My 500 words

You get what you ask for

I have so much to write about I don’t even know where to start. But I feel as if I have had some insights over the past week or two that I’d like to share with you.

Since I’ve taken this course, more and more I’ve been faced with evidence that what happens to us isn’t just random fate, but a direct result of what we’ve asked for.

We manifest ALL the time, both good and bad. We can’t help it. We’re manifested in the image (the IMAGE!) of the Infinite, and we have the same ability to create our reality.

Now I know a lot of people have problems with that. I would have had a huge problem with that a year or two ago, being a survivor of a whole lot of bad stuff that you don’t really even want to know about.

Putting aside the inevitable questions about things which happen to children and other beings who have no agency (which I feel is just avoiding the real point), if you look back at your life, you can often see what I’m talking about.

For example: I was in Hawaii (known for its bugs) for three weeks. I think I got one or two bug bites. I come home to Oklahoma (known for its bugs), and for over a week, I didn’t get a single bug bite. I sell this bug lotion and I use it regularly, and I like it.

So I was reading this discussion on Facebook by some friends of mine who were talking about how bad the bugs were, and (here comes the ego!) I was feeling upset that none of them bought any of my bug stuff, so I said, “I use my bug lotion and haven’t gotten any bug bites.” Which was a lie, and when I wrote it, I thought of my two bug bites quite clearly.

Guess what happened the next time I went outside. Tons of horrible bug bites!

I was talking with Mark J over in Kauai one day and he thought I needed to work on visualizing. I told him, that’s not my problem. My problem is that I visualize too well!

Over the 50 some years of crap I’ve had to deal with, I learned to visualize negativity SO well that it’s really no wonder that I’ve had the struggles I’ve had.

But then he said, well then you need to work on your mental diet.

I totally agree with that, because it’s a daily battle, even after the 8 or 9 months I’ve been working on this. It takes persistence. It takes courage.

But it gets easier as time goes on. It really does.

My point is that because you DO get what you ask for (what you visualize, which is the main way you tell your subby what you want) you MUST get control of your mind!

Right now, what are you thinking? What are you visualizing? Is it positive and enthusiastic, full of what you want for your life? Or is it hateful and angry, full of anxiety and fear, guilt and shame, focused on things you don’t want?

You can either control your mind (and learn to get what you do want), or your out of control thoughts will continue to manifest things you don’t want.

The thing is, you have to start. I truly wish I would have started on this before the class began; I think I would have had a much better time of it. And I probably wouldn’t have spent the past week itching! LOL

I’ll leave this here for you again. It’s just a copy of the 7 Day Mental Diet by Emmet Fox, a few emails to encourage you along, and a notification when I post something new. If that provides some benefit to you, welcome aboard! I want to have 200 of you with me when we start again in September. 🙂

 

What I’ve been doing lately

For me, it almost seems as if the class hasn’t ended. Here’s why:

  • I have all these habits. When you’ve done something for months straight, you tend to keep doing them. Seeing as they’re really great habits (for example, doing what I say I’m going to do), it’s not such a bad thing.
  • I’m finding these great things to read that I overlooked before in the course. For example, this week I read Wallace Wattles’ book “The Science of Getting Rich”. Now, in week 22a, we watched/listened to the audiobook of this, but reading it in print for some reason impacted me much more. I think it’s a case of “when the student is ready, the teacher appears”, more than anything else.
  • Since I’m doing the Guide training, I still have webinars to go to and things to work on. But it’s much less intense than what we did in the 26 weeks.
  • I have made masterminds with people that I spent months with online, then got to meet in person and hang out with for a week or two! So I sort of know them, and it’s a lot of fun. I feel as if I have made friends.

So when I say that it doesn’t seem as if the class has ended, that’s a good thing! I really have enjoyed this, as tough a class as it’s been.

