Week 13 Persevere ( 12/27/13)

Very busy week this week of Christmas.

This past sunday’s webinar Mark mentioned that next week there wouldn’t be a webinar but that we are to watch one of the movies suggested.   I had never heard of the one called Door to Door, so that is the one I had hoped to see.

My husband found it and we watched it on the computer.  ( I was so happy he found it, I clean forgot the asssignment was to watch it the next week)  But so glad we did watch it.  It was a wonderful movie,  that I won’t go into as I don’t want to give away the story line.  Part of it hit a little too close to home as my mom had alzheimers.  I hope many of my fellow MKMMA friends also watch this movie.  Really inspiring what one can accomplish, once they set their mind to it.  It also was very humbling and inspiring.

Another interesting thing was I was at a lost of what to write for my blog, so I decided to walk away and check facebook real quick and I came across a post by Tyrese Gibson.  Some of his quotes were “God has order in your footsteps to move in a different way.  Are you going to do it?  Are you going to boldly step into the unknown? ….Your body is a slave of the mind. ….You will never do anything or surround yourself with anybody unless you justify it in your mind first.  You justify it in your mind first and then your footsteps move in that direction. ….. You think it , you justify it. ”  To hear more of his message go to https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=756976584329940&set=vb.199633956730875&type=2&theater

After work today, I was trying to figure what to write and I remembered that post.  As I went to find the article I had posted about Bill Porter who the movie Door to Door was about, there was another post from Tyrese Gibson, where he says ” Life is a menu, whoever and whatever you order for your life is what is going to be delivered to the table”  “If you don’t like what you ordered for your life, send it back to the kitchen.”

So here yesterday I didn’t know what I was going to write for my blog and then these posts came about. Really something!

I especially like our Master Key this week.  Especially #27  ……when you really come into a realization of the fact that you…..the “I”, the spirit that thinks is an integral part of the great whole, that it is the same in substance, in quality, in kind, that the Creator could create nothing different from Himself, you will be able to say, “The Father and I are one” and you will come into an understanding of the beauty, the grandeur, the transcendental opportunities which have been placed at your disposal.

I must be persistent , I must persevere, I must choose my footsteps wisely.  I must not just think about it, I must do it now, do it now, do it now.

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Week 12 I Double Dog Dare You! :) (12/20/13)

Who knew one could gather a lesson from a puppy?

A friend of mine posted a photo of a cute puppy and said it was free to a good home.

It was exactly the kind of dog my son had mentioned wanting to have someday.   An Australian cattle dog puppy.

My friend and her sister had asked neighbors but , no one knew where it came from and then someone said they had seen a car drop it off and drive off.

My son picked the pup up after his work and brought it to our house, so I could see it after I got off work.  So glad he did.  He is working alot of overtime now and asked if the pup could stay at our house until his schedule gets back to normal.  So we were fine with that and figured, pup could learn things and have company from our 2 dogs.

My daughter took her to the vet the next day to check for parvo and get her puppy shot and find out how old the pup was.  Vet figured about one month.

What a great pup this is!  To see her play with our dogs was great fun!  She is like no pup I’ve ever seen.  Only 1 month old and so sure and agile on her feet.  And even though the dogs are bigger than her, she showed no fear!  Very confident and sure of herself! And her herding instincts definately showed up.  If she wanted a toy that one of the other dogs would have and she would sneak up and nip or pull their tail! lol!   And she would also make these half circles prancing sideways.  And if one of the dogs had a toy and she tried to get it away and they growled at her she barked and growled right back! But none held a grudge or even stayed angry, they were just communicating.

I thought, oh my goodness.  This pup is like some of the things I’m reading!  lol!  For instance, in Master Key the last sentence of  MK12:4  …You must first have the knowledge of your power; second, the courage to dare; third, the faith to do.

In The Greatest Salesman Chapter 1o…The bravery of each bull is then rated with care according to the number of times he demonstrates his willingness to charge in spite of the sting of the blade. Although, my dogs are not mean and never tried to bite her they just seemed to be teaching her.

This pup already has confidence and no fear.  She is very bright and calm and takes in everything.  In a small way watching my dogs and my son’s pup caused me to think of

The 4 Tiny Habits

1) A definate purpose backed by a burning desire for it’s fulfillment.

2) A definate plan, expressed in a continuous action.

3) A mind closed tightly against all negative and discouraging influences, including negative suggestions of relatives, friends and acquaintances.

4) Friendly alliance with one or more persons who will encourage one to follow through with both plan and purpose.

