Wooden 15 blocks Success Pyramid

WoodenPyramid

Industriousness

~~No substitute for work

Enthusiasm

~~God or spirit in you

Competitive Greatness

~~What am I pretending not to know? What would the person I intend to become do next?

Self-control

~~Keep emotions under control

Alertness

~~be observing constantly
TEAM spirit

~~Genuine consideration for others

Loyalty

~~To yourself and those depending on you. Keep your self-respect

Cooperation

~~With all levels of co-workers. Listen if you want to be heard. Be interested in finding the BEST way, not in having it your way.

Initiative

~~Cultivate the ability to make decisions and think alone. Do not be afraid of failure, but learn from it

Skill

~~A knowledge of and the ability to properly and quickly execute fundamentals. Be prepared and cover every detail

Condition

~~Mental – Moral – Physical. Rest, exercise, and diet must be considered. Moderation practiced, dissipation eliminated

Intentness

~~Set a realistic goal. Concentrate on its achievement by resisting all temptations and being determined and persistent!!

Friendship

~~Friendship comes from mutual esteem, respect, and devotion. Like a marriage it must not be taken for granted but requires joint effort

Confidence

~~Respect without fear may come from being prepared and keeping all things in proper prospective

Poise

~~Just being yourself. Being around ease in any situation. Never fighting yourself

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Week 19-Old Peptide Relapse

This week was a no webinar week. I always enjoy these, as I try to normally use this time to spend with Family when there is no webinar…BUT in the same words, I feel that both weeks pass in the time of one week. It is kind of like the webinar is the closing of the door on the last week and then the opening of a new door going in another bright and beautiful direction.

Of course the reason there was no webinar was do to this week being the Super Bowl! πŸ˜€ How exciting! I was super excited to watch Tom Brady DO IT AGAIN!!!!! I have never been much of a TV person. I have always seen the life/soul sucking attribute of it. Right after I had moved out, and 2 hours away from home, I can remember calling my to talk to my mom one evening, and she wasn’t paying any attention to anything I was saying because she was to wrapped up in what was on the TV. I called during one of ‘her shows’ and that came across as more important to her then I was. Now is the TV more important to my mother than I am? Absolutely not! But at this point, and on this day; that is how I felt and how it came across to me. It was then I decided that I didn’t like TV. I get very involved with things, and want to know everything, watch every episode, and I just saw the COMPLETE loss of life….of course that being said…I LOVE my hockey! I am a DIE HARD Calgary Flames fan. Wasn’t raised with them (actually Edmonton and Vancouver lol, I learned quickly hehe) but I have cable just so I can watch my hockey, and I do tend to watch the Super Bowl as well. Since you can tell I don’t like the TV to control my life, I almost never watch anything live. I PVR it, and then watch it in the evening or later night when everything I needed to do that day has been completed. It was about 830/9 at night when I sat down to watch the football game…and wouldn’t you know there was an error and it didn’t record even one second of it. it said 5 hours, but nothing there. Not a proud moment. I think EVERY SINGLE old and starving peptide, related or not, got fired up and into overdrive. You know that blind reaction….Β  😦 ya not to proud of that reaction. and it took me till the next morning to let go enough to even see what I had allowed to happen. These are the times that really stand out and say to me; who is running my life? Me? The old me? My ghost? or my CONSCIOUS mind! Drawing in everything beautiful that I truly want. For I am EXACTLY where I have put myself, whether I will admit it or not.

Fear is a powerful form of thought. It paralyzes the nerve centers, thus affecting the circulation of the blood. This, in turn, paralyzes the muscular system, so that fear affects the entire being, body, brain and nerve, physical, mental, and muscular. Of course the way to overcome fear is to become conscious of power. What is this mysterious vital force which we call power? We do not know, but then, neither do we know what electricity is.

We all know that fear can be crippling, but do we understand WHY?!? Fear is my number one downfall, or my largest struggle. This is nothing new to me, as Earl Nightingale says we worry ourselves into an early grave. I have spent most of my life focusing on the lack, or the fall short, or the impossible for this to work. I have always looked at the bank account and said I can or cannot do this, and then gotten sad or depressed from said result.Β  Fear is a powerful form of thought. It paralyzes the new centers, thus affecting the circulation of the blood…. What happens if we cut off blood to a limb? or if Blood is blocked from the brain or heart? or if we get a blood clot? All three of these are INCREDIBLY serious medical situation. Yet FEAR alone can PARALYZE the nerve system, which in turn PARALYZES the muscular system!!! FEAR can do more immediate damage to our system then unhealthy eating or lack of exercise, yet NO ONE is talking about FEAR. It is important to stay healthy and exercise, but is it nor SO MUCH BETTER for our health if we starting with the way we think? This was huge for me. I know that fear is crippling to me. I have spent many a times curled up, just crying, trying to figure out HOW something could POSSIBLY work, or how in the world I would come up with the money. I never understood what I was doing to my body, mind and soul. I mean I knew it was bad, and not helpful…but to REALLY understand the detrimental effect on me. Not this does not mean that I have eliminated fear from my life; but I am trying to do my very best to not focus on it, and when I catch myself worrying to try and change my words and thoughts.

