Week 17 HJ Persistence with a Purpose

I really am not sure what to write and the clock is ticking.  Hmmmmm

So I will just wing it!  This week has been quite interesting.  Really liked the webinar this past sunday and the things shared.  Very encouraging!

And the blogs that folks wrote were just wonderful!  One learns so much from things shared!

I especially liked the clip about the movie “Peaceful Warrior” .  Really looking forward to watching that.

One finds interesting blogs shared on twitter.  And the Alliance area is really neat!  What a great group of people, so giving of themselves and sharing their wisdom and funny moments.

I especially got a kick out of one comment, where a father answered his phone and it was his daughter and she asked how he was and he replied, ” I am nature’s greatest miracle!”  Which was greeted by a pause of silence then joyful laughing.  In a good way!  🙂

So many things brought a smile to my face and a sense of camaraderie.  Plus alot of great tips and alot of kindness’ witnessed by how people reply to posts made.

Continuing the daily excercises, especially the writing of the 3 gratitudes and kindness’ and the mini journal helps one see and realize so many blessings in their lives.

My pile of index cards get’s higher and the top new  index card with the question ” what am I pretending not to know?”  really makes me  ponder and  think of something,… I kind of pause and then think,…well….I really do know if I were to do this, this would follow if I were persistent and focused.  Then next thing I knew, the old blue print, didn’t react like it used to. It tried, but quieter, not so much of beating myself up, I just accepted what I realized and knew I could do better and take some action, no matter how small to head in the right direction.

The Franklin Makeover of noticing different virtues has been interesting.  Keeps us in the observe mode and makes us more aware.  And it seems, that when curves are thrown, that kinda throw one out of what they had planned that day to accomplish, for some odd reason, although I did get a little down on myself for not accomplishing all I had planned,  I realized, my word for this week was persistence.  And I observed that things can come up from someone elses persistence but by showing kindness and giving your time and attention, well, that is a good thing too.

There was a  sort of calm and things we have been reading from Og and Haalel came to mind.  Also things Mark J, Davene and Trish had said, came to mind also.

But I also know that I must keep the main thing the main thing.  So I must be persistent on staying true to my DMP and PPN’s.  I must say no sometimes to stay true to my Oats and remember people will treat you the way you let them treat you.  So, truly, I only have myself to blame if I let things interfere with what I need to get done.  And I don’t even think blame is a good word to use. I allowed these things to happen.  So it is water under the bridge now.  Just let it go on by and do better.

This week we are also reading peoples obituaries.  It’s something I used to do anyway, when I used to get the newspaper. So this week I have to buy a paper since I now no longer get it delivered and we are not supposed to view it on the internet. Just part of the exercise to read an actual paper.  But that’s fine by me, and to me , that obit page is one of the most important pages.  It’s amazing to see what people have accomplished in their lives.  Some are beautifully written and some folks have truly left a legacy of love.  And their memories will forever warm peoples hearts and lessons learned from these loved ones will stay with their friends and family and be like guideposts for certain times they encounter.

I’ve been trying to do more combinations so I can save some time and so I made recordings with music in the background for not only my DMP, but also my Blue Print Builder and Press Release.  I had noticed in the Alliance how folks were doing all kinds of neat things and doing so much, alot of great ideas. My phone had been acting up and I recently was given a hand me down one from my brother, upgrade for me though and free is always great!  So I had great fun making those recordings on my phone and listening while driving.  Even changed my original DMP one.  From What a Beautiful World to Chariots of Fire!  And Eye of the Tiger for the Blue Print is awesome and makes me smile.   And Traditional Hawaiian music for the background of my Press Release makes me beam!  😀

The sits have been great! Always love reading the Master Key, but this week, each day was different!  And with what we have learned from our sits and exercises for them, it seems to overflow into daily life.  As I had been listening to my Press Release on the way to work, with the Hawaiian music background.  On getting out of the car to walk from the parking lot, there was a slight chill in the breeze, so I decided to imagine it warmer and look at the blue sky and imagine hearing Hawaiian music, feeling a warm breeze, visualizing swaying Palm trees and beautiful flowers and the sound of waves lapping on the beach.  I had to chuckle and grin as I entered the store.  I could feel my compass necklace. And I couldn’t help but hum the music as I was working.  It really tickled me how all we are learning is starting to touch so many parts of my life.

