Week 17 : 7 laws of consciousness

Surrender

Be present

Create in Harmony

Know your power

Abide by your intuition

Recognize abondance – kindness – happiness – love everywhere

Vibrate this energy

 

These are my seven laws of consciouness !

Enjoy, apply, repeat 🙂

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Week 16 : A state of consciousness

This week I feel I’m making the transition from a state of mind to a state a of consciousness.

The last 15 weeks in the MKE, we’ve build a state of mind which dwells in positive thoughts and constructive habits. Not that it is an easy thing to get done but the program pushes us, step by step, in that state of mind.

This week I feel a shift in Haanel’s teaching, going deeper into the understanding of our spiritual nature.

“Harmony & happiness are states of consciousness”.

A state of conciousness which dwells in harmony, happiness, kindness, creating harmony, happiness and kindness within itself, not being influenced by outside circumstances. There is still a learning curve to be experienced here.

As I’m going further in, still there are doubts and fears surfacing, vigilance, warnings, I do not want to be submerged by something that I do not control.

Breath.

A state of consciousness, that’s what I’m aiming for. And self-control is the companion I need to grow to get there.

In love & happiness, best wishes to all for 2018 !

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Week 15 : About Discipline

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Persistence

Perseverance

What is the difference ? There are different words  so there has to be a degree of difference.

We focused on persistence in the MKE for the past few weeks, you can read about it in last week’s post. I have focused on surrendering the past few weeks because that is where my own journey is taking me, you can read about it in this post.

This week is about DISCIPLINE. And the first question I asked myself was “What is the difference with persistence”. Went to the dictionnary.

DISCIPLINE is the quality of being able to behave and work in a controlled way which involves obeying particular rules or standards.

Collins Dictionary

What I like about this definition is the reference to LAW. Discipline is a quality, a virtue, which demands a surrendering to laws.

I like how everything fits together. I feel that I’ve been working toward surrendering more and more to the will of God. I guess Haanel opens our mind to the fact that the Divine sets order in a set of laws that we are introduced to. So the more I surrender, the more I have to abide by these laws.

This week I have tried to dwell in discipline, it’s really not so easy to find. I need to let the meaning sink in. Mostly I have dwelled in Haanel lesson whih was very insightful :

“We cannot obtain what we lack if we tenaciously cling to what we have. We are able to conscioulsy control our conditions as we come to sense the purpose of what we attract, and are able to extract from each experience only what we require for our further growth. Our ability to do this determines the degree of harmony or happiness we obtain.”

The only way to surrender is to die to yourself, let it go ! I need discipline for this.

 

The figure of discipline for me this week is our new Archbishop of Paris, being installed today. He had a carrier as a doctor before he became priest, bishop and now archbishop. He surrenders his life again and again and again, at every milestone of his journey, with commitment and discipline.

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Week 14 (2) : Love letter to my future self

I have been thinking about doing this for a while. When Mark and Davene started to talk about developing an intimate relationship with our future self it made a lot of sense to me.

I was at a café with a friend a few weeks ago and she tells me about these 36 questions to fall in love, or just to get to know your loved ones better. We actually did them together and we had a really good time.

As I was going back home it just hit me, that’s exactly what I need to do to build a loving, intimate relationship with my future self.

These questions come from a study by Arthur Aron which states that intimacy between strangers can be accelerated by having them ask each other a specific series of personal questions. Well what better way to create that intimate relationship with my future self, get to know her better.

It was an amazing and very rich experience to do, filled with emotions and clear-cut ideation as I had to put myself in my future self shoes to answer the questions. I’m also going to use this to completely re-do my press release.

It was very interesting to realize on which points me and my future self are completely aligned and on which I need to focus to grow. I learned way more than I initially thought I would when I had the idea.

I have used most of the questions, just left a few on the side because they did not seem fitting for the kind of experience and inner-journey I was aiming for.

I would really advise to do it for yourself. It took me a few hours to be honest but so worth it. I feel really connected to my future self now, she is present in my life. I feel like she is now part of my decision process.

Most of all I would really love your feedback on this. I’m sure there are ways to make this grow even deeper and wider… let me know.

 

Set I

  1. Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?

Me & My future self : Pope Francis. I would settle for the Dalai Lama though (laughts).

