Week 13 – The Ghost of Christmas Future…

I know I am very behind with my posts but will catch up now I have moved house. It has been an intense few months… looking for a new home, getting packed up… and moving house. Once we had moved I just crashed and got sick… I was exhausted…

I’m coming out the other side now… so happy starting the New Year with a lovely new home… and a new puppy arrives on Sunday šŸ™‚ Something I had wanted all my childhood and had promised my family… I always keep my promises…

My recently acquired driving ability (see earlier posts) opened up new places that we could live and made a huge difference during the house removal… I could come back and forth between houses easily. I’m still on my training wheels as a driver… but it feels great to be free to go anywhere I want… well almost anywhere…

A theme in a recent Master Key that really struck me was about insight… so I looked it up in the dictionary… thanks Davene…

Insight: the ability to discern the true or underlying nature of something.

We can all spend so much time either completely unaware of what is running our life and how we are contributing to the things we don’t like in it…

… or we may be aware of what’s not working… but fear change… fear the unknown… better to stay with what we know… and pretend to ourselves it’s all ok.

An affirmation that I came across recently also resonated with me…

I choose to see the truth of others with awareness and not judgement.

Other folks… they are what they are… we choose to have them in our life or not… but we can spend so much time and energy either trying to make them what we want them to be… or trying to live with folks that maybe we no longer have much in common with…

So my future Christmases how would I like to see them and in fact how would I like to live every day of my life? …in truth, with awareness, joy at the simple pleasures in life, letting others be as they are… and living a life rich with love, kindness, purpose and meaning… onward…

 

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Week 12 – The Ghost of Christmas Present…

As I was reading the Master Key this week I was struck by the words…

“Difficulties, inharmonies, and obstacles, indicate that we are either refusing to give out what we no longer need, or refusing to accept what we require.

Growth is attained through an exchange of the old for the new…

We cannot obtain what we lack if we tenaciously cling to what we have…”

Last Christmas was a complete upheaval in nearly every area of my life (this was not the Christmas I talked about in my last post)… challenge and chaos… it shook up my world and forced me to move forward… not in the most harmonious way… but forward non the less. One thing I realised… when everything around me was uncertain… my ground within me was solid and I was okay. I felt a strength IĀ  hadn’t felt before…

This Christmas and New Year are entirely different…Ā I’m doing a big clear out ready to move house in a week and a half. So many new opportunities are turning up… it feels exciting. I’m busy but I feel calm… I’m happy… and ready to see what 2018 has in store…

Thinking about the new scroll that we have just started “I am nature’s greatest miracle…”. Once we really start to tap in to our uniqueness and stop trying to keep under the radar and fit in with what everyone else is doing. When we can relax and just be ourselves and not worry about what other’s think… that’s when it really starts to be fun… and we gain power and momentum…

Wishing all of you fellow travellers an amazing 2018 and that more of the mystery of your life unfolds… and “do what you wanna do… be what you wanna be”…

Week 11 – The Ghost of Christmas Past…

I have a bit of catching up to do… so watch this space there will be a couple of posts a week until I’m caught up… šŸ™‚

I think Christmas time can be a great amplifier of whatever is happening in your life at the time. If you’re happy, in love, feeling successful… then Christmas can be such a lot of fun. But if you’ve just separated, have recently lost someone you love or you live on the street and don’t really have anyone that cares about you… it can be a very sad and lonely time.

I can remember one Christmas that was on the worse end of the scale for me. The previous Christmas I had had a wonderful time with family overseas and had taken my young one with me. Then this Christmas it was time for my young one to be with Dad for Christmas. So I was facing Christmas alone but I had made plans to “fill it up”. However, just before Christmas I caught a nasty bug that got steadily worse…

Day after day I got weaker and had no energy to cook or eat. I even resorted to taking antibiotics which I never do… but still I didn’t get any better. I had all this horrible green phlegm (sorry I hope you’re not about to sit down to your Christmas lunch)… but every time I tried to cough and get it off my chest… I would start to wrench as if I was about to vomit.Even though I missed my young one terribly… I felt relieved that I didn’t have to be a parent that Christmas… I could hardly look after myself. I felt peace that they were having a lovely Christmas that I just could not have given them that year.

By Christmas Day I was talking to a friend on the phone who was very concerned about me and said… “I think you need to go to emergency and check you haven’t got pneumonia”. So there I was Christmas Day in emergency at the hospital all by myself. I was expecting to be there for hours… after all it was Christmas Day!! There was going to be all the Dads that had fallen of their sons’ new scooters… and all the tipsy folks that had misjudged their footing going down some steps…

But miraculously I got funneled in to another medical service at the hospital… and was quite quickly seen by a very kind doctor… who after a thorough assessment of the sorry sight in front of him, said he didn’t think it was pneumonia but a nasty infection of the trachea. He switched me on to another antibiotic and in the next few days I started to get better.

I have never been so grateful… to that doctor working Christmas Day and my friend for ordering me there in the first place… and to finally start to feel well again. I love walking by the ocean but I had got so weak during that time that I could hardly walk around the house never mind outside. So when I started to feel well again I had to build up slowly just walking for a few minutes… and then resting… I was surprised how much fitness I had lost. So that was one of my worse Christmases but at the same time… nothing compared to the horrors that some people are living through this Christmas in some parts of the world. I am so fortunate to live where I live.