In seeking the truth we are seeking ultimate cause; we know that every human experience is an effect; then if we may ascertain the cause, and if we shall find that this cause is one which we can consciously control, the effect or the experience will be within our control also. Human experience will then no longer be the football of fate; a man will not be the child of fortune, but destiny. Fate and fortune will be controlled as readily as a captain controls his ship, or an engineer his train. 19:2-3 -Haanel

We cannot just control our life, we must realize that our life is the result of the effect, we must then understand the effect, for THIS is what we CAN control, our mind; the world withing, CAUSING our life as a result.

In the mental world we find the same law; we speak of knowledge and ignorance, but ignorance is but a lack of knowledge and is therefore found to be simply a word to express the absence of knowledge; it has no principle in itself.Β In the Moral World we again find the same law; we speak of good and evil, but Good is a reality, something tangible, while Evil is found to be simply a negative condition, the absence of Good. Evil is sometimes thought to be a very real condition, but it has no principle, no vitality, no life; we know this because it can always be destroyed by Good; just as Truth destroys Error and light destroys darkness, so Evil vanishes when Good appears; there is therefore but one principle in the Moral World. 19:7-8 -Haanel

The human tendency is to label or categorize everything, so with all things there are two extremes; knowledge and ignorance, Good and evil… there is no law for the negative, for if the positive or law is in effect there is no need for lack or want. If we have knowledge there is no ignorance, for this is nothing more than the lack of knowledge, but this is the same with all. Nothing is so much defined as evil; as an absence of good or God. With Truth there can be no room for destruction; for truth is the basis of all that is.

You may know that thought constantly, eternally is taking form, is forever seeking expression, or you may not, but the fact remains that if your thought is powerful, constructive, and positive, this will be plainly evident in the state of your health, your business and your environment; if your thought is weak, critical, destructive and negative generally, it will manifest in your body as fear, worry and nervousness, in your finance as lack and limitation, and in discordant conditions in your environment. 19:17 -Haanel

This passage from Haanel really resonated with the fear and paralyzing for me. If your thought is weak, critical, destructive and negative generally, it will manifest in your body as fear, worry, and nervousness, in YOUR FINANCES as lack and limitation, and in discordant conditions in your environment. See for me telling me how things work better for you, has a much harder time getting through to me then this. Ya I can be nice, and I TOTALLY help people; probably more than I help myself out. but it isn’t about being nice or not. FEAR=LACK it isn’t difficult. why can’t I pay my bills? FEAR!!! Back to the HUGE monster that I am letting control my life! Fear doesn’t run itself in my life, I engross myself in it, and allow it to run my life. Remember that I am here because of ME!! My choices and thoughts! What I have let past the watchman at the gate to the world within.

Week 18-Did You Live With Passion?

This video just made my week. I am selling Happiness through SOCKS!

What do I NOT have to be Happy about?

What makes the greatest salesman. I though about this last week and turned in my answer. When Mark started to talk about this he said what is the greatest salesman? What is the greatest sale? And it was as if everything faded to oblivion as my brain said “selling yourself on yourself.” Now this was not the answer I submitted in the email, and It was a couple minutes later before Mark did confirm my sudden understanding. It doesn’t matter it its weight loss, supplements, travel or vacuums, they buy you! Your Passion and your belief! What are you pretending not to know?

Successful people.jpg

Successful people simple do the things unsuccessful people make a conscious decision not to do!! What are you consciously doing to sabotage your own future and dreams? Make a CONSCIOUS decision to DO IT NOW!!!

Greeks, no eulogy, just one question, did he have passion?
There is a big difference between not being depressed and being happy! What do you want to focus on?
There are only 2 ways to live your life, one is though nothing is a miracle and one is that everything is a miracle – Einstein
Your brain operating at positive is 31% more successful then focusing on the negative

31% more successful!!! So why is it that it is so easy to focus on the negative if it is that detrimental to our well being?

It is the recognition of Natural Laws that has enabled us to annihilate time and space, to soar in the air and to make iron float, and the greater the degree of intelligence the greater will be our recognition of these Natural Laws and the greater will be the power we can possess. 18:10 -Haanel

These natural laws run everything; and much more efficiently then the laws of man, for there is NO VARIANCE in the natural laws. They will always be there, and they will always be in operation, for nothing makes these laws inactive. The natural laws will infallibly return the energy that is put into them…EVERY SINGLE TIME!!!

