My MKE Week 8

I finished my Press Release finally so now I must remember to read it aloud every Thursday. It was actually fun to do. I used to love to write stories and I taught my students in school to do it but in the trappings of life that was a thing I never made time for. Thank you MKE for waking up my imagination again!

Got my recording done too. I had a lot of time it seems when I refuse to watch TV. Couldn’t unplug it because I am not the only one in the house.

I am still in “catch up” mode but I see the light at the end of the tunnel and have every good intention at getting back at DOING every little thing every day that will accelerate my progress! Believe!

I promise to get something more profound for you next week!

(ha ha had to change that last sentence from “I’ll try …”)

My MKE Week 7

It was great being on the road and having my husband listen in to the training this week as we traveled together. The 7 Day Mental Diet proved to be something we could tackle together. I always thought I was a “positive person” but had to admit several times that I too succumb to negative speaking! My husband would say something and realize it was negative and then would say “restart” right away. I hadn’t remembered the part about keeping the exercise a secret from others so of course when either of us would say “restart” in front of one of our grown children we would have to reveal what it was all about. They too thought it was a worthy challenge.

I am learning to keep my opinions to myself but it is certainly a lot harder to not even think an opinion. It is a little scary how in every average conversation people give and expect you to give an opinion with almost every sentence spoken!

I want to believe when Mark says they are setting us up: “The payoff for your mental diet is bigger than you can think. If you will concentrate and master the Law of Substitution THEN you will possess something that guarantees: * Success in all ventures *your current desire *desires you are unaware of now, unborn desires *all desires that are good for you–IF you execute, THEN you will permanently possess a success formula.”

If that is true why wouldn’t I put every effort into it? Let’s DO this!

My MKE Week 6

Yes, still catching up but I was able to get a $1 compass and pin it on my jacket. I love that metaphor. Living by the compass not by the clock. The compass reminds me that I need to be mindful of my navigation so that I reach my destination. I have tended to be busy “doing” the next thing rather than even knowing where I wanted all those “things” to lead me!

The movie poster was a long overdo exercise. I have thought about doing it many times in the past and got started a few times. This time with the internet and a printer it came together pretty fast. Thanks to a smart phone camera, email and a printer I could make multiple copies of any size I wanted. No excuses this time. There are visual cues to some good habits, short term goals and one big audacious goal. I now have the destination of where my compass is pointing!

I am a little “shy” about putting it up where others can see it but my husband seemed like he approved of the one on the mirror alongside the “Gal in the Glass” poem. 🙂 Give more, get more.

MKE Week 5

I am playing catch up on a few of these blog entries due to travel and work so lets just do it. Like Emerson says “Do the thing and you shall have the power.

Looking back on and reviewing all that was assigned for week 5 I realize I missed the whole thing about reading the 7 laws of the mind, so I will have to get to that. I did though read Emerson’s essay on the law of compensation. I struggled through it and found it repetitive and hard to comprehend. Since then I have tackled it a few times and have done a bit of research-commentaries from other people on the web. I didn’t find the “Coles notes” yet.

One way of understanding the law of compensation was worded this way “Life demands from us a square deal”-it returns back to us in direct value what we have given. If I give the world the best I have, the best has to come back to me. What I give includes my wares and service but more importantly my thoughts and emotions. That is what this MKE journey is all about. Give more good thoughts, get more good thoughts. Give more happy thoughts, get more happy thoughts. Give more loving emotions, get more loving emotions. The opposite is also true. I choose not to go there…anymore.

Press Release

Polly Schindel, Hometown Girl, a Living Example of “Success Done Quietly”

by Catherine James, reporter for the Lintlaw Star.

I drove up to the Schindel property located in our own rural municipality expecting to find a quaint little house in the farmyard site. Instead my jaw dropped as I drove down the gravel lane. It was like entering a little “paradise”. The grounds were manicured meticulously but not in a presumptuous way. The sprawling lawns were sprinkled with sumptuous looking vegetable gardens, colourful flower beds, and trees both grand and small, some providing fruit, others shade and beauty and another sporting an inviting swing. The wooden fences of the pastured areas were straight and true and the paddocks screamed serenity as the horses grazed here and the alpacas there.

