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I just had a bright light moment!
While reading The 4 Tiny Habits I realized that this week I’ve had a daily DMP and it has been intense! Funny…not ha ha.
The 4 Tiny Habits are:
1. A definite purpose backed by a burning desire for it’s fulfillment
2. A definite plan, expressed in continuous action
3. A mind closed tightly against all negative and discouraging influences, including negative suggestions of relatives, friends and acquaintances
4. Friendly alliance with one or more persons who will encourage one to follow through with both plan and purpose.
1. My definite purpose backed by a burning desire this week was to ensure that I not be held financially responsible for a 3 way miscommunication.
2. My definite plan was to “Whatsoever things ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them and ye shall have them” by employing “the strategy of the Lotus Sutra before any other” so when I chanted Nam Myoho Renge Kyo I knew, I believed with all my heart that the issue was already resolved and that no one would incur any expense and that my client would receive a refund.
3. I kept myself on a strict mental diet and refused to entertain any thought that my desired outcome would not come about. I sent a silent “I love you” to everyone involved whenever I had one second of negative thinking and chanted for everyone’s happiness.
4. My friendly alliance was my daughter. I told no one else of the situation. 1- because I knew I would handle it and 2- because I didn’t want to hear anyone’s opinions about the situation. My daughter is one of my two master mind alliances. She provided me with amazing insight and encouragement to keep focused and continue to persist.
One thing I believe is that everything happens for a reason and the reason here is to allow me to do my human revolution, to change something at my core. After all, I have been chanting and affirming through the MKMMA for months now this DMP with one PPN being Legacy. There are going to be some challenges along the way if the desire is great enough.
I’m happy to say I got the final agreement today and everything was worked out just as I had known, believed and determined it would be. I’m continually grateful to the MKMMA for the expanded view of the law of cause and effect working in my life!
What is defeat in life? It is not merely making a mistake; defeat means giving up on yourself in the midst of difficulty. What is true success in life? True success means winning in your battle with yourself. Those who persist in the pursuit of their dreams, no matter what the hurdles, are winners in life, for they have won over their weaknesses. ~ Daisaku Ikeda – Buddhism Day By Day – December 2
These words from my mentor echo my MKMMA December focus – I will persist until I succeed. I call it being in rhythm when things coincide like this. It’s a feeling I enjoy and appreciate. I feel like I’m in the flow!
I took on my business for the fun and glamour of it all until one day I had to really get down and do the work. Booking, planning, staying on top of all the minute details was feeling overwhelming. I was determined, however, for this to be a successful event no matter what.
I cannot let my client down. I said I wanted the business and I got it so I have to make it the very best for all involved. No matter how stretched I feel or how many mistakes I make I’m learning and growing and wow I don’t feeling stressed at all!
Today there were credit card issues, itineraries booked for the wrong day, lack of response and way too many phone calls about all the problems. I’m proud of myself for keeping a level head and maintaining my cool. I appreciate my problem solving abilities and I got it resolved.
I linked some of today’s events with our promise to “engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects” and succeeding by attracting the cooperation of others. I felt victorious in my persistence to support my client.
I’ve made mistakes that definitely cost me money and it’s a good thing I’ve let most of my ego go because I’ve had to apologize a lot for those mistakes. I’ve even been shaken to the point where I decided I wouldn’t do the retail part of my business anymore.
But surprisingly, people have been calling for quotes or sending me referrals. At first glance I thought I’m not doing this again but then I realized, perhaps this is how the universe is supporting my DMP. Those mistakes will help me master my craft. “Each misfortune I encounter will carry in it the seed of tomorrow’s good luck.” I’m grateful for all the MKMMA tools I’m being exposed to.
I will persist until I succeed.
I affirm “I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy.” That is the perfect affirmation for me this week. Coupled with “I greet this day with love in my heart” I feel even more happy and at ease.
This week I am linking my shapes and colors with my definite major purpose and also my readings with what I’m doing already in my daily life. I have practiced the Law of Cause and Effect for the last 31 years, reciting the name of that law, Nam Myoho Renge Kyo. My recent Kundalini yoga practice focuses on discovering our own sat nam or truth.