It is the recognition of the self as an individualization of this Universal Intelligence that enables the individual to control those forms of intelligence which have not yet reached this level of self-recognition; they do not know that this Universal Intelligence permeates all things ready to be called into action; they do not know that it is responsive to every demand, and they are therefore in bondage to the law of their own being.

There is no escaping the laws! The laws are everywhere, and every present, just as the Universal! Omnipotent, Omniscient, and Omnipresent. Every flower, every tree, every grain of sand is part of the Universal, EVERYTHING is connected, whether you choose to admit, believe or see it. But that’s the thing about universal laws…you have that choice. Whether or not you believe or acknowledge them they are ever flowing and existing around you, and constantly bringing in and out of your life what you have projected from your mind. I kind of see this a little bit like I did religion when I was a little younger. God could be real, or he could not. But if I life a life of Godly servitude, and give to others, helping where and when I can; and there is a GOD. WOW Heaven will be amazing!!! But if there is no God, what have I really lost? I have lived a happy life, helping where I was able to make a difference. I have still lived a beautiful life and have made the best of my time here on this spinning sphere. BUT there is a second side, if I live as there is no God, and I am selfish, and hateful, and negative, and always looking out for number one, and there is no God, well then it is just the time we have on this earth; and was that really a harmonious and happy way to life? ME being number one? Possibly stepping on people to get what I want, or to make sure that I was first, and got the best. Now if I do live this way….and God IS REAL….woah. lets sit down a minute. The thought of missing out on the real GARDEN OF EDEN. Perfection in the way things were meant to be, no harm, no pain, no suffering, just harmonious living. It always made it simple to me. I mean the beatitudes…treat others as you would be treated, simplest form…the GOLDEN RULE! So back to the natural laws; is the basis not just a harmonious and happy life? To remove what is not helping us and holding us back, and to bring into our world everything we could possibly need or want; just through being harmonious, a servant, and a leader. Take control of your future; we only have one, and the clay is in our hands to mold any adventure and life we wish. What will you focus on? Harmoniousness? Happiness? Servitude? Anger? Hostility? Woah is me? Love? Unity? Community? What we think about GROWS, what we forget ATROPHIES.

Week 17HJ – The Hero’s Journey

I was driving out of town the other day and I was listening to Earl Nightingale’s ‘The Strangest Secret’. As I was driving I was listening while my mind was wondering thinking about Franklin’s makeover with my focus being on imagination… I have trouble remembering the number of instances I witness the makeover focus and so I have opened a note in my phone and I put the word of focus and just place a 1 everytime I am brought back to the makeover. As I was driving down the highway listening to Earl and thinking about what my focus was I realized I needed to mark down a mark for imagination as I had been wedding planning in my mind. As I came to this realization Earl said

2-Remember the word ‘imagination’ and let your mind begin to soar.

I was stunned and awe struck. As I stared forward out the window with both hands steering the wheel straight; I was overwhelmed at where I was. How everything is connected and once again it all starts with the world within. I have listened to Earl close to a hundred times over the last couple years and every single time I listen to it something new seems to click or connect. Imagination

There is no limit… But the limits you put on yourself. Dream big and concentrate hard.

The Hero’s journey was one of the most unbelievable webinars of this course for me to date. I have listened to it twice and still just fired up. A couple of the real key or shaking points for me are these.

It is now safe to give up my good for my greater good! Let the banana Go!!

Fighting the tasks? Refusal to the Call! Seriously! Let the bananna go!

I’m grateful to something Davene said… ‘next week I am not going to have any problem cheering and yelling with enthusiasm during the super bowl… So WHY can’t I read my DMP with enthusiasm? As I sat on my bed watching the screen the words kind of faded out as I saw myself watching and cheering for a Calgary Flames games… Wow, so then what was my excuse? If I can’t read it with enthusiasm then it’s one of two things either I don’t believe it, or worse yet… It ISN’T what I truly wanted. So back to the drawing board. I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was struggling with my PPN’s… I still had not gone and fully sat down to revisit my PPN’s and my DMP. I changed both PPN’s and a large portion of my DMP. I sent my updated DMP to my guide and she responded with; now that has some passion! As I read my DMP aloud I had shivers down my spine and adrenaline racing though my veins… I KNEW this was worth getting excited about and worth getting up every morning for πŸ’–

Most people waste their life looking for the meaning of life, instead of giving MEANING TO LIFE! This is the hero’s journey… This is accepting the call! When I want to run from my call I just need to think about Jonah and his refusal of the call… The belly of the fish

Any person who tries to improve the world has courage, and IS a hero!

Once you answer the call, man 5josr flood gates open, and everything comes crashing in. Even the dragons you thought were gone are back to say hi. But you are a hero, and have mastermind support! You cannot fail!

We are spiritual beings who occasionally have human experiences πŸ’• I loved this! Our connection to Spirit is everything.