 

  1. Would you like to be famous? In what way?

Me & My future self : I would really not like to be famous. I like my independence too much.

Me : Although it is important to me to be recognized by my peers as an innovative force in coaching and by my clients as a good coach.

My future self : Recognition is also important to me. For me recognition comes from within. Being recognized by the outside world is an extension of that as far as I am concerned. It is a gift that comes from me first.

 

  1. Before making a telephone call, do you ever rehearse what you are going to say? Why?

Me : Yes, not all the time, but often if there is something specific I need to tell someone, I might even write it down so I’m sure I will get it right.

My future self : Yes, definitely ! I go further, I visualize it. It is so important to know why we are doing what we are doing and what result we are aiming for. This is true for everything in life.

 

  1. What would constitute a “perfect” day for you?

My future self : A perfect day for me is when things flow effortlessly, in truth, consciousness and love. Such a perfect day. I am happy to say I have many of those.

 

  1. When did you last sing to yourself? To someone else?

Me & My future self : I sing to the Lord every day ! It is such a blessing to praise. It is a movement of grace and gratitude.

 

  1. If you were able to live to the age of 90 and retain either the mind or body of a 30-year-old for the last 60 years of your life, which would you want?

Me : I want to say the mind and on the other hand, I have heard people say that we don’t know pain until we get old and seriously sick…

My future self : The mind. That’s where all the power is. That’s where life is.

 

  1. Do you have a secret hunch about how you will die?

Me & My future self : No. It is not for us to know the hour of our death. My only true concern about death is to be one with my savior when it happens so I can fall right into his loving arms. That is my life’s work !

 

  1. Name three things you and your partner appear to have in common.

Our love for Jesus – Our trust in Jesus – Our will to walk with Jesus

 

  1. For what in your life do you feel most grateful?

Me : My relationship with Jesus. More than grateful, I feel blessed by that.

My future self : The love that surrounds me daily in my relationship with my soulmate. I feel his support daily in my life. In his presence, it is so easy for me to shine completely and unveil the true nature of my beauty where he can find strength and comfort.

 

  1. If you could change anything about the way you were raised, what would it be?

Me & My future self : Support for my creativity and trust in my choices. But things are as they are, no doubt for a reason. I have taken responsibility for it and made my peace with it a long time ago. Now I’m just grateful to have a loving family !

 

  1. If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be?

Me & My future self : Humility – I guess it is a life long journey to reach true detachment from the circumstances that surround us and know deeply that everything belongs to God.

 

Set II

  1. If a crystal ball could tell you the truth about yourself, your life, the future or anything else, what would you want to know?

Me & My future self : I already know the truth about myself. There is one thing I would love to know : is there life, intelligent life I mean, somewhere else in the universe… I believe there is. The law of probability tells us so. I guess I’d like to know what form it takes, how they live, how they think… everything.

 

  1. Is there something that you’ve dreamed of doing for a long time? Why haven’t you done it?

Me & My future self : I’ve crossed that line a few times in my life. It’s a question everyone should ask themselves and be honest about it… and then do it ! As far as I am concerned, when I come to that point, that means it is time to change something. It’s a warning. If there is something I want from life and keep myself in anyway from achieving it, that means something in me is not aligned anymore and need to be put back together so I can move forward.

My future self : Right now I am happy to say I’m in a place where my dreams are aligned with my life. It hasn’t always been that way. But I have always been eager to make my dreams a reality. It’s a state of mind really. To not give up, to be persistent and know what we stand for.

In the past years I have accomplished so many dreams from small to big things that I had wanted to do for such a long time :

  • I’m going on spiritual retreats at least once a year
  • I’ve spend my summer 2018 vacation in Hawaii with my sister (we had been dreaming of doing that together for years)
  • I travel almost every month
  • I’m practicing yoga and ballet every week
  • I play the piano at least three times a week (if not everyday)
  • I have my online personal development and lifestyle business
  • I have my dream apartment in Paris
  • I own a car
  • I’m married
  • I speak on events all around the world
  • I wrote a book
  • I dwell in positive habits

 

  1. What is the greatest accomplishment of your life?

Me : Being the youth minister for my church for four years.

My future self : Fullfilling my true purpose : building creativity and developing spiritual awareness.