Master Key 9:6 says, “to know the truth, to be sure, to be confident, affords a satisfaction beside which no other is at all comparable; it is the only solid ground in a world of doubt, conflict and danger.” The truth for me this week is that I’ve missed a couple of sits and yesterday, Thanksgiving, for the first time I missed my afternoon GS read.
Because thoughts are causes I cut myself some slack, continued to affirm that I greet the day with love in my heart and I continue to silently say I love you to those I encounter and affirm with courage and confidence that I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy!
I congratulate myself on making and listening to my recordings (I should record everything); visualizing my new reality as a service to others; doing things now; visualizing myself as I will to be and always giving something of myself to others. I grow!
This is great stuff I’m learning about myself. What an amazing gift I am receiving. I will continue to make good causes to improve my life and the lives of others. Peace is definitely the journey.
Week 8 and I’m still here! It feels good to hang in there and challenge my lazy nature. Do it now! That’s my new battle cry and honestly, it is quite effective. I feel good looking in the mirror every night reciting the Gal in the Glass knowing that I stretched myself. I’m doing something good for myself and loving it.
Continuing to work on making my DMP and press release recordings better inspired me to rewrite my DMP and I see a rewrite in the future for my press release as well. While I admit I’m not much of a fan of imagining a battleship I can see my imagination is working overtime to improve and clarify what I will to be. I can be what I will to be!
This week I was able to explain more of what I’m doing and learning to my daughter who is now interested in becoming a part of the 2016 MKMMA! She wants to create new neuropeptides around her health, so to learn that her mom is doing just that was a little shocking to her I think. She is definitely one of my biggest supporters so I’m happy it resonates with her. She and another friend have agreed to be my master mind partners! Yippee, two people to hold me accountable for my OATS.
The mental diet is a real work out and the answer to a prayer. I love observing my mind even when it’s talking smack. I laugh, hit RESET and advance joyfully with gratitude!
MKMMA 2015! You are kicking ass and taking names!!
Every week I’m blown away with our assignments to learn different ways to teach our brains to learn. To me it really is a fascinating endeavor, figuring myself out. It definitely can be mind boggling and yet I’m so curious so this seems just perfect, but not necessarily easy.
Now I get to create a recording of myself for my self! Fascinating and I’m determined to make it fun and no stress. At this moment I can’t think of a single piece of music to use in the background and I love all kinds of music.
Couple that with the whole technology of it all and I’m somewhat uncertain so I am DETERMINED to have fun and be in awe and more confident when I come out with a beautiful product that advances my life.
I know these things wouldn’t be worth doing if they didn’t invoke some ‘feeling some kinda way’ vibe. “Hittin’ it for myself,” as my mother used to say, doing my human revolution are requirements to become the future self I envision and Baby I’m worth it!
I greet this day with love in my heart! My daily walks allow me to silently say “I love you” to tons of people! It’s so cool! It is also great fun picking people far away or on the other side of the street, it’s such a good feeling.
Wow! I just had an ah ha moment, but that’s another blog! Think I just found my background music!
Ok! MKMMA is getting Turnt Up! Well maybe not that wild, but I can see it coming!! When I find myself saying “do it now” and then doing something I’ve been putting off it feels amazing! I feel turnt up! I can be what I will to be!
When the connections with what I’m reading in the scrolls and what’s going on in some area of my life become vividly clear, it feels exhilarating. Another piece of the puzzle of my life is uncovered, rediscovered.
I’ve always felt like I can respect everyone due to their inherent Buddha nature but never really considered saying “I love you” to them even silently. It’s been a very cool practice to take on. I walk a lot in my neighborhood doing my chores in order to get my promised 30 minutes of walking everyday and meeting new people to add to my list.
Now as I smile I also silently say “I love you” to the people I encounter. It is refreshing and somehow makes me feel like I’m changing something at a fundamental level. Sometimes we lock eyes, or exchange smiles and sometimes we don’t but the feeling is always encouraging.
Doing the shapes exercise proved interesting today. I woke up, began my morning read of Greatest Salesman, PPN, DMP and index cards. I linked for the first time that my bedroom is a big yellow square! In fact, most of the rooms are yellow with red! I love yellow, it’s my favorite color.
I link this blue rectangle picture of the griots who are using their voices of wisdom to encourage and inspire others with my DMP. That, too, is my mission so as I sit at my computer I can look at that picture and imagine fulfilling my definite chief purpose with joy!