Aimee’s Ted talk was phenomenal! Especially when her friend said it wasn’t fair she could change heights. She wasn’t handicap, she had an advantage or leg up on average her. We really are the only one who can limit ourselves

What are you pretending not to know?

 

Week 17-Decisiveness

Decisiveness

This week I was focusing on Decisiveness for Franklin’s Makeover, and when I choose to focus on it, I realized that it isn’t just life making, HUGE but everything that is a choice is a decision. It definitely kept me paying more attention to my own life as to how many decisions I DO make, and how many decisions that I just put off, or let someone else make, such as dinner, or what to do, or other interests. I spend a lot of time trying no to upset people or upset the apple cart per se. Making a decision does not mean that you are controlling, it just means that you are being decisive.

The first time that Mark mentioned the Kauai Live Event I was all over it. I had friends who had attended the Go90Grow event and I am very aware that live events change lives, and people. But when I saw the cost and started working the full trip out in my mind, I starting saying crazy things like I ‘can’t’ do this, or there is ‘no way’ I can afford this. I was talking to a friend of mine, and a fellow MKMMA individual and i was trying to choose my words carefully as other MKE friends tend to hold you more accountable… πŸ˜‰ and as I was trying to word things eloquently and positively not negatively, I realized that I was being run by my old blueprint, just dress up pretending to act! I needed to MAKE A DECISION and stop trying to make excuses or trying to see if I can afford to make the trip or any other nonsense. It hit me like a ton of bricks; and I went and signed up. I still don’t have everything worked out, but the event and flights are booked! I’m GOING to Kauai; now I just need to keep with my DMP and my plan of action; and stop finding the reasons I cannot; and start creating the reasons I can!!

How is your resonance? With yourself? Your Family? Nature? How is your resonation with the Universe?

The vibrations of mental forces are the finest and consequently the most powerful in existence. To those who perceive the nature and transcendency of mental force, all physical power sinks into insignificance.17:2 -Haanel

We need to take the time to truly be at peace with our self and to be alone with our thoughts and spirit. We wish to Master concentration as it is the key to our future, and creating the most beautiful life there is to create.

Concentration is much misunderstood; there seems to be an idea of effort or activity associated with it, when just the contrary is necessary. The greatness of an actor lies in the fact that he forgets himself in the portrayal of his character, becoming so identified with it, that the audience is swayed by the realism of the performance. This will give you a good idea of true concentration; you should be so interested in your thought, so engrossed in your subject, as to be conscious of nothing else. Such concentration leads to intuitive perception and immediate insight into the nature of the object concentrated upon. All knowledge is the result of concentration of this kind; it is thus that the secrets of Heaven and Earth have been wrested; it is thus that the mind becomes a magnet and the desire to know draws the knowledge, irresistibly attracts it, makes it your own.Β  17:6-7 -Haanel

Concentrate so much on your dream, your goals, your DMP that there is no other thought that can even squeeze into your mind. Concentrate so that there is no option other than for your dream to become a reality and to manifest perfection in your mind of the perfect dream, and there is left nothing but for the Universe to make it a reality

Concentration

Desire is largely subconscious; conscious desire rarely realizes its object when the latter is out of immediate reach. Subconscious desire arouses the latent faculties of the mind, and difficult problems seem to solve themselves. 17:8 -Haanel

What is wrong with this picture? If we set a conscious goal, there is little chance that we will reach it if is out of our reach at all? But if we set the goal in our subconsious mind, mysterious source which never sleeps, which creates my dreams, and often makes me
act in ways I do not comprehend. (OG Scroll 1) If this is where we set our goals, this leads us to our ultimate goals, happiness, and success? Yes Concentration paired with Desire!

All mental discovery and attainment are the result of desire plus concentration; desire is the strongest mode of action; the more persistent the desire, the more authoritative the revelation. Desire added to concentration will wrench any secret from nature. 17:15 -Haanel

Remember that fundamentally the subconscious is omnipotent; there is no limit to the things that can be done when it is given the power to act. Your degree of success is determined by the nature of your desire. If the nature of your desire is in harmony with Natural Law or the Universal Mind, it will gradually emancipate the mind and give you invincible courage. 17:25 -Haanel

I truly love this. We can DO ANYTHING! be ANYTHING! we can CREATE ANYTHING! As long as it is in accordance with the Natural law and in Harmony with all whom it comes in contact with. But lets not remember that without being in Harmony and without being in the flow… Haanel states that

Premature wealth or position cannot be retained because it has not been earned; we get only what we give, and those who try to get without giving always find that the law of compensation is relentlessly bringing about an exact equilibrium. 17:29 -Haanel

One of my biggest struggles is fear, and it is crippling. I take IMMENSE strength in the words as Haanel closed Part 17:34-36

If you wish to eliminate fear, concentrate on courage.

