Week 5 has been a week of major shifts. Now what at first seemed to be assignments in the beginning, my 15 minute sit, reading Og Mandino, DMP, Masterkey lessons, Blueprint builder, index cards (seemed like a lot), are now routine things that are being carried out automatically. Touching up things with paint like the windowsills , radiator covers, mopping the floors, etc…, are things that I do without giving it a second thought. I actually enjoy
doing some thing that benefit me as well as others! The problem that I might have soon is me running out of the things to pencil in on my index card when it comes to picking out a service to complete for that week. I will always be a fan of cartoons. You know, the way that they satirize different things and people. Well, can you remember watching a cartoon and you see someone thinking about something and this little cloud appears over their head and you can actually see what they’re thinking about? Well picture that someone being me and what’s in that cloud above my head is a little me constantly saying….. DO IT NOW… DO IT NOW….. DO IT NOW…. well, I wouldn’t be surprised if someone that knew me came over and checked my pulse and asked me “is everything’s okay”? Even my typing is getting better (ha..ha..ha..). My ability to laugh at myself and not take me seriously all the time is a major shift. I’m always finding humor in a lot of things that other people take seriously. Is this course a challenge? HECK YES IT IS. But I feel so grateful to be involved in something so life changing as this. This is my second time around in MKMMA and there are not enough superlatives that I can give that will express how I feel. ‘Burning Desire….set my soul on fire…..hotter than an electric chair” ( lyrics. aka.. Jimi Hendrix). I’m seeing how I’ve compartmentalized everything that I do. Certainty is replacing uncertainty. Enthusiasm is the catalyst now. Now that’s not to say that there’s still no hiccups or bumps in the road because there are, but I’m facing them with a new vigor that I haven’t had in quite sometime. I see what I need to improve, and now since I know what it is that needs improving, I can go right to work and start fixing those issues. What a relief (whew). That’s when the discovery takes place! Now I remember telling one of my friends some time ago, that if I had to struggle for a few months to make things change in my life, then it would be well worth the effort. I got my wish.
Week 4 has been a week of ups and downs. Keeping the Main thing “The Main THING’ has been the challenge of this week. Taking one day at a time has been the main thing for me. What I am starting to observe about myself is the terrific battle of wills going on between the old blueprint and the new one. Learning new things about networking from Mark’s Go 90 Grow free network marketing skills videos ( best thing I’ve seen on the planet), learning new things on the guitar, giving a 100 percent in the MKMMA experience seems like a daunting task at times. It seems like the more I discover, the less I actually know. To some folks that are on the outside peeping in, they really have no idea the amount of effort it really takes to change and eliminate certain habits, and thoughts (WHEW).
It’s the changes that occur in the world within that nobody sees until they manifest themselves into the world without. Sometimes at the end of the day, I’m mentally exhausted.
I’m so involved in what I’m doing that sometimes I’ll put a pot of whatever at the time I’m preparing on the stove to cook and forget about it! Once I do my final study at night, I’m so pumped up it takes me about 30 minutes before I can go to sleep. The old blueprint is constantly telling me, “how are you going to accomplish all of this?” That’s when I smile and tell myself this is all a part of the ascension to greatness. I immediately shift my thoughts and focus on being the person I intend to be, and it strengthens and comforts me. When I get anxious, or annoyed at something somebody says or does, now I quickly observe how I react and quickly shift my energy and thoughts to something positive. To me this a big victory because I can keep a clear head and stay focused on what I must accomplish. I see the big importance of constantly telling myself, “I can be what I will to be.”
I’m forming that bridge to that Omnipresent, Omnipotent, Omniscient power that we all have inside of us that is in the Universe. It’s a great feeling to start noticing how I’m consciously starting to get into the habit of controlling myself mentally and emotionally. Perfect Practice Prevents Poor Performance. So now I know that I will always be the student in this beautiful experience we all call life.