This week there were more things to do also. I liked the index cards and the silent sit was interesting too !  MK12:28….Now realize your unity with omnipotence; get into touch with this power, come into a deep and vital understanding, appreciation, and realization of the fact that your ability to think is your ability to act upon the Univeral Mind, and bring it into manifestation, realize that it will meet any and every requirement; that you have exactly the same potential ability which any individual ever did have or ever will have , because each is but an expression or manifestation of the One, all are parts of the whole, there is no difference in kind or quality, the only difference being of one degree.

So, I reflect on the forward of The Master Key- Part Twelve;  …..”You must first have the knowledge of your power; second, the courage to dare;third, the faith to do.” If you concentrate upon the thoughts given if you give them your entire attention, you will find a world of meaning in each sentence, and will attract to yourself other thoughts in harmony with them, and you will soon grasp the full significance of the vital knowledge upon which you are concentrating.

Wow!   Let’s do this!  I double dog dare you! 🙂

Sincerely,

Peggy

Week 11~ It’s A Mystery!

Yesterday a funny thing happened. I went to charge my phone and there was a hard piece of plastic in the charger port.  Now I have no idea how it got there, but it fit so close that I wondered is there  more to the phone and did I accidently break something off and leave that plastic piece?  I went through my mind, but couldn’t think of anything that would have caused that and looking closely at the phone I know it wasn’t longer in length before.  Where is that opening?  Where is the little shelf thingee that the charger cord attaches to?

I found myself being a silent observer and looking at this over and over.  I tried shaking it out, sliding it pushing gently.  Then I started thinking waaay out of the box and wondered,….. no way,…could my phone be so old it flicks this piece in the port so you can’t use it anymore?  ( I know, now don’t roll your eyes too much! lol! )  That just looked impossible to do though.

I thought, I guess, I never really looked close at the phone… hmm, here is where the opening used to be, but this clear plastic, a little rough on top is sitting in that spot. So,  I went over by my compass hanging on the wall and removed the magnifying glass to get a closer look. How did this get covered so flush?

And realizing I may just have to get another phone and not be able to transfer any of my information, …. instead of finding myself bothered about the situation, I was more curious.   I googled, plastic cover for charging port and found out there are covers people use to keep dust and stuff out of the port. Then I googled, broken port and found there are videos that show you how to fix your phone and wow are those screws small!

Next, looking at the video, I saw  that that shelf thingee is just next to the sim card so realize my info, might be just fine.  Of course since I couldnt charge the battery and it was dead there was no way to check anymore so I decided to sleep on it.  And I wasn’t worried about it, just pondering what to do next, what I needed to do.

I guess I was sort of using inductive reasoning that was mentioned this week in the Master Keys.

Now while trying to nod off , I started going over what things I still needed to work on and although I was a little dissappointed that I didn’t get done all I wanted to.  My mind quietly reminded me, of what I had done.

Then I thought of how my last post just poured out of me and how I felt so sure of myself and determined to get so much done.  Yet here was the next week and I didn’t get as much done as I hoped.  And then my mind reminded me how much I loved what I was learning and these interesting connections and that the restlessness is a good thing.  Means I’m not ready to settle.

It would seem my subby, who so many times would put up a fight, or would give negative little remarks of how I couldn’t do this or that ,…was now saying, otherwise,… my subby was becoming an allie, a friend ! 🙂

It was no cheering section for sure, but rather a,… yes, this is true, yadda yadda yadda, but consider this, good point to consider among good points.

This morning I got up early and showed my husband.  And he thought it quite curious.  He said, what happened?  And then he just said, this thing is stuck in there.  I said, well, I’m not sure, I might have maybe broken something and it left that piece.  Now, I knew that thing fit real snug and sure seemed exactly the same size and shape of the port, just ridges on top.  I was concerned trying to remove it might damage the shelf thingee. And that in turn my mess up the sim card..

He insisted and said, “I tell you this plastic doesn’t belong there, we need to take it out. And he picked up a big knife to do it!   I said whoa!  Don’t use that, it needs a more delicate touch, I don’t want my phone to get messed up!  He kinda got a smidge annoyed and gave me a ‘oh brother!’  look and walked away.  I was quite calm and started looking at the phone again, wondering do I have tiny needlenose pliers, how can I get this out? And then I saw that minut opening on the side.  I took a round pointed toothpick. Gently put the point at the tiny opening and ,bink!  Out popped the piece of plastic!  Yep!  The phone was fine, all worked well!  I charged that baby up!!

What a relief to see that the phone was fine!  And all the things I pondered and little things I learned about.

It’s still a mystery on how that plastic ended up on my phone.  It was a curiosity.  And it was really neat to start to see a change and realize, Hey! My blueprint is changing!

