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Quiet and Listen – Wk 22

KNOW THYSELF
Our assignment this week is to go into silence for 2-3 days with no talking, no cell phone or TV, and no computer.  It becomes just you, your thoughts, and silence…but how can it be silence when your thinking is more intense than ever before.

This experience also collided with the reading of “Self-Reliance” by Ralph Waldo Emmerson, and listening to the recitation of “The Science of Getting Rich” by Wallace D. Wattles.

EMMERSON
Basically, Emmerson challenges us to know ourselves internally in every way.  Don’t disregard the flash of thought that comes to our mind as it holds the truth revealed to you.  “In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts: they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.”  Don’t dismiss them or tomorrow we may hear a stranger “say with masterly good sense precisely what we have thought and felt all the time, and we shall be forced to take with shame our own opinion from another.”

When we put our heart into our work and do our best, we experience a great accomplishment which gets layered upon other accomplishments; and this in turn builds confidence that the universe is full and good as God will not have his work manifested by cowards.

Trust thyself; every  heart vibrates to that iron string.  God gives each of us a specific and unique set of circumstances that make us who we are.  “Accept the place the divine providence has found for you, the society of your contemporaries, the connection of events.  Great men have always done so.”

THE SCIENCE OF GETTING RICH
We are reminded that to look upon the appearance of poverty will produce corresponding forms in your own mind unless you hold to the truth that there is no poverty; there is only abundance.  What we think about grows. Give more, get more.

God, the One substance, is trying to live and do and enjoy things through humanity.  He is saying, “I want hands to build wonderful structures, to play divine harmonies, to paint glorious pictures; I want feet to run my errands, eyes to see my beauties, tongues to tell mighty truths and sing marvelous songs.”  All that there is of possibility is seeking expression through men.

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28

GRATITUDE
Believe that there is one intelligence from which all things proceed.”
Believe that this power gives you everything you desire.
You relate yourself to it by a feeling of deep and profound gratitude.

“Draw nigh unto God and He will draw nigh onto you.”  You cannot exercise much power without gratitude; for it’s gratitude that keeps you connected with power.  When we fix our mind on the BEST is to surround yourself with the BEST, and then become the BEST.

Also, FAITH is born of GRATITUDE.  The grateful mind continually expects good things, and expectations becomes FAITH.  “Whatsoever things you ask for when ye pray, BELIEVE that ye receive them.”  Matthew 21:22

Put your whole mind into present ACTION.  Act NOW.  There is never anytime but now.  And there never will be anytime but now.  Don’t bother wondering whether yesterday’s work was well done or ill done; do today’s work well.  Do NOT try to do tomorrow’s work now; there will be plenty of time to do that when you get to it.  If there is something that may be done today, and you do not do it, you have failed in so far as that thing is concerned; and the consequences may be more disastrous than you imagine.

You  cannot foresee the results of even the most trivial act; you do not know the workings of all the forces that have been set moving in your behalf.   Much may be depending on your doing some simple act; it may be the very thing which is to open the door of opportunity to very great possibilities.  DO EVERY DAY ALL THAT CAN BE DONE THAT DAY!

LIMITATIONS:
Don’t over work
Don’t do tomorrow’s work today
Don’t do a week’s work in a day
Don’t be inefficient

I am still meditating on how to be more ‘efficient.’ But  I encourage you to put yourself on the list to take care of yourself.  This shows love you have for others that care for you; it shows that you matter; and that your story is important.  Yes, it is important to KNOW THYSELF.

Onward and Upward
Cyndria

Life or Death – Wk 21

Life or death is one thought away. Why is it so clear the benefits of life to one person while another contemplates ending their life? Why does the sting of death draw such a strong pull for one while another fights for survival at all costs? These are questions that flood my head as I talk with one young lady who struggled mightily with suicide this past week, and see another young lady fighting for her life while a rare cancer is determined to end it. Yes, I helped the one lady to receive counsel…more than what I could give her. My son, who is excessively trained in suicide prevention, always told me that if they talk about how they are going to do it, they need help immediately.

