MKMMA Week 18 – BOOM

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“In order to grow we must obtain what is necessary for our growth. This is brought about through the law of attraction. This principle is the sole means by which the individual is differentiated from the Universal.”    — The Master Key – Part Eighteen

This part of the Master Keys speaks volumes to me, at this moment in my life, for many reasons. It describes:

19. A man would not expect to locate stars hundreds of millions of miles away without a sufficiently strong telescope, and for this reason Science is continually engaged in building larger and more powerful telescopes and is continually rewarded by additional knowledge of the heavenly bodies.

AS I TYPE THIS, music from the Interstellar soundtrack comes on to my Pandora M83 station. Coincidence? Nah.

20. So with understanding; men are continually making progress in the methods which they use to come into communication with the Universal Mind and it’s infinite possibilities.

Yes, yes, yes. Throughout the Master Keys, my understanding has increased of the Universal Mind, and the ability to change GREATLY the world without, by changing the world within.

I believe the Master Keys have helped me:

32. The incentive of attention is interest; the greater the interest, the greater the attention; the greater the attention, the greater the interest, action and reaction; begin by paying attention; before long you will have aroused interest; this interest will attract more attention, and this attention will produce more interest, and so on. This practice will enable you to cultivate the power of attention.

BOOM. THIS WEEK OF ALL WEEKS is when Week 18, Part 18 hits. This is the week that I renewed my interest, my long-lost love affair with space, heavenly bodies, exploration, and the like. Interest -> Attention, Attention -> Interest… and it goes on and on. This practice will enable you to cultivate the power of attention… heck yeah it does!

Week 18 is also the week of the Super Bowl. We didn’t have class of course, because: Super Bowl. Although not heavily invested in the game, I did agree to go to a watch party. Like most, I went to watch the commercials. Super Bowl advertising is legen….wait for it…. dary.

Well, the NUDGE from the Universe I received MADE ME CRY IN FRONT OF STRANGERS! Haha. We all know the commercial…David Bowie left us too soon. As a tribute to Bowie, Audi’s latest commercial “The Commander” featured his song “Starman”… Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yB8tgVqmKzw

Just… talk about SIGNS. When you start to follow your heart, you get these little nudges or confirmation from the Universe, or at least that’s how I choose to describe it.

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MKMMA Week 17HJ

17A – The Hero’s Journey

February 3rd, I announced to my Facebook family that I am becoming an astronaut. I received so much love and support from that “community”, and apparently I inspired a few people to look into their own possibilities with school. THAT is cool. 🙂 On February 5th, I asked if my little Facebook community would help me with scholarships if need be through social media… and received a resounding YES! It felt good to know I had so MUCH support from all of these folks!

Aimee’s TED talk (link below) really struck a chord with me. When I am an astronaut, I need to use my superpowers for the good of humanity. I can combine something I love (helping people) with something else I love (space)… but I haven’t yet discovered that part of my path. “We’ve unlearned the magic of discovery…”
I finally found mine again! ANSWER THE CALL!

Aimee Mann’s My 12 Pairs of Legs:
http://bit.ly/1ODyXDf

Is an opportunity to help others and be an astronaut worth dying? Think about this. Is it worth MY OLD BLUEPRINT DYING? Heck to the yes! Consider yourself a phoenix – death is necessary for rebirth to occur.

“You want change without sacrifice? The world doesn’t work like that.” – David from the The Divergent Series: Allegiant Official TV Spot – “A Better Life” (http://bit.ly/1KIxyNW

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MKMMA Week 17

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“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” — Einstein

I cannot express just how true the above sentiment is. This week, I dropped Facebook like a sack of potatoes. It’s probably not forever, but I am focusing on being PRESENT more in my daily life than present in social media. So far, so good! I focused more on my coursework and in-person relationships, stayed busy at work, and just generally tried to not allow social media withdrawals in my life… hahaha.

The week and a half I spent off of Facebook was one of the BEST decisions I’d ever made. I’ve dropped Fb before, but never for more than a few days at a time. I used this extra time to catch up on some movies I’ve been meaning to watch – and it has changed my life.

I finally watched Interstellar. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend to give it a shot. This movie is PHENOMENAL. There are some who say otherwise, and that’s perfectly fine. This movie has changed my life, my path. All with one simple decision to give up something that was so clearly holding me back from doing the thing(s) I wanted to do.

Can I tell you how it changed my life? It’s no longer a secret!

I’m going to be an astronaut. I AM AN ASTRONAUT!

Being an astronaut was a childhood dream of mine. One of three things: Astronaut, Dinosaur bone digger upper, Female Pro Baseball Player. We grow up, though, and we allow our interests and creativity to be stifled (don’t do that! I beg of you!). We allow others to influence the things that truly interest us… and push us away from our calling!

I cannot tell you how EXCITED I am for this next part of the journey! I am going back to school this fall. EVERYTHING is changing, and I am doing my best to keep up. This makes the most sense for me, as I was struggling to really OWN my DMP. When I finished my half-marathon (YAY! GO ME!), I looked at my DMP ready to revise it and thought………………………………………….. now what?

The rest of my DMP then felt like it wasn’t authentic. I felt stuck. I felt as though I had NO direction. I didn’t know what to do. Get quiet. Just…get… QUIET.
And it came to me. I still have the desire to be an astronaut with childlike wonder. I always am staring at the stars, changing wallpapers and backgrounds to include my favorite heavenly bodies…But I realize that being an astronaut is MORE than just going into space. I am currently trying to identify my PURPOSE in space. What am I going to use this for? How will I use my superpowers to help others? Still working on that part! 😀 I renewed  my prescription for rose-colored glasses, because everything IS a miracle!

MKMMA Week 16

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Focused on Kindness for an entire week.
Once a day or more, commenting about 2 or more kindnesses you were involved in.

