I begin this post reminding myself that my Personal Pivotal Needs are Spiritual Growth and Helping Others. Why the reminder you ask? Again I allowed the dog gone river of life to swallow me up!!! It was a Phenomenal Week! What I thought about I brought about. The laws I have been studying were realized; materialized. Then life distractions ‘creeped’ in . . . again. The good news is that getting back on track happens faster. The challenging news is that I KNOW that the derailments take me away from my personal pivotal needs. Those needs that are at my core and not about me. They are all about my purpose of being.
Life does give back in kind.
20.27 Thought is creative vibration and the quality of the conditions created will depend upon the quality of thought, because we cannot express powers we do not possess. We must “be” before we can “do” and we can “do” only to the extent to which we “are”, and so what we do will necessarily coincide with what we “are” and what we are depends upon what we “think”.
And then the distraction happened . . .
20.28 . . . but the immutable law will not allow you to plant a thought of one kind and reap the fruit of another. You are free to use this marvelous creative power as you will, but you must take the consequences. Yep, I’m back on TRACK!!!
18.27 Thought is the energy which the law of attraction is brought into operation, which eventually manifest in abundance.
This week (I know – two weeks ago 🙁 ) blew me away! In concert with the Franklin Makeover, I focused on taking the initiative all week. It was fun, effortless and engaging all week! At no time did I experience fear, uncertainty or reservation. And Lord knows (he truly does in My World), No Procrastination!!! Abundance Abounds!!! Energy Attracts More Energy; And I Love It!!!
I am nature’s greatest miracle. ~~The Scroll Marked IV, The Greatest Salesman in the World, Og Mandino
Decisiveness was the virtue of focus this week from the Franklin Makeover, and boy was it ever! It was as if I flipped a switch and said Yes to me so I could say Yes to others. The questions came fast and furious both in the marketplace and in my home and placing them on the back burner or ‘I’ll decide later’, was not an option. Not because of any urgency. Because ‘I’ could decide. How many times do we believe we ‘have to’ take time, talk to others, or research before making a decision? I asked a simple question. Will this decision benefit myself and others? Done! And the freedom of making the decision! I was ‘freed up’ to address whatever came my way. I was fully present. As a result, I saw other opportunities, explored them and took action. The power I feel, I felt, and I have found is PRICELESS! I am so excited for Scroll V and focusing on the virtue of Taking Initiative.
‘Thought is the property of those only who can entertain it.’
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Courage. Yes Courage. This was the virtue I decide to focus on last week. And what a courageous week it was! I had made up my mind (ha! ha!), that I was to have the courage to do those things I wanted to do. Those things that I needed to do, yet seemed to fall by the wayside or are addressed at the end of the day when I am nodding off. To my surprise, the Courage applied this week was in an area that I never considered. As I have mentioned, my Personal, Pivotal Needs are Spiritual Growth and Helping Others. One of many lessons learned in the Master Key is that you cannot give what you do not have. Seems pretty straight forward right? During my week the realization of this became quite profound. I have always been, yes, past tense, the care taker. A role given, selected, who know’s, since I was 9 year’s old. As I move toward my being, my future self, it occurred to me that I could not truly help others in this role or posture. Truly helping people is not taking care of them. So taking care of people was something I needed to have the courage to let go of in order to truly help people. As I become more, I can give more and help more. In the past I had sacrificed myself in order to take care of another. I realized the empowerment of helping others was truly something that could also help me. No personal sacrifice was necessary. All of a sudden helping others was no longer hard. And I recognized so many other people helping others as well. It was effortless! Little did I know that my care taking posture was an obstacle to my growth. I found greater energy and greater courage in both my higher, and yes my lower self (I still venture there on occasion). I realized I was in control and had greater courage and greater faith which produced greater courage.
Master Key Lesson 17.26 reads as follows:
Every obstacle conquered, every victory gained, will give you more faith in your power, and you will have greater ability to win. Your strength is determined by your mental attitude; if this attitude is one of success, and is permanently held with an unswerving purpose, you will attract to you from the invisible domain the things you silently demand.
As you will read in my next post, I chose Decisiveness as my next virtue of the Franklin Makeover. Ain’t no stopping me now!!!