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Week 24 – Now to commence….

Today has been a day I have anticipated, making sure I did not get anxious.  Just waited to see what the Universe had for me.  I didn’t want it to be over because I have come to look forward to learning something new every Sunday and be in the company of brilliant, free thinkers.

Our Commencement Webinar was fantastic.  Mark J and the Fabulous Davene honored us by donning formal ware for the occasion.  They both looked fabulous.  Of course, I couldn’t help but wonder if what Mark was wearing on his lower half was a pair of shorts and flip flops.  Regardless, thank you both for dressing up for the occasion.  It was a Special Day!

In my Sits for the last month or so, I have felt there was something bigger but I haven’t been able to identify it.  My approved DMP seemed lacking.  As yet, I haven’t been able to put my finger on it, but it is there.  In my Sit, I see a rather wide path extending in front of me, to the point where it fades into the horizon.  I am on the path, created by my DMP, but the atmosphere all around me is vast.  It is important to my journey, I just am unable to identify it – something great, something huge, something that is affecting many.

Listening to the two videos 1) Continuation Program and 2) Certified Guide Training, I wonder – Is this what I have been unable to identify?  It fits into my very being so well.  The challenge is I am unable at this time to press on any of the buttons to pay for the continuation course or to hold a spot for the Certified Guide Training.  Sit on it, I will.

And this is exactly evidence of a change in me.  The new me relaxes, waits, and trusts.  The old me would get agitated, try to manipulate things, argue and talk about what I want.  Whether or not I was successful with my rants, my behavior did not change.  Amazing!

The person I am today, spoke about the two offers with my husband.  We vowed years ago to not purchase anything on credit.  Thus, the availability of funds at this time is short.  Still no panic.  I can hear Davene saying RELAX!  I will Sit on it.  It WILL happen.

This Master Key Course has affected me profoundly.  I love my Sits.  I love to read Haanel.  Og is amazing and reading that 3 times a day for the last 6 months has been inspiring.  I rise at 5:15 am to do my readings and my Sit.  This is my new reality!!!

As I have said before, each week of this course, the exercises and the reads,working with my awesome guides, Don & Leanne Overlander, have been a process of progression.  I liken it to a very slow piling of bricks to form a foundation.  Each reading, card, each shape, each Sit, was a brick.  Each one laid out side by side.  With each day, afternoon, and evening, more bricks.  After 6 months, the bricks form a sturdy foundation upon which I stand, whole, perfect, strong, powerful, harmonious, and happy.

I always keep my promises!




Week 23 – Did I do that?

In support of my friend, I attended her ‘workshop’ for her MLM.  This is a person who vowed against MLM but found such passion in the products, she wished to share it.  As long as I have known her, she has shared  her passion with abandon improve other’s lives – whether it be a thrift store find, linen sheets, or a great sale.

At the ‘workshop’, yesterday, after there had been testimonials shared about what the product has done for some of the attendees, she expressed that there is a business opportunity.  She expressed that her becoming involved with this company was initially based on her product  results.  She just wanted to share the product, the money thing was not her thing.  She continued to share that her mind was opened when she had this conversation with a dear friend over lunch who encouraged her that there was nothing wrong with earning income from sharing her passion.  If she had a good living, why not earn income to increase her giving?

Then my surprise came.  She pointed me out to everyone and told them I was the friend at lunch.  Wow!  That was a new me.  Practicing a habit I am only now reading about.  I remembered our conversation but had not attached any expectation to it.  Thus my surprise.

Haanel 23:3  We make money by making friends, and we enlarge our circle of friends by making money for them, by helping them, by being of service to them.

The old me would not even have been in attendance because her MLM kind of conflicts with mine.  But the new me is an encourager, a giver, an edifier.  I like it!  And how great that felt to receive the kudos but to see how very encouraged and confident she was because of what I had shared with her.  Harmony!

Did I do that?  Sure did!  Loving this new reality!!!