In some ways this is also comparable to the endeavors of our dreams and passions of our life. We have the ability to create or destroy with our daily thought patterns. As described in Master Key 21:13-14 “This mental attitude is our personality and is composed of the thoughts which we have been creating in our own mind; therefore, if we wish a change in conditions all that is necessary is to change our thought; this will in turn change our mental attitude, which will in turn change our personality, which will in turn change the persons, things and conditions, or the experiences with meet in life. It is however, no easy matter to change the mental attitude, but by persistent effort it may be accomplished; the mental attitude is patterned after the mental pictures which have been photographed on the brain; if you do not like the pictures, destroy the negatives and create new pictures; this is the art of visualization.”

The importance of developing the science of correct thinking is really a reflection of our world within that is visually displayed for all to see. If you don’t like what you see without, change your within. It takes a lot of work but is so worth it.

Onward and Upward,
Cyndria

Let Go – Wk 20

LET GO OF WHAT YOU DO NOT NEED! Cling to what you do need to manifest your ideals and passion. I am not an M & M…my expression for a Minimalist Millennial…but I identify with a B.H.B.B. (Borderline Hoarder Baby Boomer). So, for me to let go of anything is difficult. I do throw things away when it is broke or ripped. As I sit and think about this, it occurs to me that I may also be clinging onto things within that needs to be tossed.

Where do I start? Probably my closet which is crowded with clothes from times past that have gone through cycles of fashions. Yes. This reminds me of what clutters up my day so that it becomes unproductive in what is important to achieve my DMP.

Next I tackle my storage shed that is bigger than a little house filled with storage bins of seasonal decorations, crafts, sewing material, canning jars, camping equipment, and gardening tools. And I think of situations that I have feared and dreaded to even initiate. There are others that I execute with anxiety and distraction, and leave with regret and wonder how I could have done better.

Hence, the reason for this MKE course where I have learned to identify what drives the economic engine. Plan the work, and work the plan.

This past week I watched several Ted clips of Amy Cuddy, American Social Psychologist. She talks about “Presence” as the real you. She observes people and can tell by our body language what type of personality we have. She gives tools of posture to help use the body to change the mind on its perspective of a situation or condition which helps to build a person’s presence which includes enthusiasm, confidence, captivation, and comfortable with one’s self.

Amy Cuddy gives her definition of presence within the first two minutes of this video.

This reveals the importance in investing in yourself. Let go of what you do not need. Cling to what you do need to manifest your ideals and presence. Focus and concentrate on what is most important to get done and everything else will fall into place. Keep everything simple. Maybe the M & Ms have a corner on this.

Onward and Upward,
Cyndria

The Mind – Wk 19

What we think about grows; what we don’t think about disappears. The mind is continually in action one way or another, and that is why it is imperative to keep our mind healthy by feeding it with good thoughts. The mind can also be static, a mind at rest where a person’s ability to think is his ability to act upon the Universal Mind and convert it into dynamic mind, or mind in motion. The mind is a mind field of electrical neurons that feed each other in producing the required energy for dynamic power. This is described in Master Key chapter 19.

I understand this because of an brain injury I had several years ago where I ended up with amnesia and it completely changed my life. I had to re-learn a ton of stuff…my name, where I was living and how I got there, my six kids, their birthdays and where they were born, a past life that completely was erased from my memory. I lost my musical ability to play the piano, organ, and trombone as I could not read music anymore. I could not work in a chemistry lab anymore as the periodic table was no more besides formulas etc. My speech was disjointed as I could not form a clear sentence. But I did know who my husband was and that I loved God.

I also had extreme vertigo which lasted for one year before I was able to get some marginal relief. This is where I would like to talk about in this blog. I must apologize for not blogging for a couple weeks as I was experiencing vertigo again. It comes back occasionally but it has been a long time. Essentially, I could not think. It is like a totally disconnect of electrical neurons which puts the mind in a zombie state of thought. Why it came back is still a mystery at this point but what I would like to describe is the climb back out of amnesia.