Well, I better sign off!  Day is almost done!

Wow!  Guess I had more to say than I realized! Lol!

Aloha!!  😀

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Week 17 With The Courage of a Lion

This week I am to look for examples of courage.

For those of us of the older crowd, we may remember the first Wizard of Oz movie, a most wonderful movie especially for that era!   I remember as a child watching it and although it starts out in black and white, it changes to these very vibrant colors and these very interesting and fun characters.  We were all swept away while watching this show on our old rabbit ear television sets, and might even have to run up and tap the side of the set or move the rabbit ears just so, to get the picture in just right, it was mesmerizing.

I was astonished to check on google to see when this movie was made, and it was made in 1939!!!  That even makes it more amazing!

Intertwined with this great story we learned many valuable lessons from all of the characters.  Especially the main ones.  Even now, sometimes a little ditty or memory of the movie will come to mind.  I do believe it may  have had quite an influence on many of us kids growing up!  And many parts could relate to life in general without our realizing it at that young age.

Of course one of the characters was the Cowardly Lion, who although he looked like a lion, he was lacking in courage, but in the end he found his true self, who he was meant to be, who and what he was born to be , a lion of courage.

Here is a short clip ~~~ of what courage is … 🙂    http://youtu.be/LEEyijiTW-I

We are also meant to have courage and to go forward and live life to it’s fullest potential, with all of the God given gifts we’ve been endowed with.

As life goes on, we have little stumbles and falls. And in time we forget about all these gifts and though we have a restless feeling inside we kind of lose some of our youthful belief.  I think many of us can relate to this photo of the orange kitty looking at her reflection that shows her real essence.

When we are young, we pick ourselves right up and try again.  Look at a toddler, they don’t keep crawling after they’ve fallen, they get right back up on their feet and try again, joyfully!  No fear of failure!  Courage!

Look at when we learned to ride a 2 wheeler bicycle and we were getting taller and our pants were starting to be called floods,.. we were stretching up so fast!  We decided, we didn’t want those training wheels anymore!  We were ready to try no training wheels and ride fast like the wind on 2 wheels!  Oh, it was shaky, and it was alot of wobbling of the handle bars and almost leaning into parked cars, but …. by golly!  We were determined with our parent or sibling running along side of us holding on to the back of the seat.. but all of a sudden you realized they weren’t running alongside!  They let go!  And whatcha know!  We were riding that bike!! Big smile and laugh and uh oh! a curb!  Then Ahh! and Kerplunk we went!  A little scratched up and bruised but we had the sweet taste of victory!  We got right back on and rode again!

Yes!  The sweet taste of victory!  The belief that we could do it, we just needed to get up and go at it again! Practice in earnest with our goal in mind and firmly committed to accomplish that goal, the challenge was fun and exciting, and as we improved, we tried more challenging things like jumps off the arch of the curb. Then as we gained more confidence we started riding faster!  Sometimes, if we didn’t have a big rubberband on our bell bottom pant leg, there might have even been a pant leg caught in the sprocket and we took a hard fall!  But we pressed on! lol!

As we grew up, some of us kind of lost a little of that courage.  To walk and to ride a bike, those were things people cheered you on to accomplish. But as we grew older, some things we wanted to achieve or dream, were not as encouraged.  Sometimes, maybe to protect us, someone might say, we couldn’t do it.   We started being concerned of what others thought and along the way we may have lost a little more confidence.  And we may have questioned our abilities.

That’s why we all love inspiring stories, movies, books and songs.  We all want to be a part of the Hero’s Journey.  Something in us recognizes the Hero and feels a kinship to them.

In the Greatest Salesman, by Og Mandino,Scroll IV, it says “…I am nature’s greatest miracle.  I am not on this earth by chance.  I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand.”

With our lessons being learned in MKMMA we learn many things.  Some are found in the book, The Greatest Salesman and The Master Key.

