MKMMA Week 5: Pop Quiz on The Law of Relaxation

A good friend of mine works part-time and her husband is retired. Over the past five years, they’ve developed a dog-walking business in our 1,600-home gated community. Last Friday, they left for a much-needed vacation and birthday celebration for her (a weeklong cruise). They asked me to help walk three owners’ dogs while they’re away.

All three dogs get walked sometime between 11:30am and 1pm. I have to drive 5 or 10 minutes to each house. Each dog-walking outing takes about 10 minutes. It’s pretty easy and fun because I like dogs. Everything went like clockwork on Friday.

Yesterday, I had to start my dog-walking at 10:50am because by 11:50am, I had to start my one-hour drive to my daughter’s house, so I could babysit while she attended a 1:30pm meeting at her children’s school. I took MY dog with me, and we headed out of of my driveway at 10:45. First house: Easy-Peasy. Got to the second house right on schedule.

At the second house, I unlocked the door, went in, and was enthusiastically greeted by the two small older dogs. First thing I noticed was about a dozen small pieces of cottony stuffing all over the living room floor. One of the dogs had chewed a hole in a stuffed toy, which I couldn’t readily find. I picked up the fuzzies and put them on the kitchen counter. I picked up their leashes, hooked them up, and we all headed out the front door. I turned the lock on the doornob, pulled it shut, and started walking down the driveway. We walked past my car (in which my dog was intently watching me walking the other two dogs), then we walked down the street and into a common area that was a bit slopey and full of autumn leaves. After taking care of business, we walked back home.

As we approached the front door, I reached into my pocket and couldn’t find the house key! It and the key to owner #1’s house were on a small cloth (blue rectangular) key fob. I thought I remembered putting the key fob in my jeans pocket as we were leaving the kitchen. And that’s why I had felt OK about locking the front door.

My first reaction was “Uh-oh! I must have dropped the key while we were walking. I’ll bet it fell out of my pocket in that leafy area and that’s why I didn’t hear it. I’ll retrace my steps and surely find it.” I hurried back down the driveway, aware that my schedule hadn’t included any time to walk any dogs twice! But I stayed calm, I kept me and the two dogs walking, and I scanned the entire area. When I hadn’t found the key fob in the leafy area, we started walking back again on the street. My old blueprint urged me to (1) berate myself for being so careless and stupid; and (2) panic because I couldn’t put the two dogs back in their house and I HAD to leave for my daughter’s house in 30 minutes! I started doubting whether I had put the key fob in my pocket or instead had left it on the kitchen counter.

I felt VERY close to crying when my Subby reminded me about The Law of Relaxation, one of Seven Laws of The Mind that I had just read prior to my morning sit three hours earlier.

My relaxed, calm state of mind
helps me access infinite intelligence.

I immediately relaxed and thought “Relax! Subby knows where the key is. This is a pop quiz to see if I believe The Law of Relaxation is real. I just need to be a channel of service.” I then thought/decided to take the two dogs with me to my daughter’s house. I was supposed to walk these two dogs again between 5-6pm anyway because the owner doesn’t get home until 7pm. So I loaded them into my car’s backseat (with a relaxed mind and fingers crossed that they would get along well with my dog!), and drove over to house #3. Walking that dog went well, and I was able to depart for my daughter’s house on time.

All 3 dogs slept almost the entire hour-long ride to my daughter’s house. My grandkids enjoyed playing with the extra 2 dogs, and my drive back to my house was uneventful.

I got to the 2 dogs’ house at 5:45. I leashed them up, and we again walked the same route we had walked this morning, my eyes scanning for the blue rectangular key fob. Three-quarters of the way into the leafy area…

A double Eureka moment! I found the dogs’ house key AND I found a profound and eternal 100% belief in The Law of Relaxation.

Thank you, Subby! You DEFINITELY had my back on that one!

 

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MKMMA Week 4: The Griffin and BIZ611

I haven’t donated anything to my college for several years. (I graduated in 1972 and have not kept in touch with any of my classmates.) They recently mailed me a “giving invitation.” My old blueprint urged me to toss it in the trash because my small $25 donation probably wouldn’t be missed. But my new blueprint reminded me that this week’s MKMMA Lesson includes focusing on understanding The Law of Giving and Receiving. Then I heard (in my mind), “Do It NOW!”