But what I’ve also been doing is working on my book series, more particularly, on my first novel in the series. It’s the next thing on my list to accomplish, and it’s with my editor right now (who doubles as my youngest son and has a real gift in this area), so I’m taking a break while he’s reading through it and making pages of notes (actually I don’t know how many notes, but he’s a tough customer!).

On my DMP, it’s coming out in December, and I have a boatload of things to do in the meantime. Right now, I’m taking an online course in film noir, so I can learn as much as I can about the genre and make my series really good.

Want to know more?

(shameless bragging here)

My novel’s Facebook page

Tumblr for the series

Twitter account

So no one has asked me what the tree is about yet. That’s my tree buddy, and it is on my list of Hawaii stuff to talk about eventually. 🙂

I guess getting a lot of things done is good!

Anyway, you know the drill. If you want to know the next time I post something, you can fill out one of these forms, depending on what else you want along with it. I started off with the videos, but some people really like the mental diet. Whatever you’re cool with. If you’d rather just get notified of when I post without any of the other things let me know and I can set one up with just updates too. But I happen to think the mental diet is a great way to get a head start on the course.

Hope you’re having a great summer so far and can’t wait to see you in the course!

Patty

A wish that came true

During the MKMMA course, we had to write something called a DMP, or Definite Major Purpose: basically answering the question WHAT DO YOU WANT? Mine got sent back over and over because I wasn’t being very specific. But on the third draft (dated October 5, 2014) I wrote in there that I wanted to go to Hawaii in 2015.

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I had wanted to visit Hawaii for most of my life, because I kept hearing about how awesome it was. But I really considered it more seriously than a passing fancy when on a visit to California (where we were from) my best friend Celia told me her son Tyree (who was going to school there) would be graduating in 2015 and would I like to come too?

And I was like GREAT! AWESOME!

But I didn’t seriously feel like I was going. I didn’t keep my word a lot those days.

There are a few things you might want to know:

We drove to California from Oklahoma back in 2013 because I was so paranoid of the TSA. I had publicly and actively boycotted flying, speaking out against what was going on, and I didn’t even know if I was on some list or something. I am an abuse survivor, and the thought of some stranger touching me was like a phobia. At one point I couldn’t even read stories of TSA abuses because they would make me feel physically ill. The whole part about private jets and cruises (although those would be awesome) was my way to figure out how I could possibly go without having to deal with the TSA.

Even if I could have made myself go through a TSA line back then, I had no idea how I was going to pay to go to Hawaii. My husband doesn’t like traveling and while he might have paid for me to go, I didn’t know if it would be possible for us. At that time, my own finances weren’t doing too badly but I was later to take a series of financial missteps which put me into serious debt for the first time ever.

And although I had known Tyree since he was in second grade (his younger brother and my sons went to kindergarten together and they lived right around the corner) I didn’t actually know him all that well. So at the time the only thing sending me there was the prospect of hanging out with my friends for a week (which was pretty cool).

But doing the MKMMA forced me to decide WHAT DO I WANT, and I wanted to go to Hawaii. As it turned out, I got a TON more things done in that trip, which I’ll talk about more later. But going to Hawaii was not only something I had wanted to do for a long time, it was the first thing that they were actually able to drag out of me as a specific thing I WANTED TO DO, as opposed to what others might want, stuff for my husband/kids/etc.

Isn’t it weird how women are? LOL

So that gives some context into this photo:

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How did I get there? How did I not only go, but have a great time, absolutely zero trouble with airport security, and meet some dear friends along the way?

Well, it’s sort of like Sam’s dilemma. How do you explain nine months of effort, involving danger, fear, and victories? It would be easier for you to look at the information in the tabs above, then take the course and retrain your own subby (plus more fair to those who created it and those who took it) than for me to explain the whole thing. You  also could read what I’ve written so far. But it’s really a change inside which all this guidance, training, and mental effort produced that did it for me, and that’s something which WILL happen if you do the work.

