Week 17- Concentration

I think Buddha said it best when he said, “Mind is everything.  What you think you become.”  Very plainly stated and yet so powerful.  What you think, you become.

This week was about concentration.  How shifting the thought that we are concentrating on will manifest that thought.  It is so easy to get sucked into thinking about what is wrong with our lives.  Money, health, family, jobs, money (thought this was worth mentioning twice), relationships, ect.  But when that is all we are thinking about, all the universe hears is what we are throwing out there and decides to give it to us.  The universe is very generous like that!

Haanel says “If you wish to eliminate fear, concentrate on courage.  If you wish to eliminate lack, concentrate on abundance.  If you wish to eliminate disease, concentrate on health.  Always concentrate on the ideal as an already existing fact; this is the germ cell, the life principle which goes forth and sets in motion those causes which guide, direct and bring about the necessary relation, which eventually manifest into form.”

I think this is probably the most powerful statement in this weeks readings.  It has made me think about what I have been focusing on for the last while and how simply changing my own thinking will, in fact, change me.  I am courageous, I am healthy, I am strong, and I can do anything.  We have all heard Mark say that your subconscious mind has no defense against our voice.  So, this being the case, I will now become the crazy lady that talks to herself all day.

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Week 15- My Dharma

Ok blog peeps, mama’s back!!  Week 15 for me has been incredibly eye opening.  Reading about personal growth after a period of an identity crisis was kinda needed.  It completely reaffirmed my revelations and my decisions.  It’s amazing how you can make one simple decision and, all of the sudden, the rest of your life seems to just fall into place.

#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.”

The last few months have been so trying and incredibly difficult but well worth the pain and the anguish because the other side of them is wide open for me!  Once I got right with myself and was honest with myself I started a new journey.  And this journey is very different than the one that I was on previously.  I know I said this before, but, it’s funny how what you think you really “wanted” in life, isn’t what you really “needed”.   And once you figure out what you really need, that’s when life begins.  I realized that my dream to live somewhere else was an escape.  I thought that if we lived somewhere else, everything would be different.  But everything would be exactly the same, just in a different location.  I realized that I needed to be happy wherever I was.  That if I could be completely happy where I am now, I would then be completely happy anywhere I decided to go.

#9- “The inexorable requirements of growth demand that we exert the greatest degree of attraction for what is perfectly in accord with us.  Our highest happiness will be best attained through our understanding of, and conscious cooperation with natural laws.”

As I said earlier, once I made one simple decision, TONS of doors are opening for me.  I feel like because its my true dharma, I am attracting it!  I feel like my life is lining up and where we are headed this year will be so worth all the struggle in years past.  I finally feel like I can breathe.

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Week 14- Test Positive for Awesome

Holy Shnikes!  Does anyone else agree that Scroll 4 is incredibly EMPOWERING?!  This has been such an amazing journey for me.  It has forced me to look at my life and make some pretty startling realizations.  But, that said, it has allowed me to be completely honest with myself.  This scroll could not have come at a better time for me.

As Og says in Scroll 4;

“But my skills, my mind, my heart and my body will stagnate, rot, and die lest I put them to good use.  I have unlimited potential.”

This is brilliant!  I have let myself go for so long, and now it’s my turn to shine.  I have unlimited potential!  Last week I said that I was going to taking my CrossFit Level 1 Certification to become a coach.  Well, I registered for the course this week and have added something else.  I want to also council people in nutrition.  I want to be able to give them everything they need to transform their health.  I decided that mid week, and Friday one of the owners of my gym asked me to help her put together a nutritional challenge!!  I hadn’t even told her!  How crazy is that?!  I have unlimited potential!

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Og also says;

“I am not on this earth by chance.  I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not shrink into a grain of sand.  Henceforth I will apply all my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.”

There are really no limits for me with where I am taking my life right now.  To say that I am excited is a bit of an understatement.  I am growing into a mountain bit by bit, inch by inch and before you know it, I will be taller than I ever dreamed.

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Week 13- The Gal in the Glass

So I think the best thing for me to do at this point is be completely honest with myself and you guys.  This Master Key journey has taken my life to a place that I never expected.  What I thought I wanted wasn’t really what I needed.  For the last 7 years I have been a stay at home mom.  My life has revolved around my kids and my husband.  I have tried a few different business ventures over the years, wholesale real estate investor, and network marketing.  Neither my true passion, but seen as a way to better my family.  Over this course I have come to realize that the gal in the glass was not who she wanted to be.  She spent her days taking care of everyone and everything, bills, the house, cleaning, cooking, dishes, laundry, errands, kids, kid’s activities, schooling, and anything else that came up.  She put on a happy face and thought that she was okay, but inside she was silently suffering.

