Monthly Archives: February 2015

Week 21 – Do you believe….??

Do you believe in miracles?

Lets start with the definition of a miracle; according to Websters online dictionary, a miracle is defined as:

an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs. : an extremely outstanding or unusual event, thing, or accomplishment.

This seems fair enough and the definition to which most people would agree/believe. I know I used to agree with this definition…. thats right…. used to…. I thought miracles defined ONLY as being these big, wonderful, unexplainable occurances that happened in peoples lives if they were very very lucky…. how wrong I was.

miracles baby

This week in MKMMA my mind was blown… (surprise surprise…. again!!)

In a way that made me strain my brain and go back to high school science to really understand the true meaning of the word…. I am beginning to understand more and more that miracles are ALL around us, everywhere in everything and everyone we see, touch and feel.

Not being the sciencey/physics type I never really understood atoms and molecules and the way they come together with space and energy to form unique things…. things in my world, just “were”. I never gave too much thought toward just how totally amazing this concept really is.

In a way that I could never re-explain Davine basically taught us that we are made up of more ‘space’ that anything else and that the only reason we are able to see our bodies is due to the unique energy of all the atoms working in perfect harmony with each other, if this did not occur, we would cease to exist…. this blew my mind!

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Ive always experienced periods of awe and wonder as I take in the beauty of nature, whether it be a simple flower, a sunset, a tiny creature or a new born child…. I find myself just stopping (as if the whole world does with me) just for a split second to appreciate how really wondrous we truly are…. I look at my gorgeous kids (who have just turned 10 and 7) and think to myself, holy crap…. I actually grew these beauties inside me…. !!!!

Ive learned this week to open my eyes more to the miracles that surround us, literally everywhere, and by extension have no choice to believe that I too am a miracle…. although that to me still sounds a little surreal… but….  I CHOOSE to believe….

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Which way do you CHOOSE to live your life?

Do you believe?? Well try this on for size…..

Sugarcube

Now tell me when you look all around you, you don’t see miracles….. yep…. EXACTLY!!

Live Limitless and believe

Am

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Week 20 – Find your inner hedgehog

Gosh the weeks are simply flying by now… so much progress…. so much still left to learn… so many skills….. yikes!! My inner fox is shining through….

Week 20 of MKMMA…. This week I was introduced to a new fable, one which I was not familiar with…. The Fox and The Hedgehog. Most people, as I, had heard of Aesop’s Fable….. The Tortoise and the Hare which in itself provides a unique and simple life lesson which most have come to accept – slow and steady wins the race… but not The Fox and the Hedgehog.

It provides a very interesting and eye-opening concept as to why the ‘masters of multi-tasking’ may seem to have it all together, yet retain less and do not achieve what could be their greatness in whichever task they choose to undertake.

In a nutshell…

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As I was cleaning the house this morning, this metaphor of being a Fox or Hedgehog smacked me clean in the scrubbing brush…. lol… I never really gave much thought to the way I clean my house before, usually walking around with a tea-towel on my shoulder (my signature mark if you ask my kids or hubby!), flitting from room to room, tidying up mess as I go and most of the time finding myself in a different place as when I started, then wondering why it feels like I have been cleaning for hours and the house still seems to look the same….. I am a DAMN FOX!!!

I have the one big idea of cleaning my house, but instead of focusing on one room at a time, I go between rooms as I find something to put away and then get distracted at cleaning that part of the house instead of the part I started at! If I can FOCUS my energy on one area of the house, it will get done SO much more quickly…. and it DID!!

Now this may seem like a strange post to write about cleaning, but that is the beauty of this course, the lessons we are learning are SO much more than just to help you in business…. they are to help you in life.

HOW COOL IS THAT?!!

For a lot of people, life itself, combined with multiple requirements put upon us can overwhelm you to the point of thinking… how can I fit all these things in…. and STILL have time for…. family/business/health (insert your own important aspect here!)…. this clip explains it BEAUTIFULLY….

Work out the most important things in your life…. and do them first.

Not sure how to find the important stuff….

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Now its time to go and find your inner hedgehog…

hedgehog baby

Live limitless

Am

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Week 19 – Maths and MKMMA..

2 minutes + 1 pose + 1 specific question = ???

One of my most favorites subjects at school growing up was…. Maths…. (boo hiss I hear some of you say!) but I was one of the kids in the class who loved it, I learned it, practiced it, refined my working out and well eventually I just got it – and when I got it, it became effortless and dare I say it….. FUN!

