My word this week is Persistence. When I selected that mindset for the week I was not physically sick; but, within 24 hours (Monday afternoon and evening) my chest and sinuses where congested along with some chills. Suddenly, the concept of persistence toke on a totally different mindset for me. On Tuesday, I did my normal routine and kept all my business appointments. On Wednesday, the same mindset – nothing got canceled. Thursday, when I did not get out of bed until 2 hours later than my normal getting out of bedtime, I knew this “illness” was bigger than any persistence I had inside of me. And then my physical endurance along with persistence ended. I did what I could on Thursday however, I did cancel business meetings. And the same thing happened on Friday (today). My Saturday has only one business commitment – and I will honor that commitment in the morning. Due to the snow storm, we are supposed to get on this coming Sunday my 8-hour continuing education class has already been changed to one week later. So in summary, my initial mindset of persistence did not happen the way I thought it would. Out of 7 days, only 4.5 followed my calendar’s commitments. That left 2.5 days with no business commitments – so I took 2-hour afternoon naps and had uninterrupted segments of getting the paperwork completed.
I know life is about the ability to change. And, my concept of Persistence changed this week. Persistence now means to me that I make the best use of my time in the present moment. I can be relentless about working my business which has several kinds of working components. I am not healthy enough to be around people – but, I am healthy enough to cough on the papers in front of me as I am blowing my nose. This has become a season for me to regroup. These days have become a gift of alone time with paperwork projects from My God. I would much rather be with people than paperwork projects — BUT, persistence this week turned out to be getting projects of paperwork completed. And this is not what I wanted, however; it is what my business and life needed. I learned to go with the changes and find my compass. Life is grand — we just need to change our perception and expectations on situations over which we have no control of.
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
Twenty-some years ago – this word KINDNESS changed my life. And I owe it all to a Jewish Rabbi/therapist because I did not know how to handle life. My father, who was the love and hero of my life, died suddenly at 63 years old. His death was the reason I placed myself into some therapy with this Rabbi. My Mother was always mean, vain and I now know or realize that she has her own mental and emotional issues.
This Jewish Therapist asked me why I was expecting my Mother to be something she was not capable of being. This sentence, this question, or this realization changed my life. And, mentally I finally understood that I needed to accept my mother for who she is. The Rabbi asked what I wanted from my Mother that I never received. The following week my answer to him was “kindness”. And so a written journal that week started. Daily, I needed to find five plus acts of kindness and every night written them down. This practice continued in my life for many years.
Even today — kindness is so important to me that it is in my business tag line …. Kindness Matters. My friends, my clients or customers, and my professional peers would all describe me as being kind in my actions and in my words. People (including my siblings) have no idea that the “happiness value” is how I changed myself so that I would not be like my Mother.
Jumping into Present Time:
During the Week of studying Chapter Sixteen, I instantly knew that this word “kindness” did not come back into my life without me needing to learn another big concept. And, so in my private world after several hours of meditation, I realized I needed to forgive my Mother for her actions and attitudes over the past 60 plus years. Twenty years ago I mentally understood; but, I did not forgive her until now in the month of January 2019. So, just like peeling the layers off of an onion – I am peeling back my own emotions to forgive her.
When you forgive, you in no way change the past – but you sure do change the future. …
Reasons – Holiday Time – Exhausted from an intense year and took 10 days off from my work (A Stay At Home Vacation) – Way too many friends and family times I reconnected with. I went up to Manhattan for 24 hours plus. My business for 2019 is changing and my thoughts were restructuring and the changes started. My real estate team is expanding with new agents. I have been approached to do a partnership with another follow Realtor in my office. I have been approached to head up a new “Meet Up” group for new inventors in the Montgomery/Bucks Counties real estate market. One of my clients has lied to me (in fact, it could be considered an ethics violation) and she cannot do what she claims – how should I handle her actions for the best of all involved? My business is rapidly expanding and I am not certain how I feel about that. Each day feels like it is an emotional roller coaster both professionally and personally. Scroll Four “I am Natures’ Greatest Miracle” is causing me distress every time I read it. I read it aloud; I listen to a mini reading I created for this Scroll 3 times a day AND; I fall asleep at night listening to a loop of this scroll from Audible.com. It is still very uncomfortable.
I am behind and I feel that way with life right now. SO for the past 9 days, I have this project list in front of me.
Each day a business project needs to be completed.
Each day a friend who I did not see over the holidays — I reach out to set up some time to be physical with (I am now setting up time at the end of February).
Each day another project in the house (mostly cleaning something) is completed. Do It Now! Do It Now!
Each day I wake up at 6:00 am and I am ready to start my professional day at my home office by 8:00 am.
I get very “cranky” when I do not get my sleep – and so I go to bed every night at 10:00 pm. The alarm rings too soon while waking me up.
My goal is this: The month of January puts me in excellent shape for the rest of 2019. Every year I want to live my life differently from the past years. And now, I am determining what I want to accomplish in the calendar year of 2019. This is what I do know: Currently, my life is more rigid than I want. I do need to read Scroll Four every day this year – Scroll Four is my “Achilles’ Heel”. I know that as I get older each year is getting better for me ………………….
