were right on target with these 4 tiny habits as well.  We were doing all 4 of them!

So in teaching this concept to others, I have learned that this is something so many of us do all the time anyway.  We just never had a name for it, or a formula.  It may have been written in the old blueprint of my brain in some other language, but now I have a much better understanding of this translation, now I have a name for it – for each piece of the formula.

BAMPersistence and teaching paid a huge dividend for me this week!  BAM!  Thanks Alliance Partners!

Oh, and Thank You so much for the encouraging words on my blog posts!  They are very motivating, encouraging and validating.  I “feel” like a part of something “bigger than myself” – and I AM!

Week 13 – Saving Ms. Michelle

Part of our “early” assignment for weeks 13 & 14 (since we do not have a collective webinar/class for week 14) was to watch one of 4 movies listed and look for the 4 tiny habits within the movies.

These movies included:
October Skyoctober-sky-original (1)
Cool RunningsCool Runnings

When I first looked at the list I was confident I had seen 3 of them, I was not sure of October Sky.  I mentioned this assignment to “watch movies” with a couple of family members and they were on board with watching any of them.  What else do you do at Christmas time right?

So by coincidence (?) or was it possibly the Law of Attraction that on Christmas night, on the local cable channel that “October Sky” was playing – and uninterrupted.  As I was about 20 minutes into the movie I did realize that I had seen it before, but it had been awhile and I was not sure of the outcome.  But it became clearer as I did watch it with the family.

I immediately implemented the R2A2 – a fun exercise comes almost naturally for me.

The 4 tiny habits we were to look for included:
DMP – Definite Major Purpose
PMA – Positive Mental Attitude
POA – Plan of Action
MMA – Mastermind Alliance

Easily I was able to pick out the habits within this movie.  As I reflected on what I remembered of the others, I could identify the habits in them as well.

NOW, I submit to you another movie that I feel fits the profile also.  It just so happens that it launched in theatres this Christmas season.  I watched it Christmas Eve eve with my sister and a friend and we all found different meanings.  “Saving Mr. Banks”, starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson.

Saving Mr Banks

Not wanting to give away any of the content of the movie, you meet the famous Walt Disney in pursuit of a dream to produce a movie based on a book written by a Mrs. Travers.  Please do yourself a favor and take the time to watch this movie as well, you will be pleasantly surprised by the intricacies woven within the story.   PPN’s of a Father’s Legacy, Helping Others, Recognition for Creative Expression – subtle as they may be, they are in there.

The Great Zig Ziglar has always been quoted as saying “People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care”,  Disney found the way to express how he truly cared about Mrs. Travers.

MKMMA’ers – I Care about all of you, and THANK YOU for caring about me as well.  I don’t know most of you, a few I have met and yet you all feel like family.  I feel like I have friends and family that “get me” – or at least this part of me anyway.  So, you have been Saving Ms. Michelle and again I Thank You!

Week 12 – I FEEL the LOVE!

One of my PPN’s (Personal Pivotal Needs) is Recognition for Creative Expression (or as a loving friend of mine simplified the words – Validation).  The SIT this week brought to mind “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman
5 love languages

My Love Languages in order of importance are:

1. Quality Time
2. Physical Touch
3. Words of Affirmation
4. Acts of Service
5. Receiving Gifts

That being said, Quality Time (undivided attention) is what you are giving ME, when you take the time to read my blog posts.  You are sitting down with me and looking and listening to me for a few moments.  Learning about me, who I am, how I think, what’s she going to say next, etc.

Physical Touch is my second language of love and although you are not actually physically touching me, you are creating a physical reaction by the love you show in reading my posts and commenting with your loving thoughts.

Once the comments on the blog posts start coming in, I realized that this is so much more than a give more, get more exercise.  It is our “group hug” of support, it is that helping hand to pull us up, it is that smile that brightens our day, it is a clarification needed for that tough piece of the cement Buddha to finally fall off forever.  IT IS LOVE!

And there it is – right in the middle of Week 12 #18 of the Master Keys System:
“The principle which gives the thought the dynamic power to correlate with its object, and therefore to master every adverse human experience, is the law of attraction, which is another name for love.  This is an eternal and fundamental principle, inherent in all things, in every system of Philosophy, in every Religion, and in every Science.  There is no getting away from the law of love.  It is feeling that imparts vitality to thought.  Feeling is desire, and desire is love.  Thought impregnated with love becomes invincible.”

