Week 21 – Are we the Who?

Could it be that Horton’s world
is Universal Mind (or God) and we are the Who?

Horton
HORTON HEARS A WHO (full movie link)

Take a look at this picture – do you see that tiny white dot atop that purply pink fluffy plume of a flower? – That is the home of the Who’s in Who-ville.  A village of living breathing Who-vians who exist in the only place they know as home – Who-ville.  And it seems that Dr. H. Whovey is the only one in their community, country, planet, universe, who has even thought about the possibility that there might be something out there that is bigger than the Who-vians.

Deep thought I know.  I have had this creative thought for a long time, and have expressed it to just a few close friends and family members.  Some of them have just laughed at the thought, and then there are those special few who have literally stopped and made a funny face indicating I just might be on to something here. This blog post is the first time to share this concept with the world.  (Obviously Dr. Seuss was on to something deeper as well)

But think about it,  Could we really be as small as The Who?  Think of the grand scheme of the universe – are we that small, or even smaller?   Thanks to the brilliant creative cause of some scientist by the name of Hubble (our Dr. Whovey) we can take a peek into our universe, galaxy, infinite space.
Hubble TelescopeThe Hubble Telescope has given us the opportunity – in our lifetime to see some of the most splendid, awe-filled, glimpses into a power or energy that is so far beyond ourselves.  One of my favorite pictures is what I have heard called the EYE OF GOD.
IDL TIFF fileThe first time I saw this picture and that it was named “The Eye of God”, I wept like a baby.  I was so humbled and felt so infinitesimally small.  I still do.

There is this omnipotence in our world that is omicient, omnipresent – translation – a being/energy that is all powerful, all knowing, all seeing – everywhere.  This energy I choose to call God.  But thanks to this intense study of Haanel’s Masterkeys in our Masterkeys Mastermind Experience, I see and understand more clearly the power of thought and all the energy that is around us making up — Everything!

So before my brain blows a circuit trying to wrap itself around that Idea, I will leave the intensity of the subject matter and study to all of the Astrophysicists and Quantum Physicists out there. (there’s a mouthful of words for you)  I embrace those “beings” who understand the knowledge and depth of the study of our always expanding universe.  {One of my favorite Science Fiction characters is Dr. Samantha Carter from Stargate SG-1.   She had a knack for talking all “geekineese” and scientific and then when Colonel Jack Oneill would yell at her – she would dumb it down for all of us – including the Colonel and translate into plain english}

Science Fiction writers and producers have a way of translating someones creative thoughts for all of us.  There are some glorious wonderfilled minds out there who have embraced the creative thoughts of the world within and have been able to express it in and to the world without.

What power we have uncovered in our experience.  When focused and committed, and sitting peacefully, I SIT in Awe of it all!  Sooo, could it be that the Universal Mind is as large and expansive, and thensome, as the world of Horton the Elephant?  And WE are but a tiny speck.  Or even compare it to the Subconscious versus the Conscious mind.  Hmmm.  What are your thoughts?

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Week 20 – I’m Glad You’re In MY Dash!

1962 — 20??

Where are you in the timeline of your life?  Have your really given thought about where you would like to be? How long you would like to live?  Life is so precious and priceless and changes in the blink of an eye.  (I know of this first hand when my father passed away 33 years ago very suddenly in our home – at only 51, my current age)

As Mark spoke about the concept of our Dash in our timeline this week I was reminded of a poem I had heard 10 or 12 years ago for the first time. It is very appropriate too and I wanted to share.

“I’m Glad You’re In My Dash”

I’m Glad You’re In My Dash

I read of a man who stood to speak
at the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on her tombstone,
From the beginning…to the end.

He noted that first came her date of birth
And spoke the following date with tears,
But he said what mattered most of all
Was the dash between those years.

(1934 – 1998)

For that dash represents all the time
That she spent alive on earth…
And now only those who loved her,
Know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own;
The cars…the house…the cash,
What matters is how we live and love
And how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard…
Are there things you’d like to change?
For you never know how much time is left,
That can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough
To consider what’s true and real,
And always try to understand
The way other people feel

And be less quick to anger,
And show appreciation more
And love the people in our lives
Like we’ve never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect,
And more often wear a smile..
Remembering that this special dash
Might only last a little while.