“I have been given eyes to see and a mind to think and now I know a great secret of life for I perceive, at last, that all my problems, discouragements, and heartaches are, in truth, great opportunities in disguise. ”  ( we were to cross out the word will to make it more present…. thus it continues so..)   I am no longer fooled by the garments they wear for mine eyes are open.  I look beyond the cloth and I am not deceived.” ~ Og Mandino

MKMMA has taught us many things, such as Master Mind Alliance,  and The Master Keys give lessons about Universal Laws and  it is wonderful to be learning all of these things with like minded people.  We all so appreciate Mark J and the Fabulous Davene, Trish and all of their team for taking the time to teach us.

All of these things have awakened the spirit of our youth, that so much is possible.  That we do have the ability within us. We must remember The 4 Tiny Habits

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

2) A definate plan, expressed in continous 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.

So now as adults we ride a new kind of bicycle! 🙂  With those of positive encouragement, our supportive friends. Let us be courageous and run this race!

Here is some good advice from The Master Key -Part 17  by Haanel

12) 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.

13) Weakness in the only barrier to mental attainment; attribute your weakness to physical limitations or mental uncertainties and try again; ease and perfection are gained by repetition.

26)  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 unswerving purpose, you will attract to you from the invisible domain the things you silently demand.

We have the hearts of lions, let us concentrate on courage and focus on our goals.

Peace Be The Journey……..Sincerely, Peggy

Week 16 Kindness

This week we are to focus on noticing kindness in action and we are to try to do a couple of kindness’ for someone else without their knowing.

Doing something without someone knowing ended up being a little harder that I thought it would be!  Fun when you are able to though.  🙂

Then we are to share kindness’ seen and accomplished on the Alliances page.  Wow!  It really is something to read all about  the different kindnesses that occurred!  Alot of positive going out in the universe!

We all did personal kindnesses for others and we kept a look out for kindness shown by others for others. Not only were we to look around us , but also at nature and even the news and other sources.

It was really neat to be more aware and on the look out for these moments and then to share them.

I saw it in people looking out for one another when crossing the street, and drivers being careful.  I saw folks helping others by using their cell phone gps to give directions to an older couple and kids and spouses helping bag groceries.  A lady helping a lost child and people being patient and kind. Folks inviting others to go in line before them and many other kind actions.

Read a great story on the news about how a 5th grade football team rallied around their 1st grader water boy, who they found out had been getting teased for his speech impediment and wearing a suit and tie.  So what did these boys do?  They took a positive step and set a great example and they all dressed up on the same day to show support and love.  If you’d like to see the story here it is. http://bit.ly/1aOYUMt

And then it is also refreshing and quite amazing to see that someone as famous as Tyrese Gibson, is sharing wisdom and love with personal positive messages of hope on Facebook.  He truly is speaking from the heart.  When he posts a video, sometimes he will ask you to write something if you listen to the very end and post it.  The last one that I had watched he asked folks to write, I will walk towards peace.

And then there was the neat message from Mark J, giving a challenge, that if he gets 1000 kindnesses posted by midnight friday we will be giving free hugs to people on saturday!

It’s great to be on this journey!  And reading other peoples blogs has been amazing!

I love reading the new Master Key every week.  There are always ‘aha!’ moments, and things that make one reflect or even remember past situations that this or that Master Key could relate to! And some weeks share things totally new, things one never knew of and reading that causes one to pause and read it again to grasp what is being taught.

The lessons learned give great hope and encouragement.  And the Master Mind Alliance with all of these kindred spirits all over the world is just amazing!

Well, I must admit.  I had meant to write my blog on wednesday, but, I just couldn’t think of anything to write.  So I tried today and still was somewhat stumped and then I reflected on our scroll IV and Og Mandino’s words ” I am nature’s greatest miracle.  And nature knows not defeat.  Eventually, she emerges victorious and so will I, and with each victory the next struggle becomes less difficult.”

…. but it just wasn’t coming to mind!.. and then finally, …finally, I was able to write ok.

