MKMMA Week 24- Thoughts and Dreams are Whispers from the Soul!

This has been an incredible 24 week journey for all of us in this MKMMA course and especially in my life. This has been a truly life changing event. It has been a lot of work but it has been worth every hour I have put into it. I have connected with so many awe inspiring members who have shared their lives as well as their experiences in this course. They have encouraged me and inspired me in incredible ways. Thank you to all of you for being part of my life on this journey. I am truly humbled and greatful for each and every one of you.

Thank you Mark J, Davene, and the MKMMA team for giving us the courage and the committment to follow our own Hero’s Journey. I will always be indebted to you.

Remember:

You become what you think about!

“You are today where your thoughts brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. “   – James L. Allen
Master Keys 7-18 States “Make the mental image; make it clear, distinct, perfect; hold it firmly; the ways and means will develop; supply will follow the demand; you will be led to the right thing at the right time and the right way. “

We have a dream inside ourselves,
A gift to us at birth,
To guide us and protect us
On our journey on this earth.
We all have something special,
Each one of us unique
You have to find the courage
To find the peace you seek.

Carl Sandburg said it best…
“Nothing happens…but first a dream.”

This movie is a beautiful reminder that within each of us lies a powerful dream. I wish you all the best on your Hero’s Journey! May all of your dreams come true. From my heart to yours…

Peace be the Journey!

The future belongs to those who believe

in the beauty of their dreams.

– Eleanor Roosevelt

 

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MKMMA Week 23- THE CLIMB

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Wow, what an incredible Heros Journey this has been in the MKMMA course. As Mark J puts it “Sometimes I just sit in awe. To be in the company of close to 300 kindred spirits who actually “get it.” We so got this…the wisdom in the 20 points Mr. Hill makes.  There are always going to be mountains to climb in our lives and this course has given us the tools needed to overcome the obstacles….to make The Climb..our Hero’s Journey! The beauty in our lives is surrounded by nature…Dream big Dreams…..Enjoy the Climb!

“The Climb” by Miley Cyrus 

I can almost see it. That dream I’m dreaming, but there’s a voice insideScreen-shot-2013-04-18-at-6_50_55-PM my head saying, You’ll never reach it. Every step I’m takin’ Every move I make feels lost with no direction, My faith is shakin’ But I, gotta keep tryin’ Gotta keep my head held high.

There’s always gonna be another mountain. I’m always gonna wanna make it move. Always gonna be an uphill battle. Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose. Ain’t about how fast I get there. Ain’t imagesCAQXFFIZabout what’s waitin’ on the other side.

It’s the climb!

The struggles I’m facing… The chances I’m taking. Sometimes might knock me down, but No I’m not breaking.  I may not know it, but these are the moments that I’m gonna remember most, yeah. Just gotta keep goin’, And I, I gotta be strong. Just keep pushing on, ’cause

There’s always gonna be another mountain. I’m always gonna wanna make it move. Always gonna be an uphill battle. Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose.  Ain’t about how fast I get there… Ain’t about what’s waitin’ on the other side.  It’s the climb!

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There’s always gonna be another mountain. I’m always gonna wanna make it move.  Always gonna be an uphill battle. Somebody’s gonna have to lose. Ain’t about how fast I get there, Ain’t about what’s waitin’ on the other side. It’s the climb!

Yeah, yeah yeah

Keep on movin’ Keep climbin’

Keep the faith baby It’s all about, it’s all about the climb!

Keep the faith, keep your faith, whoa, whoa, oh.

MKMMA Week 22A – The Push!

As I was thinking about what to write about for this week’s blog, I was compelled to share a video that resonates deeply in me and what this MKMMA course has been about. All of the incredible lessons we have learned through the persistent and consistent efforts and guidance of Mark J, Davene and all the MKMMA guides, which has brought each of us on our own Hero’s Journey.

This video is a story of an Eagle’s responsibility as a parent and her parental mission to make sure her young flourish. As you watch this video, think about how it relates to the constant nudging and pushing by Mark and Davene to do the assignments and lessons that have been given to us, so we to can finish strong and flourish in our lives…
Our Hero’s Journey!

“Why does the
                Thrill of soaring
Have to begin with the
                              Fear of falling
She thought.
There Remained one final task…The Push!
 Until her children discovered their wings, There was no purpose for their lives”.

MKMMA Week 22 – Enjoy The Silence!

