Week 17 has been a week of observation. I’ve been on a vigilant crusade to reach my higher self. All of the assignments that I do are no longer assignments but are crucial behavioral habits that I observe as integral steps that are forever embedded into my consciousness. I look at them as being vital assets along with the critical training that must be accomplished so I can attach every thought, behaviour, experience to the future me. Attaching them as an autonomous entity that I control is what I am so grateful to come to realize. I’m observing the effect the Franklin Makeover has on me. I never gave myself enough credit for having Kindness, Courage, and Persistence plus more to discover that I already have. By really getting serious and intensifying my awareness of these 3 virtues alone, they are opening up new doors of thought, feeling, self-confidence, and belief. Each day is a day where I eagerly embark on noticing just these 3 virtues and I notice that they’re everywhere. Neighbors who keep not only their yards and sidewalks clean, but take it upon themselves to keep their fellow neighbors yards and sidewalks clean. The daily routine of exercise that people and I still perform outside even though it’s winter. The courage and self-confidence I observe when I see a squirrel leap from branch to branch, or walk fearlessly on a telephone wire with such ease. An indefatigable abundance of just these things to be observed everyday creates a compounding effect on the mind daily.
I noticed that by reading and listening to the audio counterpart of the Masterkey Lessons, it has had a huge effect on any learning curve that I might run into while I am reading and absorbing all of the information presented to me. Practice.. Practice… Practice. In lesson 17, paragraph 12 states: “The mind may place the ideal a little too high and fall short of the mark; it may attempt to soar on untrained wings and instead of flying, fall to earth; but that is no reason for not making another attempt”. Also it says in paragraph 34; If you wish to eliminate fear, concentrate on courage, 35; If you wish to eliminate lack, concentrate on abundance, 36; If you wish to eliminate disease, concentrate on health. I now see how important it is to continually get better doing the 15 minute sit because now I can almost totally concentrate without any interruption on any thought I wish to concentrate on and totally be immersed in that thought. It feels like I’m somewhere else and being totally oblivious to my current surroundings! I feel so grateful to grant myself permission to enter a realm of higher consciousness. I have not been able to do that for a long……time. If I was able to do so, it was only for very short periods of time. As long as I was physically somewhere that would induce those special feelings and thoughts, I was OK. Take me away from that special environment and I was back to normal. Talk about a fish out of water (whew). I also observed that imagination, intuition, and understanding are making their way into my consciousness and are taking hold. Now that’s not to say that it doesn’t come without effort because it forces one to tenaciously fight the old thoughts and habits that are still prevalent in the deepest recesses of our minds. But the good news is I’m a witness to it getting easier to do with constant repetition.
I’m starting to feel like I have an unfair advantage over regular folks. I can see the fallacy in saying “I’m finishing this course”, just so I have a feeling of accomplishment because I kept my promise to finish. The real goal that I should be looking at is me becoming that Great person that I see myself as and through giving more, get more. Understanding what it takes to become that individual, filled with happiness and power, and possessing something that I know my family and the world needs is what I call keeping the main thing, the main thing. By the way, there are a lot of good folks out there living in quiet desperation seeking folks like me who are committed to being of service to them as well as being a beacon of light to them. Keeping it real like this will enable me to have the Midas touch in everything that I set my mind to do.