I am actually in tears as I am typing this because this realization has touched me so deeply.  YOU CARE!  I DO Make a Difference.  By giving of myself in creating a blog, I am getting a need met.  By giving our comments to your blogs, YOU are getting love, insights, epiphanies, clarification, more ideas, and so much more that we do not even know what an impact we are having on your lives.  We are all growing closer and closer to the Universal Mind, and recognizing it within us.

It is only fitting that the theme of LOVE is timed perfectly with the season of Christmas.  Christmas is the true meaning of LOVE!  So with that being said, may I wish you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Signing off in Love, until next week!  This is Michelle – Hey, I LOVE YOU!

Merry Christmas

Week 11 – Tortoise and the Hare (R2A2)

I “get” this! – Really I DO!
This week we’ve been challenged to R2A2 (Recognize, Relate, Assimilate, Apply) and I can honestly say that most of the time this comes fairly easy for me.  I analyze a lot of things, I always have.

Through this journes in the Master Keys System and finding the Golden Buddha by chipping away at the cement here is what comes to mind for me this week.

I am NOT in a race with others, but this is an “experience” in working on my own “self” – the me I have know all my life up to this point.

Tortoise Hare

Things are being revealed to me (the cement is falling off ) sometimes a little at a time and sometimes in huge chunks.

I was removing wallpaper in three rooms of a house last week.  The varying colors and textures and underlying adhesives were many.  Some I could rip off quite easily  with no release/removal agent and then others needed a little more effore.  On one bordered section the top layer came off with east but needed a little “extra” water application to “soak in” and “do the work”, then it would scrape right off with ease like a knife through soft butter.

Border number two was my tough one, it must have been applied with some heavy duty glue and would not budge with numerous soakings.  Finally combining the right combination of HOT water, vinegar and Dawn dish detergent with a saturated sponge pressed to the paper for 3-5 seconds in each spot and a sharp razor scraper and “consistent continuous application” over and over and over again and then scraping and a little elbow grease and “finally” there was a breakthrough and it slowly came off.  I did discover that there often times is a gnap or direction that the paper comes off a little easier.  One room pulled off easier right to left, or left to right, or bottom to top, and top to bottom – go figure – you have to find the right “combination” for the best results.  Is any of this sounding a little bit familiar to our exercises?

Could this be that the Universal was trying to confirm to me and show me that the teachings, the exercises, the “work”, really does work and manifests?
Think about it, different forms, textures, applications, devices, removals – whatever the tool may be.  All of these are parts of what we have been taught and are using in this great EXPERIENCE (not just a class)

Coincidently, a little over a year ago we had some concrete work done at the house and the same type of things applied.  While most of the concrete was removed  or penetrated with a jackhammer, there were a few areas that just a sledge hammer took care of, and then one section just would not budge at all.

R2A2 is fun!  I find myself frequently relating and enjoying it now that it has a fun name – I like the acronym (sounds science-fictiony)

So, Tortoise or Hare?  Some days, I GET this stuff so easily and zoom right in, do the work and feel such success right away (The Hare).  Then other days (a lot lately) I feel like I am the slowest learner on the planet (the Tortoise) and this stuff is just not sinking in or making sense.

post-mm-032-300x300When we are learning, as a child or as an adult there is always sowing and reaping (plant and wait, or hurry up and wait) and one day in an instant, and AHA moment!  Epiphany, Eureka, Yippee, DingDingDingDing, Right on the Nose!

I know this is a little lengthy already but hey, it’s my blog and I wanted to share a couple of major AHA’s in my life that I fully remember like they happened just moments ago.

Sixth Grade Math class (Thank you Miss Summers!) and we are working on the times tables and I just don’t “get it”!  Augh, what aggravation.   The loving teacher, with tons of patience, just kept at it and pushed us ever so slightly but not judgingly or angrily but with Love and persistence in not giving up.  And one day I exclaimed “Ooh – I get it now!” and enjoyed math from that day forward.  She validated me and loved on me and worked with me (one of my first Masterminds, and I did not know it)

Fast forward to first year in college and Computer Science 101.  I was the Straight A student in High School and struggling with a D in a college class, I was not happy.  So it is literally the last day, the day of the final exam and I had been cramming in the Ladies Lounge before the big test.  Get this, I was “sitting still” and calming myself and clearing my mind to relax and just accept whatever was going to happen, I had done my best up to this point.  All of a sudden, something clicked (the synapses fired, wired, connected) and EVERYTHING came rushing in and began making sense.  I managed to pull a B out of the course and enjoyed computer science after that as well.