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“Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together; that at length they may emerge, full-formed and majestic, into the daylight of Life, which they are thenceforth to rule”.     –  Thomas Carlyle

Silence-Stillness-and-Manifestation-300x223Deepak Chopra Defines Meditation – “Everyone thinks that the purpose of meditation is to handle stress, to tune out, to get away from it all. While that’s partially true, the real purpose of meditation is actually to tune in, not to get away from it all, but to get in touch with it all. Not to just de-stress, but to find that peace within, the peace that spiritual traditions talk about that passes all understanding. So, meditation is a way to get in the space between your thoughts. You have a thought here, a thought here, and there’s little space between every thought.

According to wisdom traditions, this space between the thought is the window, is the corridor, is the vortex to the infinite mind – the mystery that some people call the spirit or God. We don’t have to use those terms, but it’s your core consciousness. And the more we learn about this space between thoughts; we find certain things to be true of it:
  • It’s a field of infinite possibilities – infinite possibilities, pure potentiality.
  • Everything is connected to everything else.
  • It’s a space of infinite creativity, infinite imagination.
  • It is a place where there is something called the observer effect, or the power of intention, which means intention is very powerful when brought to this space and it orchestrates its own fulfillment – what people call the law of attraction – so those are wonderful qualities of your own spirit.

In meditation, we get into this space so we find infinite possibilities, infinite correlation, infinite creativity, infinite imagination, and infinite power of intention. That’s what meditation is really about”.

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Dr. Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist and award-winning lecturer at Stanford University. A leading expert on the mind-body relationship, her work integrates the latest findings of psychology, neuroscience, and medicine with contemplative practices of mindfulness and compassion from the traditions of Buddhism and yoga.

McGonigal says that, during silence, the mind has an easier time cultivating a form of mindful intention that later motivates us to take action. Intentional silence puts us in a state of mental reflection and disengages our intellectual mind. At that point McGonigal says to ask yourself three questions:

But there’s a really basic one where you simply ask yourself,

  • “If anything were possible, what would I welcome or create in my life?”
  • Another question is, “When I’m feeling most courageous and inspired, what do I want to offer the world?”
  • And the third question is, “When I’m honest about how I suffer, what am I willing to let go of, or what do I want to make peace with?”
“In silence, we make room for self-awareness and the ability to be in control of our actions, rather than under their control. The break from external voices puts us in tune with our inner voices—and it’s those inner voices that drive our actions. Awareness leads to control”.

Positive Thinking Meditation: Endorphin Meditation with Positive Affirmations

 

MKMMA Week 21- Your Thoughts Create Your World

“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts.imagesCAL80WNK

With our thoughts, we make the world.”  Buddha

Thoughts create everything. But here’s the problem. Most people spend their time thinking about what they don’t want, and they’re wondering why it shows up over and over again. In The Secret, it is referred as the “don’t want” epidemic. When people think, speak, act and focus on what they don’t want, they keep it alive.

imagesCAA97GDJWe can free ourselves of this epidemic by thinking and speaking about what we do want. Our thoughts not only matter, they create matter. Thought is where everything comes from. And our thoughts create our lives and our world.

We’ve all heard the old expression, “I’ll believe it when I see it.” But that’s not really how it is. We have learned that The truth is more like this: “You’ll see it when you believe it.”

When novelist Victor Hugo said, “There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come,” he was giving us a literal description of how reality works. Our thoughts are the controlling factor in what we manifest and create in our lives.

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In an actual and physical sense through the Law of Growth, our beliefs don’t simply reflect our reality, they create our reality, and they create our world. This concept also applies to the attainment of massive success in business.

During our sits we have created the habit, skill and awareness of listening to our thoughts. What are the dominant thoughts that run through your mind? We need to constantly review our thought list. Is it a list of “don’t wants” or needs? What thoughts do you need to change?

Using the Law of Substitution we need to replace our “don’t wants” with wants. When we find ourselves thinking of things we don’t want to manifest in our life, we need to interrupt those thoughts and replace them with thoughts about what we do want.

Start with a picture, an idea in your mind, and before you know it, you will be living it.imagesCATY4V72

Our thoughts and beliefs are the most powerful force in the universe. Make sure you are mindful of yours. Since you alone are responsible for your thoughts, only you can change them.” ~Paramahansa Yogananda

“We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within.” ~Earl Nightingale

The Answer: The secret to your success lies in controlling your thoughts

Peace Be The Journey!