 

I have the honor of working with some incredible ladies. Our jobs are simple, but these simple jobs impact so many students and teachers across the United States. To me, that also means they are important. In our jobs, we are allowed to take initiative and make certain calls without approval from a manager. It isn’t necessarily when we deem a student “worthy”, or if we’re “in a good mood”. Sometimes, we have the opportunity to do something good for a stressed out student, and change their day. Maybe even their week, or semester! I talk to my customers as if they’re right here in front of me. No script, just organic conversation. Still professional, of course, but not pretentious. Not everyone conducts their phone calls as I do, but it gets so real sometimes that my accent changes. I have this thing called “code switching” that I unconsciously do when speaking to someone from different regions of the United States.

She-who-shall-not-be-named did this too often when we were growing up, and I used to make fun of her for it. Isn’t that what we do with a situation we don’t understand? Anyways. Now that I’m older, and I speak with people all over the US daily, I see how useful an unconscious tool like code switching is. It creates a dialogue rooted in empathy, allowing someone to be comfortable and less stressed in a stressful situation. It comes from living in so many parts of the US, or interacting with those folks so often that it becomes part of my own speech. I love it. I think it’s a marvelous TOOL to have in my back pocket for talking to people. One of my kindnesses this week was helping a student gain access to her course due to financial hardship… she had a similar situation to my own growing up, and I hooked her up. I could FEEL her energy and tone change before our call was over – and it was powerful.

 

Hanging in there, like a booger in a biscuit! 😉
(I know, ewwwwwww)

 

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MKMMA Week 15

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“Part Fifteen will tell you more about the law under which we live. It will explain that these laws operate to our advantage; that all conditions and experiences that come to us are for our benefit; that we gain strength in proportion to the effort expended, and that our happiness is best attained through a conscious cooperation with natural laws.”

“5. We cannot obtain what we lack if we tenaciously cling to what we have. We are able to consciously control our conditions as we come to sense the purpose of what we attract, and are able to extract from each experience only what we require for our further growth. Our ability to do this determines the degree of harmony or happiness we attain.”

LET GO OF THE OLD BLUEPRINT!
One of many facets of my old blueprint is placing limitations on my abilities and capabilities.
“7. All conditions and experiences that come to us do so for our benefit. Difficulties and obstacles will continue to come until we absorb their wisdom and gather from them the essentials of further growth.”

HOLY COW. Do you think “Bad stuff” keeps happening to you and you don’t know why? I understand it now. I needed to learn something! There was more for me to absorb about the experience, which is why it happened ‘for so long’. I had to be open to learning a lesson or learning something new, to grow and progress. I have been feeling pretty down for a few weeks now, and unfortunately I’ve fallen behind in MKMMA. I will catch up! I’m kind of glad that I did, because I needed to reach out to people for help. I am so grateful that my sister is in MKMMA and shares her wisdom and a reality check (when needed).

Knowledge doesn’t apply itself.

I tried to re-write my DMP, knowing my priorities have shifted since the completion of goal #1 – my first half-marathon! Yahoo!…………………..

………. now what?

Most of the remaining items on my DMP no longer felt authentic. I felt lost. Oh-so-lost.
“7. All conditions and experiences that come to us do so for our benefit. Difficulties and obstacles will continue to come until we absorb their wisdom and gather from them the essentials of further growth.”

What did I need to learn?
I needed to realize something more about myself, who I am, and what I really want to do in my lifetime.

to be continued.

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MKMMA Week 14

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“We can’t help the thoughts that roll in, but we do have control over the ones that we entertain.” – Mark J.

“The Master Key – Part Fourteen
Remember that the law of growth necessarily governs every manifestation in the objective, so that a denial of unsatisfactory conditions will not bring about instant change. A plant will remain visible for some time after its roots have been cut, but it will gradually fade away and eventually disappear, so the withdrawal of your though from the contemplation of unsatisfactory conditions will gradually, but surely, terminate these conditions.
You will see that this is an exactly opposite course from the one which we would naturally be inclined to adopt.”

Believing something outside of ourselves – the tower – will get us to heaven. This misconception has been alive for thousands of years. Change starts and ends WITHIN ourselves. “Money won’t buy you heaven. It’s a state within.” – Mark J.

If I could just…

If I could just….

If only I could….
Nope. Everything is within. HAPPINESS in the world withOUT stems from the world withIN. Working on my withIN, trying to focus on feeding my body the way it needs to be fed, to accommodate for hormones and predispositions that are not directly my fault, but within my power to harness, control, and change. If that isn’t a testament to the world withIN, I don’t know what is. I am not powerless. I am not helpless. I am powerFUL! I am helpFUL! I am fierce, and a force to be reckoned with! 🙂

I give myself permission to believe:

I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious, and happy. ❤BY3ReAcF

MKMMA Week 13

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“We have come to know that thinking is a spiritual process, that vision and imagination preceded action and event, that the day of the dreamer has come.”

 

Week 13 of the Master Keys. There’s a lot going on this week in our lessons, sit, NARC, watching a movie, GS, other required readings, etc. Persist until you succeed. It has been rather difficult to keep up with all of the assignments. I feel like the beginning of the class all makes sense, swimming around in my head, and that my consciousness is with it – but it’s most of the application I seem to be struggling with.  I have a lot of work to catch up on, but I will. I’ve said it before – my life depends on this class – and I still mean it.

Do you still feel the same way you did when you found out you received a PIF scholarship? Don’t forget – we have the opportunity to give so many others that joy. That’s what I keep reminding myself of whenever the deadline rolls around. Thankfully, the deadline has always been on a payday Friday, so I’ve been able to manage the PIF as it’s the first of my money gone, but the least missed amount!! Where there’s a will… You know the rest.