This STUFF we are blessed to be learning at this stage in life is LIFE CHANGING.  I only wish I had known about it then, but I did – just not intentionally.  So today “I begin a new life, I greet this day with love and I persist until I succeed!

Week 10 – Abundance or Lack (In a Blizzard)

Southeast Missouri will be hit by blizzard-like conditions by tonight (Thursday, Dec 5, 2013)  When weather like this comes around here you can expect that guaranteed level of panic that goes with it (the sense of Lack).  It also looks like the creativity of a local resident  who terms himself as a “local media-rologist” (pun intended since it is on Facebook) gives a funny spoof to go along with the panic of the impending weather conditions – take a look.

Abominable snowman


The irony of this is the Abundance of snow that we do receive.

The ebb and flow of shoppers who will flood the supermarkets for the basic necessities of Bread, Milk, Eggs, Salt, Kitty Litter, and various other snow related items, and then once there store is wiped out, the people are all gone and then it feels like a ghost town because everyone has hunkered down and stays home bundled up awaiting the outcome.

I am sure you all get this idea – especially here in the USA, (except maybe Florida and California – people leave the colder states to travel to these two warmer ones)

In pondering what to write this week, I read Emerson’s Law again and the cycle continues – over, and over, and over again.

This is Missouri, we don’t get this weather all the time so people panic when it happens and they drive crazy in it or stay home.  States to the North who are used to these conditions probably consider 8-12 inches of snow and ice nothing.  Snow is normal for them and schools do not shut down at the tiniest snowflake prediction, they just think – meh – it’s snow, bring it on, we’ll drive through this.

But then again, in Missouri we have a saying – “Stick around a little while the weather will change in a day or so – or maybe even a few hours or minutes.

Week 9 – Thanksgiving

The perfect timing of Week 9 with the event the United States celebrates called Thanksgiving is interesting.

Week 9 flowing in to week 10 and we are given a slight (vacation day) from our webinars but not the homework.

So since I had the opportunity to spend most of the week alone, except for the few family gatherings for Thanksgiving meals I had time to ponder the events of the year and what this class in the MKMMA has done for me.

I Great This Day with Love in MY Heart!  This has been the theme of The Greatest Salesman’s Scroll 2 reading this month.  This one little line in such an amazing deep book has helped me realize I can love again, I am love, and I am loved!

A time of sowing and reaping includes a time of tilling and rest for the soil as well.  I have been tilling the soil of my mind and welcome the rest from the day’s and week’s accumulation of activity and sensory overload.  Rest is peaceful and needed and I am grateful.

I am grateful for this opportunity, family, friends, food, master mind alliance, freedom of this great country and peace.

I pray everyone has had a wonderful Thanksgiving and opportunity to truly look around and take in all the goodness that surrounds us all.

Happy Thanksgiving and Thank You MKMMA members!

Week 8 – Embracing Change

Some of the old stuff just doesn’t matter anymore.  I will explain.

In my current job (house cleaning) I do not get too many opportunities to listen to a lot of people, most of the owners are gone.  So this week I was blessed with a couple of opportunities to meet up with a few friends and colleagues with whom I have share a little bit of the information about this MKMMA journey.  One of them looked at me in total bewilderment, one just agreed, and one totally got it (She was the one I figured was least likely to understand – and I was wrong)

I had the chance to watch, listen, and learn as others spoke about their daily lives and “things” they wanted and wanted to babble on about.  Their judgements and opinions went on and on.  And it hits me – I have a choice in this! and so do they, but they don’t realize the power they have.  I felt like I was watching a Charlie Brown episode and listening to the teacher “Wha Wha, wa wa wa wa”.  I was actually “intentionally” ignoring them and focusing on me and my choices.  Is this a person who gives me life or takes it away?  I will be making some choices about some of my so called friends.

And another thought that I have pondered on deeply the past couple of weeks – “Give more, get more”.

Give – have you given much thought to how many meanings there are?    Well I have narrowed it down to a couple.

Give = a monetary transaction
Give = a kind gesture in helping another
Give = to concede, surrender
Give = to “budge”, crack a little, move a little (THIS IS IT!)  This is the one that resonates in my mind.

The Golden Buddha “cracks” and falls apart, but some force of energy had to occur to cause this to happen.  Think about it!

Give More, Get More – when the cement gives way, more is revealed.  When pulling up a bad root, and it “gives” way – you get more root.
When you put forth more energy to the lesson at hand, you GET more insight into the Laws of Growth and learning, etc.

I am still baffled at how deep this goes in my thinking.  This may actually have to be a “to be continued” blog post.  Hmmm, have to think on this some more.



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