Week 22: Mind Matter

img_53569. We can understand, then, something of the power which the mind possesses over the body. – Haanel

Throughout the course of my childhood I recall always being advised by my mother that “life’s success” was 99% ‘mind over matter’.  

Curiously, there was never any mention – nor did I ever  give any thought to the absence of (or, whereabouts)  of the elusive 1%.  Instead, I remember thinking, at the time, how silly the saying, for (I reasoned), if I chose to not study it would reflect  poorly upon my test results ie  if I relied solely on my belief of attainment of success (mind over matter), without studying, that I would be moderately delusional to expect a favourable grade!

Whilst on the right track in terms of understanding how powerful our mind can be –  for my mother there was a high state of subconscious ‘lack’ attached to much in the path of this mantra, or mindset, in that she subconsciously believed that ‘life’ should pose many unnecessary struggles.

Let me just say, some 30 (plus) years down the track l, as a result of this masterkey experience : that, right there, is a doozy!

I understand, now,  my mother was trying to instill various forms of strength and stickability into our ‘mindset survival armour’ but she did so with loaded-limiting belief and subconscious negativity.. and this was not her fault, but, due merely to the fact that she was essentially her own cement buddha : through her own choices, decisions and circumstances influenced by others … and I get it … it was her journey!

I feel no judgment, no pain, no regret (noooo emotion) attached to the recognition and true understanding of this.

I also feel immense gratitude for I recognise and appreciate how much that same mantra, absorbed by me in an entirely different perspective, has anchored my mental strength and personal determination to being resilient – to never giving up – to always looking for the silver linkng in the cloud, from always recharting myself to my inner compass.

One big week of ahaaaaaaah epiphanies this week, dear reader – mahalo xx

Week 21: Thought. The World Within.

Have you ever stopped to think – or reflect – why it is, that for some people, life can be in a seemingly constant ‘rinse, repeat‘ cycle of frustrating sameness – be itdeemed good or bad…. whereas, for others, life is a constant journey of delicious discovery, marvellous wonder, exhilarating exploration and enthuuuuusiastic experience?

I’m not sure if you’re a lot, or just a little, like me .. maybe that is irrelevant and I am just pondering aloud, online, wanting to make myself feel okay about thinking this?  I guess I put that question out there to gauge if, perhaps, I am like other people, because this thought-scenario has crossed my mind, at various times – not just recently, as a result of the masterkey experience, but before, during the course of a number of years during my lifetime.

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Have you ever crossed paths with, or know of, a select individual who is, literally, seemingly, coaxed or colluded, into haphazardly repeating the same day over and over, throughout the course of their life – with the exact same precise outcomes playing out each and every time; and yet with the expectation of a potentially different outcome?

It is curious that my understanding and growth, from the lessons of this masterkey course, have caused me to consider, and reflect upon, whether these individuals (and yes, I am hugely cognisant that I know more than just one person seemingly like this) are so compellingly subconsciously addicted to this felt-known cycle that they blindly continue to subject themselves to varying degrees of self-sabotage through patterns of negative self-talk, thoughts, action and behaviour.  Does their anticipation of matters, events or goals going awry, or not to plan, connect, collude and align with their subconscious visualising less than desirous outcomes, and; do those thoughts and visualisations become manifested through their marred perception of their reality?    Holy Moses!  That was a freak to transcribe!

I mean, I get that everyone, or most people, face personal battles – or challenges – and that this is part of the process we call ‘life’.  I get that we all, or most people – at least, have choices and decisions to make which influence pathways in which they can then move forward or, for that matter, sideways, backwards or stay fixed ..and unmoving.  If, even, in  the process of staying fixed and unmoving, they are still in motion, in a manner of speaking, they are a cycle of circling nothingness – say what?!   .. because if everything is energy, and if energy is always a constant, then our energy to stay fixed and unmoving is still energy spent and so then, in a sense, the energy remains in motion.

 

 

img_5356And that’s where I’ve been at folks, third person observations rambling inside my conscious awakened mind.

Is my purpose from the masterkey experience to be a connector, linking others to the masterkey experience, or to continue heightening my own personal cognitive recognition and understanding (thus impacting, bilaterally, but passively), in both a conscious and present manner, for both my personal and business life, for the benefit of my connection to others?  Or, is this for me to facilitate – and just be – the non-influential presence for others seeking to pursue self-direction personally further, rather than enhancing my own personal course.  Deep? Delusional? Distracted? Disjointed?  I sense all of these D’s are dancing in my rainbow at the moment.

(No, it’s not naughty o’clock and I’m not quaffing champers, just letting my mind fly freely as my fingers attempt to convey the mental narrative that is this collation of wordspew lol; and, whilst I am sure I understand what I am saying, I am not entirely convinced I am conveying this accurately.  That said, you are most welcome to pen your thoughts and share in this alliance of our collaborative journey xx)

 

 

 

Week 19: Power. Strike A Pose.