So, when your eulogy’s being read
With your life’s actions to rehash…
Would you be proud of the things they say
About how you spent your dash?

 Author: Linda Ellis

To all of my MKMMA friends, teammates, group, members – THANK YOU! for being in MY DASH!  In your own little “small stuff” ways, you have cumulatively made a huge difference in my life.  I will never forget this experience.  I hope you will reflect on this poem and possibly add it to your “quiver” of MKMMA tools.

Love, Light and Hugs!

Week 19 – A Leader Born at an Event!

Karma, Coincidence, Fate, Divine Appointment?  What do you like to call it?

I just returned from a Regional Conference in Orlando, Florida with my Network Marketing company.  I had the opportunity prior to this 1-1/2 day event to sit in a beautiful home all by myself in peace and solitude for the majority of a day.  My plan was to watch the Movie “I AM” and just take things all in.  To really pay attention to myself, my actions, my thoughts, my surroundings and people the entire 5 days I was in Florida.

What I did not expect to happen was a post from Go90Grow regarding a training about “Leaders are Born at Events”.  I received the notification just prior to my leaving my cold Missouri home for sunny Florida.  The webinar was set for Thursday afternoon and I had reviewed the notes while riding in a car, with full expectations of logging in online once we stopped at a friend’s home.  As Life would have it, I was NOT able to partake of the Webinar or call.  I was a little deflated, but the very next day presented the day of solitude and ME time.

A warm cup of coffee and settling in to watch a mid-morning movie – I AM.

i_am_xlgI highly recommend it if you have never watched it!

While watching it, I was laughing, in deep reflective thought, and even in tears.  Up to this point in my life I had never taken the time to ever really truly look within myself for what I have wanted or dreamed of.  What matters to me in life, What am I passionate about?  I will admit I am gaining more and more clarity of these things as I do SIT and reflect and just BE ME.

So, I watched the movie, had a light lunch, wrote up a blog post or two, read my assignments and the “Leaders are Born at Events” and filled in the blanks of what things I could figure out from the notes.  What happens after this somewhat normal day for me, transformed into more preparations of my mind and exercises in R2A2, and revelations.

I was a guest at an Elegant Dinner where a couple of the speakers touched upon what I called Dharma and choices (I am hearing quotes  and seeing scenes from the movies I had just watched earlier in the day.  (insert Twilight Zone music here)!

The next day is the Regional Event and the centralized theme seem to hover around the Hero’s Journey of each speaker that presented on stage.

I happened to actually meet a couple of my fellow Mastermind Members at the end of lunch- almost by accident, or was it?  This meeting was like running in to a long lost friend and catching up in just a couple of minutes.   Meeting Susan and Dan Higley was a true highlight for me for the entire day.  An unexpected dinner with one of our top leaders and a great night’s sleep was the the perfect end to the day.

Another day and a half to spend with friends and life was soo good.  I found myself not anxious or overly excited about anything.  I was mellow, having a great time.  Was I actually experiencing a sense of Bliss?  I think that might be what part of the day was.   Where did that come from?   Wow – inside of ME!   (did you hear that piece of cement fall to the ground from my cement buddha?)

Alas, it is time to travel home (back to the cooold) and arrived with no drama, just a normal ride home, back to the same old thing called LIFE.

Then in catching up with my office time, I came upon a replay of Mark’s “Leaders are Born at Events” and scheduled the time to sit in and really listen to what I thought I might have missed.  I was BLOWN AWAY!   More confirmations came to me as I listened and took copious notes on the subject.  I was actually proud of myself, as I had “subconsciously” taken to heart what I had read prior to the event and put it to practice without realizing it.

This week’s subject matter for Haanel’s Master Key – Part Nineteen was on Fear.  I found that I had a sense of calmness the week I was gone, and never experienced fear the entire time.

The time and effort invested in myself is paying off.  Little by little, I am noticing a difference.  Getting together with my team after the event was different.  I was different, I wanted to be different.  I really paid attention and focused in on me and what I wanted out of this event, and somehow (Karma, Fate, Coincidence, Divine Appointments) changes manifested.   I can happily say – THIS Leader was Born at this Event!

Week 18 – YOU – Just THINK!

