Week 7 – We are Powerful Beyond Measure…

It has been a bit of an unsettled week for me but a highlight was last Friday when I took part in the Middle Eastern Peace Intention Experiment run by Lynne McTaggart. She is probably best known for her book “The Field”… the unified field of consciousness and also appeared in the film “What The Bleep Do We Know!?” which we watched an exert from in a recent webinar.

So early morning Australian time last Friday, Lynne created a worldwide event… where anyone could tune in wherever they were in the world over the internet… and participate in a meditation. The intention was to send peace to a particular part of the Old City of Jerusalem… Damascus Gate… which has experienced increased violence recently. The idea was to see what can be achieved when you bring the power of many people together…

Something else happened that morning that was quite amazing. When Lynne had originally organised her experiment she hadn’t known that Dr. Salah Al-Rashed was running a Middle Eastern summit from his studios in England between several cities in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait City, Abu Dhabi, Oman, Bahrain, Tunisia and an audience of Jews in Isreal.

For less than an hour these two events converged and history was made as many Arabs and Israelis, many of whom had never seen images of each other before, let alone had an opportunity to talk to each other… sent love to each other…

For me it was so beautiful and moving to be a part of this… I can’t really put in to words the feeling of common humanity and love that was shared…

When long running wars seem so entrenched and we feel powerless to change it… there may be a power greater than political negotiations… military might…

The world within… creates the world without… I wonder what is possible when many, many people unite with the same vision…

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Week 6 – What do I know for sure?

 

In the Master Keys we have been learning about how our subconscious mind (where the “old blueprint” is hiding out) is the storehouse of all the beliefs that we have accumulated over the years from our family, school, society, work, friends and that we have acquired through heredity.

We have also been learning that these beliefs are the result of leaving our subconscious mind “unguarded”… not critically examining what we let in to the subconscious mind by not using our conscious mind correctly. We were never trained to do that when we were young so we just let in everything and the result… our “old blueprint”… and the life we have today.

One of Oprah’s favourite questions to ask her guests is “What do you know for sure?”… a deceptively simple question but not necessarily an easy one to answer. The folks reading this blog may have many different opinions about Oprah… 🙂

…but whatever they may be Oprah has certainly introduced a wider audience to reflect on the deeper issues of life… especially in the last few years.

If I ask that of myself… “What do I know for sure?” maybe that would be a good starting question for my conscious mind to ask before I blindly accept things in to my subconscious mind.

I know the facts of my life like where I went to school, lived, studied, worked… I know who my family members are, my gender, my likes and dislikes… I know that I need oxygen, water and food to stay alive but what I don’t know… is anything for sure about anyone else!!

So these days I try not to have an opinion about other people… try not to take their sometimes odd behaviour personally… it’s probably just some part of their old blueprint playing out. In the scheme of things it doesn’t matter… it doesn’t mean anything about me… it only means what my mind chooses to make it mean. Better to just smile and love them anyway… 🙂

The more I delve in deep to this MKMMA journey the more I take the focus off “out there”  and turn it around and focus it “in here”… onward…

 

Week 5 – My opinion is… I have no opinion…

So it’s “No Opinions” week at MKMMA… I first had to get clear about exactly what an opinion is so that I don’t unwittingly give one without realising it…

The dictionary says an opinion is “a view or judgement formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge“… I’d probably add…  usually not based on fact or knowledge.

Ok so the rules are unless I am a world class expert in something… other than having an opinion I’m assuming… 🙂

AND unless I am actually asked for that world class opinion by someone then I need to “Shut my Twinkie Hole”… which I think translates as “Shut my Cake Hole”. Ok got it… that doesn’t sound too bad…

Until I actually start… geez I have a lot of opinions about everything and everyone. When I first started the exercise I often wouldn’t realise until the words were out of my mouth… it was too late I’d given an opinion. Now I’m at the stage where sometimes I catch myself before I’m about to say it and go quiet or…  I’ve started saying it and I trail off hoping it doesn’t sound too odd.

