In most things in life when we begin something new our enthusiasm is high while our skills are often undeveloped or essentially non-existent. When a person tries something new and shows early skill it’s often called beginners luck or the individual is a natural or a prodigy.
Emerson said, “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm”
The following paragraph contains humor that may not be appropriate for all audiences you won’t miss much if you skip it 🙂
Week 2 finds me still with enthusiasm – my husband says great enthusiasm. As I enthusiastically read and repeat the Blueprint Builder, my DMP, Do It Now and all the rest multiple times a day (some more than the 2 or 3 times assigned to remain in harmony with the Mastermind) I’ve started to playfully tell my husband that I’ve been multi-enthusiastic that day. On the days I’ve struggled I say that I need another Ogasm and more Enthusiasms. (I did warn you)
In Scroll 1 “…for when an act becomes easy through constant repetition it becomes a pleasure to perform and if it is a pleasure to perform it is man’s nature to perform it often.” Much like the High School Cheer – I’m Alive, Awake, Alert, Enthusiastic! You can become Enthusiastic too! You’ll thank yourself for it when your Subby gets to work faster on what you are creating. To see the effects of enthusiasm in action check out Nancy O’s, my Guide Mentor’s post about where she has come from. Amazing, isn’t she? Want to see the power of enthusiasm in action? See Ellen’s simple, but oh, so powerful What if?
In the Master Keys this week two things stood out to me:
2-19. The conscious mind ought to be on duty during every waking hour. When the “watchman” is “off guard”, or when its calm judgment is suspended, under a variety of circumstance, then the subconscious mind is unguarded and left open to suggestion from all sources.
I recognize that many of the struggles and old blueprint beliefs are based on the lack of watchman or suspension of calm or immature judgment. Comforting to know that I can change and form stronger beliefs on which to base my future and practice the conscious guard and watch of my Subby. The Second stand out is this weeks sit –
2-30. Last week I gave you an exercise for the purpose of securing control of the physical body. If you have accomplished this you are ready to advance. This time you will begin to control your thought. Always take the same room, the same chair, and the same position, if possible. In some cases it is not convenient to take the same room. In this case simply make the best use of such conditions as may be available. Now be perfectly still as before, but inhibit all thought. This will give you control over all thoughts of care, worry, and fear, and will enable you to entertain only the kind of thoughts you desire. Continue this exercise until you gain complete mastery.
2-31. You will not be able to do this for more than a few moments at a time, but the exercises is valuable because it will be a very practical demonstration of the great number of thoughts which are constantly trying to gain access to your mental world.
As I listen to Mark then read the Mastermind posts my understanding was to seek to have moments or instances of NO thought. A sort of suspension of reality – to be-still my beating heart – hold my breath – cease to think. Hmmm, okay as the week has progressed I’ve found the most success in a rather counter intuitive manner. I fix a single thought in my mind and then seek as it reads inhibit all thought, all incoming thoughts. So likely not what many have been doing but it has provided a greater traction to stilling my mind. A thought of ‘I am Safe’ or ‘Gratitude’ or ‘Love’ have been effective. I have found that as I have a more still mind my body rebels more – maybe that is just me.
Lastly, I have a confession – I am struggling with my DMP – I thought I had it rather nailed down – I did Think and Grow Rich with Mark and Company twice and MKMMA last year and thought I was in a good place – um I cannot even answer the questions my guide has asked in less than 400 words let alone construct a DMP that contains emotion and detail. Wow, I’m thinking of answering the questions and conversing and giving background to my guide and then approaching the DMP again – at least I have until after Sunday’s Webby before I need to send the DMP in again.
I’m wondering if the fact that I see my DMP in a complete vision and my guide is not looking with my eyes or seeing the vista but has received a 400 word piece of what I feed my Subby that doesn’t have my HEM and Enthusiasm and running video that plays in my minds eye. Well back to the Blueprint Drawing board – the sit – where I’m not supposed to be thinking any thoughts – I think I’ve been set up… For Greater Understanding – Think a Franklin Thought an Aretha Franklin Thought … oh just Think 🙂
Thank you Aretha, you are missed :*)