If you wish to eliminate lack, concentrate on abundance.

If you wish to eliminate disease, concentrate on health.

Fail EARLY, Fail OFTEN, and FAIL FORWARD!!

Week 16**KINDNESS**

This week has been my last week of catch up, as I completed week 14, 15, and 16. I am staying the course, I persist and I WIN. One of the things that I really haven’t fully immersed myself in is the shapes. I have them on my dream board, POA card and SERVICE card, and all of my ‘flash cards’ but not in my DMP. I just ‘hadn’t gotten around to it.’ no hadn’t made it important enough to do. I was sitting with our newest employee and she is here to be a floater, and to know every employees job, so that when someone takes a vacation, there is someone to cover their tasks and you don’t come home to a mountain. We were sitting at my desk and I was trying to explain how and why I do what I do on one of my tasks. and I was switching between red, black, and blue ink. and it wasn’t just to change the colour, but RED was for this, BLUE for this, and BLACK for this. and I was apologizing as I said to her I knew it was a little confusing and that I am just really colour coded. I literally stopped mid word on coded and felt like someone had smacked me in the back of a head with a foam bat. I have a package of 12 colour highlighters, and I have 5 coloures pens….but I can’t figure out why I need coloured shapes in my DMP. Things seem clear, and that you are getting it or, you ‘know better’ HAHAHAHA! again, this isn’t Mark’s first Rodeo…so why is it that we keep thinking that we have a better way to invent the wheel. It was a real a-ha moment for me, and really got me back focused on the basics.

Franklin’s Makeover

What a FABULOUS exercise! I admit that I have done a terrible job keeping track of how many times I am seeing this around me, but I am surprised by how much I am being the observer. Last week was Self Control, and even with the crazy focus on Kindness, I was constantly noticing when I was, or was not utilizing self control. I enjoyed looking for kindness, as a lot of the time…I was saying more ‘that wasn’t very kind’ and again; I realized that I was not being observant to the good, I was being blindsided but the negative. With this week being Kindness based, I took a real HARD go at the mental diet again. Although I restarted it 4 or 5 times one morning just in drive thru alone! I did notice now often I am catching myself now, and how often I am derailing those thoughts before I am hitting 7 seconds, or a half hour rant later. I may not have a full day, opinion and negative free, but the joy is certainly raising and I am feeling better every day about who I am, and seeing a CLEARER mental picture every day of WHO I intend to be.

The power to create depends entirely upon spiritual power; there are three steps, idealization, visualization and materialization. Every captain of industry depends upon this power exclusively. In an article in Everybody’s Magazine, Henry M. Flagler, the Standard Oil multi-millionaire, admitted that the secret of his success was his power to see a thing in its completeness. The following conversation with the reporter shows his power of idealization, concentration and visualization, all spiritual powers: “Did you actually vision to yourself the whole thing? I mean, did you, or could you, really close your eyes and see the tracks? And the trains running? And hear the whistles blowing? Did you go as far as that?” “Yes.” “How clearly?” “Very clearly.” 16:8-9 -Haanel

We encourage our children to use their imagination and to create wonderful experienced and adventures in their head, but at what point do we stop using those tremendous powers? Why do we stop dreaming and seeing a better reality? How is it that we lose the ability to hold an image or believe in our mind?

Whatever enters the mind through the senses or the objective mind will impress the mind and result in a mental image which will become a pattern for the creative energies. These experiences are largely the result of environment, chance, past thinking and other forms of negative thought, and must be subjected to careful analysis before being entertained. On the other hand, we can form our own mental images, through our own interior processes of thought regardless of the thoughts of others, regardless of exterior conditions, regardless of environment of every kind, and it is by the exercise of this power that we can control our own destiny, body, mind and soul.16:15 -Haanel

The Dreamers have the real control, for in our world within we control what we allow to affect us. It is OUR Belief; whether built on our own thought or someone else’s opinions, it is what WE have ALLOWED ourselves to believe. We can think of anything and have anything and have ANY life we wish if we are only to believe it and TRULY TRULY hold on to this ideal.

And finally, the vitality depends upon the feeling with which the thought is impregnated. If the thought is constructive, it will possess vitality; it will have life, it will grow, develop, expand, it will be creative; it will attract to itself everything necessary for its complete development. If the thought is destructive, it will have within itself the germ of its own dissolution; it will die, but in the process of dying, it will bring sickness, disease, and every other form of discord. 16:21-22 -Haanel

Since we know that the fabric of our mind creates everything ahead of us, we know that we must ONLY entertain positive, abundant and harmonious thoughts, and a negative t

Visualization must, of course, be directed by the will; we are to visualize exactly what we want; we must be careful not to let the imagination run riot. Imagination is a good servant but a poor master, and unless it is controlled it may easily lead us into all kinds of speculations and conclusions which have no basis or foundation of fact whatever. Every kind of plausible opinion is liable to be accepted without any analytical examination and the inevitable result is mental chaos. 16:35 -Haanel

We know that we must trust and keep vigilant the Gatekeeper of our world within. Let the Creativity run, but feed it constructive and positive energy, guiding the dreams straight and toward fruition. ‘Every kind of plausible opinion is liable to be accepted without any analytical examination and the inevitable result is mental chaos.’ Let us maintain our control of our future, our souls, and world.

