Week 23 – The Spirit of money is service

So many times when I see mindset teachings, they are talking about money. Interestingly enough, in the MKE I have learned to see beyond the money into the place where I have and I AM what the “money” would have “afforded” me anyways!
I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, harmonious and happy.
Everything I always wanted or could ever want I DO have now and as I grow I will continue to have them in many different forms (such as a great family, a romance, spiritual growth and learning, opportunities to be generous and helpful, close friends, a nice home, a nice car, a scenic place to live, nice weather, travel and adventure opportunity) and then most importantly, I will always “have” the way those things make me FEEL and THINK!  Part 23 says:
“… man is not a body with a spirit, but a spirit with a body,
and that it is for this reason that his desires are incapable of any permanent satisfaction in anything not spiritual. Money is therefore of no value except to bring about the conditions which we desire, and these conditions are necessarily harmonious. Harmonious conditions necessitate sufficient supply so
that if there appears to be any lack, we should realize that the idea or soul of money is service, and as this thought takes form, channels of supply will be opened, and you will have the satisfaction of knowing that spiritual methods are entirely practical.”
I am bringing so many cool syncronicities in my life lately and it makes it feel like magic! It’s to the point now that even if something doesn’t work out the way that I kinda wanted it to or might have predicted it would, I just know that somsthing better is coming along! How cool is that!
I love what part 23 teaches about money but I really love how it says in the beginning that:

“…money weaves itself into the
entire fabric of our very existence; that the law of success is service; that we get what we give, and for
this reason we should consider it a great privilege to be able to give.
We have found that thought is the creative activity behind every constructive enterprise. We can, therefore, give nothing of more practical value than our thought.”

That really corrected some of my thinking for me in a huge way! I can now see giving thought, positive thought about anything, really, but especially specifically focused on a person or specific situation can be so very generous! It’s like when you’re in deep prayer or gratitude, or being in love, or being totally focused on your kids.
All of those thoughts are giving of my energy and even time, in a way.
This teaching has given my prayer life that extra boost by adding more visualizations, making my petitions to God vivid and using my imagination! It’s very cool and I can think of that as a service now when before, I never would have seen it that way!

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Week 22a – Life is the little things.

I just noticed yesterday that God is bringing around a theme lately, and I intend for it to stay! That theme details.
I guess in a way this can be considered a continuation of my last week’s blog, which is cool because it’s an extended week, I guess I could say!
Anyways, it really struck me that this is so much of what the MKE is all about: Attention to detail. Being very conscious of my thoughts, my speech, exactly what I write, how I talk to myself in my head or mutter things to myself.
After all, life is really, only a string of little moments, life is ‘the little things!’
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It’s amazing, after that Bible study last week, I’m noticing things all around me that have been with me for years that I no longer need or want to have in my life. This is also in light of my imminent move to the states, I am downsizing, streamlining and minimizing.
Today is actually Sunday, so I am late again. Over the past 2 weeks, to be honest I have not been doing all my tasks, reads and promises the way I was before! It’s crazy! Every so often Mark and Davene would say: “This is a week where a lot of people drop out or just stop doing the stuff.” and I would hardly be able to believe them because all the way through, I have done pretty good! I had sometimes where I was not as committed as I would have liked to have been but I never once, not even for a second, thought about quitting, and I think that’s something to be happy of myself for! However, this past week and the week before, I have been almost completely out of the game… which is silly…. like, what am I even doing here if I am not going to give it my all like I had promised myself!?
So now I am dusting myself off and getting back into it! It feels great. I have not done my silence but I chose the days right away. I will wait till my 3-year-old daughter goes to her dads for a week at the end of this month! So, that’s lots of time to prepare, book days off work or whatever I have to do. Hearing the feedback on the webby today made me realize, or reinforced how important this is.
So, with that, I will say I am ready to rock for another awesome week of MKE! Thank you for reading!