 

MKMMA Week-20: Our Dash——–

When Will I Begin? questions

“Before you can live a part of you has to die. You have to let go of what could have been, how you should have acted and what you wish you would have said differently. You have to accept that you can’t change the past experiences, opinions of others at that moment in time or outcomes from their choices or yours. When you finally recognize that truth then you will understand the true meaning of forgiveness of yourself and others. From this point you will finally be free.” ― Shannon L. Alder

At times, when I was younger it seemed as though life contained an endless supply hourglass2of days. It didn’t matter how long I held a grudge or how long I waited to do something I wanted to do—there would be an unlimited pool of other opportunities. At least, that’s what I thought back then.

Maybe it’s life’s passage from childhood to adulthood, the moment when you realize life happens now and that’s all you’re guaranteed. It doesn’t really hit you when you merely know it intellectually, like you know your ABCs, state capitals, and other concrete facts you learn in school.

It hits you when somehow you feel it as you get older. Maybe your health declines. You lose someone you love. A tragedy shocks your world. It isn’t until you realize that all life fades…. that you realize right now and today is a commodity, and a scarce one at that.

But for those of us who take precarious decisions, life may be different. How true that is. Stare life in the eyes as you experience it like a roller coaster ride. The meaning of your life is something you create day after day with your own actions and thoughts. Life is made up of choices and decision making is critical as each choice has both consequences and benefits. Always ask what we can learn, and how we can move forward, and stop ourselves from blaming other people if things aren’t the way we would like them to be.

Mark J asked us to make an index card with a  dash between when we were born manifesto-self-reflection-smalland a date we would die. That was the hardest thing for me to do. Then to look at it and realize how little time we have.(Not that I plan to dwell on it). We then realize how valuable and precious time is.

He then asked us to put underneath the dash, When Will I Begin?

I want to Be adventurous; Explore, live on the edge a little, and embrace new challenges. Visit new places with my loved ones. Take the road less traveled. Don’t stick to the same old, same old. Life is more exciting with adventure! What about you?

Carpe Diem or Seize the Day. Live each day as if it’s your last and overall just do it! Like they say, Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is a mystery but today is a gift, that’s why it’s called the present. Life presents us with a lifetime of opportunities but the opportunity of a lifetime is got when right choices are followed. Be present to enjoy the moment. Each day is a fresh start with options just waiting to be explored, so what are you waiting for?

From the date we are born to the date we die, what matters most is the dash between those years. For the dash represents all the time that you spend and only those who love you will know what that little line is worth. For it doesn’t matter how much we own or all the material things we have such as cars, homes, or money. What matters most is how we lived our lives with kindness, appreciation, gratitude, love, honesty, and with integrity and most of all how we spend our dash.

MKMMA Week 19- One Choice

 

images2 jpgOne Choice!
One…
One tree can start a forest,
One smile can begin a friendship,
One hand can lift a soul,
One word can frame the goal,
One candle can wipe out darkness,
One laugh can conquer gloom,
One hope can raise our spirits,

And…one choice can change your life.

Think about that. One choice, just one, can change your life forever. Simply put, your life today is what your choices have made it, but with new choices, you can change directions this very moment. untitled

“Before you can live a part of you has to die. You have to let go of what could have been, how you should have acted and what you wish you would have said differently. You have to accept that you can’t change the past experiences, opinions of others at that moment in time or outcomes from their choices or yours. When you finally recognize that truth then you will understand the true meaning of forgiveness of yourself and others. From this point you will finally be free.” ― Shannon L. Alder

MKMMA has changed my life…I’m glad I made that choice!

PEACE BE THE JOURNEY!

MKMMA Week-18 Aladdins Lamp- Is Within Each of Us

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imagesCAX3BXDPWhat we are today comes from our thoughts of  yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.

This week we are told that Aladdins Lamp is within each of us – our thoughts and our wishes. We have learned that the power of thought is the key to creating our reality. Everything we perceive in the physical world has its origin in the invisible, inner world of our thoughts and beliefs. To become the master of our destiny, we must learn to control the nature of our dominant, habitual thoughts. By doing so, we will be able to attract into our lives that which we all intend to have and experience as we come to know the Truth that our thoughts create our reality.

For Every Outside Effect There is an Inner Cause!

Every effect we see in our outside or physical world has a specific cause which has its origin in our inner or mental world. This is the essence of thought power. Put another way, the conditions and circumstances of our life are as a result of our collective thoughts and beliefs. As Haanel teaches us in the Master Key lessons that every aspect of our lives, from the state of our finances to the state of our health and our relationships, is accurately revealing our thoughts and our beliefs.

“circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him”.