Just Think - Lessin

Just Think

By Roy Lessin
Just think,
you’re here not by chance,
but by God’s choosing.
His hand formed you
and made you the person you are.
He compares you to no one else.
You are one of a kind.
You lack nothing
that His grace can’t give you.
He has allowed you to be here
at this time in history
to fulfill His special purpose
for this generation.
I love this poem and it is so encouraging to me when I get discouraged!

The deep feelings and emotions that come over me as I dig deeper and deeper into this Mastermind Experience and Sit to calm my mind and pay attention is paying off.  This week I have been blessed with solitude as I am house and pet sitting for a friend.  The perfect Sanctuary for me and perfect timing at this point in our journey.

I have felt for awhile now like I have been cramming it all in and so desperately wanting something to happen – Now!  And then a good review of the work and committment to sit and be still and I am filled with an epiphany and breakthroughs.   Being cautious not to get into the same pattern of rushing and cramming, I really paid attention to my thoughts and feelings.  And like the readings are telling us, the Universal Mind is showing up and confirming things for me everywhere.  An Awakening is happening.  I AM attracting the things I want and dream about!

The peaceful joy and calmness happens more frequently.  Bliss is on the Horizon!  I can feel it!

 

 

 

 

Week 17a – What was their Legacy?

One of our assignments this week was to daily purchase a newspaper (not online) and read and look at the pictures in the obituaries.
An odd request, but once I started really reading them I did notice a pattern.

Obituaries are Paid notices of the Death of our Loved Ones.
Death Notices are Free and do not give as much information.
Both are usually privided by the Funeral Homes.

There seemed to be a pattern:
Name, died at or passed away, or left this world;
suddenly, after a long illness, automobile wreck, or at home.
Date of Death and then date of Birth

Who were the parents, step-parents, etc.
Married to spouse’s name and year of the event.
Daughter/Son to name of Parents
Mother/Father to names of children
Grandmother/Grandfather and even Great Grandmother/Great Grandfather.

High School Graduate, If they attended University or College.  Armed Services,  Retired or Active duty. Occupation, church and other civic organizations: Member of Fraternity or Sorority, Lodges, Clubs, One had 3 paragraphs of ongoing awards and board memberships and who’s who.

Naming of living spouse, children and relatives usually followed by those loving members who proceeded in death. A possible naming of pallbearers and then the funeral home arrangements.

I will admit in reading the obituaries, they seemed a little bland and cold.  And then led me to question my being and how others possibly saw me and looked at my life.  There was not much written about their lives or legacies or passions in the majority of the postings I did read and there were many.

But one of my favorites who I remember from this past December, I went back and pulled it up online (sorry had to).  The family was so loving in their description of the Matriarch and her love for Mickey Mouse.

NOTE:  I have blotted out the personal information out of respect for her and her family members, but notice the loving tribute to such a wonderful, unique and quirky lady.  I only met her a couple of times, but you can read the love.

(Deceased’s Name_, 92, longtime resident of ********, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Dec. **, 2013, in Jacksonville, Fla., while visiting her daughter.**** was known by many in (town name) as the “Mickey Mouse Lady,” as she drove around with her “MICKOMOM” license plate. She had a large collection of Mickey Mouse memorabilia she loved to show to the children or anyone who wanted to see it. You were amazed when you entered her home; it was almost as good as Disneyland!She was born May **, 1921, in (City, State), to Parents. She attended **** High School and **** Business College, She loved to work and held various jobs throughout her life, all the way to age 88.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, (names). She leaves behind to miss her: three daughters, (Names, spouses names and cities lived), A son; and a younger brother. **** was especially close to her granddaughter, (name); her Florida granddaughter, (name); grandsons in Jacksonville.

A new great-grandson had just joined the family in August, (name), and **** was spending time in Jacksonville getting to know and love him. Sadly missing her (treats!) also are granddoggies **** and ***.

A memorial service will be held later this month at (Name of Church in City).


I found this obituary to be a beautiful tribute to this lady and the legacy she left in her families’ memories.

So what type of Legacy are you leaving?
Have you stopped to THINK about how you would like to be remembered?
Are you living your Legacy right now?
What is stopping you?  Have you given Thought to changing it?
Why not start TODAY?

Hugs til next time!

 


Week 17 – I have Permission!

You have Permissionper·mis·sion

[per-mish-uhn]

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?

Kitten

Week 15 – Writer’s Block

writers-block-calvin
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
Door-to-doordoortodoor
RudyRudy

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!

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