Part of our ‘work’ in the MKMMA program is to write out our Plan of Action, which we add to each week, and a weekly ‘service’ that we’re going to do (calling it a service is more inspiring than a chore). We write these out on index cards and read them OUT LOUD three times a day. At the bottom of each card we wrote “I always keep my promises.”
In observing myself during my reading last night I realized that (up until now) I kind of suck at keeping my promises. Here’s the commentary in my head from last night…”well I didn’t do that service this week. Damn. It’s only the first week I’ve missed, oh well. But I never done that one thing on my POA (plan of action). Am I EVER going to do that one? I do that other one sometimes…maybe if I put that one in front of me on my desk I’ll remember to do it. Sigh. Oh well, is it really that big of a deal? Who’s gonna know anyway?”
ME! I know! The gal in the glass! I’m the one who knows that I’m not keeping my word TO MYSELF. And if I’m not keeping my word to myself I sure as hell am not keeping my word to other people. More observation…I think that because I’m a nice person people won’t get mad when I don’t keep a promise. Ugh. (Return a call when I said I would, get some information for someone, do the thing I said I’d do when I said I’d do it) It’s true that for the most part people don’t get mad at me. And for the most part I keep my word with the BIG THINGS. But it’s those little things that add up and every time I say “I always keep my promises” it’s chipping away at my integrity and It’s really not working for me. DUH!
So then I start negotiating with myself. Looking to see what would be EASY for me to do. What can I put on those cards that I’m going to do…FOR SURE? Seems a bit like a cop-out but maybe that’s where I begin…again. Begin with those things that I KNOW I’m going to do so when I say (many times a day) that I always keep my promises I’ll have the experience of saying yes…I do!
After all, isn’t it the little things that add up to big results and create good habits? I believe it is.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family. I wish you ALL THE BEST THAT LIFE HAS TO OFFER.
Okay…something is changing. The work (and it is work) that I’ve been doing through the MKMMA (Master Key MasterMind Alliance) is working it’s subtle magic on me. At least it kind of feels like magic. I’m more calm. I’m more at peace. I’m happier. I’m more optimistic. I’m more open. I’m more confident.
Have you ever noticed that when you have a breakthrough or a transformation in your life that sometimes it seems like life has ways been that way. Like you almost forget that you weren’t always like this. That’s how I was feeling. But as I’ve been reflecting on the last couple of weeks I’ve definitely noticed a shift in myself. (I’ve certainly noticed a change in my husband! He’s in the program too.)
I find myself waiting for someone in my life to notice and say something . I guess what I’m looking for is some validation…NOT. The only validation I need is from the gal in the mirror! She’s it.
The cool thing is that we’re not even halfway through the program. Watch out world!
The good news is that my past thinking, my persistent and focused thoughts, the thoughts I really believe even if I’m not always aware of them, are alive and well and manifested in everything that I have and everything that I am…or is that the bad news?
It can be a hard pill to swallow. To hear that my conscious persistent thoughts are the cause of the effect…the effect of the cause.
Cause – a person or thing that acts, happens, or exists in such a way that some specific thing happens as a result.
Effect – something that is produced by an agency or cause.
All that stuff from my past caused by me. On one hand, I don’t believe it and other the other hand, it’s empowering. That’s the good news. I’m understanding that I KNOW that I am the master of my life and I have a say in how it goes and I can CHOOSE to attach any feeling to any thought. When a negative thought enters my mind I replace it with “I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy.” I relax my mind with meditation. I practice and I observe my thoughts. I forgive. I know that my subconscious is working 24-7 to manifest demand and the more I focus on what I want the more I forget about the stuff I don’t.
So now I’m observing where I am in life, what I have, my health, my actions, my words, my relationships…what’s next. It can be confronting and exciting. (But not at the same time.) It’s so awesome!
Like this…We have season tickets to The Sacramento Kings Basketball games. Last night my husband couldn’t go the the game so I said I would a friend but I didn’t make any plans and had actually forgotten all about the game. I was looking forward to an evening alone to get some stuff done around the house. My husband called at 5 pm to ask who I was going with. Oh crap. The game. I really wanted to stay home. NOPE. I said I was going to go (and I always keep my promises) so I called my daughter to find out if one of my grand-kids wanted to go with me. YES, my 9 year old granddaughter will go. Perfect…and we had SUCH a GREAT time. Besides the Kings winning the game, one of the Knicks players (#9 for those of you who know) actually gave her his sweaty towel. She thought it was gross and tossed it down but everyone around her yelled for her to keep it. So she did and returned to me with the towel between two fingers and the look of confusion on her face. She still doesn’t get it. Precious moments with my loved ones. And to think that I almost missed it to do some stuff around the house.
I’m pondering. I’m open minded. I’m getting that crease between my eyes from being in deep contemplation trying to understand what Haanel is teaching in The Master Key Part 10 paragraph 11 and on – The law is that Thought is an active vital form of dynamic energy…This is the law by which, and through which all things come into manifestation…With an understanding of this law you may “decree a thing and it shall be established unto thee.”
I spent a couple of decades doing personal development programs wherein the leaders would sometimes say “you’ll be able to say chair and chair will fall out of your mouth.” I wanted to have that kind of power to really make things happen but I never really ‘got it’. This is exactly what Haanel is talking about, “decree a thing and it shall be established unto thee.”
And then there’s this – The law of causation depends on polarity, a circuit must be formed and it cannot be formed unless we operate in harmony with the law, and we do that by study and observation. All of nature testifies to this law expressing itself in the law of growth. Where there is growth, there must be life, where there is life there must be harmony. If your thought is in harmony with the creative Principle of nature, it is in tune with the infinite mind, and it will form the circuit, and it will not return to you void. WHAT?
If you entertain thoughts which are not in accordance with the Infinite and cannot therefore be polarized, there is no circuit…and basically you’re screwed. (Those are my words, not Haanel’s, in case you were wondering).
So I’m sitting with this and contemplating. Exercising the mind is HARD WORK! Everything we’re doing in the MKMMA program is to develop the POWER that results in wisdom, strength, courage and all harmonious conditions. And all power is from WITHIN! And the more I grow…the more you grow too, because you and I are connected…like an electrical circuit. Hmmmm