I admit I slacked off some there at the end, but even so it’s been enough to get me through. I have a lot more specific things that I have discovered along the way that I want to do, and I am really excited because I know now that I can do them!

But really it began with the Mental Diet for me. That’s why I keep going on about it. You can save yourself some time and do it now while you’re waiting, instead of waiting until whenever they introduce it after the course starts (which won’t be for a while). But it’s up to you. 🙂

Just fill out the form and follow the directions. I don’t have time to spam people, so it’s all cool.

Why I’m becoming a guide

Well, it’s one of many reasons, but it’s the most compelling reason for me tonight.

~~ deep and heavy stuff coming; if you’re not in a good place you may want to skip this one ~~

There’s something that’s been bothering me for the past week or so … well, more than that, ever since my silence.

You see, I feel like someone who has the cure for everything. Because this stuff here, the MKMMA, this IS the cure for everything. But it’s just like someone running around saying “I have the cure for everything”, especially when their own life isn’t perfect. No one believes it.

A friend of mine died today. I didn’t get the chance to tell my friend about how we manifest our lives, our illnesses, our troubles, and how we can heal ourselves. I don’t know what was going on in her life, why she became so ill, why she died so young from a disease that took her way too fast, abnormally fast, but today, she is dead.

And I can’t help but feel like what if I had shared this blog with her? What if I had told her about the MKMMA when I was considering it and she would have done this course? Would any of this have helped?

But I didn’t think to tell her and of course we’re on Facebook together and she probably saw my blog posts and didn’t read them. Or maybe with the way Facebook is she never saw them. And who knows? Maybe it really just was her time. But tonight I’m having a problem with that.

I am trying to accept this moment as it is, because the universe is as it should be. I can’t blame myself, and I surely can’t blame her. What good would it do? She has moved on, and maybe that’s all she really wanted, deep down. How could I blame someone for that? I never got to know her well enough to really know one way or the other what she really wanted, and that is another thing I regret, not being in her life enough to know she was dying until she was dying.

I feel sort of hesitant to share these things, because I don’t want to cause anyone pain, and I sort of wish I knew how to turn comments off, because I can just see the comments coming. I really am not blaming anyone, even a little bit — not her, not me, not anyone. But the law of attraction is a law just like the law of gravity. We attract what we intently focus on, and bring it into manifestation. She didn’t seem like someone who worried about her health, but I don’t know. If the law of attraction happened instantly like falling out of a ten story window I think people would believe it more. You wouldn’t blame someone for falling out of a window. But if you knew they might fall and didn’t do anything to warn them …?

If I can help someone, anyone, even just one person, it will be worth spending the time on this and putting my energy into guiding others through this course. Because honestly I don’t want to see any of my friends (or anyone else) manifest their own untimely deaths, whether consciously or unconsciously.

So I feel compelled to support this program in any way I can; it would be like having water in the desert, seeing people dying, and not telling them where it was. I am truly grateful that Mark and Davene trust me enough to allow me to help in this way.

 

 

Open to life

I’ve been working my way along, getting all the zillions of things done I need to do before I leave on the 26th … well, it’s not really zillions, but sometimes it feels that way. It’s a whole sheet of paper and I have just three or four things to go (although some are multi-day projects). I’m really astonished at how much I’m able to get done without feeling stressed about it.

The other great thing that’s been happening now is that I’m much better with trying new things. I used to be so afraid to try new things, or I would try (ie. buy) new things which had nothing to do with what I really wanted to do and so were going to cost me money that would end up being wasted.

I’ve taken to heart a quote:

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Today I ran across an amazing opportunity doing something that a year ago I would have said no to, even though it’s exactly the sort of thing I need to be doing, because I wouldn’t have thought I was good enough to do it. But today I said YES! and it’s going to be awesome.

(And I even know how to do it! Now it’s just a matter of figuring out the details.)

An opportunity to give without expectation of reciprocity (and even better, there will be a small fee for doing this which will cover my hotel while I’m there, yippee!).

More on that another time.

