This clip from Indiana Jones is exactly the way I have been feeling about my journey on this new path through the Master Key program. It takes faith, belief, and as my studies focused on this week, it takes LOVE. I don’t just mean love of others, love of life, even love of God or the Divine or the Universe, but what’s really challenging, is love for ME. As Trish shared in class, the research shows that our future self is interpreted by most of us as a stranger, so why would we invest in the happiness and success of a stranger? Wait, that’s me!
So, I dig deeper. I need to be very clear on what I want for my future self and what gifts I can share with those around me. How can I best be of Service? I went back and listened to the last two webinars again. Sure enough, there were subtle exercises and tips I missed the first go-round. So I re-created my dream board, and a recording of me saying it out loud helps crystalize it into a beautiful picture. During the daily sit exercise, I use my future self as the “friend” with whom I have conversations, getting to know her, getting to love her, so that choices I make today don’t overwhelm, hurt or unnecessarily burden my “friend”. I wouldn’t do that to any of my friends or family now, why would I do that to me? Because ultimately, that’s going to affect those I love anyway.
I dug in and did my exercises – like reading Gal in the Glass and saying I love you to myself in the mirror, focusing on Og Mandino’s Greatest Salesman, Scroll 2 – “I will greet this day with love in my heart. And most of all I will love myself. For when I do I will zealously inspect all things which enter my body, my mind, my soul, and my heart.”
I discovered that this week, I have started doing things that really are caring for me — all based on that blind faith and belief — following my plan of action toward my DMP goals.
It took trust when I went to meet a potential client for coffee, and he didn’t show. I needed to remain positive, stay true to the mental diet. So I practiced the exercises – read from Mandino, read my cards on the Law of Giving, silently spoke I love you to all I encountered, and the Universe delivered a wonder for me. Instead of the original client, just 10 minutes after I was scheduled to meet with Client 1, another potential client called to see if I could put together a couple of weeks’ worth of training for them. Well, of course, I can.
So yes, Indiana. It takes a person of faith. It’s takes someone who believes, because when the mission is one of love, and for the people we love, and to support the good of others, then the Universe provides us with the path. It’s often a path others can’t see or don’t trust, but for the brave and those of faith, it is well worth the trip!