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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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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 cute garden.  All the flower beds were full of color.  The plants were 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 sisters, 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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No Opinion?

Is that even possible?  It certainly is a challenge… for me!

Ever since I was introduced to this, I have had a note card with red lettering on it spelling out – NO OPINION, taped to the border of my computer screen.  I needed, and still need, this reminder in my line of vision.

Not an easy exercise

When I learned to respond with a question rather than an answer, my opinion, my interactions took a very interesting, productive, and positive course.

I discovered people really want to feel important.  People really do want to be heard.

I see you

I love the greeting of the Zulu, Sawubona, meaning, “I see you.”

Sawubona: All my attention is with you.  I see you and I allow myself to discover your needs, to see your fears, to identify your mistakes and accept them.  I accept you for what you are and you are part of me.  

This is what we  want – to be seen, to be acknowledged.

So when I thought of this exercise of having no opinion, I convinced myself I was going to have to practice silence, which is not an easy task for yours truly!

I had to face it

Giving my opinion, even when asked, is purely egotistical.  Unless I am an expert on the subject, I have nothing to say.

Really, the only subject upon which I can speak with any expertise, and sometimes the jury is still out on that, is myself.  I am happy to share about my experiences.  More than that,  I am happy to have the opportunity to respond with a question I heard so often from my wonderful mentors.

What do you think?

No, I do not need to take a vow of silence.  I engage by loving, giving, and encouraging.  Doing otherwise would be contrary to the Law of Compensation, an eye opening essay by Emerson.

‘All things are double, one against another… love for love.   Give and it shall be given you.  He that watereth shall be watered himself… If you put a chain around the neck of a slave, the other end fastens itself around your own.’

To me, the chain is my opinion and it asphyxiates me.

“Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.”  Proverbs 17:28

The tongue… my tongue

A read on article in reference to the above.  The author gave a great analogy, which he credited to the Book of James.

Think of the tongue as the rudder.  A rudder is the piece on a boat that gets lowered into the wwater to help steer a boat.  If the ‘captain’ of a boat wants to turn the boat, he merely turns the wheel of the boat which triggers a lever to move the rudder, which, in turn, turns the boat.

Imagine an aircraft carrier.  The captain moves his hand an inch to move the rudder a few feet, to change the destination of a the ship by hundreds of miles.

Words, like a rudder, are even more powerful.  If words are the rudder, then I am the captain.  My words amplify what is in my heart, my inner world.  Guarding my tongue, giving no opinion, reduces the amplification of my inner world.  My outer world is a reflection of my inner world.  Reduced amplification is a must.

My words (opinions) are in my control.  If I want to change the direction of my life, I need only to pivot in inch or so.  Being consistent in practicing the very small changes leads to gigantic changes down the road.

What goes around comes around.

I need to humbly love, listen, and learn.

To change my mind is to change my life.

SAWUBONA!

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Imagination…

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 12 – Combinations

I love my recording.  I listen to it almost constantly.  The music makes my heart flip, just like it flips when I catch a view of the Olympic Mountains.

And around here, in the Pacific Northwest,  any view includes water – my favorite is the southern end of the Hood Canal in the Union area.  Yes, this is definitely part of my DMP.

 

Below is from a blog I wrote over a year ago.  At the time I was doing a lot of training to run marathons.  I want to share this because it is reminds me of the wonders that come when you are in the flow.  The outcome of the race I was training for was also serendipitous – I received an award for being the first finisher in my age category (I had, unknowingly, moved into the next age bracket).  To be completely transparent, when I asked how many were in that bracket, I found out there was a total of ONE – ME!!!  Hey, I will take it!!!  I am first out of ONE!!!  How appropriate for this Hero’s Journey – becoming my very best self!!!

Back to the recording.   I love the music so much, I wanted to make sure it would play continuously through all my readings.  After I completed my recording, it turned out to be 62 minutes long!  I read everything three times, pausing in between, and using expressive tones.  Have I said I love my recording?

I was excited to have something both productive and positive to listen to as I trained for a running event at the end of this year.  My training schedule required I break up the distance into 5 minute increments.  Well, how was I to do that?  I don’t have a fitness apparatus, apart from my phone.  

The solution came in a SIT.  The piece of music I recorded is 5 minutes and 6 seconds long.  Perfect!  I use the music as a timing tool.

Without even orchestrating it, I am engaging multiple types of learning, making numerous combinations, and accomplishing things on my POA card.  I am taking action – DOing IT NOW!!!

And, while I am getting in my run, I see shapes everywhere – green triangles in the tops of the evergreens; red circles in tail lights; yellow squares in traffic signs; and blue rectangles in house numbers.

The great encouragement of this week is: “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.” Haanel, 12:18

Tattooing the 7 Laws of the Mind on my heart, has resulted in ONE LOVE.  I am understanding more and more how important LOVE is, beginning with the exercise of looking in the mirror, saying the Gal in the Glass, and telling my reflection (ME), ‘I love you’.  Then 50 minutes in front of myself, speaking my one sentence DMP with feeling – It is feeling that imparts vitality of thought – my subby has no defense!

Combining 12+ weeks of lessons, exercises, and sits without and within gives me power, courage, and faith.

Blessings!

I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious, and happy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Week 7 – Not my fault?

This is the first time, and, no doubt, the only time, I can say without guilt, ‘It’s not my fault!’

This Mental Diet is quite the exercise.  What has really affected me is the diet includes our thoughts.  That is a huge challenge and takes practice.  So, while doing this diet, I am incorporating the 7 Laws of the Mind, especially, the Law of Substitution, and the Law of Practice.

What is great about this exercise is that I am needing to draw on other exercises that have been introduced in previous weeks.  My initial thought is that this is subtly manipulative.  However, it really is far from that.  Without the foundation of the exercises up to this point, this Mental Diet would be a source of negative, thus, more cement, reinforcing all the lies I believed about myself, until joining this course.

Do you know how wonderful it is to proclaim, ‘It’s not my fault’?  I was raised to take responsibility for my decisions/actions.  My situation is the result of my decisions, thus, choose wisely.  But NEVER was it acceptable to say, It’s not my fault.  Ahhhhhh, it is, at this moment, at this point in the MKE journey that I am so grateful to  express that phrase!

This reprieve is only for the negativity bias but I will take it!

In the recovery ministry I am involved in, there is always a question regarding why any one of us can write pages about our faults but hardly 3 lines about our merits.   So many individuals are so steeped in their garbage and guilt, they can not see past the end of their arms.

I love how Og, Haanel, Emerson, the cards, the shapes, and the exercises are all part of a sweet symphony playing mental music in perfect harmony. Staying true to the exercises is all part of the Law of Substitution, replacing the old with the new.  It is all so very exciting.

So here is to 7 straight days of positive thought.  Until that happens, there is no guilt, no self criticism, or disappointment, because….It’s not my fault!!!!

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