Week 22A – The Other Side of Silence

I did it!  I went completely silent for 2 1/2 days.  To say I had no expectations about the outcome would be false.  However, having never done anything like this before, I am not sure why I had expectations at all.  Be that as it may, let me share how it was.

So, I began on Thursday at 1:00 pm.  Up until 12:56 pm, I was dictating instructions to whoever would listen.  It was important, because there would be two other people in the house, that there be complete silence.  No music, no television, no talking to me or trying to make eye contact.

Armed with my Haanel, Mandino, 3 stacks of cards, DMP, BPB, Service card, POA card, Movie Trailer, Laws of Giving card, and my journal, I was ready to hear what I had been missing because of all the electronic and technological pollution.

Free of self created pressures, I settled into the Silence with ease.  I couldn’t communicate with any one BUT I soon realized, NO ONE could communicate with ME!!!  I was FREE!!!  I wrote in my journal about my elation and subsequently dozed off.  That was the first few hours.  What followed was quite wonderful.

In my time of Silence,  I was free to rest in the harmonious existence of Omnipotence, Omnipresence, and Omniscience.  It was ultimate peace.  It was a peace I could feel from without and within.  In it my readings and thoughts flowed with ease.  It was a wonderful respit and time of renewal.

My revelation came at the end of the 2 1/2 days.  First thing I did was express gratitude for the time.  Then I put my battery back in my phone.  EXPLOSION!  The notifications, text messages, phone messages, and emails seemed to sound off none stop.  It was alarming.  Reading and listening to them all, I was spun up so tight,  I couldn’t even remember how it felt to be unplugged.

I was sitting on the couch when my husband offered his customary morning greeting.  After kissing me, he questioned my state of mind because I was so very tense, very different from the last few days, the past few weeks.  What was going on?  I told him of the ‘reentry’ experience and that I couldn’t remember how it was when I was unplugged.  Wisely, he directed me to read what I had journaled.  I am so very glad I journaled.

I went into a second sit and found my peace.  More importantly,  it became abundantly clear what had happened and the solution.

The technological pollution I thought was clogging my mind was not the actual mental pollution I was free of during my Silence.  What I had been freed of was the emotional pollution that is propagated by the ease of communication through technology.

You see, in my Silence, I was a new, clean, sponge.  Once I reconnected, all the issues, problems, difficulties, i.e. negativity of others, was absorbed by the sponge.  It became dark, heavy with burden, and had a horrible stinch.

Bogged down by this, it was my husband’s comment that opened up the fact that I was perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious, and happy.  Choice, I had choices!  That old blueprint that took on everyone else’s problems, always had an opinion to share, whether the topic was familiar or not, had made an appearance.  I had not been honest.  There was still work to be done, even though I have journeyed a long way in the past 24 weeks.

In my sit, where I reconnected with the peace, I emptied my plate that was overflowing with unhealthy, unnecessary, heavy, and unwanted junk.  Now with a clean light plate, I gave myself permission to choose what I wanted on that plate.  Taking my time, I am only putting on that plate what is in harmony with keeping the peace.

Interesting, my revelation did not actually come during my time of Silence but was a result of my time of Silence.

I am ready to do it again!!!

I give myself permission to be what I will to be.




Week 22 – Silence

This week, my make-over word is DECISIVE.  This was a trait I called upon when I scheduled my time of Silence.

Wow!  That sounds so calm and easy.  Don’t be deceived, I wasn’t.  After the webinar talking about the time of Silence, I was all in, no excuses, no ‘what if’, I just couldn’t think WHEN I was going to do it in the next 2 weeks!  I was so concerned, I texted my guides immediately.  No response.  No response that evening, either.  And then I began to calm down, study my calendar and begin to think how it could happen rather than why it could not happen.

There it was, 2 1/2 days that, as yet, had nothing scheduled.  So I spoke with my husband and blocked the time.  Circumstance at our house prevent me from leaving.  So I am having my Silence at home beginning Thursday at 1:00 pm to Sunday when I awake.  No social media, no computer, no cellphone or landline, no television, no radio, no mail, and I am excited!

