It’s Thanksgiving in the United States and for many it’s the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. I’ve never really thought it a good idea to leave my warm house to go stand in line for hours to buy things we really don’t need; so I’ve skipped the experience. This year was no different, we stayed home but things inside were not the same. We changed the dynamic.
After the unplugged week everything seems so much louder, frenetic, artificial and wasteful. We consciously made the decision to dial back on everything and enjoy our time together. I’m taking the time out to write this post and wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving. Enjoy.
I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, harmonious and happy.
Last week I reported that I’d just returned to New Jersey and needed to get back into the routine that I had carefully cultivated in NC; I think I did ok. This week’s MasterKey was more of a stretch for me. It really should not have been. I served in the military as a Marine. I’ve been around battle ships and my son, who was in the Navy, worked on the Reagan. Battleships should not have been difficult to visualize but oh not so.
The first few sits were fine, see the ship – got it, begin disassembling – got it, take it back to the sheets of metal – ok, go back to the architects working on the plans; I get Michele Duggar …. What?! Get out of there. Ok focus, visualize the plans on the table, the writing implements, the dream that birth the idea; pop grocery list. Aarg. Breath go again. Philip Moffitt calls that “monkey brain” and I get it; your thoughts just jump from thing to thing. It goes on like this for several sits then yesterday, eureka I got all the way through the architects office with no interruption. I almost jumped up right then, but of course that would defeat the sit. It was a major milestone for me.
Then, I had to contend with no television. I’m sure you are aware that Thursday night is Shonda Land. The rest of the week was a breeze, there’s nothing worth watching anyway. But Thursday! So, we needed distraction; my husband and I talked, we played cards, caught up about the kids, in other words, we had Fun. We used to have an unplugged evening when the kids were growing up but got away from it as they grew older and the schedules became too hectic. Our lives gradually became more and more separate. Then, we looked up and they were grown with families of their own. This week reminded us that we were a couple before them and we are happy to be one again.
This MasterKey Mastermind Alliance is more to me than simply going through the exercises and checking off the complete box. I’m thinking about how this is changing the direction of my life. I’m definitely at the fork in the road and I fully intend to take it. Most times looking at ourselves and seeing what needs to be done is a scary undertaking and, as we’ve learned, the subby fights back but this is the time to allow ourselves to do something different. As Mark Twain said “If you alway do what you’ve always done. You’ll always get what you always got.”
Well not really starting over but definitely taking a pause. My six weeks were up and I had to leave my daughter’s home in Charlotte and return to my home in New Jersey. My system suffered culture shock. I went from playing with my beautiful Granddaughter, visiting my daughter and going through my MasterKey routine there to relocating everything here and leaving them behind. Moving the physical things was the easy part; my mental state took a little work.
Driving from Charlotte to Jersey is the ultimate test for keeping positive thoughts. As I previously wrote; the car is my pressure cooker for opinions and negativity. However, this drive was different. I had trained my mind to make the driving into an exercise of observation. No longer was I yelling at my windshield and speeding up to cut off people who’d cut me off. I drove ten hours in peace and relaxation. I stopped to do my mid-day reading, I had a pleasant conversation with a fellow traveler at dinner and I listened to audio books the rest of the way. Things have really changed.
Upon walking into my house my body felt heavy. The weight of my responsibilities and the dreary-ness of the North all conspired to crush my joy. So what’s a woman to do? Mastermind of course!
The first thing I did was put my movie poster on the wall and, like Mark suggested, I touched my colors to feel that connection. When I checked my email, my guide had cleared my DMP. Joy coming back. Then I read my GS as directed; and of course, opened up the love in my heart. It is a good thing that these habits had been established through Scroll One, otherwise depression would have reverted me back to my old ways; slouched out on the couch looking at endless TV.
It is in this way that MasterKey has begun to chip away at my cement Buddha. As 7-19 said, “is it not strange that we have always been taught to look for strength and power ‘without’? We have been taught to look everywhere but ‘within’ and whenever this power manifested in our lives we were told that it was something supernatural.” No longer do I look at things as completely out of my control. I’m using my tools and changing the outcome.
Where did this week go? One minute it was Sunday’s webinar Next thing is Friday night. I’ve been so backed up my head is spinning.
What brought me through was the Master Key audio and reading Scroll 2. What a joy that has been. When I opens my eyes each morning I hear the words “I will greet this day with love in my heart” reverberating in my brain like a precious mantra.
Building my Movie Poster, reading my DMP, BPB and cards, audio, and GS, kept me MasterKey busy plus, all of the things my life kicked in just for fun. This gives my life new purpose and direction. I’m busy and in loving it.