This Master Key course has helped me to understand the functions of the mind more clearly. But more important is the fact that I can identify with the workings of the mind as it began it journey in healing. Since I could not work in the Chemistry lab anymore, I began working in schools as a teacher for 3rd and 4th grade which helped me learn back my general math skills, history, and science. Later I worked as a paraprofessional in high school teaching kids higher level of math, science, and college requirements. I also went back to college to re-boot my knowledge. Later we moved to another state for my husband’s job and eventually we were in a church where they were in desperate need of an organist. They would not take no for an answer from me, but they believed I could play where I did not have that belief. I swallowed their belief and made it my own and began playing the organ. I would cautiously glide from one note to another, soon I was able to add my left hand. It took a long time before I was able to work the foot pedals again. I remember there were times right in the middle of the song my mind would go blank and I could not interpret the music. I would just pray to God that He would take over my fingers and feet as they have played these song for decades, and He did. But I continued to practice even to this day to get better. I know my playing is different than before. I now play the keyboard in church and still work to get better. But I would not be enjoying this part of my life if someone else did not first believe in what seemed like the impossible to me.

This is a small portion of my journey back to reality. It has also given me the first-hand knowledge to understand the importance of how an emotionally inspired thought coupled by belief (whether that is yours or another’s who strongly believes in you) truly does result in am enjoyment of life when you exercise that belief.

Onward and Upward,
Cyndria

The Dash -Wk 18

In reading obituaries as one of our reading assignments this week, and also recently experiencing the loss of a friend last week, I noticed a similar notation consistent with everyone…the dash between the date of birth and date of death.  The dash which includes all that each person experienced here on earth.  The successes and failures, the creation of family and friends, the passions and accomplishments of ‘bucket lists.’

This caused me to reflect on my own life and give thought whether the goals I have outlined in my DMP is the true nature of my dash.  Yep, it is.  But there is not a whole lot of time left for that to happen as I am in the last quarter of my life, so I need to step things up a bit.  Good thing I have this class to help me focus on the hero’s journey through life, and understand that anything is attainable when thought is fired with emotion.

“In order to grow we must obtain what is essential for our growth.  The ability to produce is found to be the real source of wealth of the individual.  It is for this reason that he who has his heart in his work is certain to meet with unbounded success.  He will give and continually give; and the more he gives, the more he will receive.”  Masterkey 18;24a and 25b.

Life is the accumulation of thoughts put into focused motion.  Even though each person has the ability to become the greatest ‘salesman’, not everyone does.  So it becomes imperative to live life to the fullest with no regrets as if it is my last day.  It is then that I know that I have enjoyed the gift of life.

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not evil, to give you an expected end.”  Jeremiah 29:11

Onward and Upward,

Cyndria

 

Patrick – Wk 17

This is a very difficult post to write.  I have changed it several times.  I have experienced the highest and happiest moments as well as the lowest and saddest moments this week.  Master Key 17:16 states, “In realizing great thoughts, in experiencing great emotions that correspond with great thoughts, the mind is in a state where it appreciates the value of  higher things.”

With that thought in mind, I am reflecting back on a my friend who has just passed this week.  His passing brought into perspective the value of life and how we live it.  Because this is still so raw, I just can’t stop thinking about Patrick and his great love of life and people.  No one was a stranger to him.  Even when he was in pain, one would never know it as he always had a smile on his face.  He always made you feel like you were the most important person in the universe while still being totally devoted to his wife.

Patrick traveled to 40 different countries and had a love for different cultures.  He enjoyed sharing these different cultures through cooking ethnic foods and sharing stories about his experiences he had in those countries.  He gave of himself to others which made us richer for knowing him.  He definitely lived as Og Mandino states, “I seek constantly to improve my manners and graces, for they are the sugar to which all are attracted.”

