I had an interesting experience this week. I had to go for a procedure that was going to take 45 minutes The technician and I chatted and she shared some of her thoughts with me. I didn’t agree with everything she was saying but I stayed the “silent observer” gave no opinions, just listened and asked questions. Sometime in the conversation she shared that she had experienced a lot of losses in the past few years. I told her she was “whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy.” She said that brought a tear to her eye because no one had said anything nice to her for some time.
When the procedure was over she gave me a big hug. This experience made me feel awesome. Haanel says we have to give before we can receive and it doesn’t mean we have to give big things.
I had hoped that what I was going to learn in the Master Keys Mastermind Alliance was going to help me build my business, but what I am learning is so much more than that. I am learning how to be a better person and how to give to others, even if it is a gift of a compliment.
One of the latest tasks we have been assigned was to write out 30 things we have accomplished on index cards. The following week we were asked to write out another 30 things. I got some help on this one from friends and family. To these cards we added one sentence to an index card about some of our goals. Every day we add three cards indicating what we are grateful for. We then divide the cards into 2 piles, shuffle them and read them out loud throughout the day, with enthusiasm. I find it amazing to read my cards some of them with accomplishments, some with my goals and some with things I am grateful for.
I can see what we are doing with this exercise. The subconscious mind won’t know the difference between what has been accomplished and what is yet to come. Also, indicating what we are grateful for will attract to us more things to be grateful for.
Someone asked me what I am getting out of taking part in the Master Key Mastermind Alliance. So far this is what I have noticed:
- I am sleeping better than I have for decades
- I am losing weight
- My relationships with family and friends have improved
- I tend to see the glass half full more often rather than half empty
- I find more things to be grateful for
- I am more focused on my business building skills
- I have more self confidence
- I tend to be an observer more often rather than give opinions
- I think I am a better person
“If I persist I succeed.”
The truth must be told to each generation and to every people in new and different terms, so that when the Great Teacher said—“Believe that ye receive and ye shall receive” or, when Paul said –“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” or, when modern science says –“The law of attraction is the law by which thought correlates with its object”, each statement when subjected to analysis, is found to contain exactly the same truth. The only difference being in the form of presentation. Charles F. Haanel
We sometimes struggle with trying to “see” what we want our life to look like, yet there is all this evidence that we can attract what we think about. It occurred to me this week that we should treat this picture of our future life the same way a bride plans her wedding. The bride get pictures of her dress, the shoes, the cake, the flowers, the venue, the music, the food, the reception, the vows, the friends and family gathered together and more. She is able to “see” what the wedding day will look like and who will be in attendance. She then does the work to make it happen.
During my time of relaxation and meditation I am concentrating on seeing the life I want with more clarity, just like the bride preparing for her wedding. I am picturing every little detail. I know what I want and I believe that I will achieve that life, just as I see it in my mind. I also know that there is work to be done to get to that point and I know what that work looks like.
I once again have been given a sign to believe. This time the sign was in a restaurant I was having lunch at with my best friend. I think the sign was there to remind me that I should control my thinking, get rid of negative thoughts and replace them with positive thoughts. After lunch my friend and I went to a little shop and she showed this little bag of clothes pins and there it was again.
I have been having problems with the mid-day reading that I am supposed to do. I am a bit of a perfectionist when given assignments and beat myself up with all the negative thoughts about why this was wrong, bad, and unacceptable.
I was reminded today of another assignment I was given many years ago. I was Director of Alumni Relations and we were in another city where our basketball team was competing for the National title against the other Canadian Universities. On the Friday evening after winning the semi-finals the President of the University came up to me and said, “Eleanor, win, lose or draw I think we should put on a dinner for our team and Alumni tomorrow evening. Please arrange the dinner complete with a bar and make sure we have 100 people there.”
He was my boss so I said I would get it done. In 24 hours! Let’s just say there were a lot of obstacles including the fact that the catering department was closed for the weekend.
After the game, which we won, we went back to the hotel and conference room where the dinner was going to be served. People were taking advantage of the open bar and were milling about the room. When It was announced that dinner was being served 97 people sat down to eat. A few minutes later 3 more showed up making it a total of 100 people.
Og Mandino says, “Each misfortune I encounter will carry in it the seed of tomorrow’s good luck. I must have the night to appreciate the day. I must fail often to succeed only once.”
I have succeed in the past and I I hope to get all my current assignments completed, but I will no longer dwell on the negative thoughts if I don’t succeed. I will do my best and will work towards a better day tomorrow.
I will persist until I succeed