Aren’t those flowers beautiful?  They are protea, native to South Africa.  They are so very unique and very unusual.  Individually, each variety of the protea looks pre-historic.  They are not fragrant, nor are they very delegate.

They are mesmerizing!

My first exposure was over 40 years ago, at my wedding.  My dear friend, who is a horticulturalist on Kauai, Hawaii, brought two bouquets to my wedding.  I was shocked into being a fan.  I couldn’t get enough of them.  They looked prehistoric, so wild!  But their beauty is the culmination of the harmony of nature.


Throughout this week, I have been thinking about harmony and thought.  I watched WILD with Reese Witherspoon.  I had seen it before, but chose to view it with my new eyes.


While watching it and observing MKE links, I thought of the protea.  The harshness of the Pacific Crest Trail and the lessons from hardship that Cheryl learns along the way, reminded me of the tough protea plants, with tree-like stalks and weird shapes.  But like  the wilderness of the Pacific Crest Trail, there is amazing beauty in these freakish blooms.   Yet, all, the PCT and the protea are products of nature and nature a product of thought.

All things have their origin in mind, and appearances are the result of thought.  So that we see that things in themselves have no origin, permanency, or reality.  Since they are produced by thought, they can be erased by thoughtHaanel, 14:16


Although it doesn’t seem likely that the movie, WILD, the PCT, the protea, or me are in harmony, but we are.    This I find fascinating.  I am beginning to understand it all better and better.  Harmony, in the musical sense, is the combination of different notes from the same musical key put together to produce a sound stronger, truer, and fuller than a single note.

The great singer, Linda Ronstadt, spoke about painting a picture with her voice, harmonizing with the instruments, telling the story.  Beautiful harmony!  And who of you readers hasn’t been transported somewhere while listening to a symphony?

Definite Major Purpose

Through the Master Key Experience, I am learning to engage with my authentic self, finding I have harmony in my soul because I have identified my Definite Major Purpose, and am learning to keep it ever in the forefront of my mind, reminding myself of all my accomplishments while being in a constant state of gratitude.

The positivism in which I choose to be steeped is the result of the habits which have grown out of the exercises I learned to use, to reap that which I chose to sow.

Thus, I plant the seed of tomorrow’s success and gain an insurmountable advantage over those who cease their labor at a prescribed time.  When others cease their struggle, then mine begins and my harvest is full.The Greatest Salesman in the World, Scroll 3, Og Mandino.

Trusting is also a part of harmony.  When my trust is in the Creator, the Maker of the universe, I have no reason to be anywhere but in the here and now.  I can do nothing about yesterday and have no control over tomorrow (which never comes).  I have control over myself NOW!  So……


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. What a beautiful flower and wonderful blog. My favorite part is the end when you talk about trust in our creator. That’s what keeps me going every day. Blessings and thanks for you.

  2. Happy 2020,

    I hope you have a fabulous TRIP around the Sun.
    You are a fabulous Guide to follow you. I am so glad for your last 11 1/2 weeks of MKE.
    Hope your tribe finds the TRUTH in the Franklin Makeover, and creating for yourself/themselves a Journey to look forward to every minute of your tribe’s lives. (You make a Difference)

    SOOO Glad you posted Week 14. And the Potea Flower. I grew up in Wahiawa Oahu Hawaii… Love that flower…. You are setting a great example for the membership.
    Isn’t this MKE amazing. Yes, It is difficult and challenging…but each requirement is for your benefit. If you don’t do it, it’s like leaving food on the table, or worse $$$ thrown in the garbage. Yesterday is gone. the Past is over…. can’t do anything about it….just proceed forward and into the future, and fully taking the present time, present moment, present energy to FULL ADVANTAGE.
    Glad to be on this years class journey with you.

    1. Wow, Julia!!! I loved ALL you had to say and completely agree!!!
      I am not sure why I did not receive any of the comments, but I am basking in them now!!! This is an amazing journey! Thank you so much for your encouraging words. Blessings!

  3. WOW! I’ve never seen protea before, They’re so beautiful! And they do indeed look pre-historic.

    Love your thoughts around harmony, and how you linked it to the harmony of three different notes in music. We humans are better, stonger and more beautiful together, creating harmony. So true!

    Thanks again! I am grateful for your post ♥

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