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Week 6 – Love & Opinions

In considering Scroll II on love, in conjunction with giving no opinions, I’ve realized that I’ve been sailing through life blithely giving out unsolicited opinions under the guise of “helping” people without any awareness of the damaged relationships I’ve been leaving in my wake! In the past year several people have pointed out to me that they don’t appreciate my advice but again, I was still pretty clueless as to the extent of damage being done.

As a result of all this self-reflection, I recently reached out to one of my brothers who lives 200 miles from me, has some severe health issues and has not returned my calls for months. Again, no response so I reached out to his wife through a text message. Her response was basically that she has encouraged him to contact me and he told her to stay out of it and not contact me. She felt compelled to at least tell me this and that she cannot cope with “discouraging family members”.

What to do? I love to hold and rock babies and having just held a six week old that morning, I decided to sit and envision holding my brother as an infant, encouraging him and just loving him as he is. As I sat doing this exercise I also envisioned holding other family members in an infant state, with no judgment, no negative thoughts, simply loving them.  It brought a great deal of peace and in the days since then, whenever I think of them, it’s much easier to send loving thoughts without the negative judgments.

This has been a powerful lesson and one I’ll keep practicing and perfecting.

Week 5

Very interesting “sit” last night. Up until last night, I’ve been able to sit quietly for 15 minutes and have been ok with staying focused on the assignment. However, I think I finally got the attention of my “subby” – all day long the negative thoughts were popping up and it was a challenge to ignore them and focus on my DMP and the other readings and assignments. Last night, when I sat in my usual chair at the usual time, I was able to relax and began focusing but it didn’t last long. My legs began to tense up as if I was ready to run out of the room; my mind flitted from one thing to another and rather than relax I became more and more tense and antsy.

Finally, I realized that my “subby” was simply not happy with the instructions I’ve been giving her for the last month. I spent the rest of the time lecturing my “subby” – “Yes, it IS ok for me to want these dreams. Yes, it IS possible to change decades of habits. Yes, I AM in charge of some things that you (subby) need to work on. You do a wonderful job of keeping me alive, safe and filtering out a lot of the noise and now I’ve decided to make some changes; your job is carry them out without yanking me back into my comfort zone”.

This went on for as long as I could stand it – arguing with my subconscious, telling my legs to relax and not checking the time left on my cell phone. Finally, I couldn’t stand it any longer and I peeked at the time – 56 seconds left! I forced myself to stay in the chair until the timer rang but oh, what a challenge! It will be very interesting to see what happens tonight!

 

 

WEEK 4 – MKMMA

Where do I start? So much learning, so many new insights, so many exercises, so many different thoughts, even my dreams are changing! Master Key part 4-22 states: “The Universal cannot express through you as long as you are busy with your plans, your own purposes; quiet the senses, seek inspiration, focus the mental activity on the within, dwell in the consciousness of your unity with Omnipotence. ‘Still water runs deep’; contemplate the multitudinous opportunities to which you have spiritual access by the Omnipresence of power”.

Thus, I focus on quietly sitting, doing all the exercises and not forcing my plans but rather, spending time in silent contemplation, study, review, soaking up all the learning and letting subby take it in and make the changes I desire. The introduction to Master Key part 3, 5th paragraph states: “Whereas in the beginning of each function of life and each action is the result of conscious thought, the habitual actions become automatic and the thought that controls them passes into the realm of the subconscious; yet it is just as intelligent as before. It is necessary that it become automatic, or subconscious, in order that the self-conscious mind may attend to other things. The new actions will, however, in their turn, become habitual, then automatic, then subconscious in order that the mind again may be freed from this detail and advanced to still other activities.”

I had never before considered that there is a progression to getting something new into the subconscious. As a musician, I’m keenly aware that perfect practice makes for perfect performance but had not considered the implications for other parts of my life! In other words, until now I didn’t truly believe that I could learn the skills to grow my MLM business, now I understand that it’s simply a matter of deciding!

Week 3 MKMMA

Lots of time challenges this week – elderly parents issues; a son coming into town for a week long visit; a new client for one business and looking for clients for my MLM business; many networking events; many opportunities to allow the old blueprint to take over. However, I’m persisting in all the exercises and they definitely help!

My understanding of the subconscious continues to expand and, as a musician, I’m really aware of the explanation of habitual practice causing us to learn skills and perform flawlessly with little effort. When I look at music and start to “think” about-which-finger-is-going-to-go-where-next, I start to make mistakes; I simply have to trust that I know the music and the fingers know exactly what to do.

Scroll I has so many gems in it and reading it without “will” makes such a difference! When I begin to have doubts, fears, feel tired, I remember the paragraph on page 56: “As the words of these scrolls are consumed by my mysterious mind I begin to awake, each morning, with a vitality I have never known before. My vigor increases, my enthusiasm rises, my desire to meet the world overcomes every fear I once knew at sunrise, and I am happier that I ever believed it possible to be in this world of strife and sorrow”.

“I walk tall among men and they know me not, for today I am a new (wo)man with a new life”.

On to the next challenges of the day!

Week 2 of MKMMA

What a challenge to ignore the “too tired”, “too much other stuff to do” whining that goes on in my head!  On Tuesday I did not have to be in client offices so the night before I made the intention to spend 4 hours on my MLM business. Tuesday morning came and sure enough a client needed some reports that morning. When those were finished, I found other things to work on, all good projects but also totally unrelated to my MLM business. In this week’s reading the Seven Laws of the Mind, speak of the Law of Relaxation so at 4 pm I decided to go for a walk.

The long walk to the mall would accomplish several things – get me moving in the sunshine and fresh air, allow me “strike interest with prospects” at several shops on the way and in the large mall. Those conversations are way out of my comfort zone but I spoke with several people and collected their phone numbers. A walk by myself is also a wonderful time to let my mind wander and be creative.  After passing hundreds of people in the mall I determined that spending 2 hours walking more than 2 miles was all well and good, but collecting a handful of cards just wasn’t enough.

With that realization in mind, I began the walk home and decided that what I really needed to create was something I could pass out to all those people that would promote my business. By the time I arrived home, I had created (in my mind) a contest where people would enter to win a valuable product line. The rules are to view a short video and send me an email with feedback, name, phone number to be entered in the drawing.  This will help to build my list and give me the contact information for following up with many more people.

The Law of Relaxation states in the last sentence – “Relaxation of thought is the only access to Infinite Intelligence”.

Master Kay Mastermind Alliance Week 1

This is my first blog as a member of the Master Key Mastermind Alliance and I’m very excited to be part of the program.

What fun! I’ve spent a lifetime in personal development and this course takes it to a much higher level. I’m thrilled to continue to learn and apply so much new material, which is similar to what I’ve read in the past. I know this course will accelerate my learning and understanding.

The extensive requirements of the program are intense and I’ve made the commitment to fulfill them every day. I keep the promises I make. So far, I’ve printed all the materials for lesson 1; listened to the webinar; written out my Definite Major Purpose and emailed it in; have all my supplies; and am ready to do the rest of the assignment before I head to bed tonight.

It’s already quite an adventure and I look forward to how my “movie” will unfold!