The practice of 'sitting' for 15 - 30 minutes daily was introduced to me some time in October 2016 as part of the Master Key Experience course for which, I was fortunate enough to receive a scholarship.

Because I am a bit of a "checklist" person, I took this as one of the new habits I was to learn, even though I had no idea what the end of the course would look like or how I would BE. It was a total act of faith and commitment. Six months was going to go by anyway, so why not make some strides to improve myself? After all, I had no thought of 'having arrived' and I have always known there is something to glean from every situation and experience, whether good or bad. So give it try!

My first thought was WHERE was I going to find the time? Over the few weeks of the MKE course, I heard encouragement to make the time, that the results would be beneficial, even unbelievable. We'll see, was my thought. The SIT was put on the list. DO IT NOW (a habit I was introduced to early in the course and implemented immediately.) So, I did it.

My first SIT experience was 15 minutes of silence, concentrating on not moving or opening my eyes until the alarm sounded. Then came questioning myself as to whether I had set the timer. "Just take a peek to check. You have a lot to do this morning and you have already thought about what Hannel instructed you to ponder." I was to let my thoughts flow. Well, that was a bit of a challenge because my thought was about my check list and getting everything done. HA!!! Day after day, with practice, and reading Hannel's Master Key Experience, my SIT evolved to be a precious time.

I am still awed by how the changes came, ever so subtly. Being still, erect, and silent, I made some amazing connections with myself. This time became important to me. Spending time every morning in this silent, thoughtful, peace, I found more time in my day. There was more efficiency in my work.

Until I began to practice the SIT, there were not enough hours in my day. I know I wasted some, but the days were still short. That is no longer the case. Yes, I purposely set an alarm to rise early. It wasn't easy, at first, but DO IT NOW was in my head and I had made the commitment to see this course through to the end. If I quit now, I would never know what was in store for me. Besides, I really do not want to loose my peace.

It is in the SIT all the readings, cards, shapes, and exercises come together. The thoughts, words, actions, and shapes flow together surrounding and infusing me with the Truth that is my world within. It is there where I am renewed and feel unified with the Creator. Yes, it is all about the SIT.

About the author 


I am a veteran home educator, mother of 3, grandmother of one, who loves Living Life to the fullest and encouraging other mature individuals, like myself, to do the same – through Love, positivity, and self-directed thinking. A decade ago, I made the decision to live my life according to my own terms. Of course, my terms are not your terms. That’s the beauty of this journey! There is so much to discover! Journey with me!

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  1. I can’t wait for this experience! As for the early mindful quiet, I am going to begin my focus on this now, as I have known I need to develop this discipline.

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