When I went to the web address printed on the giving invitation card, I immediately saw the college emblem, which includes The Griffin (also spelled Gryphon). My cells that are addicted to Wisdom, Knowledge, and Learning said “Tell us what The Griffin symbolizes!” I had no idea, so I searched and discovered it’s an ancient legendary creature whose lion heart and back half combined with its eagle head, wings and front legs, to form “the noblest creature of all.” The Griffin was known for guarding treasure and priceless possessions, especially gold mined from the earth. I chuckled to think how it has been so loyally protecting my cement-encased Golden Buddha all these years.

By Lech Tadeusz Karczewski [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
I learned that “[m]ost everything that the Griffin does and represents is in twos or opposites: Good and Evil, Satan and Christ, fearsome and gentle, wild and tamed…The comparison to a Gryphon can likewise be attributed to any person or thing that seems to take up both sides of the same coin.” I smiled as I remembered my mother occasionally calling me “a street angel and a house devil!” when I started bickering with my sister. Her negative remarks served only to make her seem more unapproachable.

Then I thought about another set of opposites that I’ve promised to practice, practice, practice: Giving and Receiving. I thought again about The Griffin, and remembered that one of my good college-days friends gleefully donned The Griffin costume for basketball games and other spirited school events. No one else wanted to make a fool of herself back then, but I remember thinking how generous she was to GIVE of her time and energy to create some extra fun for all attendees. (The photo below is similar to the large costume she wore.)

I wondered how her life had turned out, so I searched for her name online. I was saddened to learn that she passed away peacefully May 24th. Her obituary was quite short, and simply said “she was an accomplished educator and librarian for over 40 years” and spent most of her career at one school in the Philadelphia School District. I can’t find anything else about her online. She came to my 1972 wedding and we stayed in touch until I moved to VA in 1988. She was a devoted aunt and great-aunt to MANY nieces and nephews and their kids. She certainly Gave of herself. I hope she Received abundantly.

Then I thought more about how many polar opposites exist in this world all at once, and how we get to choose whether we guard the Golden Buddha within or ask The Griffin (our Subby) to use its massive and powerful beak to help us break all the cement away so we can SHARE/GIVE our Gold away instead of continuing to “protect” (hoard) it. Hoarded gold has NO value.

Then I thought about that amazing video shown in yesterday’s webinar that proved that our feelings create peptides that physically change our cells and we can choose which peptides we want to create. I know my cells are addicted to WANTING money, which has resulted in my LACKING money. Because everything in Life as we know it is balanced, I think The Law of Giving and Receiving requires me to get my cells also addicted to GIVING money and feeling the Joy that comes from that action. So I submitted the form to donate to my college, and designated the funds to be used for the Library in memory of my deceased college friend and fellow Griffin. As I looked for a Giving & Receiving image to include here, I was delighted to find this one, which looks kinda Griffin-y to me.

Knowing The Griffin symbolizes so many opposites reminded me of two photos my husband took of me 2 days ago when we were touring downtown Hendersonville, NC, “The City of Four Seasons” (talk about balance!). We had headed out to western NC to enjoy the beautiful Fall foliage for a long weekend. While driving downtown, a building’s logo caught my eye: BIZ611.com. It’s rare to see my name Biz (my nickname from age 4 to 18 years ago when I legally changed my first name to Biz) on a building. But what was REALLLLY spooky is that my parents’ 2nd house number was 611. We moved there right after I graduated from high school. I lived there only during holiday and summer breaks during college, immediately after which I got married and moved to NY then DE. I was so moved and excited by the logo that I asked my husband to take a picture of me in front of it.

BIZ611 dark+light

In the first photo, he captured half  my face in sunlight, the other half in shadow. I immediately laughed and decided I was literally looking at my conscious and subconscious minds! The green leaf in the business logo symbolizes their mission to serve as “a ‘business incubator’ that nurtures small green, environmental, knowledge and technology businesses.” How appropriate! I’ve spent the last 35 years in the latter two industries.