Week – 22 Thoughts are spiritual seeds

Well, normally I would feel pretty bad about having my blog post up so very late! But if I would have actually written it, it would have been so much different than it is now…
Last week it was my intention to write about how the MKMMA has led me to not be so rigid about the info I listen to. After all, I have discernment and if something doesn’t jive with me, I don’t have to absorb it, I can reject it and move along, right?
Well, I do believe that in a way that can be true but his past week I allowed my hunger for head-knowledge to get in the way of my spiritual walk with the Lord Jesus Christ.
Thoughts are spiritual seeds and isn’t it so interesting how far we can be led down a rabbit hole?
I started listening to this 14 CD set thing I found on Youtube and I still think that one is pretty fabulous. It goes over many of the concepts that we have learned here in the MK and just makes things very clear, all condensed into about 10 hours of teaching. Very good. But then I started getting into all this other stuff, metaphysics, and some weird quackery…I won’t get into it too much because these are my beliefs and in no way do I intend to shame anyone for what they believe.
But I came across this one guy’s stuff and I was really enjoying it! Really cool info about how our brains work! But then I saw that he was involved with a spirit channeler… and I ignored it for the most part. I thought, Well that’s kind of spooky, but I left it there.
I had bought 2 of this guys DVDs and had some stuff on the way here from Amazon.
Then the next day I went to a bible study like I sometimes do with my friends.
I never seek out “prophesies” or ask people to speak a word over me because I am not even sure if I believe in that stuff… but this gentleman came up to me and asked if he could pray for me.
He said you’ve been involved in the occult.
And I was thinking well yeah before I was walking with the Lord I was into all kinds of wacky stuff and dark music and so on…
But then when I got home it hit me.
It was that spirit channeler.
How could I have actually ignored that and thought it was still okay to listen to that guy who learns directly from the spirit chaneler? (Again, these are my bible-beleiving judeo Christian beliefs and this is something that is not right for me. For someone else it might be what they’re into)
So I returned the package to Amazon, I deleted the DVDs from my computer, I threw away some of the weird witchy things in my house that I had just let slide.
I prayed. I listened to sermons.
I know I am forgiven and I don’t feel any guilt but I feel like I am getting closer to my DMP because a huge part of that is to serve God in every capacity with my entire being and I am very blessed to have had these stumbling blocks pointed out to me.
It was a very profound experience.

Week 21 – Omnipotence itself is absolute silence, all else is change, activity, limitation.

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Wow…this week has been incredible in the world within! To say that part 21 is amazing is an understatement! For whatever reasons, some parts of the Master Keys hit me harder than others…some weeks are kind of just meh… Others are like KAPOW!
Of course, knowing all that the master key experience has taught me, I know that the way in which the readings affect me, is actually coming from within me, not from the material itself, which is why I am excited to know that I will absolutely be going through this material again in the same fashion, one week at a time as it was designed to be.
But anyhow, this weeks lesson was just fantastic. It seemed to really encapsulate all that we have learned in the last 21 weeks and rephrase it all in this one easy to digest lesson.
I just got done my sit for the day and I read one of the last sentences of Part 21 and it says:
“…nothing can permanently stand in the way of your perfect success when
you learn to apply the scientifically correct thought methods and principles. Realize that you are externalizing in your environment your inherent soul potencies. Realize that the Silence offers an ever-available and almost unlimited opportunity for awakening the highest conception of truth. Try to comprehend that Omnipotence itself is absolute silence, all else is change, activity, limitation. Silent thought concentration is, therefore, the true method of reaching, awakening, and then expressing the wonderful potential power of the world within.”

Somehow I hadn’t noticed the part that says omnipotence itself is silence… that just blows me away for some reason.
It reminds me of our last webby when we talked about us being made up of mostly nothing! It reminds me of the part in the movie I AM where he goes to the heartmath institute and they discuss that space between heartbeats… that nothingness and how it actually has a lot of information in it. It reminds me of the OM sound that mystics do, trying to get to that one deep frequency that is at the core of all life.
People spend their whole lives looking for it and as it turns out we have it all along. How cool is that?
More and more, thought by thought, word by word, observation by observation I am becoming more and more deliberate and careful about how I construct my thoughts, my visualizations and especially the words that I utter or write.
Things that used to be a careless joke or an exaggeration are now, in my observation, a choice to speak life or death into the world. Things that used to seem like “I can’t help but feel that way” are now, in my observation, easily taken over by the law of substitution, the law of growth, the law of relaxation and therein, the law of practice. Haanel does say, basically, that it doesn’t come instantly. This kind of mental work does take practice but it is SO worth the work, worth figuring out!