 

  1. What do you value most in a friendship? What does friendship mean to you?

Me : Loyalty.

My future self : The interconnection of kindred spirits, congenial friendships. To be surrounded by the right people makes such a difference in life. It has been a blessing in my life in the past few years to meet and befriend the most amazing spirits and souls. When I realized that I was actually very good at creating interpersonal constructive relationships with people and gave myself permission to enjoy doing this, I met the right people – or should I say, the right people were brought into my life – and created, and continue to create wonderful friendships.

 

  1. What roles do love and affection play in your life?

Me & My future self : Love is everything. As St Augustine says : “Love, and do what you want”. There is nothing that love cannot accomplish because love is Truth. Everything is love. The entire creation is an act of Love.

Me : Love, as a general rule is not missing in my life. I live by it. I love my family and friends and they love me. But I am missing a partner in life. Although it has not been an issue for many years as it didn’t seem as a priority in my life, the past years I have come to want to share my life with someone.

My future self : Now to be more specific, the love and affection my husband and I share is a major component in our lives and our life together. It’s a choice we made in harmony with one another and with our creator. We believe we are soulmates. And for us that is not to say that we cannot live without one another. That would be blind codependency. It means that we consciously choose to live with one another, in a commitment of love for one another. And it is so beautiful because it elevates us beyond what we are as individuals. Now we are co-creators of our lives. It is true for every relationship and our commitment to one another reminds us of that every day on a deep level. It is for me the extension of a most profound experience of connection with the divine – Love in its purest form made in flesh.

 

  1. Alternate sharing something you consider a positive characteristic of your partner. Share a total of five items.

Me to my future self : You are shining with no restrains

Me to my future self : You are confident and proud to share your life purpose and dreams

Me to my future self : You are moving forward in joy and harmony

Me to my future self : You have a successful and positive mindset

Me to my future self : You are always persistent and consistent in your path toward truth and freedom

 

 

Set III

  1. Make three true “we” statements each. For instance, “We are both in this room feeling … “

We are both always on the search for truth and freedom

We have both always sought to make my dreams come true

We are both in love with Jesus

 

  1. Complete this sentence: “I wish I had someone with whom I could share … “

Me : Well I said it before, I wish I had someone to share my life with (laughs).

My future self : I have someone I can share my daily routine with, my love for God, my ever going path toward truth and freedom, my love for self-development, my interests in astronomy, music, dance, yoga, spirituality, my awe for the new technologies and internet, my entrepreneurship, my love for travels and new discoveries…

 

  1. If you were going to become a close friend with your partner, please share what would be important for him or her to know.

My future self to me : For us to move forward together, It is important for you to believe, have faith, that you are accomplishing everything you have described and decided. It is yours, already !

 

  1. Tell your partner what you like about them; be very honest this time, saying things that you might not say to someone you’ve just met.

My future self to me : I like that you are true to yourself and sticking with your commitment to yourself to be honest. I like that you want to better yourself and accomplish your dreams. I like that you never gave up to walk on the path of truth and freedom. I like that you genuinely care for others. I like that you kept your true heart, always, as a statement to adversity.

 

  1. Tell your partner something that you like about them already.

My future self to me : I like, I love that you are committed to building our relationship. That you are setting right now our future in motion by writing it down. That you put our hearts in sync to be one heart, our minds in sync to be one mind, our thoughts in sync to be one thought, one ideal.

I think you’re a wonderful gal and I love you, dear, dear Marie. Thank you for making me part of your life today !

 

  1. Share a personal problem and ask your partner’s advice on how he or she might handle it. Also, ask your partner to reflect back to you how you seem to be feeling about the problem you have chosen.

Me : Sometimes I feel like any personal growth major step I make happens in pain and suffering, in struggle. How can I grow and continue to grow and move forward in harmony ?

My future self to me : I am touched by your candor. Obviously I relate. I have been in that place. Just as I was telling you how recognition comes first from my own recognition of myself and that I can enjoy the recognition from the world around me because it already exists in me, well the joy and the harmony you seek comes from within. Plant it in your heart, as a commitment to yourself, as you did for honesty, for your search for truth and freedom, and nurture it, with faith. Joy is not about being content, nor is harmony about outside circumstances. True joy, pure harmony comes from being one with the Divine. When your will is his will, when your heart is his heart, when your love is his love. When you freely give your life in faith.