 In the second closer-up photo, my face is in full sunlight and the leaf is over my head, perfect symbols for the bright new self-sustaining environment the MKMMA Experience is helping me create using its Knowledge and unique learning Technologies.

I’ll close with a request to My Griffin/Subby: You have my full permission to STOP GUARDING THE GOLD. Let’s GIVE it all away as fast as we can!

MKMMA Week 3: Will and Willingness

I’m very grateful for the growth I experienced this week after I completed one assignment, to cross out all the WILLs in Greatest Salesman Scroll 1. It’s SO much easier to form a clear mental image when reading a description of events and feelings that are happening NOW instead of happening some day  in the FUTURE! I now know why the word WILL has no place in my DMP.

Focusing on the word WILL this week made me think A LOT about the words
WILL (a strong desire or determination to do something; a person’s choice or desire in a particular situation)
and
WILLINGNESS (the quality or state of being disposed, inclined or prepared to do something; readiness).

All of what’s below is how my ponderings went (as guided by this week’s readings):

I was raised in a religion that taught that God gave us “free WILL” — the ability to choose, in every second, to love/do “the right thing” or not.

In the Master Key System Part 2, Haanel says the conscious mind is the seat of our WILL.

MKS Part 3 Sentence 2, he says “…the subconscious mind is intelligent and…creative, and responsive to the WILL of the conscious mind.” This means Subby is WILLINGNESS.

MKS Introduction Paragraph 4 says “…the mind-forces [the subconscious mind] are ever ready to lend themselves to a purposeful WILL, in the effort to crystallize thought and desire into actions, events and conditions.”

MKS Part 3 Sentence 3 says the vagus nerve forms “a connecting link between the two and [makes] man physically a ‘single entity’.”

Wait! That means I am WILL and WILLINGNESS?!?

I used to believe (because my religion taught) that the Divine part of me was WILL (as in “the Will of God”) and as “a child of God,” my “job” was to always show WILLINGNESS to listen and hear God’s Will (or Plan) for me and then be WILLING to act accordingly.

So…until this week, I’ve lived believing that my conscious mind is WILLINGNESS. I had NO IDEA that all this time, my subconscious mind is in fact WILLINGNESS! No wonder my Subby hasn’t motivated me to manifest my wildest dreams!! It’s because we’ve been trying to communicate like in the image below, where both people are listening for the other person to speak!!!

 

Eureka! I found 2 most-amazing Truths:
1. WILL and WILLINGNESS do reside in me, as my early religious training taught. But…
2. I’m not only ALLOWED TO do the talking, I’m SUPPOSED TO do the talking because I am Will and Subby is Willingness !

Let the manifesting begin!

MKMMA Week 2: I Always Keep My Promises

I haven’t had much experience with farming or gardening. But this week, several parts of the readings and even the webinar gave me a whole new appreciation for the miracles that happen when farmers and gardeners prepare fields and soil, plant seeds, and then TRUST and BELIEVE that Nature will keep its promises, just as it always has.

Shortly into this week’s webinar, the speaker talked about planting a bulb and enthusiastically looking forward to the tulip, hyacinth, or crocus flower it would produce. I laughed when she then said “No sane person would dream of planting the flower and expect a bulb to come up. That’s totally backwards. Yet in our general life, many of us do just that.” Yep, been there, done that.

I also have a renewed and profound appreciation for how my subby has kept its promises all these years to maintain and heal my body. As I’ve done the sit exercises, not moving and not thinking (well, learning to not think), I’ve been totally in awe of how my heart, lungs, and blood continue functioning without me having to ask or direct their activities. Haanel reminds us in The Master Key System (MKS) Part 2, verse 9, that “…the vital processes of…physical life…are designedly withdrawn from the domain of our outward will…and placed under the direction of a permanent and dependable power within us.” That MUST be God because I sure have no control over it!

Talking about farming: I love the 2nd sentence in Og Mandino’s The Greatest Salesman in the World Scroll 1: “Today I am born anew and my birthplace is a vineyard where there is fruit for all.”