Whoowee!!!  Now to make sure to push that publish button! 🙂  ( it’s thursday the 16th , but the top of my page says 17.)

Now to remember that cool statement! … I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy!!

Thank you kindly for stopping by! 🙂

 

Week 15 Gratitude

I am filled with gratitude to be able to continue this journey with all of you on this MKMMA journey.  I had a little dilemma as I didn’t realize that I did not push the publish button after writing my draft for the week 14  blog.  I discovered it later and pushed the button, but not in time.

When I tried to sign on the Master Key site it was a no go!

I thought oh no!  I’ve come so far, and I blew it!  But I had it done on time, but I must not have pushed the publish button.  I called my MMA friend and thank goodness because she gave a great perspective to consider.

That perhaps the lessons I needed to learn were done and I was to continue on a different path.   And to not fret because it may all work out and the worry would be a waste of time.  That all things happen for a reason and for our good.  To just know that I will be on the path I am supposed to be and embrace it.

With the new mindset I went to church and it was quite interesting that the sermon was about leaving a legacy of faith.

Here are a few of the notes that sort of go with what we have been learning in our course.

FAITH IS…

1) Believe it when I don’t see it.

“Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” HEb. 11:1 (NIV)

2) Obeying when I don’t understand it.

“It was by faith that Noah built an ark to save his family from the flood.  He obeyed God , who warned him about something that had never happened before.

3) Persisiting when I don’t feel like it.  “It was by faith that Moses left Egypt and was not afraid of the King’s anger. He held to his purpose like a man who could see the invisible.”

While there was more to the notes and sermon, I left feeling even more sure that all will go well whatever happened.

All ended up working out after all.  And the best part is that my journey is still on this path of learning with MKMMA.

Well, I had promised myself I would from now on write my post on wednesday to avoid any misshaps in the future and give myself time to correct them.

It is just 10minutes after midnight.  Just a smidge after wednesday .  So off this goes, making sure to push the publish button!

I am so very grateful to Davene and Trish and Mark for this course, their time and for teaching all of us such important lessons.

And I am so very grateful to my classmates and the alliance area to connect too.

Onward we go!

Week 14 ~ Movies with meaning

This week our assignment was to watch one of 4 movies and look for the DMP, PMA, POA and MMA.

Last week I already watched Door to Door.  It was a wonderful movie.  But since I already watched it,

I decided to watch another movie,  October Sky.  It is based on a true story about a teenager named Homer from Coalwood

West Virginia.   The Soviets had launched the first satellite into orbit.  The Soviet Sputnik.

It was a milestone in history as it was to orbit hundreds of miles away from the earth.

One night alot of the town folks stood outside at night for the chance to see the Sputnik , and there it was shining bright and going across the sky thousands of miles per hour.

Homer saw it and right then a spark flashed in his mind and the next day he announced to his family that he was going to build a rocket.

At the beginning the only people that believed in this endeavor were his friends Quentin, Roy Lee and O’Dell, and his teacher Miss Riley.

When Miss Riley informed the boys that if they competed in the Science Fair, they would have a chance to win full ride scholarships to college?!….why, that was like adding dry kindling to the spark that had begun in Homers mind.  To build this rocket and win the contest would mean a full ride scholarship to go to college to study and go on to work with NASA at Cape Canaveral.  That became his Definate Major Purpose.

Though he and his friends faced ridicule, being teased and lack of belief, they held firm.  With the Mastermind of their group, they closed their minds tight from the negative comments of others.   That woud be the Positive Mental Attitude

Homer’s Point of Action, were writing to Dr. Warner Von Braun.   Teaching himself advanced math and formulas to make the rocket.

In time more and more people came to admire , respect what these boys were doing and his Master Mind Alliance began to get bigger.

On his last attempt to send up a new rocket.  His dad also showed up and was able to witness what all the hub bub was about.

Right before it was time to launch, Homer came over to his dad with the  launching box and said,

” You know, it won’t fly unless someone pushes the button”  And he gave his dad the honors.

That hit me like a ton of bricks of a lesson to be learned.

We are learning all of these things, but we need to push our own buttons so that we can fly.

Good night all!

Peggy