It seems to me that your suffering comes from your resistance to the process. You are resisting to leave the comfort of your old surroundings, what you already know. You probably dwell in a sort of nostalgia from familiar circumstances and habits. You have planted beautiful seeds in the past years and through your entire life and you wish to see them grow. But you forget that for a seed to grow into a plant and bear fruits, it must die. And so as the bible says, you must die to yourself to be born again in the fruits of your labor. And it is not the death that causes you suffering. It is your resisting to accept to die that creates pain.

 

Let’s complete this with a few inspirational quotes :

Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.

John 12:24

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

2 Corinthians 5:17

That, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.

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That last question was a surprise, I didn’t know I had it in me… I was moved, I stayed in awe and elevation for an hour after that.

Now I know when I’m struggling with something, all I need to do is ask my future self because she is in a place where she knows and she is in me.

I’m so glad I did that ! It put my relationship with my future self on an entirely new orbit.

Love, always !

 

Week 14 (1) : Learn about persistence !

This month the Master Key Experience has been all about PERSISTENCE. So let me give back and teach you about my take on persisence.

This month, I have been repeating to myself ‘I persist until I succeed’ 30 times a day. At first it felt forced. Leting a new notion sink in is not so easy. There is this little voice in your head saying ‘yeah right, whatever you say, it doesn’t make it true’. But that is the beauty of it, whith persistence, it does make it true. The way it works is that it overrides your resistance, little by little. It changes the way your consciousness receives this message. And before you know it, it becomes so real that you cannot escape the truth it holds. That is I will persist until I succeed. And this new reality lives in you.

That means something very important. Persistence is not something you have or don’t have, and well, too bad for those who were not born with it. It is something you work on, you choose to bring into your life, your way of thinking. It is knowledge being consciously applied. It’s 4 little habits that can change your life :

  • a definite major purpose (DMP) backed by a burning desire for its fulfillment ;
  • a definite plan expressed in continuous action ;
  • a tightly closed mind against all negative and discouraging influences, including suggestions of relatives, friends and acquaintances ;
  • friendly alliances with one or more persons who will encourage one to follow through with both plan and purpose.

 

The heart knows what it wants if you let it tell you, it will know what to do, if you let it express itself. Of course, that’s not an easy part in itself. This month I went back on my DMP, because well, everything in it was not backed by a burning desire. It’s a process. Persistence is a process.

Closing my mind to all negative thoughts and influences is a whole other challenge as far as I’m concerned. I’ve had this bad habits for years to compare myself to others and of course beating myself up about how much of a failure I am compared to other people. The trick here is to develop FAITH. Faith in your DMP, in the actions to take, in the truth of this new reality. Persistence is a state of mind.

Finally my biggest challenge was to make alliances with people who would encourage me. I was scared of rejection. So here, I had to face my fear with COURAGE. I’m not going back to my old ways, there is only one way for me and it’s up. Guess what. I was not met by rejection. And now I even have the burning desire to become a master in creating alliances, a champion in interpersonal learning and grow amazing friendships with kindred spirits. Persistence is a gift to be shared.

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In the movie October Sky, the main protagonist embodies this process of persistence in a beautiful way.

Homer is a young teenager who is inspired by the launch of the Sputnik and develop a burning desire to make rockets.

When someone asks him “You don’t give up do you ?”, he answers “I can’t” ! His life depends on it, there is no going back. In the movie we witness over 15 failed rocket launches before the 4 teenagers finally succeed.

 

2CoalwoodRocketBoysThere are two things that I found profoundly compelling in the movie :

  • The way Homer talks about, expresses his burning desire compells a number of people to rally his cause and help him, against a lot of adverse circumstances.
  • His two friends, Roy Lee and O’Dell, who had no perspective of becoming anything else than coal miners and had no vision for themselves outside of their little town, had their whole perspective on life, on their future turned around. At some point in the movie, they cannot go back on their old way of thinking. They cannot see their future in coal mining anymore.

So that not only did Homer’s persistence allowed him to pursue his life purpose, it inspired his two friends to find theirs. A gift to be shared.

 

My message to you is this, persist with faith and courage, do not let anything stop you and you will change your life and transform it as well for the people around you !