Peace be the Journey

Week 15-Kicker Cards

Keep flipping and flipping some more. This is one area that I was behind in so I started with the minimum 30, and then added 30, and then he said add another 30…well at this time I was reading you can’t get the maximum by doing the minimum work! …so I counted out 60 index cards into a pile and went at them. I was 2 weeks behind when I started the gratitude cards so I sat down and wrote out 21 (one week) to at least get me moving forward and then started with three a day. I was having more trouble with the kicker cards though. I feel like I live such a secluded life some days, that I just go to work and back, and only interact with those few people then I come home and study to catch up…I don’t really interact with people. Part of it, is that I just wasn’t open and observant to what was happening around me. I enjoy the flipping, hard to get more then a couple cards without smiling and feeling a couple inches taller.

All conditions and experiences that come to us do so for our benefit. Difficulties and obstacles will continue to come until we absorb their wisdom and gather from them the essentials of further growth. That we reap what we sow is mathematically exact. We gain permanent strength exactly to the extent of the effort required to overcome difficulties. 15:7-8Β  -Haanel

Well thanks a bunch Mr. Haanel! how true?!? If we aren’t going to learn from life’s circumstances, then life (universe) is just going to keep throwing it our way, how can we move forward of we aren’t even learning the basics? we need to open up and be the observer, why are the same things happening over and over? Why is it that I am continuing to fail over and over. What am I focusing on that is not in vibration with the world or dream I intend to keep.

We know that the Universal Thought has for its goal the creation of form, and we know that the individual thought is likewise forever attempting to express itself in form, and we know that the word is a thought form, and a sentence is a combination of thought forms, therefore, if we wish our ideal to be beautiful or strong, we must see that the words out of which this temple will eventually be created are exact, that they are put together carefully, because accuracy in building words and sentences is the highest form of architecture in civilization and is a passport to success. 15:20-Haanel

Over and over we are being shown that we are to be CAREFUL of the thoughts we keep and the words we use. This is a reflection of us! we need to be CLEAR and PRECISE with our vision and dream.

Words may become mental places that will live forever, or they may become shacks which the first breeze will carry away. They may delight the eye as well as the ear; they may contain all knowledge; in them we find the history of the past as well as the hope of the future; they are living messengers from which every human and superhuman activity is born.15:22 -Haanel

We always seem to focus on the negative side of things, why there isn’t a better this, or a faster this, or why they can’t just do things this way.

There is a principle of Mathematics, but none of error; there is a principle of health, but none of disease; there is a principle of truth, but none of dishonesty; there is a principle of light, but none of darkness, and there is a principle of abundance, but none of poverty. How shall we know that this is true? Because if we apply the principle of Mathematics correctly we shall be certain of our results. Where there is health there will be no disease. If we know the Truth we cannot be deceived by error. If we let in light there can be no darkness, and where there is abundance there can be no poverty. 15:24-25 -Haanel

This really made me sit and think the first time I read it. There is no principle of error, or disease or dishonesty, or poverty….these are not things to focus or study on. KNOW the TRUTH! KNOW ABUNDANCE!!! KNOW LIGHT!! Focus on these, and there will be nothing else for you to worry.

Think truly, and thy thoughts Shall the world’s famine feed; Speak truly, and each word of thine Shall be a fruitful seed; Live truly, and thy life shall be A great and noble creed.

Horatio Bonar

Cool Runnings

I picked Cool Runnings and Rudy as my choices for movie watching. I was unable to get a copy of Rudy yet, but I watched Cool Runnings on Netflix

DMP (Definite Major Purpose)

Derice Bannock had an incredibly clear DMP he KNEW beyond a shadow of a doubt that “He was BORN to be an Olympian.” Derice practiced, dreamed, focused, and put all of his focus and energy into this believe and dream. He didn’t have a goal of being an Olympian, but he was BORN to be one. Every fiber of his being working together to one end result.

PMA (Positive mental attitude)

He was born to run, driven, and Persistent!!!He knew that he was an olympian, and he saw himself as one everyday.

POA (Plan of Action)

Derice was GOING to make this happen!!! He BELIEVED without a shadow of a doubt that they were going to be the FIRST Jamaican Bobsled team.