I had my last Mastermind with my guides this evening until Monday.  Having never done anything like this before, I had lots of questions about what was permissible and what was not.

Being a codependent, I have spent the last couple days instructing and directing for my time of Silence.  This only reminded me of Og’s last scroll:  Can I perform tomorrow’s deeds while standing in today’s path?  Oh brother!  Old blueprint.

So armed with my MKMMA readings and cards, I march confidently into a tomorrow of silence.  There is no doubt I will accomplish it, but I am looking forward to what I am going to discover about myself and those around me.

So until that time on the other side of the Silence,  have a blessed weekend.

I am a unique creature of nature.


Week 21 -New I’s and I’m having FUN!

In the last 10 days or so, I have come to realize I am seeing things differently.  The world around me has not changed, I have.  “And I think to myself, What a Wonderful World.”

This weekend I had the distinct honor to be a Community Judge at a national Speech & Debate competition for homeschooled youth ages 12 – 18 years old.  I had a blast!  After 2 days, I was sure I could add a couple points to my IQ.

What I observed was, I was hearing the debates and speeches differently.  I understood the importance of having NO OPINION.  I listened for the presentation of the the points, then observed how the points were followed to the conclusion.(DMP?)  Was there passion?  Was there conviction?  Was there specialized knowledge?  Were the thoughts well-organized?

Yes, the judging was fun to do, but above that, being in the presence of youthful free thinkers, individuals who would research facts, both current and historical before accepting it, was both encouraging and refreshing!

The above experience coupled with words I heard on a seminar widened my observation of myself, seeing something that I lacked in my current habits, but something in which I missed participating.  What is that, you ask?  It is developing and maintaining personal relationships.

I am in an MLM.  In this industry, we are encouraged to build a relationship with the suspect , beginning with putting the name on our list and marking why we thought of them.  Nothing wrong with that!  But there was something I was missing.  I was so laser focused on the business and how their life was going to be affected, I missed connecting with them on a personal level.

My I’s are open now.  I give myself permission to contact each person to ask how they are doing.   How did the dance competition go?  Is their son’s team going to nationals?  New grandparent?  How about just ask ‘How are you?’ and LISTEN!!!  Not every encounter has to be business.  How easy it will become to pick up the telephone when I now have muscle memory from picking up the phone to visit and develop a friendship.  How FUN would that be?

This Master Key Experience course has been an amazing journey.  I have come to appreciate the slow and steady progression through the process of introducing new concepts for us to digest to form our own thoughts, making our own connections.

I have likened it to building a foundation.  Every concept that was introduced, from Week 1, was a brick that was laid along side another brick.  Then the next brick was put on top of the first layer, and so on.  Now, more than 3/4 through the course, I have a brick wall upon which I stand, feet spread apart and my fists on my waist, in a superman pose.  I stand upon a solid foundation.  THIS is a Wonderful Life!





Week 20-Next

So many observations and words and thoughts and visions and ideas are constantly swirling around my head.  Actually, not in my head but outside of me.  Everything is so much bigger because everything is connected and the ripple affect is endless.

I grew up a foreigner in the land of my residence while the land of my citizenship was foreign to me.  Consequently, I spent much of my childhood and youth in airports.  The global community of ex-patriots, as my family was known, was massive.  No matter where in the world I was, no matter the length of time, I always would meet someone I knew from another part of the world.  This constant occurrence reminded me I could never wander far from who I really am.

It has been quite some time since I have felt such a wonderful connection with everything.  I realize now, that I missed it.  I missed the global community.  A community where one need not speak about being a foreigner in the land I called home, yet the land of my citizenship was foreign to me.   This was common to everyone’s experience and that was the very tie that bound us.

This course, and I cannot pin point the week it started, but I feel the global community again.  Maybe it began with the Kindness Week.  How amazing it was and continues to be, to know that the sun didn’t set on Kindness Week.  It doesn’t set on MKMMA.  We are in the perpetual light and warmth of the sun.

What a miracle!

I am nature’s greatest miracle.