This has been a pretty interesting journey so far. We are about a third of the way through this amazing course. And I can’t help but remember how I felt at this stage when I was expecting my first child (no I am not pregnant now). So let’s compare:
Pregnancy – the first trimester is exhausting, you don’t know what to expect, you feel nauseous, elated, scared, excited, apprehensive – all at the same time, plus you have to pee every 30 minutes! You know something AMAZING is growing in you, and can’t wait to meet the new human being that you are incubating!
Master Key Experience – I have not been nauseous and I don’t have to pee all the time, but otherwise, it is kind of the same. I am elated, scared, excited, apprehensive – all at the same time! This time the new human I am creating is ME! How great is that? And I am not the only recipient of this amazing gift – there is a whole graduating class – not to mention all the people whose lives we touch who are affected and will be affected – like ripples in the pond!
This is a course like none other I have ever been part of. I have gone to nursing school, university, attended numerous conferences and conventions, done home study, webinars, listened to endless self-improvement audio programs in my car, read many books (I love to learn). But this is different. It is kind of like going to university and majoring in ME! And I am loving that it is not a kind of hit and run class like a one-time seminar. The weekly webinars, the “homework”, the readings – it all fits together so well, like a puzzle. And it is so rewarding when the pieces of the puzzle click together! Not that it is easy or always fun, but it is rewarding.
Here are a few “aha” moments and random thoughts:
- I have been doing pretty well on the Mental Diet but still had to restart today. One thing I noticed though – on the weekend I was talking with 2 friends who have had tragedies in their lives. I was able to be compassionate and loving without falling into a negative attitude myself.
- This week I have a minor cold and cough. I did feel a bit sorry for myself, then I turned it around. Like Mandino says “I love the darkness for it shows me the stars.” I love the cold and cough for it shows me my health. I am so grateful for my health and know that a piddly little cold will not drag me down.
- In my first blog post I talked about how stuck I was – I think I used the word “stuck” about 15 times. Geez, talk about the law of growth, no wonder I wasn’t progressing! Anyway, this week I noticed a few emails in my inbox with titles like “get unstuck”, “what to do when you are stuck”, etc. I had to laugh. And then I deleted them, I don’t need that garbage now!
- TV diet – well, I did not cut the cord, that seemed a bit drastic (and I would have had a lot of push-back from the family). But I have not been watching. I think I have seen about 20 minutes of TV in the last several days, and I wasn’t even paying attention to it, was just in the room visiting with my husband. Instead I did more reading, and I went to bed earlier. Happily!
And I still have my rubber band on my wrist, love is still my shield (see week 8 blog for more on that)! Love to you all!