This is really cool stuff, this MKMMA. I can feel these new habits taking root in my subconscious and I’m loving it!
My experience is really heating up and I’m defining ways to get assignments done without feeling overwhelmed and stressed! Yay! Success!!
Mark J. said courage is winning over habit. I’m creating new habits and it feels good. I feel like I’m really accomplishing something. He also said, victory over the old routine creates a new reality. I’m ready for the time when the “hesitation between having a good idea and taking action vanishes.” I’m excited for the new life I’m creating.
One of the index cards I read daily says “I promise to give without expectation of reciprocity…” That’s something I’ve definitely had to wrap my brain around. I understand that the channels I enrich are aware of my enrichments and I understand the law of cause and effect yet…. still felt the need for reciprocity. Glad to have a new perspective on this. Enlightening.
This is also the week of no opinions. Have you ever taken the time to think about your opinions? I have never done it so this is just another example of the fascinating, challenging, enriching work I get to do for my own sake.
My improvement is an improvement for the world at large. This is not an opinion. This is a fact. I am an expert in this for sure. Through my own behavior, this teaching of inner revolution is something I’m determined to share with as many people as I possibly can. My promise is 100 people by January 2, 2017. I know when I change, my environment changes and I am set on seeing wonderful, humanistic changes in America and the world in my lifetime. This is my promise. I always keep my promises!
There’s a term in Buddhism called Human Revolution. One explanation I read is, “Those who at first may be completely overwhelmed by their environment or constantly defeated by their weaknesses but who then undergo dramatic personal transformation as a result of solid Buddhist practice can be wonderful inspirations for others. The most intense suffering, unbearable agony and seemingly insurmountable deadlock are actually brilliant opportunities for doing our human revolution.” Daisaku Ikeda
Week 4 of MKMMA has seen me fighting to overcome feelings of “intense suffering, unbearable agony and seemingly insurmountable deadlock” or experiencing my human revolution. The daily requirements of reading, sitting, affirming, reading, blogging, tweeting, affirming, reading…. still feels overwhelming, really time consuming and somewhat confusing.
Add to that my business requirement of facilitating a large year end group trip and for the first time no less! Everyday things appears to be down to the wire or behind schedule, confusing, overwhelming, mistake riddled, blah, blah, blah you get the point.
My MKMMA experience is teaching me how to use a “strong counter suggestion, frequently repeated to control my thoughts and create good habits.” Through the reading, blogging, affirming, reading, sitting… I’m learning powerful new ways to create good habits which are mandatory for my success. The world within creates the world without.
Winning, victory, success is the only option. This is a never be defeated moment. No matter what happens I am determined to use my MKMMA 2015 experience and my engaged Buddhist practice to get what I give. I always give something. I know I can be what I will to be and I do it now!! I advance joyfully doing my Human Revolution!
Good news! Although I missed the MKMMA webinar on Sunday & Digital Connections on Monday I’m still going strong and keeping up with all my assignments. I’m grateful for the webinar replays and took the time yesterday and today to listen to both webinars.
I went to Florida last week to attend a Buddhist women’s conference. It was no easy task doing all my readings and sitting still for 15 minutes AND not thinking with 193 other women around.
The real challenge was managing my thoughts when things got really busy and seemed as if there was just no time to make it all happen. In truth, a couple of days the sitting did not happen but that was then and this is now!
I can’t change the past but I can take 100% responsibility for myself and begin again from this moment on. I sat quietly today, silenced a panic-filled thought that overcame me for a moment, and finished strong refusing to let fear win!
I accomplished my chore for the week today as well, and my front porch looks great all swept down and clean. Do it now, do it now, do it now! I saw blue rectangles and red circles all day today.
I felt such a sense of struggle reading my DMP until I realized that liberty and recognition for creative expression were not my PPNs at all. I looked over the list again and felt more connected to legacy, my strong desire to write history through my actions for world peace and justice and how could I have ever overlooked true health?? How can I leave a legacy if I’m sick, tired, fearful and socially isolated with insufficient funds?
I’m determined to live my bliss by leaving a legacy of capable people and living a life brimming with good health, vitality and abundance.