Week Eight: The Master Key Journey

A week of ADJUSTMENT-I was horrid

Haanel, Part Eight-three: ‘You may freely choose what you think, but the result of your thought is governed by an immutable law. Any line of thought persisted in CANNOT fail to produce its result in the character, health, and circumstances of the individual…” Well, The biggest adjustment of the week…

I failed miserably Monday night. Oh my, it was quite a site, and not pretty at all. Remember the poem of the girl with a curl attributed to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.angry2

“There was a little girl,

And she had a little curl

Right in the middle of her forehead.

When she was good

She was very very good,

And she was bad she was horrid.”

Well I was HORRID!  You would have thought I was a child, but no, to my chagrin I must admit I am not.  Although I behaved like one with the temper tantrum I was beset. I went to bed grumpy, there was no fixing me.

By morning light was I aright?  No!  I suffered through the day.  I refused to sit.  I was cognizant enough to observe myself, and my behavior. I was in outright rebellion to do what I knew was right. My feelings were hurt and that was it.  I have committed to memory the Seven Laws of the Mind, but I would not use them to my benefit. Eyes all watery, nose all sniffely, my heart a mess. I was miserable.  I needed to be fixed; I needed to be over this already!

An idea wriggled into my mind. My service for the week was to rake the back yard.  Perfect!  I rakingleavescoupleraked, then I mowed-to mulch the leaves I had raked, and then I carried too many loads of firewood from the back fence to the deck.  This had presented a problem. It had uncovered the picket fence that had not been set with chicken wire to keep our little dogs inside the yard.  This was another, ‘Do It Now’ incentive. After four hours of concentrated physical labor, I was on the mend. My husband could catch my eye, and I was a bit more chatty, but now exhausted. But oh no, working outside did not get dinner fixed, and it was past dinnertime.  Forget the shower, we dusted excess wood chips and leaves from our faces and clothes, and off we headed to Costco-Mesquite chicken wings would be our dinner fare tonight. Our bellies now satiated. Almost too tired to shower, ‘Do It Now’ auto piloted me through the process.  Finally snug in bed, we took turns reading The Greatest Salesman out loud. Noting quietly to myself, “Never allowing my heart to become small and bitter, rather I share it and it will grow and warm the earth.” Mandino, scroll #2. My husband was a gem, he was the non-judgmental observer, and kept on his mental diet without relapse when he was sorely tempted I am sure. For I had laid an obstacle before him—my thoughts were critical and destructive, and resulted in conditions of discord and inharmony. Haanel, Part Eight, five. And how was I to cultivate something different?  rainwashesmysoul"I love the sun for it warms my bones; yet I love the rain for it cleanses my spirit. I love the light for it shows me the way; yet I love the darkness for it shows me the stars. I welcome happiness for it enlarges my heart; yet I endure sadness for it opens my soul.  I acknowledge rewards for they are my due; yet I welcome obstacles for they are my challenge." Mandino, scroll #2.

My world without is a reflection of my world within. I want my world within to reflect all that is good, noble, and harmonious. What's in your world?Wintersolitude

12 thoughts on “Week Eight: The Master Key Journey

    1. Geni

      Post author

      Thanks Alice. You and our little group are such encouragers during rough times, or rocky roads. I appreciate you friend!

    1. Geni

      Post author

      It is a bit lonely when you think you are one of the only one struggling. Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog-It feels good to have someone drop by.

  1. Geni! I love your transparency an dI have learned that when we share our vulnerabilities and are transparent about them, we make better leaders! I made the mistake for years of "Fake it till you Make it" that we are taught in our industry. That is not what makes great leaders. We all have our struggles and need to work through them. Sharing your story allows others to know that they are not alone, and that there is a solution!

    Julie Booz - LifeSuccess Coach
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  2. Well, you worked through it and came out the other side shining. Forgive yourself, love yourself, and MOVE ON! Keep up the good fight, dear friend, and you will win!

  3. jasongoldshlager@acn.net

    Love the honesty. "Do it now" is so good eh? The procrastinator's remedy.
    And the neat thing is you had to go through all that initially so that you could come out with love for your curl 😉


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