As I think of that massive vineyard and all the promises kept by the vineyard owner and staff, the soil, the seeds, the sun and rain, the insects, and the vines, that image connects me to MKS Part 2 verse 3: “The subconscious soul, like a benevolent stranger, works and makes provision for our benefit, pouring only the mature fruit in our lap…”

Reading Scroll 1 3x daily is helping me become a slave to good habits. That intention is reinforced when I read in MKS Part 2 verse 23 that “…the subconscious mind is the seat of Habit. That which we do over and over becomes mechanical; it is no longer an act of [conscious] judgment, but has worn its deep grooves into the subconscious mind.” I imagine those deep grooves are like the furrows made when the vineyard was first a vision in its owner’s mind and the fields were being prepared to accept the seeds, which are the promises of the vines, grapes, and wine to come.

A vineyard owner must follow many steps to grow an abundant harvest of grapes. This week, I’ve seen myself as the owner of the vineyard that’s the birthplace of my future self. Everything the MKMMA course has asked us students to do is making more sense to me every day. I’m very grateful that I’ve learned, as MKS Part 2 verse 20 states, “…by plainly stating to the subconscious mind certain specific things to be accomplished, forces are set in operation that lead to the result desired. Here, then, is a source of power which places us in touch with Omnipotence.”

I have no doubt that my subby always keeps all promises. It has no choice because that’s its nature. And this week, I understand that I have the power to tell subby in great detail (my DMP) exactly what promises I want kept. Feels like I’ve already plucked some “grapes of wisdom… and [have swallowed] the seed of success buried in each and new life [is sprouting] within me.”

 

MKMMA Week 1: The Oak Sleeps in the Acorn

(This Post was originally published inadvertently as a Page instead of my first Post on 10/1/2015 5:20. Thanks to those who commented encouragingly. Sorry your comments didn’t transfer over to this Post.)

I’m thrilled to have received a scholarship for the 2015-2016 Master Key Master Mind Alliance! The first of 26 weekly class webinars was Sunday September 27, and I’ve been enjoying doing the assignments, one of which is writing this first blog post.

Another assignment was to read an excerpt from Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich. Its theme was “Desire: The Starting Point of All Achievement.” Such awesome food for thought! My favorite part was this:

The greatest achievement was, at first, and for a time, but a dream.
The oak sleeps in the acorn.
The bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul, a waking angel stirs.
DREAMS ARE THE SEEDLINGS OF REALITY.

When I read that, I paused and slowly said aloud: The oak sleeps in the acorn.

I immediately experienced a fascinating sequence of related thoughts, feelings, and insights:

I appreciated more than ever that I live near Raleigh, NC, The City of Oaks.

2014 First Night Raleigh, N.C. Revelers gather on Fayetteville St, in anticipation of the Acorn Drop and the celebration for bringing in the new year. (Chris Baird / WRAL Contributor)

I felt the excitement and enthusiasm for new beginnings felt by the thousands of people who watch The Big Acorn get lowered from a crane in downtown Raleigh each New Year’s Eve.

This first MKMMA week suddenly felt like New Year’s Day — full of hope and potential for many blessings ahead and the belief that anything and everything I desire IS possible.

I smiled as I went to my back deck and looked at the several dozen acorns dropped there by the busy squirrels as they’ve performed their annual harvest of the many tall oak trees in my backyard.

I appreciated how much nourishment the acorns provide, and then I appreciated even more that the squirrels are willing to do all the work of finding them and opening them.

I marveled at the squirrels’ innate wisdom of eating some now and storing some away for the winter.

Then I thought about how much the squirrels must DESIRE the acorns, and how such a strong desire is what helps the squirrels FIND the acorns — more proof of exactly “how it works” and what this excerpt from Hill’s book teaches.

Then I thought about how rusty my ability to Desire is. But luckily, before I got feeling too discouraged, this sentence from Scroll 1 of Og Mandino’s The Greatest Salesman in the World reassured me: Failure will no longer be my payment for struggle.

I am very grateful for this first blessing from my MKMMA Experience: I now have an image of myself as a mighty oak, asleep in an acorn but getting the nourishment and strength I need to break through the acorn shell and sprout and grow to my full potential.

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