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!


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.


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?!


Week 8- “Can I please be excused?”

It’s been 15 years since I graduated high school.  (That fact alone freaks me out)   My least favorite classes: Chemistry, Biology, and all Math.  Favorite ones: Art, pottery, weight lifting and history (only because my history teacher was a hippie and so cool.)  One of my other favorite parts about high school, if I was in Chemistry and bored out of my mind, I could ask for a bathroom pass and escape for a little bit.  Even if it was 5 minutes, it was 5 mins I didn’t have to listen to my teacher talk about molecules and the periodic table and all of that stuff that bored me out of my mind.

“Problem is, the bathroom pass can’t help you escape life. It’s still there when you come out. Problems and crap don’t go away hiding in the can.”  ― Simone Elkeles


When asked to take a break from Facebook and Internet and television this week I thought, “Ok, this shouldn’t be too hard.”  Famous last words right?  By 12 o’clock Monday I had made all my business calls, read and made all my notes in Week 8 Master Keys, did my service for the week, and listened to my recordings.  Needless to say the whole time I was jonesing to hop on the internet and do my usual “busyness”.   It was like I was in high school again.  Looking for that opportunity to escape.  But, as the quote so eloquently states; Problems and crap don’t go away by hiding in the can.


I never realized just how much time is wasted, truly wasted.  Every morning we get those 86,400 seconds.  And this week, every one of my 86,400 seconds have been spent playing trucks with my son and making crashing noises, rediscovering how awesome it is to just put your favorite music station on and enjoy, and experimenting with new Paleo recipes.  Not to mention all of my business stuff is completed by noon.  My only escapes allowed are getting on the MKMMA site, twitter and this blog.  Feels pretty freeing actually.

This trend will continue after the week is over.  After all, who really wants to escape life if we have a choice to change it?

Week 7- I’m on a diet

I’ve said before how true health is a major part of my family’s life.  Well, this week my husband Derek is off to Austin, TX to be one of 24 chosen to take part in a clinical nutritional degree taught by Dr. Lindsey Duncan, a naturopath doctor of over 30 years.  Dr.  Duncan has the philosophy of Cleanse, Balance, Build.  Cleanse the body from all the toxins that we take in on a daily basis, balance the body’s PH level and hormones and build the body up with the best nutrition available.   Dr. Lindsey has always said something that stuck with me.  I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “you are what you eat.”  Well his response is:

“We are, in fact, what we choose to eat and what we digest, absorb, and assimilate;  if we are not careful, we become what we DO NOT eliminate!” Dr. Lindsey Duncan


What does this have to do with the Master Keys?

Well, this phrase not only goes for our physical health, but mental as well.  We are, in fact, what we choose to allow into our subconscious.  Then we digest, absorb and process it; if we are not careful, we become what we do not get rid of.

It is often so easy to get sucked into the world of negativity.  The guy that just HAD to get in front of you on the way to work this morning, even though there was no one behind you.  The lady at the checkout that is arguing that the chips she’s buying are 10 cents cheaper than what they rang up for.  Your friend calls to tell you her current and ongoing drama and you are stuck listening to her for an hour, because it would be “rude” to not do that.   All of these things contribute to our mental state.  Most people, take everything in and hold on to it.  They hold on to the anger, the frustration and it all just sits and festers in them.  But, some of us don’t.  I’d like to think of us as the rare breed, that allows all of those things to roll off our back.  We see it, we hear it and we choose to  smile and enjoy the rest of our day.


Since starting the mental diet on Tuesday I have started over…and over… and over.   But, I have been catching myself when I am in the middle of the negative thought, or comment and I stop myself!  I literally say,”Oops, negative thought.  Start over.”  Out loud!  And then I proceed with a positive one.  I have been in the BEST mood the last few days!  

In 7-22 Haanel says “Create ideals only, give no thought to external conditions, make the world within beautiful and opulent and the world without will express and manifest the condition which you have within.  You will come into a realization of your power to create ideals and these ideals will be projected into the world of effect.”

I see my world within and I know that my world without will soon follow.

Week 6- Fight or Flight?

Fight or Flight?  This is a response that your body instinctively has when it is confronted, attacked, or is in any perceived harm.   It is natural automatic response.  Personally, I am more on the flight side.  I really dislike conflict and try to keep my life as conflict-free as possible.

When I embarked on this journey, I thought it would be an exciting adventure that would lead me to the life that I had always wanted.   I had no idea the adventure also included battles.  And these battles are with no one other than MYSELF!

fight or flight

Last week I found myself forgetting to do the readings, forgetting to say the affirmations, not wanting to make calls, ect., ect.  Halfway through the week I was really disappointed in myself.  What was going on?  It turned out to be my old blueprint going to battle with what I was trying to accomplish.  It was going “WOAH!  What are you thinking you are doing here?”  It was trying to go back to the comfortable familiar life that it was used to.  Back to old habits, “forgetful” habits, bad habits.

This time I had a different response than my normal flight.  I was going to FIGHT!  And fight I did.  This week I read everyone of my readings with passion, I said all my affirmations with passion and I haven’t forgotten a thing.  This won’t be the last of the battles that I will face over the next 5 months.  But, with persistence, they will become easier to face and fight.

Now, there is no looking back to the person that I was.   Only forging ahead and preparing for my new life.