Thank you, Patrick, for your great example on how to live life to the fullest…filled with honor and integrity.  Thank you for being my friend.  You truly were nature’s greatest miracle.

Onward and Upward,

Cyndria

Septimal Law – Wk 16

The cycle of life is governed by the Septimal Law which basically is the Law of Sevens.  The Law of Sevens governs everything pertaining to life–days of weeks, phases of the moon, sound, light, heat, electricity, magnetism, atomic structures.  It also governs the life of individuals and of nations which influences and dominates the affairs of the world.

The seven stages include:

  1. The period of infancy
  2. The period of childhood
  3. The period of adolescence
  4. The period of full growth
  5. The period of construction
  6. The period of reactions and changes
  7. The period of reconstruction and harmony

 

As quoted in Liberty Zone:

The Family and Individuals Families Create

It’s families all across the land,
Each member respected trusted protectors,
That grows an individual independent and interdependent
Enabled to become self-disciplined ever-better co-creators.

It’s families all across the land
That make a nation great,
Who harmonically work together, play together,
And interdependently carries its own weight.

It’s families all across the land
That make a nation strong,
Who pray together, stay together,
Where everyone belongs.

It’s families all across the land
That make a nation proud,
Who live together, give together,
So none will be without.

It’s families that create powerful individuals,
Who by new ideas and courageous actions forge their own fate
That generate perpetual prosperity for self and all posterity,
Where well-regulated families create and sustain a free state.  

It’s families all across the land,
Each doing its own part,
That will make a nation live or die,
For the family is its heart.

In the end, It is the families that build a free state that make a nation.  In our recent election, we saw a great resurgence to reconstruct and make our country great again.  Our nation is experiencing the pains of transferring out of the period of reactions and changes into the period of reconstruction, adjustment, and recuperation.  America is more keenly divided in practically every social, political, and religious categories.  It will take a strong leader with great vision and capable advisors to lead this country back to a harmonious, strong, peaceful, and prosperous culture.

It is with great anticipation for this to be accomplished with the skills that President Trump brings to the table with his great knowledge in building businesses, working with countries and diverse cultures that we can rebuild confidence in the American dream.  We have the greatest country in the world but, as we found out, it is vulnerable to annihilation within a generation.  We need to guard against those who want to dismantle our Constitution and Bill of Rights which is our national heritage as citizens of the United States of America.

As quoted in the introduction in Master Key – Part Sixteen, “Those familiar with these cycles will not be disturbed when things seem to go wrong, but can apply the principle outlined in these lessons with the full assurance that a higher law will invariably control all other laws, and that through an understanding and conscious operation of spiritual laws, we can convert every seeming difficulty into a blessing.”

Onward and Upward,

Cyndria

 

INSIGHT – FORSIGHT Wk-15

“Insight is a faculty of the mind whereby we are enabled to examine facts and conditions at long range, a kind of human telescope; it enables us to understand the difficulties, as well as the possibilities in any undertaking.” Master Keys 15:31

The older we get, the more aware that we are a sum total of our thoughts.  If we don’t like the path we are traveling in life, we have the power to change our direction by making pivotal changes in our thoughts which steer our actions.  Just like driving down the road, we can see and anticipate our actions by the direction we go.  For example,  If there is an intersection with a stop light, we anticipate that we will be stopping there if it turns red; or we may anticipate that someone else will not stop and hit us because of what may have happened in the past.  But we know that we have to go this direction in order to get to our destination.

“Insight enables us to be prepared for the obstacles which we shall meet; we can therefore overcome them before they have any opportunity of causing difficulty.” Master Keys 15:32

Preparation is always the key in handling obstacles that come our way either face-on or blind-sided.  The skills taught in Master keys are very instrumental in helping to overcome difficulties that could have side-lined us in the past.

“Insight enables us to plan to advantage and turn our thought and attention in the right direction, instead of into channels which can yield no possible return.” Master Keys 15:33

With daily habits that build up our character with intention, we are able to master the quality of facing each day and person we meet with love in our heart.  Love never fails.  It is stronger than hate, and softer than silk.  It is the attraction that is needed for personal growth and maturity.