Some of my classmates where not so keen on it though….

math pic how-to-do-math

I never really understood why I liked it so much, but Im beginning to…. this may seem a little like a curve ball for a blog topic for MKMMA, but bare with me and I will try to explain (without mathematical terminology…. so you can breathe a sigh of relief now!)

No matter what the mathematical equation is, from simple number sentences to complex algebraic equations (Im done – promise! haha) the solution is always the same. You could give 25 different people the same question, and although they each may have a different way of working it out, they all still come to the same solution.

Linking this to our learnings with MKMMA…. we have each been learning, learning, learning and have been asked to complete some very specific tasks at a very specific time throughout this course which are leading us all down the path to mastering our “Compound Complex Progression”……

1. 3 gratitudes daily

2. 2 RAKs

3. A 1-2 sentence mini journal

4. Exercise

5. Sit

…..and although we each have our own style of working out (being our individual input, thoughts, feelings and actions) we are all headed to the same solution….   HAPPINESS!! So no matter which way you look at it, if you complete the equation by fulfilling each point, no matter your working out…. you WILL achieve the same outcome! It is predicable and well, just downright AWESOME!!

Now onto the first part of my equation…. 2 minutes + 1 pose

The culmination of lessons for this, week 19 (and a touch of 18) has been nothing less than amazing… adding in the tiniest of habits to assist in our complete personality makeovers. Its time to “Wonder Woman Up!!”

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This week we were introduced to the beautiful Amy Cuddy, and I was reminded of a phenomenal clip shared by TedEx that shares such a simple yet powerful message, that posture can give you power. And not only can it give you power but you can literally and chemically train your brain to create higher levels of testosterone while decreasing cortisol levels in an instant (or a 2 minute window). The clip runs for 20mins but is so worth the investment of time…

And the final piece to this weeks equation….  + 1 specific question = ???

Have you ever heard or seen something that you wish you could “un-hear” or “un-see”? Because now that you have heard or seen it, it has changed you in some way. Perhaps in a way that makes you take responsibility for yourself and this beautiful thing we call life…. well…. here comes a question that will make you do just that….. you will have no choice but to take action after you read it, you have been warned…. overt your eyes or stop reading if this thought bothers you because here comes one of the most profound slap-in-the-face can’t-help-but-take-action questions I have ever come across….

What would the person I intend to become do next?

Shocked-Face

Most people know, like really know, in the pit of their stomach who they want be, the type of person they wish to become…. and most know the steps necessary to take to achieve their desires, yet for some reason the link between what is “now” and what “can be” is sometimes a little wobbly, distractions easily take place and slowly and surely push you off course. Well this question, if you read it and really accept it for what it is and really understand it…. can start to repair the link…

So ask yourself this question consistently… and any time you feel a hint of hesitation or doubt toward taking action… What would the person I intend to become do next?

so lets put it all together…

2 minutes + 1 pose + 1 specific question = ???

What is the solution…..?? I’ll let you decide that on your own…. but how awesome is it that we are all working toward this answer together – with gratitude and kindness

Live Limitless

Amber

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Week 18 – Whats around the corner…

Do we ever really know what is around the corner?

This last week has been intense to say the least, in our very small town community we have been hit with terrible tragedy’s and are all grieving together. The week before last, we lost our town vet, who was very well known and loved – unfortunately he succumbed to the darkness – a terrible loss. And then we lost another two close community members, husband and wife who were just out for an afternoon ride…. the whole town has been grieving and working in an environment where you are dealing daily with family members of lost loved ones, trying to help them through the pain so they can square things away and move on from their loss has been taxing.

Our exercise of reading obituaries daily was originally set to be a challenge because fortunately, usually, we do not have obituaries in our tri-weekly community newspaper – so I was buying a “city” paper where the stories of people past did not hit heart strings. These last two weeks our tiny little paper has been full of them, with faces we know and love….

The universe certainly works in mysterious ways, the Scroll marked V which we have been conducting our daily reads from…. from the beginning sentence “I will live this day as if it is my last” has had a whole new emotional connection – one that until now I have not been able to put into words (and so yes I am late with my blog this week).

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Working hard using the law of substitution – working hard to replace positive and light where we have been surrounded in sadness and sorrow – reminding myself “I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy” and that I have within me the power from the world within to beam radiantly even through such times of sorrow, I am now able to write my blog.

I am ever so grateful for this community and wish to remain in harmony, for myself and those whom I love.

We do not know what is around the corner, so make sure you choose to live every day as if it is your last.

AFD live every moment

CHOOSE to live. CHOOSE to love.

Live Limitless

Am

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