James Allen

The following words of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha perfectly capture the essence of thought power:
“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.”  thoughts - destiny

Oh, had I but Aladdin’s lamp,
If only for a day,
I’d try to find a link to bind
The joys that pass away.

I’d try to bring an angel’s wing    CircumstancesdontmatteronlymystateofBeingmattersBMagnolia
Upon this earth again,
And build true worth a home on earth,
A home beloved by men.

It should be May, and always May,
I’d wreath the world with flowers;
I’d robe the barren wilderness,
And bring life happy hours.

I’d soothe the lorn and desolate:
Increase the widow’s store;               Aladdin-Lamp
And industry should wear a smile,
It never wore before.

Where’re there were unhappiness,
I’d use my magic sway,
And none should be in poverty,
Or dread the coming day.

It should be May and always May,
I’d wreath the world with flowers;
I’d robe the barren wilderness,
And bring life happy hours.

“This deservedly popular song created a great sensation in this city, when introduced to the Glasgow Public by the admirable singer, Mr Plumpton, then one of the company of our Shakespeare Saloon.— It contains noble sentiments, and generous thoughts, alike honorable to the author, and worthy of the man. Copies can only be had in the Poet’s Box, No. 6 St.       Saturday Morning , January 26, 1856.”

MKMMA-Week 17 HJ “For Things To Change, You Got To Change”

 

“The world as we have created it, is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”     Albert Einstein

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Change is hard, and I know this from experience. Sometime change takes a long time, I know this through experience in my life. Change takes effort, discipline, and the wiliness to know you have to change for things to get better in your life. You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Even though change is often difficult, many times it’s also for the best. A friend once told me, “From every adversity, comes a greater or equal opportunity”. Accomplishing anything great in life requires significant change that pushes us beyond our comfort zones. Many times, the only way to improve our lives is to force ourselves to undergo difficult change. In the MKMMA course…Our Hero’s Journey, we are learning the skills through excersises and compound progressions that are teaching us to develop habits that will change our lives.                                                            Change

Suppose, then, we desire to change conditions, how are we to bring this about? The reply is simple: By the law of growth. Cause and effect are as absolute and undeviating in the hidden realm of thought as in the world of material things.     Haanel

We have also learned The Law of Practice, by doing the readings and excersises over and over so they become a habit in our lives.  In Master Keys 9, Haanel tells us “Hold in mind the condition desired; affirm it as an already existing fact. This indicates the value of a powerful affirmation. By constant repetition it becomes a part of ourselves. We are actually changing ourselves; are making ourselves what we want to be”.

“No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.”                      – Madonna        

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MKMMA Week 17- Dream Your Dreams! Turn Your Vision into Decision!

empowervision“Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your Vision is the promise of what you shall one day be. Your Ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.”

In our lesson this week we are told that Man has “dominion over all things”; this dominion is established through the Mind. Thought is the activity which controls every principle beneath it. The highest principle by reason of its superior essence and qualities necessarily determines the circumstances, aspects and relation of everything with which it comes in contact. All knowledge is the result of concentration of this kind; it is thus that the secrets of Heaven and Earth have been wrested; it is thus that the mind becomes a magnet and the desire to know draws the knowledge, irresistibly attracts it, makes it your own”.

“All mental discovery and attainment are the result 4034258398_mysteries_of_the_subconscious_284x212_xlargeof Desire plus concentration; Desire is the strongest mode of action; the more persistent the desire, the more authoritative the revelation. Desire added to concentration will wrench any secret from nature.”

All of us are dynamos, but the dynamo of itself is nothing; the mind must work the dynamo; then it is useful and its energy can be definitely concentrated. The mind is an engine whose power is undreamed; thought is an omni-working power. It is the ruler and creator of all form and all events occurring in form. Physical energy is nothing in comparison with the omnipotence of thought, because thought enables man to harness all other natural power.

Decision: A choice made between alternative courses of action in a situation of uncertainty.

Haanel teaches us in 17-25 to remember that fundamentally the subconscious is omnipotent; there is no limit to the things that can be done when it is given the power to act. Your degree of success is determined by the nature of your desire. If the nature of your desire is in harmony with Natural Law or the Universal Mind, it will gradually emancipate the mind and give you invincible courage.

untitled“Every obstacle conquered, every victory gained, will give you more faith in your power, and you will have greater ability to win. Your strength is determined by your mental attitude; if this attitude is one of success, and is permanently held with an unswerving purpose, you will attract to you from the invisible domain the things you silently demand”.                       Haanel 17-26

Peace Be The Heros Journey!