Week 17HJ – Letting Old Self Die Takes Time

This week, my word in the Franklin Makeover is “persistence”.  Wow!  I’ve seen a lot of persistence.  From my cat bugging me for something she wants or to get my attention to the salesman that called and called and called this week until I finally called him back!  Sometimes persistence can be irritating!!  But, I have seen persistence in myself as well.  I persist every day in this journey with the Master Key Mastermind Alliance!  I persist through the things we do on a daily basis.  And, I am seeing that old self dying away!

Let me tell you about my day and why I say that this all takes time!  I set my alarm clock for 6:00 every morning, but my internal alarm clock wakes me up at around 4:30 (got the subby working).  I get up, do my skin care regimen, fix my coffee, then I do all the reading that I am committed to for MKMMA.  I then go do my “sit” for about 15 minutes.  Then, my workout for 30 minutes.  It is now about 6:00. I get dressed, eat breakfast, read my email and Facebook and leave the house at 7:00, stop at Quik Trip to get my morning tea, and arrive in my parking lot at work around 7:50 – just in time to get in the office by 8:00.  Whew!  What a morning, but actually I look forward to it.   I don’t see it as work anymore.  I’m actually excited on Monday mornings to read the newest Hanaal’s reading.

You talk about the old self chipping away.  There was a day that I would NEVER even think about getting up at 4:30.  Are you kidding?  I am doing things today that I would have never done before.  I have more courage, more self-control, more kindness and definitely more persistence!  I’m feeling that gold shining through!  Can you see it in me, too?

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Week 17 – It is what it is

“It is what it is” has become my new theme this week.  It has finally dawned on me (never mind that I’ve always been told this) that the ONLY person you can change is yourself.  I cannot change the people around me to be different; I can only change how I react to them.  So, in my negative work world, I may not be able to change the negative people, but I can change ME and possibly it will change the way they react to me or the way I see them. I can make my negative world positive by changing to positive when I’m subjected to negative – The Mental Diet!  What a concept!

I learned about something very interesting this week.  There is a man named Masaru Emoto who, in his experiments, scientifically proved that water responds to words.  He would take various water drops, speak to them and crystallize them.  He said that positive words create tight clusters in water crystals.  Negative words create loose clusters and the smaller the clusters, the longer the water will retain its memory.  If there is too much space between the clusters, other information infiltrates the space and makes it hard for the clusters to hold the integrity of the information allowing other micro-organisms to invade the space.

Slang words, like “you fool” destroys the clusters.  Negative phrases and words created large clusters and would not stay together while positive, beautiful words created tight clusters.

Each word has a vibration whether they are spoken or written.  If you write LOVE, the words have a vibration of love.  If you write negative words, they reflect those vibrations as well.  So, he took water and spoke words to it and when the water froze, the crystals were either beautiful or broken apart depending on the words that were spoken.  He would also tape words on glass bottles of water overnight to see the affects of the words on the water.  When he wrote “Thank You”, “Love and Appreciation”, “Mother Teresa”, the crystals were beautiful and tight.  When he wrote, “You Make Me Sick, I will Kill You” or “Adolph Hitler”, the crystals were ugly and broken apart.

He also did an experiment of the affects of music and pollution on the water crystals.  When Beethoven’s Pastorale was played around the music, the crystals were amazingly beautiful.  But, when Heavy Metal Music was played, the crystals were loose and ugly.  The same with water out of a polluted lake or river versus out of the Fountain in Lourdes, France.  He even showed a picture of water from the Fujiwara Dam before offering a prayer.  And, then the water after offering a prayer!  The latter was beautiful while the former was distorted.

Since our bodies are approximately 60% water, think of the words that are thrown at us each day.  Masaru Emoto’s work shows that we can change our perceptions of ourselves and the world we live in.  We can positively heal and transform ourselves by the thoughts we choose to think or speak.

I think I will choose positive in my life.  I will choose positive thoughts in my negative world and transform my “it is what it is”!!!!

 

 

 

Week 16 – Negative to Positive with Kindness

I work in a very nice building and a nice office.  However, when you walk in our office, you could cut the negativity with a knife.  It is SO hard for me to explain to anyone, but this office is the most negative that I have ever worked in.  I wonder over and over why I am here.  I am a very positive person.  But, when you work in a negative world, it is easy to be drawn into the negativity of others.

We have a woman who works here that is so hateful and bitter to everyone.  I can’t help but wonder what is going on in her life that causes her behavior.  But, every morning, I walk in and I say “Good morning” to her.  Sometimes, I get a grumble; sometimes nothing at all and ever once in a while, I will actual hear a “Good Morning” back.  My co-worker cannot understand why I even make the attempt when the day before I have been snapped at by this person!  But, I persevere.  I really do want to brighten her day, but not sure that is happening.

Two of my co-workers are always telling me that life seems easy for me.  And, that life is a drudge for them; everything always goes bad for them.  I try to explain that when you think negative, you get negative and when you think positive, you get positive.  You are what you think.  They can’t grasp that concept as of yet.

My daily prayer is that God will either help me to be satisfied with what I am doing here in this negative world or that he will open a door for another opportunity.  He opened a door once before and I was blind to it or ignored it.  So, I’m praying for better vision and another door, if that is what He wants for my life.  In the meantime, I have heard from Him that He wants me to be a positive force in a negative world.  So, for now, that is what I am trying to do.

This week, our word to observe is Kindness!  I am trying to be kind to everyone here no matter what is given back to me.  I remember that we must give without expectation of reciprocity.  I will keep my eyes open for those acts of kindness toward me that are very hard to see in this office.  My Bible Study today says that you can see light or you can see darkness in any storm.  We can choose to see light, believing it is there and we can see it with correct vision in faith.  That is what I am believing.

As for a door to open for me, I know it will one day.  In the meantime, I will do as God has asked me to and to be a positive light in a negative world.  I will be kind even though I see no kindness around me.  I will see my problems here as opportunities.  Hanaael says in Scroll IV that

I have been given eyes to see and a mind to think and now I know a great secret of life for I perceive, at last, that all my problems, discouragements, and heartaches are, in truth, great opportunities in disguise.

 

Week 15 – Words

As I was trying to decide what to write about this week, things started hitting me from all different directions.  While reading Haanel this week, he said

…as word are only thoughts taking form, we must be especially careful to use nothing but constructive and harmonious language, which when finally crystallized into objective forms, will prove to our advantage.  We cannot escape from the pictures we incessantly photograph on the mind, and this photography of erroneous conceptions is exactly what is being done by the use of words, when we use any form of language which is not identified with our welfare.

I started a Bible Study this week and one of the things it pointed out was that we had the ability to speak words of life or death to ourselves.  We are our own greatest encourager or discourager.

And, this brought me to a sermon my pastor shared one time that “Words are Containers full of Motive, Purpose, Direction and Will”.  We build our house by our words.  Man creates the world he lives in by the music he listens to, the images he sees, the words he speaks.  Thoughts are your words and words can give you life or death.  We must be careful with the words we speak because it creates our environment and our atmosphere.

It’s weird how everything I’m doing lately ties together.  Maybe they always have, but I’m just being more tuned int to it!  I love this course…it is making me more aware of my surroundings and how I react to my surroundings and think of myself.  In  Og’s Scroll IV, where he says “I am nature’s greatest miracle!” , it ties to my Bible study today where I read that I am ONE with Christ, so therefore I am glorious because He lives within me and so there is no pride in saying I am glorious because of that.  Just gratitude!!!