“Life is not complex. We are complex. Life is simple, and the simple thing is the right thing.” Oscar Wilde
It is with great sadness that reading Scroll Three is coming to an end for me in a few days, as this month ends. It is with ease and enjoyment that I read this Scroll; in fact, I believe, I can even say it was comforting to me. In my childhood and my younger adult years, my father would often say to me “you will persist until you succeed – your life is worth that mindset”. This Scroll brought me so much closer to His Spirit, as I remembered his strength, his voice and his determination sprinkled with kindness.
My Past Life needs to be filed away and that cabinet drawer closed. Nobody can healthily live in yesteryear. Now, I need to make each hour of every day which I am proud of. Today, I will live my life as though my future as yet to be written. “My Today” is all which matters. “My Today” will write “My Tomorrow”.
I know that there are no coincidences in my life. In June of this year, I met Michelle, a 38-year-old single mother (one daughter who is 20 months old) and she asked me if I would do real estate agent coaching with/for her. The two of us “just clicked” so we started to meet every Friday morning from 10:00 – 11:30 and have done so for the past six months. Within four/five meetings, it was clear to me that Michelle needed “Life Coaching” before she could become a profitable Realtor. So, I started to informally weave the concepts from the Master Key Experience into our weekly conversations. Michelle was a “sponge” and I could see her body energy grabbing the concepts we were talking about and how she could put them to practical use in her present life. I am telling you all of this because I saw “My Past Life” in her. I realized that just like me – Michelle did not know how to connect to the pathway of how to live. Just as I had nobody whom I felt like I could trust to share my confusion with — she was in the same situation. I am making a difference in her life just as she is making a difference in my life. After every session, I will text message a quote to her which sums up our session. Today, I sent Michelle this message…
“You are the embodiment of the information you choose to accept and act upon. To change your circumstances you need to change your thinking and subsequent actions.” Adlin Sinclair
I Will Persist and Live In Present Time. I Will Succeed. I Will Share.
Happy New Year Day next week.
“Big angels visit in our sore dismay, but, little ones go in and out all day…”
Over twenty years ago I loved Christmas and totally enjoyed the holidays – the decorations, the festive times with my employees, my family and friends. Life was great, fun and so good. Between my office and my house there where at least a dozen big, tall and live trees delivered to be decorated with white twinkle lights and so much more for the end of the year celebrations.
Then, within several months in 1997, life dramatically changed for me and the Happy Holidays where no longer recognized nor celebrated in my life.
However, this week – Saturday night, December 15th with ease and joy I found a stored three-foot high artificial tree in my house storage area, removed the tree out of the box, added colored twinkle lights and many decorations. My heart is happy. It is a return to Happy Holidays, again, in this last third period of my life here on Planet Earth.
“Big angels visit in our sore dismay,
little ones go in and out all day…”
Yesterday was a New Week and I was all excited to begin this last intense work week before the end of this year and enjoy some holiday time.
My MKE readings were completed and I had finished mentally setting up of the day while enjoying a good cup of coffee with sprinkles of cinnamon were now completed. And then, shower time (including washing my hair) and to my dismay, no hot water came out of the faucet. Only cold water on a cold weather Monday and I was surprised and maybe even shocked. The reality was cold and jarring and unpleasant! I had business appointments already in play for this Monday morning whether or not I had hot water to shower and wash my hair with. Once I got over the shock of cold water I panicked — big time panic attack. Money needed – most likely a $1500 bill would come to replace my 50-gallon electric hot water heater — and this was just when I felt like I was finally getting even with my daily cash flow.
But, as fast I as I went into a panic mode I stopped and instantly found peace and I could even say comfort. I laughed at myself and found I was humming the song “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong.
I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself what a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world
All because —- I believe there are NO coincidences —- on Tuesday I have a transaction going to settlement and by the end of this week I will be paid from my company. I can afford to have the plumbing company come and install a brand new hot water heater which will be paid in full as soon as the invoice is received. I choose to believe that My God held the hot water heater together for 15 years to provide service to me. And, it was only when I could cash flow this expense did it stop working.
My cash flow situation is changing because my attitudes are changing.
My attitudes are changing because of the Master Key Experience
is teaching me how to think.
So, again, with tears of gratitude, I say thank you to the MKE leadership team.
Change is difficult but I am learning to love every moment. I am finding that I am documenting every project (everything) my business needs – the concept it needs to be written done to make it happen is so true.
AND more importantly, I love Scroll Three as we learn the principle of persistence. My father was a self-made millionaire and this principle of persistence was one I heard from him with consistency as his daughter. He died over 20 plus years ago but one of the reasons I love/enjoy/want this Master Key Experience is because it brings back to me so many of the concepts he taught me growing up as a child. Mindsets, I had lost throughout the decades.
I feel like I have been in the wilderness – no a desert – just existing and not consciously living since his death. And then in September 2018, I became conscious again due to the 4:00 pm webinar on Sundays. It is almost like a religious experience. It is like warm oil is being applied to a hurting soul with kindness and gentle love. Thank you to the MKE leadership team.
I am finding delight and joy, again. My soul, which could not cry and feel emotions, has come back and the tears are now of joy. Life is becoming good again.