Week 24 – Love is the answer

I loved this week webinar, it was so touching and inspiring. Everyone in the world should watch it..…you, everyone, is the greatest miracle ever!! Could you imagine what the world would be if everyone believed that he/she’s the greatest miracle!

You may say I am a dreamer…but definitely in this course… I am not the only one!!!

Sitting and thinking about our gift, inner light, is the biggest contribution we could give to this world…because as Mark, beautifully said ”the meaning of life is to find your gift, the purpose of life is to give it away, and giving it gives vitality to the world”.                            This step is so important….I should keep it in mind and even more I should let my heart feel it strongly. Listening to our hearts, trusting ourselves and all the rest is coming!

I loved the video about the bees and the orchids…as biologist who used to work with insects I knew the “story” very well. I’ve always been amazed by those facts/ interactions and there are plenty in nature, but I ‘ve never thought of it in this perspective. They do what they do without thinking about it! They do not try to find each other, they just find each other! They are the truth without anything else.                                                                           In a way it’s easier for them, as they are less disturbed by the mind which is so powerful and destructive at the same time. Now, thanks to all we’ve learned on the course we also know that everything come from within and we can control our mind.                                     We just need to be true to ourselves, listen to your heart and persist. It’s only matter of time.

I feel so optimist for the future to come, as never before and I am very thankful to the MKMMA group for giving me the instruments to discover my true self!

Love and peace is the answer!

 

Your time is limited, so do not waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma-which is living with the results of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. Steve Jobs

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Week 22&23 Friendship

Again I am late with my blog. I admit that when my routine changes, because of late work or trainings, I loose a bit the rhythm of the good practice.

I can feel it directly, my mood change, and not for good. On the other hand so many elements of the practice are so integrated into my daily routine that I do not loose the positive attitude.

On Monday I met my MKMMA partner, I am so happy I met her thanks to the course. She’s a miracle …so kind and understanding person. It was very helpful to talk to her, I could think again to my DMP and also to what I could do/give in order to get. Moreover it was a lovely sunny day…such a perfect day I’m glad I’ve spent it with her : )

Now I am enjoying the company of my friends who came from Italy to visit us here in Brussels…the house is full of sound, colors and happiness.

Week 20&21 Santosa

 

These weeks passed so fast…the course it’s almost finished but I am not afraid or preoccupied. I learned so much and I changed so much. The fight against the old blue print is still going on, but I am more and more confident that I will win the battle against it. Every day I feel more positive. I appreciate what I have around me, good and bad, everything is there for a reason, everything is a miracle!!

Yesterday I was reading a nice book about yoga philosophy and I refreshed myself about the concept of Yama and Niyama, which are the first two limbs of yoga upon Patanjali. I would like to share it with you.

Yama is the external ethics and Niyama is the internal ethics. Santosa is the second ethic of Niyama and means Abundance is all around us. The ray of sunshine that breaks through a cloudy day, a chat with a friend, a stranger’s smile. But we often fail to connect with these gifts because we’re caught in the blur of our everyday lives.

Particularly in our materialistic, frenzied society, it’s easy to buy in to the need for speed. We are in constant pursuit of a state of greater happiness at the expense of the one we already hold. Santosa is about living in the present moment and finding contentment right here, right now, even when life is difficult. This is something we are learning everyday with the exercises of MKMMA.

When we awaken to santosa, gratitude flowers and kindness follows.

Applying santosa does not negate driving toward goals in our personal or professional lives. The responsibility for fulfilling our dharma remains present. Our charge is to work diligently to manifest our potential, but hold contentment at each point in our journey. This is made easier if, as the Bhagavad Gita tells us, we focus on the intention of our actions rather than outcomes. Exactly the same as Haneel told us some time ago and Mark J. and Devine continuously repeat to us!

Living in the present and continuously rediscovering the abundance around us connects us to contentment, even when life is not easy.

To conclude I would like to quote the Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hahn: “When we walk in awareness, we see miracles everywhere.”

Thank you so much Mark J. and Devine and Chiara and Steve for this amazing experience! You are preparing an army of happy peaceful warriors!

Be the change you want to see in the world! M. Gandhi

Namaste, Irene

 

 

Week 18&19 – I will live this day as if it is my last

I’ve just finished watching the reply of webinar week 18 and I have a smile on my face : ).

I had a very strange week, I felt tired and demotivated. I’ve been through a family constellations (the person I intend to become, asked for that). I think it was such a strong and revealing experience that my body is still recovering.

Yesterday I did not practice at all, and I know that my old subby was dictating that. He feels that so many things are changing and he is freaking out…he’s going to vanish soon and he knows it.

