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Week 16 – Imagination…

Another blog from the past to enjoy NOW!!!  One of my favorites.

The simple things

One of the great things about homeschooling my children was enjoying their endless imaginations.  One of the finest tools/materials we had were cardboard boxes.  What they created from the cardboard was amazing. 

It was so fun to observe how they would form, with their little hands, what had first been formed in their minds.  It was fascinating to watch.

My reasons

How could I put them in an institutional box to be molded into corporate thinking?  So, I ended up homeschooling all of them until they began university.

How I would love to tell you I had a higher purpose in homeschooling but it was, initially, the simple reason of not wishing to give those precious little minds over to be institutionalized.  I have absolutely no regrets.

Now, in retrospect, I know I was answering a call, even though I thought ‘I was doing my own thing’.  I was driven.

The power to create depends entirely upon spiritual power; there are three steps, idealization, visualization, and materialization.        Haanel 16:8

No reservations

Children have the unique ability to harness spiritual power without having to dig through labels, judgments, and self imposed limitations. 

By the time we are in adulthood, we are carrying so many little packages of lies, others’ opinions, and judgements, we cannot even move well or breath with ease. 

Everything is possible

Now, at Week 16, some cement has come off, reminding me of limitless possibilities that exist in all of us – we need just to tap into it.

Again, I am grateful for all the small progressions and exercises we have learned in the past 18 weeks that created habits that loosened cement.  As the course continues, more cement drops off and my eyes are opened to those unlimited possibilities.

Visualization must, of course, be directed by the will, we are to visualize exactly what we want; we must be careful not to let the imagination run riot, imagination is a good servant but a poor master, and unless it is controlled it may easily lead us into all kinds of speculations and conclusions which have no basis or foundation of fact whatever.  Every kind of plausible opinion is liable to be accepted without any analytical examination and the inevitable result is mental chaos.   Haanel  16:35

Validation

This is a validation of why our Definite Major Purposes need to be so specific, descriptive, and full of emotion.  This keeps the power harnessed to manifest our vision.

The unabashed creativity flowing from the imagination of my children would sometimes result in a combination of admiration for resourcefulness and horror.

A delightful and horrifying story

In the earlier years of child rearing, this happened:

Working in their creative corner for a while, I was summoned by some very excited cherubs to see their creation.  It was a small village, made of cardboard, brightly painted buildings, with thatched roofs.  …THATCHED ROOFS!!!!????

“Mommy, don’t you love our village?  We made it like olden times in England.”  “Hummm, nice paint.  Very cute…”   “And look!  We made the roof of the houses like straw, like we were reading about!”

The statement was delivered with such pride and excitement.  “Yes, yes, but where did you get…”  (I pause.  I gasp!)  That is when I knew exactly where the thatching material came from.

Looking at the sweet, excited faces of my two redheads, then looking at the roofs, I needed only to look a bit closer to see which one donated a portion of her hair to the project.

I was completely taken by their creativity and horrified by their method.

From their perspective?  A thought, coupled with belief and feeling, and put into action resulted in EXACTLY what they had in mind.

It was a success!

I certainly was not going to dampen the moment, although I did immediately make an appointment with a hair salon specializing in children’s hair.

Visualize it

This memory is what came to mind when I read Haanel – we are to visualize exactly what we want…  There was no stopping those wee artists when they wanted to thatch the roofs of their village.

There was no strategy.  There was thought, vision, and implementation.

As the cement falls away and I believe I am nature’s greatest miracle, I am closer to gaining freedom from the bonds of mechanics and free to follow my bliss .

Kindness Week

The week of Kindness coupled with Haanel’s exercise

(16:37) to realize the important fact that hamony and happiness are states of consciousness…

makes for an absolutely joyous week!

Finding

the Truth which makes me Free from every lack or limitation of any kind. (Haanel 16:37)

Peace!

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Week 15 – Thoughts, Words, and Goosebumps?

Haanel 15:20 We know that the Universal Thought has for its goal the creation of form, and we know that the individual thought is likewise forever attempting to express itself in form, and we know that the word is a thought form, and a sentence is a combination of thought forms, therefore, if we wish our ideal to be beautiful or strong, we must see that the words out of which this temple will eventually be created are exact, that they are put together carefully, because accuracy in building words and sentences is the highest form of architecture in civilization and is a passport to success.

Thoughts

The thoughts are strong in me (as I summon my inner Star Wars speak).  I can see the authentic world within but when I begin to describe it on paper, refining my DMP, I am at a lose.

The words that come through my hand, when read, are dry and tasteless.  When I read them silently or out loud, there is the desire to shrug my shoulders.

Words are building blocks

I love Jane Austen.  Her writing is so clear and concise.  Her use of words in written conversations and in all her descriptions paint beautiful pictures, leaving no lack.