Week 20 – Follow Your Bliss

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I am very grateful that I watched both I am and Finding Joe. I found some of the science backing up the concepts in I am amazing and I loved how it was talking on more of a global scale, using the example, often times of great leaders in the last 100 years like Ghando, MLK Jr., Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandala and the list goes on…
I also loved that the gentleman who made the film also directed Ace Ventura and some other funny movies. Who knew Tom Shadyac had such a story? I think my favorite part of the whole film, though, was when they were talking about St. Jude’s hospital that treats children with cancer for free. I never knew there was such a place and I am grateful that there is!
Finding Joe was more of an inward look, which was awesome. It confirmed to me on a deep level that as I am about to get married and move away from my home country, beginning all the plans my partner and I have for our life together, I am on my heroes journey and that I have answered the telephone call from God, so to speak.  I am following my bliss. And I was comforted by the fact that certain fears are normal, certain people not wanting me to go is normal, uncertainty is … a must! Which reminds me that we talked about getting out of the comfort zone in last weeks webby.  But I do have a plan, a map. It’s my plan and my map and we’ll see what God’s plan is! Either way, I trust him.
I wondered for a little while in thought, if it could actually be this simple…gravitating towards what makes me the happiest, makes me feel the most alive and the most purpose, and then remaining open for more expansion through curiosity, adventure, and love… follow your bliss.  Another thought I have often is a really cool one: If I would have made a DMP statement 5 years ago, my life NOW is pretty much exactly what would have been on it. To know that I have brought about every circumstance in my life with my own thoughts and feelings is absolutely magnificent because my life is completely amazing in every single way and it’s only getting better!

Week 19 – The way to overcome fear is to become conscious of power.

With my upcoming immigration, it’s been so interesting that new fears make an attempt to pop up, even though it is a core aspect of my DMP and my dream come true! Interesting because I KNOW that I have power and knowing what I know, helps to squash those fears, push them out.  I actually had an instance where I burst out laughing because I know that it’s within me to think about what I want and trust God that he will take care of all my needs!
This week has been awesome because every day I find myself drinking in perfect little moments or reacting to a situation as if it could be my last day on earth.
It’s a beautiful thing to keep in mind.
Another great thing is that I have been doing my sit in the morning and it has been working out way better! If I just give myself that half hour in the morning to read GS, BPB, DMP, POA, 7 laws, law of giving, service card and some others I added, then read MK and sit, it gets the day off to such an amazing start!
I am doing the work and it is paying off! I would not say that I am doing everything perfectly but I am doing my best and what’s really cool, is I have no excuses anymore. I know too much. Everything in this life is what  I am bringing to myself with my thoughts and intentions. I can feel myself changing for the better, and I love it. I am more and more grateful that this whole process in MKMMA is becoming a part of who I am, who I really am and who I am meant to be.

Week 18 – Being Vulnerable in a true mastermind.

On Wednesdays, I meet with my mastermind partners. Two other gals who are also Christians. We are hitting stride and getting a formation down about how we want our meetings to go and what we want to accomplish. We have created a group DMP!
Well, this past week I almost didn’t attend the meeting because I didn’t want to go through the discomfort of admitting aloud that I had not kept one of my commitments but I did go and boy am I ever glad I did! I had a beautiful moment where I was able to be vulnerable about business goals and actions and as it turned out, I hadn’t fully realized that the other two ladies were in the same spot as me, more or less!
So now instead of staying stuck, we have come up with a plan to keep moving forward together and I am so thrilled about that!
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This was the true spirit of masterminding at it’s best! Even before we started this Wednesday meeting we were meeting on Marco Polo before with some other folks so us three are certainly friends now. We care about each other and pray for each other. It’s really quite a remarkable and beautiful thing!

Also, another gal and I are working on a project that will likely turn into a book! I’m very excited about that and honored to be a part of it.

I mentioned above that I was feeling stuck about some business goals and actions. I can say with huge amounts of gratitude that the MKMMA has given me more clarity and vision, tools to draw my own map than I have ever known before! It has given me the tools to change from a scattered consciousness to a focused consciousness and that is so amazing but in this one area, I was not having breakthrough yet. And I still have not quite but I am certainly feeling now, that I am on the edge of something brilliant. I don’t need to know what it is yet. I don’t need to. I know too much now to let that bother me one bit. I will keep moving forward, keep thinking about what I do want, keep being courageous, loving, faithful and happy and everything will come into place when it needs to!