“Insight is therefore absolutely essential for the development of any great achievement, but with it we may enter, explore and possess any mental field.”  Master Key 15:34

The world is open to us for what ever we desire.  When we set limits on our potential, we do not go further than what is set.  When we shatter those limitations within our mind and soul, the world opens up to limitless opportunities.

Personally, my insight has developed by having a close relationship with my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.  He knows all, and knows me personally as He is my Creator.  He has a plan for me and directs me as I lean on Him for direction.  Yes, I have gone through various trials, but that has only helped me become wise as I examine facts and conditions that come my way.

Onward and Upward,

Cyndria

 

Rewards of Intentional Acts – Wk 14

When I watched the movie Rudy showing a mother lovingly doing simple but intentional acts of kindnesses for her grown son who obviously has cerebral palsy, it made me realize that our kids become the sum of our belief in them.  Her son, Bill Porter, is getting ready to go to an interview for a job, and he is all decked out in a suit and tie with a dress hat.  Even though he cannot even button his shirt, tie his tie or his shoe laces, he gains his confidence from his mother that he can do this job because she believes in him.  She talked in glowing detail about how his now deceased dad was the greatest salesman ever and that he was so handsome…and that Bill looked just like him.

As Bill went outside because he was turned down from the job interview, he looked across the street to see his mother glance at him with expectation of getting the job.  That glance gave him added determination to march back in and demand to have the opportunity to sell in an area that nobody was ever successful in.  That landed him being a salesman for Watkins in a very dysfunctional area where there was high incidences of drug and alcohol abuse; neighbors not getting along, and every display of loneliness and human struggle.   Even though the public initially look at him as imperfect (which physically cannot be denied), they displayed more internal imperfections.  As Bill patiently and persistently developed relationships with each person and family, he was able to make a difference in the neighborhood through his acts of kindnesses of wit and insight.

Later in life the impact of his display of internal belief in himself as ‘whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious, and loving‘ was revealed through a front-page newspaper write-up honoring him as a Door-to-Door Salesman.  He also got an award for being the top salesman of the company.  As time passed, modern technology took over in the sales department but it lacked the personal touch with people that truly makes for being a great salesman.

I loved this biographical movie showed how a everyone has an effect on another person’s life whether positive or negative.  That is why its so important to be non-judgmental and have a core of consistent love and belief in oneself and others.

Onward and Upward,

Cyndria

Power-Dare-Do – Week 12

We are God’s master piece and He delights in us.

Anyone who has involvement with another person whether it is coaching, parenting, instructional,  and/or encouraging, will find themselves following the principles of the 1. knowledge of your power, 2. the courage to dare,  and 3. the faith to do in helping another person stretch past their comfort zone to achieve a greater potential.

As a mother of 6, I have watched my children explore their boundaries with curiosity and ease. When they tended to pull back from taking greater risks, I would step in and pad the floor with pillows so that it would soften their landing as I encouraged them to jumped one step higher…and then another.

I knew that they were capable of doing more before they knew it.  It was my job to give them the power to believe that they could also do more than what they believed they could. When they learned that they lived through the dare of taking risks in small things, then it became easier for them to do more.

As they accomplished each challenge with a sense of pride and zeal, they search for more of “all that they can be.”

Chapter 12.4b in Master Key Master Mind Alliance states, “The only way to keep from going backward is to keep going forward.  Eternal viligence is the price of success.  There are three steps, and each one is absolutely essential.  You must first have the knowledge of your power; second, the courage to dare; third, the faith to do.”

I, personally, have found that somewhere along the line in wrapping myself in the life of my children, I forgot the accomplishments in my own life until we had to write them down on index cards and review them. My one sentence Definite Major Purpose gives me the focus and clarity to believe that I have the power to courageously dare to accomplish in faith all that I can be.

This is a great reminder that “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

Onward and Upward,

Cyndria