First he had to convince a man that had given up on everything, especially himself, to reach inside and take a chance on something he didn’t want to do, had no believe in, and was the FARTHEST thing from his mind.

Second …he needed a team! On an island of sun and sand, he needed to convince 3 people that hey wanted to push a speeding bullet down a shute of ice.

Thirdly they had to find money to GET themselves to Canada as NO ONE believed in them or wanted to back them!!

Fourth they needed a Sled

Fifth, they had to make qualifying time

Sixth, the Olympic Alliance committee kicked them out.

Derice literally harassed the coach to help them, NO didn’t mean anything to him, it just meant, try another attempt. Even when he got a room full of prospects and the coach scared them all away with the ‘joys’ of a bobsled, Derice was’t going to be brought down! NO WAS NOT AN OPTION. He did not comprehend the word quit or give up. He takes 4 people, 3 who want to kill each other; and says here’s your team! The Jamaican Olympic program wasn’t about to sponsor or support an island winter sport; in fact NO ONE wanted to believe or back them. They went business to business and pitched their idea. Sanka did some street music and Yul Brenner held arm wrestling competitions. Biggest donation came from Junior selling his pristine car and donated every dollar to the cause. They DID get to Canada, and they did survive the temperature shock!! Coach Blitzer meets an old teammate and swings them a half busted sled for them to try and use. Every step of the way they are made a laughing stock, but not for ONE second do they loose sight and give up. The committee shortens the Qualifying Time, and they JUST slip under, Committee decided to unjustly kick them out over personal issues; and Irv goes back to fight for them. They NEVER said DIE, then NEVER Said SURRENDER. QUIT was literally NOT in their vocabulary at all.

Even when they made their last race, and the unforeseen circumstances resulting in a bolt coming loose and them loosing control in one of the turns; even after an unbelievable crash…they still were not willing to throw in the towel. THEY HAD TO FINISH THE RACE!!! As those four men carried their sled across the finish line; they proved to everyone , and themselves, they they were winners! and they were OLYMPIANS! and they had done EVERYTHING that they set out to do

MMA

Their Alliance wan’t all love in the beginning but it grew into a support group of true friends who would support ANY one of them, through anything!!!

Derice, Sanka, Yul Brenner, Junior, and Irv Blitzer (coach)

14-The Power of Prayer

I am truly blessed to be a part of a secret sister program in our church. It started over 15 years ago, and when I moved away from the college (home) the program was struggling so I staying in it, and helped promote it at the beginning of each year. Well 14 years after I moved away I am still a part of the program, with my mothers help. After Christmas we have our reveal get together in the beginning of January, as lives are slowing down more and hopefully more people will be free to get together. This year my girlfriend was asked to do the worship. She got up and told a story that I haven’t thought about in probably almost 30 years. Now as soon as she started talking, I ‘knew’ she was going to talk about when Brody her brother got hurt, and I got chills. I realized I never knew the full story. When Holly was 5 they lived in a place with an unfinished basement; and they were old army barracks. When you went down the stairs to the basement they were slats of 2x4s and a 2×2 for a railing. Being 6, Holly had only one job! It was her job to close the gate at the top of the stairs so her 16 month old brother, who incessantly followed her everywhere, would not get hurt. So Auntie Sandra had sent Holly to go get something in the basement, and as she got half way down she remembered the gate and as she turned to go back up, she was he brother try to take the first step down and fall 9 feet off the stairs to the right and land directly on his head on the concrete. Brody didn’t make a sound or a movement, being 6, Holly yelled at mom, “Brody did it again.” Auntie Sandra came down the stairs and grabbed Brody’s non responsive body and just held him and rocked for about half an hour before she realized that she had to call for help. They took Brody to the hospital and he was rushed an hour away to Edmonton Hospital, as his head was twice the size, black and blue, and they were sure he wouldn’t make the night. That night they went to our church and begged for prayers. Our Church prayed non stop!! As Uncle Ron and Auntie Sandra drove up to Edmonton to say their goodbyes the next morning, everyone continued to pray. as Uncle Ron walked into Brody’s room, Brody sat up, and said ‘hi dad!’ Ron took his glove off and threw it at Brody and he through it back.

This child was surely on deaths door, if not than permanent brain and physical damage, yet NO DAMAGE!!! To be truthful everything Brody touches seems to have the Midas touch. Now why do I share this heart wrenching and amazing miraculous story? Because escaping all odds, this boys should be dead, with the ONLY explainable reason being HUNDREDS of people focused on the outcome, and the healing power!