So what can I do this week instead of gracing the world with my many opinions… (I like to look on it as useful feedback) but not this week…

  • I can listen… in a more present way… knowing that I can’t jump in with my opinion straight after they finish so why don’t I actually listen… radical!!
  • I can reflect back to them what they have just said which shows them I’m listening, interested and understanding them… and they matter… 🙂
  • A can be curious and ask a question
  • I can say thank you and smile
  • I’m not sure I can compliment someone… I looked compliment up in the dictionary and it says “a polite expression of praise or admiration“… which doesn’t actually use the words “view” or “judgement” but I kind of think it is… it’s my opinion of how they look, what they’ve done etc and they haven’t asked for it

This exercise really makes me realise how we’re all shutting each other down with our opinions… how beautiful a world we can have… if we can just listen and accept each other as we are because isn’t that what we all want. That’s my opinion :-)… I’m saying it in these reflections but I don’t have go out in the world and shove my opinions on to others… well not this week anyway… 🙂

Give more… get more… 🙂

 

Week 4 – “Your Body is Your Subconscious Mind”

I watched the movie “What the Bleep Do We Know!?” for the first the time quite a few years ago… thought it was really interesting but like a lot of things I’ve read or watched over the years I forgot about it.

Then this week in the MKMMA course we watched a clip from the movie again. The great thing about this course is that it brings together a lot of interesting material but you are constantly incorporating and applying it… so you don’t forget it… you live it.

Candace Pert is the scientist who was interviewed in the movie, who made the ground breaking discovery of the mechanism by which our feelings literally affect our cells. Neuropeptides are the chemical messengers secreted by the brain, immune system and nerve cells, that carry information from the mind to the body, and back again.  A quote from Candace Pert…

“As our feelings change, this mixture of peptides travels throughout your body and your brain. And they’re literally changing the chemistry of every cell in your body.”

Her work provided the missing link… of how our feelings can dramatically impact our health and well-being. Sadly Candace Pert died in 2013. She was a pioneer which is never an easy road to travel… bumping up against the establishment. She was very courageous and achieved so much in her life… an inspiration for me to not let others stand in the way of my truth.

Two of her books are “Molecules of Emotion” and “Your Body is Your Subconscious Mind” which beautifully sums up her work…

Week 3 – Driving in to my Future…

If you read my post last week you will know that I’m getting driving at the moment… and it really parallels my experience with the MKMMA course over the last couple of years… the challenges, the triumphs, the learning… and the joy and confidence that comes with overcoming fears.

As I explained in my post last week I passed my driving test when I was in my teens but then didn’t drive much at all… and over the years it became this difficult thing I avoided and just fitted my life around not driving. However, that’s all changing at the moment…

When I said to my friends a while ago that I wanted to get driving… I had many offers from them saying they would be happy to sit with me whilst I built up my hours of driving practice. However, it just didn’t seem to happen. Either they were busy or I was busy and… the car just sat there. However, once I became really resolute…

I looked “resolute” up in the dictionary… “admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering”… that’s me now… 🙂

So once I became resolute that I was going to do this driving thing no matter what… someone has shown up in my life to help me… someone that I didn’t know very well offered to sit with me… and for several weeks now it HAS actually happened. I’m so grateful for their kindness…

In addition as I mentioned last week… at the weekends in the early hours of the morning I go out driving by myself. Little by little I’m venturing further out of my comfort zone and… feeling really proud of myself. I’m observing myself… and I can’t believe I’m actually doing it!! After all these years I’m finally driving by myself… I’m having to reinvent my identity as a driver now… for so many years I’ve been a non-driver…

Apart from developing my actual driving skills… as I clock up hours behind the steering wheel… I’m also reinforcing qualities I’ve been developing in myself whilst doing the MKMMA course. I’m trusting my judgement more which leads to me being… more decisive… more confident… more relaxed… more present… feeling more in control… worrying less about others opinions of me… and most importantly just enjoying it more and more.