I was listening to the radio this morning and was so moved when I heard this gentleman talking about the huge Christmas lunch that he organises at the Wayside Chapel in Sydney every year. It’s a huge street party where over 800 people sit down to Christmas lunch together in the streets lined with trestle tables. The prime objective to bring people together in a spirit of generosity, gratitude and giving back… how beautiful… the true spirit of Christmas…

I think since that rather forlorn Christmas I had a few years ago… I have changed a lot. These days my happiness depends much less on the events or people outside of me… I carry much more peace and love within me… and somehow that just seems to project out in to my life…

Merry Christmas all of you fellow MKMMA travellers all over the globe… and wishing you a safe, joyful and peaceful New Year.

Week 10 – Old with the Old and in with the New…

So how does this old blueprint and new blueprint idea actually play out in life? How do those tiny little habits every day stack up to one particular future as opposed to another set of different little habits stacking up to an entirely different future?

Let’s look at an example. A person’s old blueprint might include being unsure of themselves and their capabilities. Opportunities might come along in their life but they either don’t even see them or don’t feel worthy or “something enough” (fill in the blank)… smart enough, experienced enough, young enough… to run with this opportunity whether it be a new job, a new relationship or developing a talent. So life goes on and pretty much stays the same. The person is pretty unhappy and unfulfilled but feels powerless to change their situation… this is their lot in life. The longer this continues the worse they feel, the less self worth and self agency they have…

Now take this same person who gets some knowledge and guidance about changing that old blueprint to a new blueprint. Little by little they start to feel a little better each day… instead of lacking in energy and dragging themselves through their uninspiring life… they feel happier, more positive about the future and better about themselves. They notice they are procrastinating less and less… they no longer just fill up time in their life through distraction… but actually follow through on tangible steps toward a future that actually excites them. The change at first is small and almost imperceptible but as time goes on they gain traction and more changes happen in their life. Surprising coincidences happen and unexpected opportunities show up and they follow through on these opportunities quickly and without hesitation. This makes them feel better and better about themselves… more empowered… clearer, calmer, more confident and more peaceful. Their relationships improve… and so it goes on and on… this is the Master Key journey… onward…

 

 

Week 9 – My world opens up…

As some of you folks who have read my earlier blogs will know, I am getting driving at the moment…

Before I could even start driving I had to get a car and have someone that would sit with me while I clocked up driving hours… until I really decided… I mean I was resolute that I was going to finally do it… neither of these things happened. Once driving was a firm intention… both of these things happened very easily and from unexpected sources…

Then once I got in the driving seat… it was very uncomfortable and a lot of fear came up… I had to really push myself every time I went out in the car. Little by little as the weeks have gone by… it’s getting more and more comfortable… I’m much more relaxed and there is much less fear. I’m even catching myself enjoying it every now and then… wow that’s a turn around!! Every time I get home after driving I feel so proud of myself… because only I know… how hard this has been for me. For others driving is a breeze but they will have something else that challenges them… that possibly I find easy. Every person’s journey is unique… we all have unique strengths and talents… and unique weaknesses, blind spots and things that we find difficult.

Getting driving is going to impact my life in so many positive ways… where I can live… where I can work… who I can see… what I can do in my leisure time and… more than anything… the sense of freedom that I can go wherever I want… whenever I want…

There have been so many parallels between this driving experience and the MKMMA course. Until I started this course I hadn’t realised how much fear was holding me back in life. Some of the exercises I do really well… others I find hard and avoid… make excuses to myself… “run out of time”!?!… whatever… they don’t happen for whatever reason. The further through the course I get I’m being more honest with myself about those exercises that I’ve not done so well or not done at all and… one by one I’m doing them. No it’s not fun the first time… I can feel the resistance like a big rubber band trying to pull me back… but next time it’s a little easier… next time a little easier and then one day… it’s a new habit… and I feel the benefit of the exercise and I feel proud of myself.

I’ve realised through the driving experience the only way forward through obstacles, challenges, fears… is by going through… not turning around and avoiding… but just going through… persistently… day after day… “I persist until I succeed”… šŸ™‚

Week 8 – Shine that light…

So many things have been happening of late… letting go of the old… new people and opportunities appearing in my life. I’m more at ease these days… go with the flow… and less tempted to want to control. When I do this I notice that things often work out… I’m slowly building trust in that process and myself…

I am able to watch myself more and observe… things that would have floored me in the past… I get a twinge and move on. It’s so interesting watching everyone play out their blueprints… you can waste so much time and energy reacting to other people or events out of your control…

The mental diet is ongoing for me… catching myself feeling hurt or angry about something… but then realising it’s just a replay… focus on something else. The more I do it… the easier it gets… and the less I have those kind of thoughts in the first place.

I am very different from a couple of years ago… more at ease, more open, more confident… and the beautiful thing is… the more I show myself… others respond to that… I see them relax and show more of themselves…

All of us on this Master Key journey are sending out those ripples to make the world a kinder, more honest and safe place to be… onward…

 

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…