“Elizabeth’s mind was too full for conversation, but she saw and admired every remarkable spot  and point of view. They gradually ascended for half a mile, and then found themselves at the top of a considerable eminence, where the wood ceased, and the eye was instantly caught by Pemberley House, situated on the opposite side of a valley, into which the road, with some abruptness, wound. It was a large, handsome, stone building, standing well on rising ground, and backed by a ridge of high woody hills; — and in front, a stream of some natural importance was swelled into greater, but without any artificial appearance. Its banks were neither formal, nor falsely adorned. Elizabeth was delighted. She had never seen a place for which nature had done more, or where natural beauty had been so little counteracted by an awkward taste. They were all of them warm in their admiration; and at that moment she felt that to be mistress of Pemberley might be something!”  (Pride & Prejudice, Chapter 1, Volume III)

Painting a picture

Isn’t that beautiful?  With the careful choice of words,  I see exactly what Elizabeth sees.  I feel how she feels about what she sees.  Words describing thoughts, in this case, forming scenes and emotions in the mind.

I want to do this with my DMP.  I want to be moved by the emotion and vision to feel goosebumps.

I have the vision.  I know how I feel about it.  There is something that happens between the heart and my hand that does not happen between the brain and the mouth.  It is time for me to put to paper that which is flowing out of my heart…with BELIEF!

I am nature’s greatest miracle!

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Week 13 & 14 – Thoughts of old and NEW

As I was composing this blog to incorporate my thoughts of leaving the old and entering the new, I read the following post by Zoro, an accomplished musician and performer. Known as Zoro, the Drummer, he shared some profound words that resonated with me. I would like to share them with you.

“Happy New Year!

And How To Get The Most Out of 2021!

2020 was a difficult and unprecedented year for all of us, but it is in the past now.

We have no choice but to move into the start of 2021.

What we CAN do

To get the most out of it we need to recalibrate our mind-set and cultivate a winning and positive attitude, not easily achieved in the face of adversity and uncertainty.

Focus on developing your true natural gifts rather than pursuing passions for which you are not gifted.

Spend more time actually thinking rather than just reacting out of sheer emotion.

Don’t waste your energy on heated arguments with people whose minds you’ll never change.

Be not merely interested in the acquisition of knowledge, but rather commit yourself to the application of practical wisdom that can actually change your life.

To know is not necessarily to do. The latter requires action.

Walk in grace by choosing to overlook the minor faults and offenses of others and rid yourself of the victim mentality that cripples so many and keeps them in a place of stagnation.

Instead, spend more time loving, forgiving, and maturing, for therein lies the keys to forward momentum, personal satisfaction and a sense of well-being.

Muster up the necessary courage to face your fears head on and you’ll be rewarded with an unbelievable confidence that cannot be purchased.

Visualize yourself breaking new ground and you will, for as a man thinks, so he is.

Time is the only commodity we have that cannot replenish itself. It comes in a limited supply. What we waist will never come back to us.

So stop squandering yours on meaningless activity and replace it with efforts that will make a positive difference on this planet.

Spend more of it taking small strategic steps toward a new goal of some kind and being a better person because those are the only things we have control over.

Lastly, walk by faith and never ever abandon hope. To be without either is like trying to live without oxygen or water.

In the same manner these elements are necessary for physical life, faith and hope are vital to health of the human spirit. Without them and some sense of optimism, you will be sentenced to walking the earth aimlessly in a morbid state of despair.

Remember, today is the beginning of the rest of your life and you will never live your greatest life or reach your full potential as a human being by accident.

Remember the old adage, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” The tough choices you make from here on out will determine the course of this coming year and the rest of your life, so choose wisely and remember you have more inner strength than you think you do.

And tough times give you the opportunity to mine it out.

I wish you all a truly blessed 2021 and a year of tremendous growth, breakthrough, and victory.

May it be filled with love, peace, hope, vision, restoration, purpose, acceleration and fulfillment!

Happy New Year to Each of You! Zoro”

In other words, each of us has our own journey. Each of us has our own purpose. Each of us is responsible for our own choices.

The universe awaits our miraculous input!

I am nature’s greatest miracle! Og Mandino

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Week 12 – HABITS

8 Observations of the changes

On Sunday, December 11, 2016,  while the Masterkey webinar was on, I  was attempting to return to where I was staying, to join the webinar.  It didn’t happen.  

Observation 1

Unlike the old me, I didn’t panick or get upset.  I reminded  myself of the replay and knew it would be available soon.  So, my husband and I stopped in a pub for a pint and relaxed.  No negative.  Habit.

Observation 2

Reading continues. Habit. Sits are an exercise in persistence.  Habit! Observing myself and how I choose to handle the challenges has been encouraging.  Habit.  