Believe !

 

Week 13 : May it be done to me according to your word

“May it be done to me according to your word” is the answer of Mary when the angel tells her she is chosen by God to carry his child Jesus.

“May it be done to me according to your word”. I received these words multiple times this week.

As we advance toward Christmas, christians are asked to rejoyce. Last sunday’s webinar had the same effect on me. It reinspired me to recommit to the exercises on a daily basis at a deeper level. In Joy & Faith & Courage.

The words of the mother of the carpenter from Galilee resonate in my heart deeply. They carry a deeper truth, a deeper commitment which echoes the commitment I am making again to the MKE. They echo the teachings we are receiving in the MKE and the lessons of the past three weeks.

We are definitely going deeper into the understanding of our connection to the Universal Mind, our alignment with it/him, and that everything is already in place.

 

The commentary of Saint Bernard on Mary’s words is so insightful on this matter. To me it speaks eloquently of that which we are learning in the MKE… with a spiritual emphasis 😉

By saying these words, Mary expresses above all the intensity of her desire rather than simply asking the accomplishment of something she was doubtful about.

I read ‘burning desire’ and the intensity of her ‘courage’ and ‘faith’.

God wants us to ask him the things he promises to give us. This is certainly why he starts by promising mostly what he has already decided to give us: the promise awakens our piety, and prayer makes us deserve what we will receive gratuitously…

It is already given to us, all we have to do is say the words… but it goes further than that, see what Saint Bernard wrote next…

The Virgin had understood this, for to the gift of the gratuitous promise she added the merit of her prayer: “May it be done to me according to your word. May the eternal Word do to me what your word tells me today. May the Word that was with God from the beginning become flesh of my flesh according to your word…May this Word be not only perceptible to my ears, but also visible to my eyes, palpable to my hands, and that I may carry it in my arms. May it be not a written and mute word, but the incarnate and living Word; not lifeless signs traced on a withered parchment, but a living Word, in the form of a man, stamped alive in my womb…”In times past, God spoke often and in various ways to our ancestors through the prophets” (Heb 1:1); his word was given to them to be listened to, to be proclaimed or to be acted on… For me, I ask that it may be put in my womb… I call to the Word, silently blown into me, incarnate in a person, physically united to my flesh… May it come in me for the whole world.”

Saint Bernard (1091-1153), Cistercian monk and doctor of the Church
Praises to the Virgin Mary, 4,11

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The words received (see on the painting how this connection is shown) and said are put into flesh, made alive, manifested FOR the whole world.

Our mission, our purpose, is given to us through our connection to the Universal Mind, the Divine, God, whatever you call it, and manifested by our faith that it is given to us, already. And so, how beautiful it is that by listening to our burning desire, and believing the words we say, we serve the whole world.

 

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Tidings of comfort and joy for me to deepen this realisation. Such grace and gratitude for what is given to me this week !

 

Truly, may your will be done !

 

Merry Christmas to all !

Week 12 : on Circumstances

This week Master Key reading on scattered thoughts and ideals reinforced my impression that parts of my DMP are actually ways to disperse myself, diversions to avoid facing my true desires and work on them.

I have had a hard time to come up with a consistent WPOA and keep up with it… which in return has made me feel like I didn’t keep my promises.

Something is not aligned with the truth and so my WPOA feels overbearing. I have no enthousiasm at the idea of accomplishing the services on it. Not looking forward to it. Not joyfull.

Something is not aligned with the truth.

I am unhappy with my press release and haven’t been doing the exercises around it because of this… so I need to remedy this as well.

 

Let’s review :

Some parts of my ideal are sharp, clean cut, definite, but some aren’t and some just shouldn’t be there.

So there are some tangible change I have to make to start anew as I was saying last week! And I am happy that I can put my finger on what is going wrong.

 

On other and related thoughts, I also have aknowledge, this week, how much my circumstances have dictated my feelings in the past weeks.

Now, I know it should be the other way around. I also know, knowledge doesn’t apply itself – I must make the application.

I guess it concur with the fact that I didn’t fertilize my thoughts with a strong enough living purpose. I dodged.

 

Joy is from within – It cannot be contingent to circumstances.

I know that – I must apply it.

Let’s get to work with courage and faith !