Don’t get me wrong, my kids are everything to me.  I know that my life has purpose because of the wonderful people that they are.  That alone is worth everything that I do.  But, where do I fit in?  That was the question that has been in my head over the last few months.  I’ve been looking at my DMP and it just isn’t right, not even close.  My one sentence that I’ve been saying in place of it isn’t even my DMP.  It’s what I have come to realize means most to me and all I want in my life.  All I want is to be financially free, completely happy and passionately in love.  All things that are missing at the moment.

So, where do I go from here?  Well, I have done a LOT of thinking over the last few months and I am in the process of figuring out the true me.  I have also figured out that I need to be me outside of the mom/wife me.  I will be registering to take my CrossFit Certification 1 to become a coach in February.  I am so excited about this!  To be able to help/encourage people to be in the best possible shape of their lives and to push them past where they thought was possible is such a wonderful thing.  I am looking forward to the transformation that will happen with me, it’s LONG overdue!

Still not sure where I will end up, but, I am on my way to figuring it all out.  Thank you all for all the words of encouragement over the last few weeks!

Week 11- Struggles

Sorry guys, I know I’m late with this weeks post.  But to be totally honest I had absolutely NO clue what to write about.  This week was one of sincere struggle for me.  I had such a hard time understanding Part 11 of The Master Keys (like reading another language), I had a hard time finding inspiration and I had a hard time with the exercises.

I get some weeks will be this way and I’m just looking at tomorrow as a fresh start.  I just keep repeating Og’s scroll this week… I will persist until I succeed.   🙂

Week 10- A Truck and a bag of Oreos

Lets start off with a little story…

Once there was a little boy named Parker.  He was 3 and as many 3 year olds are, very persistent.   One day Parker’s mom took him into Target to get a few things that she needed.  A simple in and out shopping trip… so she thought.  After picking up the 2 items that she went in for and trying ever so carefully to avoid the dreaded “toy” section she started for the cash registers.  But, low and behold, those Target people are clever and decided to make a huge display on one of the side aisles with all kinds of things that are right up a 3 year old boy’s alley.  Trucks, diggers (I don’t actually know the names of this stuff), and dump trucks.

Parker’s eyes lit up with joy!  “Mommy,  Mommy, Mommy look!  TRUCKS!”  Parker’s mom’s face was a little less joyful.  “Oh Yay!”  she said.  ” Can I get one?  Pretty Please..”  He asked looking ever so cute.  And so Parker’s mom replied, “Probably not today sweetheart.  Christmas is almost here and so we can ask Santa for one.”  She thought this was a pretty safe answer.  Oh how wrong she was.  “But I want it!”  He cried, “But I want it!”  She tried to keep her composure and said, “I know you do sweetie, but that’s something that Santa needs to bring you.”  As she started to inch the cart away, Parker went into a full on meltdown.   In the end, Parker’s mom left with her 2 items she needed and Parker left with a new truck and a bag of Oreos…

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This week Og tells us “I will persist until I succeed.” 

How is it that a 3 year old knows this instinctively, and it is something that adults have to re-read on a daily basis to get it through their head?

I am deciding to take a page from my son’s playbook.  I know what I want and I will kick and scream and fight until I walk away with it… and a bag of Oreos.

Week 9- My sweet moves

The holidays are officially upon us.  Thanksgiving is over and now we are into one of my favorite times of the year.  Christmas just has a certain magic that no other time of the year has.  Especially as a parent.  My daughter Sophie decided that it was a perfect time to watch our favorite Christmas movie, Elf.  This movie is by far my favorite.  Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, and the biggest burp I’ve ever heard… enough said!

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One of the reasons that I love this movie so much is the ridiculously cheery disposition of Buddy the Elf.  As Buddy says, “I just like to smile, smiling’s my favorite.”  After 2 weeks on this mental diet I can relate.  I have been in the best mood the last few weeks!  No TV, just listening to my music and LOTS of awful dancing going on in my house.  And I’m talking “the sprinkler”, “the shopping cart”, “the robot” and many many other sweet moves.  I actually embarrass my kids!  My son Parker runs up and yells, “No dancing!”  But he can’t stop my groove, because my groove is coming from a place of sheer happiness.

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I think I am really seeing my life for what it can be.  I’m seeing the people that I want in it, I am seeing the life that will make me feel so free and happy.  I want that life.

I’m finding my passion for life again!  It’s been lost for a while.  I’ve been lost for a while.  Isn’t it amazing how 2 weeks can change your life so much?!