There is an old saying, “curiosity killed the cat”…… and there is another part to that old saying, which goes ..          ” but satisfaction brought him back”! 🙂

Pleasantly curious of where MKMMA will lead us!  Better get this post up now!

I will persist until I succeed! Glad to be on this journey with you all!

Sincerely,

Peggy

Week 10 Links and Connections

I really like The Scroll Marked III , I persist until I succeed.

My favorite part is , ” I was not delivered unto this world in defeat, nor does failure course in my veins.  I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd. I am a lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep.  I hear not those who weep and complain, for their disesase is contagious.  Let them join the sheep.  The slaughterhouse of failure is not my destiny.  I persist until I succeed.  The prizes of like are at the end of each journey, not near the beginning; and it is not given to me to know how many steps are necessary in order to reach my goal.  Failure I may still encounter at the thousandth step, yet success hide behind the next bend in the road.  Never I know how close it lies unless I turn the corner. (Og Mandino)

The next part I like is ” I try and try, and try again.  Each obstacle I consider as a mere detour to my goal and a challenge to my profession. I persist and develop my skills as the mariner develops his, by learning to ride out the wrath of each storm.  I persist until I succeed.” (Og Mandino)

I also very much like our week 10 Master Keys .  So many enlightening lessons.

Such as “10:17 It has been explained that the law of causation depends upon polarity, a circuit must be formed; this circuit cannot be formed unless we operate in harmony with the law.  How shall we operate in harmony with the law unless we know what the law is?  How shall we know what the Law is? by study, by observation.    10:19 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, it will not return to you void;……”( Charles Haanel)

It is interesting all of the links and connections that seemed to come about this week.

Such as ,  while waiting in line at the store, there was a National Geographic Magazine called Our Greatest Journey and the main story was of a man walking 21,000 miles in 7 years, a picture of a solitary man, with 2 camels. The photo made me think of the story we learned in our studies, “The Sin of the Desert”. So I bought the magazine.  Parts of the story made me think of things we are learning in this MKMMA.    I always thought of the desert as harsh, but this story really described how extremely harsh it is and that people actually live there and the desperation to try to find work in a distant land and the lack of precious life giving water.  Here is a quote from the article ” The world changes when you are thirsty. It shrinks.  It loses depth.  The desert tightens around you like a noose.” (Paul Salopek)

It also showed photos of people holding their cell phones above their heads at the coast, trying to capture inexpensive cell signals from their neighboring land of Somalia.  Trying to make a connection to loved ones afar.

And sadly at the end of their journey, they passed those that had attempted to make the long journey to find work.  But had little to help them with the elements of the desert.  They had desire, they were persistent in their steps but sady succumbed to the harsh unforgiving desert.  The journalist author , guide and camels made it to the Gulf of Aden.  The article ended with this quote, “Brave, foolish, desperate travelers.  You almost made it.  You fell three miles from the coast.” ( Paul Salopek)

So sad.  To think this happened recently and has probably been happening for hundreds of years.  Harsh desert.  Real hunger and real needs.

This week we are to continue to be the observer.

In no way do we face a fraction of the hardship that the people in that country have to face day in and day out.

It really put things in perspective.  This National Geographic story was live, non fiction.  And The Greatest Salesman book, also takes place in the desert, with valuable life lessons, fictional story.  And Mark J told us about The Sin of The Desert.

The Master Key that we have read thus far, teaches us about Universal Laws and we can become more than we ever realized or imagined if we understand the Universal Laws.  And it reassures us that we can learn these things and make a difference in the world.   And we can attract abundance if we apply what we learn and practice, and work persistently with a good strong work ethic.  And we must surely give back and share that abundance with others to make a difference in their lives.  Just imagine, all of the water wells that can be made available if we were to raise the money to help people in these harsh arid lands.  That would make a huge difference.

As I was driving home on the freeway, something caught my eye off to the side, are those sheep?  Never had I seen them there before, must have been the time of day, and as I continued to drive, there in the orchard was the shepherd of modern day and all these sheep among the trees.  I passed them quickly, but in my mind, I heard. ” I am not a sheep and my fears were silly.  I am not a shepherd, I haven’t earned that yet. I am growing ,  I am a leader inside”.  And when I got home, in my mind I said,  I want to be an Elephant Herder!   I am going to catch up on that Go90grow course.  I have to develop and practice skills. I am becoming a better communicator. I have a most amazing opportunity.  Time is valuable and precious.  I must do it now, stay up later, get up earlier,  do what needs to be done to accomplish what needs to be done.  I can be what I will to be. Progress not perfection.

Then I remember a photo I have of an orange striped kitten,  looking at her reflection in a large mirror and looking back is a strong lion.

I can be what I will to be.