Here’s another example: I’ve been experimenting with scheduling posts on WordPress, over at my blog The Beautiful Hand, then sending them to Facebook and such. Some are going through with all the photos and links perfect — and others aren’t … no title, no photo, just a shortened link. No one’s going to click on that! It’s sort of a bummer in a way, but it’s still an interesting experiment to see what happens. And it can help my business, and maybe even bring in some cash. Who knows?

I feel as if my whole attitude about these things has changed from fearful to fun, from avoiding life to finding it an adventure.

Oh, I have to share this with you. Remember how my husband was so suspicious of the MKMMA course? Well, the other day he tells me he likes it and gives all these reasons why.

(hee!)

I’m finding this whole thing very exciting.

Something my son said yesterday bugged me: that I was “lucky” to be able to go to Hawaii.

Luck does not come into it at all, and I told him that.

That first week of sits. The process (I was going to write ordeal, but it really wasn’t) of getting my DMP done (actually, I sent in another iteration of it the other day — it’s a work in progress for sure). Sticking to the 7 day mental diet. A hundred little decisions to stop thinking my old crappy way was the best way and let these people help me!

I am going to Hawaii because it was something I have wanted to do for most of my life,  I decided I was going to, and even though I didn’t have the money for it when I decided to do it, it’s all coming together. That is an example of going by intention rather than methods (something taught early on in the course, which is easy to grasp intellectually but more difficult to understand, and I’m only now starting to really be certain of).

I’ve decided to go into the training to be a Certified Guide for the MKMMA class, because I feel like this is something everyone should know about. It’s another process, for sure (!) but it can only help me to be better as a person. I hope you’ll join me the next go round!

We’re finished … so now what?

With the MKMMA class over, the question that you might be asking is: now what?

Mark and Davene wrote us an email a few weeks ago saying that a lot of people were anxious about what would happen next, but I have never felt that way (which surprised me!). I mean, this whole thing is supposed to be about SELF-directed learning and SELF-reliance and thinking for yourSELF.

Right??

So I figured once we were done, we were done.

But one thing I’ve wanted to do since about halfway through this course is to be an MKMMA certified guide, and the silence just confirmed that for me. I have several reasons I want to do this which I may share another time, but they keep saying they need more guides, so why would I not help? 😉

There’s going to be a presentation I think next week sometime to tell those of us who want to do that what is entailed in the training.

So what’s going to happen to this blog now? That’s what I wanted to talk about today.

I ran across something called My 500 Words, which is supposed to help you get writing.

Hint: I have no problem with that 😉

Anyway, you write 500 words a day on whatever you want.

This seems like a good thing to do on this blog, as I’m learning new stuff every day even though the course is officially done. We still have the Master Keys, I’m not nearly done with The Greatest Salesman, and so on.

For example, today I read the forward to the Master Key book again, and several things jumped out at me:

Why should some men realize their ambitions easily, others with difficulty, and still other not at all? The cause cannot be physical, else the most perfect men physically, would be the most successful. The difference, therefore, must be mental — must be in the mind …

The student who learns that power comes from within, that he is weak only because he has depended on help from outside, and who unhesitatingly throws himself on his own through, instantly rights himself, stands, erect, assumes a dominant attitude, and works miracles … (emphasis mine)

Mind is not only the creator, but the only creator of all there is …

Every thought brings into action certain physical tissue, part of the brain, nerve or muscle. This produces an actual physical change in the construction of the tissue. Therefore it is only necessary to have a certain number of thoughts on a given subject in order to bring about a complete change in the physical organization of a man.

… as these thoughts take root, the physical tissue is changed … (emphasis mine)

He sees opportunities of success to which he was heretofore blind. He recognizes possibilities which before had no meaning for him.

I believe that this is becoming the case in my life, and I may share more about that some other time.

So I’m not going away or anything.  I might not get to this every single day, but I’ll do my best. 🙂

See you tomorrow!