That’s exciting… with my foot off the brake… and me in full control of the steering… I could go anywhere that I want in life… freedom. Not surprisingly one of my Personal Pivotal Needs (PPNs) is Liberty… my exciting journey unfolds…

Week 2 – Zen & The Art of Driving…

Last week’s post “In the driving seat of my life”… wasn’t just a metaphor. I’m getting driving finally… I passed my test when I was a teenager and I am a bit older than that now… 🙂 But for various reasons… after passing my test I only drove again a handful of times spaced apart by months or years. I never got my basic driving skills refined and automatic so that I felt confident and proficient. Instead every time I got in the driving seat of a car I felt so much fear… like I was “taking my life in my hands”. It just got worse over the years so that after a while I stopped trying… and just adapted to a life of not driving. I set up my life so that I lived and worked in places that I could access by foot or public transport but it did limit me and my family…

Since I started the MKMMA course two years ago I have had “getting driving” as a goal… it was a bit in the background initially (fear again) but more recently it has become very clear and definite. My breakthrough came a couple of weeks ago when I finally drove “solo” for over an hour early in the morning near my home. That may not sound like much to you… but for me it’s HUGE…

So since that day I have committed myself to go out every Saturday and Sunday early morning and drive by myself until I’m really confident and enjoying driving. I’m driving with a friend during the week as well but this solo driving is really important…

In these early morning drives by myself my main goal is to replace the feeling of terror that I used to feel sitting in the driving seat… with feelings of peace, joy and freedom. Little by little I’m getting there…

As I repeatedly go around the course that I have designed for myself in the back streets of my home town I’m starting to feel more comfortable with the steering, brakes, accelerator… I can feel my mind is more still. I’m able to concentrate better… I feel more relaxed… I can take in everything that is happening around me… I see the early morning joggers… I hear the sound of a car coming back from the beach up the hill… I feel really present. I feel part of the car and the car feels part of me. I haven’t experienced this before… this is a new feeling for me…

In the past I felt so anxious it was really hard and effortful to concentrate on what was happening around me. I felt very disconnected from the car… it was like this big powerful thing out of my control. I feel that less and less…

Even though I go around the same route every time at the moment… each time is different. The weather and light is different each time… the visibility as I approach certain junctions is different depending on parked cars in different places… there is a different level of traffic… I feel different on different days…

This whole driving experience recently also parallels my journey with the MKMMA course over the last two years. It was really hard at the beginning and a lot of fear came up for me. But I have persisted… it has got much easier and I actually enjoy doing the daily practice… reading the Master Keys, reading my DMP out loud, writing my blog… and…

I am “taking my life in to my own hands”… which is exciting not frightening…

 

Week 1 – In the driving seat of my life…

Hey I’m back… third time and raring to go…

It’s so wonderful to be able to connect in again with a community of people that are all about uncovering their best… kindness… living a meaningful life… accessing their true power…

So why am I back again? Because I can’t get enough of it… the more I uncover… the better it gets…

I already feel so different from when I started two years ago. I feel an inner peace now which is wonderful, I’m happy, much more confident, more connected to others and laugh more easily. Looking back, I didn’t realise at the time quite how much I was getting dragged down by unhelpful beliefs, thoughts and actions… and felt powerless to change my life circumstances…

I feel much clearer now… knowing what I want… not wasting time and energy on things that are not important, not on track with my DMP. I get much more pleasure now out of simple things like an unexpected smile from a stranger, a gorgeous deep pink sunset…

So massive changes in my world within… and some real breakthroughs in my world without. Now I’m ready to do more… face challenges I’ve feared in the past… show more of my true self… and create something really beautiful…

I found the Master Keys so hard to read the first time around… the second time much easier and I started to really see how amazing it is. This time reading it I’m getting deeper understanding and really enjoying it. That’s one thing the MKMMA course has really taught me… the value of sticking at something and going deep. I’ve been a bit of a dabbler a lot of my life… probably a scattering consciousness if I’m honest. Now I want to hone my mind, skills, DMP… really master this… it’s powerful stuff…

Good luck everyone… hang in there… anything new seems challenging… but it will get easier… and it’s so worth it…