So this morning I woke up and I still felt like …not doing the work…”I know my DMP” ..”I do not need to read OG”..and blablabla….but then something happened…my new me ..or better, my real me, gave me a shake and I opened the book read the fifth scroll with enthusiasm and felt directly better!! I then kept on reading all I planned to and I finished to watch the webinar and I realized that I am also part of that 93,8% of people who are happier than before attending the course.

I am happier because I have the tools to remove the cement, and I finally believe that there is gold in me! I know that I need to work harder and do the best of the best to transform my DMP into reality but I know I am going into the right direction. My heart knows it very well, and this is all that count!

I am very thankful to be part of this group!

Life is beautiful!

Week 17-Beef Stroganoff

I do not have any excuse, valid or not valid, it’s always an excuse.

Anyway, here I am, better late than never, with my blog for weeks 17.

I had pretty intense weeks. I am very glad I met in person my MMA partner, who lives in Brussels. We had a very nice chat that reinforced our motivation and appreciation for the course. I feel and see in my world within that things are changing. I am much more positive and opened towards others than ever. I really enjoyed reading Haneel part 17, actually I am still reading it, as I’ve found so many insights that were speaking to me!

17.9“ The subconscious mind may be aroused and brought into action in any direction and made to serve us for any purpose, by CONCENTRATION.”

In fact lately I feel that I need more and more to focus and concentrate, which I find very difficult in the daily routine. Sometime I just would like to let go everything, staying in the nature, meditate and recover from the speed of our western society. Probably this is the result of not meditating enough. I am still very influenced by my old blue print and negative thoughts appear and not always disappear as fast as I wish …my bear is still hugging the kettle and it’s burning himself. At least I am aware about it!

Another part of part 17 is 17.15 “ All mental discovery and attainment are the result of DESIRE plus CONCENTRATION.”

Desire is there, very strong! I can feel it, my DMP is now a part of me. I am so glad I am talking about it to people I meet, and every time I speak about it, out loud, I feel I am reinforcing it. I love it!!

Now I need to work harder on the concentration in order not to dissipate the energy of the desire! DO IT NOW!!

Finally the very hopeful sentence of 17.27 “ By KEEPING THE THOUGHT IN MIND, it will gradually TAKE TANGIBLE FORM. A definite purpose sets causes in motion, which go out in the invisible world and find the material necessary to serve your purpose. “

It really is very encouraging! I’d like to share one of my thoughts, which is my one sentence DMP, because I feel that the more I share it with others the more I the thought will take a tangible form.

I feel nourished and empowered by my self-confidence and love and I creatively guide anyone else to feel whole, perfect, strong powerful, loving, harmonious and HAPPYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for reading

Love and peace

Irene

 

 

Week 16- Growing up

This week it has been not an easy week for me. My daughter was ill and I stayed home with her at the beginning of the week, I enjoyed being with her, and I had more time to think about my life, my DMP and what I need to change in order to move on. I think that all the thinking and being in direct contact with my daughter’s bacteria put my immune system KO. So on Wednesday I got ill as well. The body talks quite clearly, always trust what your body is saying to you. I need to change something in my relationship with my family. Rather I accept and let go or I fight for what I want even if I am alone to want that. I would like to feel supported by my family members about my DMP but that is not always the case and it makes me feel alone and sometime discouraged ….Anyway to compensate I was very happy to be part of the big flow of kindness we created and observed every where. I had very tender moments that warmed up my hearth and hopefully the receivers too. Kindness is everywhere; we just need to be aware about it. This course is opening my eyes little by little, and I am so thankful about it. Happy weekend

Week 15-Positive

Time is flying by, holidays are over and winter is showing is white coat everywhere in Europe. My daughter is sick so I am spending some time at home with her, appreciating the ‘lazy, cozy’, moments at home with her and my husband. I have a strange feeling….a little sadness for what I would like to have and I don’t have yet and at the same time excitement for my future self, that is becoming more clear in my mind, heart and soul.

I feel that if I persist and work hard I will remove all the cement layers that have been covering my real self for all these years.

I love scroll IV, it talk to me very much. It is so encouraging and optimist, exactly what I need it now. “Vain attempts to imitate others no longer will I make”. In fact, this is something very difficult for me. I grew up thinking that others are better and can do better than me. Yoga and meditation practice already helped me to be more confident about myself. This course is really making the difference!! Thank you Mark, Devine, Steve and Chiara to share your knowledge and experience with us!

Now it’s in my hand to practice actively and more persistently. I know that my old blue print is always there talking to my ears, trying to convincing me not to do all I should do …..but now I am aware of it and I can choose not to listen to it!

I am nature’s greatest miracle and so are you all!

I am enjoying the journey!