A scientific understanding of this principle will explain the wonderful results which are secured through the power of prayer. The results which are secured in this way are not brought about by any special dispensations of providence, but on the contrary, they are the result of the operation of a perfectly natural law. There is, therefore, nothing either religious or mysterious about it. 14:23 -Haanel

But the thought must be clear cut, steady, fixed, definite, unchangeable; you cannot take one step forward and two steps backward, neither can you spend twenty or thirty years of your life building up negative conditions as the result of negative thoughts, and then expect to see them all melt away as the result of fifteen or twenty minutes of right thinking. If you enter into the discipline necessary to bring about a radical change in your life, you must do so deliberately, after giving the matter careful thought and full consideration, and then you must allow nothing to interfere with your decision. 14:26-27 -Haanel

May God be with you and whatever burdens are on our heart and soul. Turn them over to the Master Teacher, and know that all things work together for him that loves the Lord. See you with your Crown of Jewels Sitting by the tree of life

Peace be the Journey

Week 14 -The struggle

Christmas at my parents, was so peaceful this year. It was just my boyfriend and parents, as my brother and family were not able to make it, really gave me time to reflect on how much chaos it normally entails. There was no webby this week, and unlike Thanksgiving where I slowly started to fall off the cart,Β  I have been going full force forward. I have been trying to catch up and have really overloaded my reading so that I can continue to grow, catch up, and make the most of the rest of the course. I have been reading Haanel’s week 11, 12, and 13. I even got into the members alliance area to share a bit of my struggle with doing well for 2 months and then starting to struggle and fight the ways. I felt like a failure! You know every time Mark tells us to do something, it is because he has done this before, he KNOWS what he is doing, and he know how EVERY SINGLE DIFFERENT person learns differently!!!

SO FOR CRYING OUT LOUD; WHY DO WE JUST NOT LISTEN TO HIM?!?!

I haven’t made excellent use of the members alliances area. I have gone in a little bit, kind of like a new person showing up at church, and kind of just sticking your head in the door and being like, oh just looking… For heavens sakes MAN!!! Just do the work!!!! it compounds, and while you may not feel the need to reach out in the beginning, you might just have the right words for someone else; and when you DO need that extra boost you know where to go. I was really reaching out for a bit of motivation as I was coming back into this full force like the fury of the Canadian Prairie winter. I shared how I hadn’t been faithful with the readings, or anything really, and how I was trying to get back into the saddle. I hadn’t even TOUCHED OG scroll 3 to speak of, and all these comments about persistence came pouring out. For some reason; when we get all covered in the fear, doubt, and resentment; and let them pull us down to the dark corner, we forget that we are NOT ALONE!!! One comment made me realize that this individual was dealing with the exact same thing, and I was sure that many others were as well, just maybe not quite as vocal. I felt like I was lifted stories out of the basement to the top floor, and shown. YOU ARE AMAZING! and I never gave up!

Earl Nightingale’s Strangest Secret is REALLY where my journey in discovery started. I actually have the strangest secret downloaded on my phone, and I have started to make a habit of trying to put it on as I get in the car and drive to work. What a beautiful way to start my day!

I was NOT delivered unto this world in defeat, nor does failure course in my veins. I am NOT a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd. I am a LION and I REFUSE to TALK, to WALK, to SLEEP with the SHEEP. I will hear NOT those who weep and complain, for their disease is CONTAGIOS. Let them JOIN the sheep. The slaughterhouse of failure is NOT my destiny… -OG Mandino (Scroll 3)

I LOVE this part of the scroll, and it EMPOWERS my soul every time I read it. I am pretty sure this is the more enthusiastic I read anything. It PUMPS ME UP!!!! I AM WHOLE, PERFECT, STRONG, POWERFUL, LOVING, HARMONIOUS, and HAPPY!!

The prizes of life are at the end of each journey, not near the beginning; and it is not given to me to know how many steps are necessary in order to reach my goal. Failure I may still encounter at the thousandth step, yet success hides behind the next bend in the road. Never will I know how close it lies unless I turn the corner. -OG Mandino (Scroll 3)

Why is it that we think/feel that we deserve a free ride? That we need not put any work towards our success and happiness? Everything that has gotten society to where were are today was incredulously hard work! Why is it that society as a whole doesn’t want to dig in and push forward, nose to the grind stone, trying our BEST to be the BEST version of ourselves.

I will never consider defeat and I will remove from my vocabulary such words and phrases as quit, cannot, unable, impossible, out of the question, improbable, failure, unworkable, hopeless, and retreat; for they are the words of fools. I will avoid despair but if this disease of the mind should infect me then I will work on in despair. I will toil and I will endure. I will ignore the obstacles at my feet and keep mine eyes on the goals above my head, for I know that where dry desert ends, green grass grows.

As I have been repeating this over and over this week it has really been like a NEON sign, and every time I try to say can’t, or not able, or impossible I catch myself and think, is it really impossible? or am I being cranky because it will cause a little bit of hard work? We know it is all mental, it is all how we think, so why are we talking in just negative tones? Why are we allowing our vibration to be lowered with the negativity, doubt, and fear?