Observation 4

Connecting shapes, attitudes, and actions are just that – HABITS!

Observation 5

I am so grateful for the exercises and requirements of this course that have brought me to this point.  I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious, and happy!  I can be who I will to be.  I always keep my promises.  Do it now.  Habit

Observation 6

With all the planning I did to insure I was in certain places at certain times to join the webcast and to make sure I had all the materials resulted in me finding out I am completely powerless….     Habit.

Observation 7

It isn’t about making sure all the ducks are in a row.  It is about making SMART statements and feeding Subby.  Habit.

Observation 8

Good is replacing bad.  Changes continue to occur, be it ever so subtle. Habit.

The Continuation… 

These are now a part of my life, 4 + years later.   I am so grateful.

I can be who I will to be.

I persist.

I win.

Louise

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Week 11 – Just around the corner…

By about mid October, the various maze fields open up to the public in this community.  The mazes are the result of corn being planted in certain patterns.  At harvest, a view from an airplane reveals the theme.  One year, one of the mazes was the shape of a bronco rider in a rodeo.  Very impressive.

Open at the top

I tend to be claustrophobic.  A maze doesn’t affect me that way because I can always look up.  An enclosed maze would be a challenge.  I am a person who needs to know there is a way out.  Mazes really are cool, even more cool are the designers who plan them and those who care for them.  There is a way out, just keep turning the corner.

Failure I may still encounter at the thousandth step, yet success hides behind the next bend in the road.  Never will I know how close it lies unless I turn the corner.  (Og Mandino, The Greatest Salesman in the World, Scroll III.)

Where?

My success, my future self, my ideal life, is just around the corner.  I can feel it, I can visualize it clearly with all 5 senses, but I cannot actually see it, I have to forge on, take every corner, follow every bend in the road.  What I do not know, is how close it is.  What I do know –

IT IS!

What if it takes me a while?  What if I become tired?  One thing is certain –

… when I have arrived at the finish, my future self, my success.

Success

is like a maze.  With persistence the end of the maze, the clearing, can be found.

Trust the process.

It is just around the next corner…

I always keep my promises!

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Week 10 – What am I watering?

Your life is like a garden

Your thoughts are the seeds.

If your life isn’t awesome,

You have been watering the weeds?       Annonymous

Beginning

Just after starting our family, my husband, our first born, and I, moved into a small older home with a really cute garden.  All the flower beds were full of color.  The plants were fairly common, but the deep colors were like nothing I had ever seen.  I soon found out these particular flowering plants were ‘antique’ – not your typical greenhouse verity – because of their deep purple color.

More color

Well, I wanted to be sure to be a good steward of this garden; watering, tilling, and weeding.   All seemed to be going well.  More color began to show up in the beds.  Now there were delicate plants with bright yellow flowers among the dark purple.

It really was brilliant to look at.  So I continued my diligent gardening.  It was easy because I didn’t have to do anything.  I was really quite proud of myself.

The Visit

One of my sister, an avid gardener, came for a visit.  I wanted to show her around the beautiful flower beds.  My was excited  about all the beautiful color and the antique flowers.  I offered to dig up some plants for her to put in her garden, if she wished.

To my surprise

She said she would just take a few of the purple antique flowers.  I expressed my surprise in her not wanting some of the yellow flowers.  In her sweetness and grace, she informed me the yellow flowers were weeds and she would help me remove them.  Oh brother!  What have I been watering?

Gardening… Really?

What did I know about gardening?  I had moved after years of living in New York City to a beautiful Pacific Northwestern town!  My experience of successful gardening consisted of keeping a house plant alive while living in the city.   Ah, but did I ask?

Linking

This memory is so full of metaphors!

Flourishing weeds – feeding destructive thoughts even when they appear beneficial; lack of humbleness to seek advice

Easy garden -if there isn’t a plan, that which falls in your lap is probably not what you want.

My sister’s knowledge – the value of a Mastermind Alliance; all I needed to do was ASK, learn, and apply.

Then…

Decades later I am part of the Master Key Experience.  I don’t follow the arbitrary path of spilled water.

I know I have the ability to achieve the object of my Definite Purpose in life, therefore, I DEMAND of myself, persistence, continuous action toward its attainment, and I here and now promise to render such action.  (Blueprint Builder, Point 1)

Positive thought will destroy the negative as certainly as light destroys darkness, and the results will be just as effectual. (Haanel, Part 9 Introduction)

Lesson learned

No more caring for and propagating weeds – tilling the soil of my mind with up lifting and positive thoughts.  I am proceeding to care for and water the garden of my world within working in a Mastermind to

engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects. (Blueprint Builder, Point 5)

I always keep my promises.

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