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Month: December, 2014

Week 13—Half-way Point

I’ve been a little, actually a lot, remiss these past couple of weeks. Only a little of it had to do with the holidays. An important job that’s truly time-sensitive was thrust at me, and by the time I was done with a day’s work, I was exhausted and couldn’t even read Og, let alone Haanel at the end of the day, although I’d usually read them at least once during the day. I realized almost immediately that the old blue print (slacking off to the point of doing nothing) was rearing its ugly, terrible head, and so, as Scroll III tells us, I continued to persist, even if it wasn’t 100%. Just keep going, just keep going.

I ran across some interesting information, though, that I copied and held onto, because I knew I wanted to share it. I haven’t read it since I first saw it, and perhaps if I’d taken its advice, I may have fared better during these past two weeks. I honestly don’t remember how I came across this, but it seemed interesting and applicable to MKMMA:

Have you ever had a day where you just couldn’t seem to shake a foggy brain? You feel tired and sluggish and don’t know quite what to do?

I just finished reading “The IQ Answer” by Dr. Frank Lawlis where he states that “One of the most valuable behaviors a child or adult can do to clear a foggy brain is to chew.”

When you chew, Lawlis says, you breathe through your nose and get a natural infusion of nitric oxide that helps your brain and body process air more effectively.

It supercharges your neurological system and allows you to absorb more oxygen and cleaner air.  And in turn, you can think more clearly and better concentrate.

I’ve also read studies that suggest chewing gum can help you eliminate fear and anxiety.  When you’re in real danger, the rationale goes, you can’t eat.  So chewing gum is a trick.  It tricks your brain into thinking you’re eating.  It says: Look, we must not be in danger otherwise we wouldn’t be eating.

Try chewing gum before you need to speak in public or approach someone who makes you nervous.

I haven’t had a chance to try it, yet, but it would be interesting to know if anyone who reads this does and what your results are.

As for Weeks 12 & 13, I honestly can’t connect with the Omnipotent, to realize that I’m part of the Whole. I understand it cerebrally, but it hasn’t yet transmuted into my “I.” I’m working on it.

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Week 10—I’m Actually Changing

So I’m in the market the other day to get a few things. My market’s closed down the self-serve machines, so I’ve got to get on line. An older gentleman’s ahead of me finishing up his order. I’m not really paying attention, but it seems that he had to swipe his card again because of something that had previously occurred—either an item was missed, or taken out. I don’t know. But because he had to swipe his card again, he became annoyed (he may already have been annoyed).

So when the transaction was finished, the clerk said, “Have a nice day,” as they so often do, and not really meaning it. It’s just something that he says. The older guy grumbled something back at him, which I didn’t hear. And I really didn’t care what he said.

Then the clerk says to me, “That’s one nasty old man. Did you hear what he said? He didn’t have to say that.”

Now before MKMMA, I would have said, “Why, what did he say?”

But NOW, what I said was, “You know, you haven’t walked in his shoes. You don’t know how he got to where he is now, either today or this minute.”

I couldn’t believe it. Saying that NEVER would have occurred to me before MKMMA.

I AM changing.

Thank goodness.

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