The Land Downunder Has Played Host to a HEATWAVE of Considerable  Consequence .. Impacting My Capacity for Action, Function + Thought.

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So I gave myself permission, yes permission  .. to just ‘get by’ and survive until I could thrive! I found myself challenged to think, deeply – or otherwise,  on anything other than staying as cool as possible, ensuring my loves were as cool as possible, sufficiently hydrated and coping.   Like most Aussies I love sunshine, blue skies, white sandy beaches and all of the other wonders of our beautiful Country, but its been so hot here that the only things to appeal have been the out-of-the-way waterholes for swimming .. and even they have been so overcrowded due to everyone-under-the Aussie-sun wanting to achieve the same respite.   There are days when your innate inner energy carries you through and then there are days when you just find your out of order sign and just run with it!

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Anyhoo…. getting back to my state of play from Week 19 .. and its relevance to me during the experience and process that is the Masterkey  ..and all that!

18.  All wealth is the offspring of power; possessions are of value only as they confer power.  Events are significant only as they affect power; all things represent certain forms and degrees of power.
19. A knowledge of cause and effect as shown by the laws governing steam, electricity, chemical affinity and gravitation enables men to plan courageously and to execute fearlessly. These laws are called Natural Laws, because they govern the physical world, but all power is not physical power; there is also mental power, and there is moral and spiritual power.

20. What are our schools, our universities, but mental powerhouses, places where mental power is being developed?

 

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I have become mindfully conscious of power .. as an observer ..in the way that it plays out in daily interactions and how it is influenced, both forcefully and organically, as a result of the interfacing and presence of others; alongside of their perception of and reaction to displays of power.   For the most part, physical power and prowess are obvious to the naked eye though for quite some time now  I have observed acts of moral, spiritual and mental power being practised and transactioned. I have felt it, keenly within myself, and, in a corner of my mind, mentally noted each interaction I have succumbed, submitted or subscribed to – be it through my own actions or those of others.

In August of 2015 I removed my two young sons, Isaac and Eli, from the mainstream education system and pursued our entry into the world of homeschooling.  It required of me great personal courage and mental power to defy the threatening manner of the School Principal but I had the spiritual and moral power to do what I knew I must in order to honour my sons through their learning journey.   I was mocked within the school community, of which I had been a highly active member; I was ridiculed among the teaching staff, of which I had been a highly contributing volunteer for many extension lessons within both of my sons classes and I was questioned, under the guise of concern – in the form of good intent – by the mothers who had known me from kinder through to preparatory and foundation years.  I realised that rowing a boat against the tide of conventionality wasn’t always going to see me catch the wave I wished for, but that if I was disciplined in my pursuit, I could realise my intended destination.

Homeschooling our sons has given us a wonderful opportunity to connect with each other, and the broader homeschooling community, beneficially linking us with others aligned with the same focus on offering tailor-made, purposeful learning opportunities edifying the uniqueness of the learning styles of our children.  It is when my sons are laughing and looking to learn matter so obtuse and complex in concept that I am assured that our journey is the right one for us!  My wish for my sons to be self-directed thinkers can only happen if I allow them the freedom to think, to question, to ponder .. and to facilitate ways in which their discoveries can be acquiesced!

OMG I masterkeyed my babies… without even realising it at the time!!

 

 

I choose to dance to the music and the tunes playing in my life.
I will continue to strike the pose  and be, in, my power.

Week 18: I Got Nothin’.

Front of mind:
“I will greet this day with love in my heart. And how will I do this? Henceforth will I look on all things with love and be born again. I will love the sun for it warms my bones; yet I will love the rain for it cleanses my spirit. I will love the light for it shows me the way; yet I will love the darkness for it shows me the stars. I will welcome happiness as it enlarges my heart; yet I will endure sadness for it opens my soul.”

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9 of the past 7 days have been crazy-overloaded-busy!!  Getting this post written and submitted, has been the hardest.

And. That Is When I Reminded Myself.

it’s all  A-O-K.

I Am. Nature’s Greatest Miracle.

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Week 17: I Am. Courage.

 ‘I am Nature’s greatest miracle and I give myself Permission to be so.’

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From my perspective, this week – at least, was an interesting one .. so to speak.

 If you wish to eliminate fear, concentrate on courage.
I bore witness to continued acts of kindness (both direct and indirect, personal and impersonal) and, upon reflection, I also bestowed acts of kindness upon an unsuspecting recipient – myself!   Yep (!), you read correctly – I bestowed acts of kindness upon myself (by myself, for myself) in the broader form of courage. Personal Courage. Protective Courage. Nourishing and Nurturing Courage. The kind that makes you step back and think for better or worse, I am doing the right thing for me HERE and NOW!  (it is the stuff that makes your primal self sit up straight and pay full attention – the proverbial drawing of the line in the sand; if you will.).

Guess what else? IT FELT GREAT!!!!