Well week 3 has been a week of plowing and hacking through the fields of thick underbrush, trees that block out the sunlight, weird sounds at night, (old thoughts and habits) and running around like a chicken with my head cut off. With my trusty machete (Og Mandino, DMP, index cards,blueprint builder, MKMMA lessons), I hacked and hacked and hacked my way through and walked into this big Savannah and while looking around in wonder, I said to myself, ‘wow this is different’. As I walk through this new setting (new thoughts and habits) I still have to watch where I’m going because there are swamps (old thoughts), and marshes (old habits) lurking everywhere, so I’m always on the alert to make sure I don’t take a wrong turn and fall into one of those pitfalls. I’m on this journey to reach this city called THE NEW ME. Week three has been a week of commitment for me. It really has been a challenging week for me. With all the other things I’m currently doing, this course can really seem quite disruptive at times. But I realize and observe that my old self with my old habits are putting up a titanic battle with the new thoughts and habits. When I say to myself, this is but a small price to pay for the happiness and success that is mine, I gather strength and enthusiasm. Also I am witnessing certain things I’m doing automatically. I see just by doing everything that I’m supposed to do, I’m actually creating new habits. I don’t have time to think about anything negative, and if I do, it only lasts for a few minutes and I’m back on course again. After watching the week 3 Webinar that included the section on writing your DMP, it gave me a clearer picture on how to correctly formulate thoughts and write them down correctly so subby can start to accept those thoughts and demands. I’m starting to understand how important it is to be concise and enthusiastic about what I’m really looking for out of life, and what makes me feel at peace. I understand how important it is to realize that our conscious mind is the gate-keeper of our subconscious mind. Making a conscious effort to eliminate the usage of such words as can’t, if, maybe, just, will, produces a major effect on the subconscious mind. I feel like it empowers myself tremendously with self-confidence, belief, and faith when it comes to any endeavor that I undertake. I’m learning that it forces me to be accountable for everything I say and do. This couldn’t have come at a better time than now. I can now see how even though I picked 2 PPN’S out the 7, in the end you actually acquire all 7 anyway. I now realize that the intention or the cause and not the effect is the focal point, and when attached with a strong belief coupled with a great feeling of joy and happiness bingo! THEN a person is motivated to a call to action that produces the methods and the results a person is looking for. Practice, Practice, Practice. Now comes the work to make it happen automatically all the time.
My 2nd week in MKMMA has been a week of getting settled into a schedule of fitting the course into my daily life. It’s been a week of discovering what I don’t know what I don’t know ( no typing errors, yes that was stated correctly). The biggest challenge is my DMP. When I thought I knew what I wanted in my new beginning in my life, everything came to a screeching halt. I found out how vague my thoughts were. I realized that all I was doing was keeping my subconscious as dumb as a brick. All I had been thinking of was a bunch of scattered thoughts. If I was put in charge of building a bridge and held responsible for the inhabitants crossing that bridge, I’d be arrested, my bail would too high for me to be able to get out of jail until the trial date, numerous lawsuits, and finally, on the 6 o’clock news. I thank God that I have a Certified Guide helping me on this journey! But all is not lost! There are some good things that are eking their way in. First of all, for me to not take myself too seriously and find some humor in all of this is huge. I believe that this journey should be one of discovery, excitement, and observation. I can’t wait to get to the point where I can be very concise with what I want and actually need so I can jumpstart my “subby” to a call to action so things start manifesting themselves into the world without. I realize that for every effect there is a cause. My belief in this statement is starting to be re-enforced with a good feeling about what I’m experiencing. Like Hannel stated, “Work is necessary. Labor, the hard mental part of change. The kind of effort that so few are willing to put forth.” Everytime I send in my DMP and it gets returned to me, I look at it as a blessing for me to keep working on me until I get it right. The other great thing that I ‘m excited about this course is The Digital Connections classes that are included. This is huge for me. I’m a network marketer and a musician. Learning to use social media the right way and learning how to brand myself is a monumental step forward. Kudos to that staff of very patient, courteous, knowledgeable folks! This part of the course could stand up by itself as a separate entity. Wait! There’s more! I signed up for this course with the expectation of solving that conundrum of life. In my second week I’m getting more than I bargained for. What’s also included in this course that has had an immediate impact on me is the Speed Reading Class! There are not enough superlatives to describe this. Not only am I reading faster but the exercises that I have integrated into my daily life have actually helped me in certain areas of my daily musical practices! I’m not letting the cat out of the bag until I finish this course!