Edifying myself through the decisions I have consciously made in pursuit of my dream – honouring myself, as the hero of my journey, that was my lesson for this week : my beliefs and actions are my sole soul responsibility : I choose not to carry the burden of how others may interpret my decisions – I can be what I will to be.courage-disney

And so I leave you to ponder and reflect :

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.

Wishing you all a week filled with amazing courage, of incredible insight and of healthful help .. as the true hero of your own journey  xx

Honour the Goddess Within … and remember: I Am. Courage.

Week 16: Kindness. Share Your Light.

Try A Little Kindness

If you see your brother standing by the road
With a heavy load from the seeds he’s sowed
And if you see your sister falling by the way
Just stop and say, you’re going the wrong way
You got to try a little kindness
Yes show a little kindness
Just shine your light for everyone to see
And if you try a little kindness
Then you’ll overlook the blindness
Of narrow-minded people on the narrow-minded streets
Don’t walk around the down and out
Lend a helping hand instead of doubt
And the kindness that you show every day
Will help someone along their way
You got to try a little kindness
Yes show a little kindness
Just shine your light for everyone to see
And if you try a little kindness
Then you’ll
 written by Curt Sapaugh and Bobby Austin
– sung by Glen Campbell
If you’re a kid of the 70s .. or a parent from that era, you may just have started humming or singing out aloud … to help you along, Try A Little Kindness .. check out the absolutely kick-arse riff 3/4 of the way through !  

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Whether a little or a lot ..  when you give kindness you are consciously positioning yourself to be of service, and in service, to another : and that, my friends, is a true blessing for you are positively charging your energy flow and, as a by-product, elevating your personal zen.  A harmonious exchange occurs when you consciously connect to another person, through a mindful act of kindness, organically heightening your personal bliss!

Being part of an active global alliance focussed on conscious kindness was quite something else .. in fact, it was it and a bit to read the ever-occurring acts of kindness witnessed, observed and received from within the collective group; the impact of which left me with an overwhelming sense of gratitude in my fellow man – for the energy, frequency and vibration of like-minded individuals intent on stretching themselves and becoming the Hero of their Own Journey, and, synergistically, being a Hero for Another #Powerful xxoo

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The overriding concensus, as shared among my fellow participants of the Masterkey course experience, is that with the growing awareness of each act of kindness which each one of us was exposed to (either personally, or vicariously), the more acts and expressions of kindness we all became interconnected with and, resultingly, we were blessed with the grace of enjoying and participating in this cognitive, collective movement of energy 🙂

Grateful to have been a part of this most incredible awakening of collaborative universal awesomeness!

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HumanKind. #BeBoth.  Human.Kind.  Be Awesome!!I Wish You More Dear Reader xx
thankyou-so-much
Until Next Week xx

Week 14: I Am Nature’s Greatest Miracle.

Within me burns a flame which has been passed from generations uncounted and its heat is a constant irritation to my spirit to become better than I am, and I will. I will fan this flame of dissatisfaction and proclaim my uniqueness to the world.

One of the sayings which MarkJ often quotes, during the course of his trainings, is ‘You were made first class, by first class and you’re entitled to go first class (… if we do one thing: render first class service to others)!

This MKMMA course, and its consequential journey, has caused me to ponder and reflect upon many relationships, including the significant establishment ones – you know the type I mean  – parents, siblings, extended family, nearest+dearest closest friends, people of influence (both good and bad), and all the rest.

In the Scroll, marked IV, of  ‘The Greatest Salesman in the World’, Og Mandino wrote:

Since the beginning of time never has there been another with my mind, my heart, my eyes, my ears, my hands, my hair, my mouth.   None that came before, none that live today, and none that come tomorrow can walk and talk and move and think exactly like me.  

When you consciously open yourself to the true consideration of these two sentences (or 49 words) and align them with the analogy which MarkJ compels and implores us to comprehend (refer my opening paragraph above), it all kinda wires and fires your collectively conscious thought understanding process!

And what a H-U-G-E slap on the butt   W-A-K-E   U-P    C-A-L-L   that one is!

BAM!
Another correlation leading to an explosive epiphany for me this week!

What amazes me is that this MKMMA course is marrying up with and empowering my world, in its many varied kaleidoscope of interactions, in so many abstract but-actually concrete manner of manifestations !

Within me burns a flame which has been passed from generations uncounted and its heat is a constant irritation to my spirit to become better than I am, and I will.  I will fan this flame of dissatisfaction and proclaim my uniqueness to the world.

And this takes me to the place that lies within.  A flame purportedly fanned by previous generations, nurtured, without a doubt, personally, by my most monumental life mentor, my dearest darling Nan.  And as I recall her spunk and savvy nonchalance, I also recall her dig-deep (always with dignity) spirit and personal values.   This one’s for you Nan, my darling Vada : and so, in a completely enlightened understanding of my journey thus far, and the role you came to play, I say to you now:  may the force be with you.
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