Polly appeared out of the sprawling farmhouse and waited for me on the veranda that surrounded it. The house was perched on a bit of a rise and I could see that there would be a terrific view of the pastures and fields of crops that surrounded it from any side of her home. She welcomed me and invited me in.

With a table set with “fancy” dishes we talked over a cup of tea and fresh carrot cake with my favorite cream cheese icing on top (how did she know???)

“How did you do it?” I asked.

“Do what?” she queried seemingly oblivious to the unusual nature of her kingdom.

I waved my arms in a sweeping motion to include the spacious great room with the vaulted ceiling over the most simple yet beautiful kitchen adjoined to the dining area and inviting living-room with the wood fireplace ready to warm the space on a cold winter day and motioned through the many windows to the wrap around deck and the resort-like grounds and answered, “This!”

“Oh this is just my labour of love,” she countered.

“Well you are going to have to elaborate on that. As far as I know love doesn’t pay the bills let alone build a home like this!”

She sipped her tea as she smiled and proceeded to open my mind and my heart with her story.

“Catherine, I guess the simplest way to explain it is that I thought everything into existence. Lately it has been purposeful thinking but in the beginning I think it was a result of subconscious effort. As a little girl, I always wanted to live on a farm. And I didn’t go out looking for a farmer to marry–but we found each other,” she said with a wink.

“I always wanted a place to call home that would be a haven of peace, rest and love for my family to enjoy and feel happy and secure in. I have a love of learning and a passion for health so my teaching career and side health businesses always kept me motivated and interested but they only paid some of the bills. Farming alongside my husband whether it was in the field seeding, or harvesting or putting up hay for the cattle or alpacas and caring for the animals was so fulfilling, but there were always more expenses than income and Bob had to work off the farm to support the farm!”

Over the years I had done a lot of personal development courses and knew that things had to be “thought into existence”. So despite no means to build a house I scraped up the funds to hire an architect to draw up the plans for it, based on my 20 years of planning my dream home. I hung up the plans in our bedroom and within a few years we had made the arrangements to get started. Building it mostly ourselves, we moved in within a year of starting and settled on waiting to afford the finishing which happened within the next 10 years. As you can see I wasn’t very fast at thinking things into existence in those days!” She chuckled as she topped up my tea and offered me another piece of cake.

“So are you faster at it nowadays?” I questioned.

“Good question,” she countered. “I had almost given up on personal development and had been relying more on drawing close to God in Bible study when a friend of mine recommended I give it another chance with a program she was about to start. I did some digging and since it was gifted to people I thought it was worth the shot. It is called “The Master Key Experience.” It was only with their guidance and support and encouragement that I could do the mental work that was necessary to think the rest of this into existence. I got clear on what I wanted and convinced my subconscious to get to work to bring me the people and circumstances I needed to accomplish my goals. FAST. I developed my self-confidence, let love the lead the way and persisted in the activities that would move my financial life ahead. Now I have residual income that not only pays the bills but allows us to build whatever we want on our property; and, not only take the vacations we never had but have a staycation right here anytime. Our children and grandchildren love coming home and we have been able to help them relieve their past financial stresses so that they can spend time here or travel with us whenever they want.

“Well you definitely have made this into a haven of rest and peace and dare I say love!” I said.

“Thank you. I am truly grateful for your time but enough about me, tell me your story,” she said with a smile and a genuine look of love into my soul.

My MKE Week 4

I feel a bit like I am coasting this week so I hope my subconscious is doing the work behind the scenes.

I was reading the chapter in Chopra’s Seven Spiritual Laws and love this analogy: “In every seed is the promise of thousands of forests. But the seed must not be hoarded: it must give its intelligence to the fertile ground. Through its giving, its unseen energy flows into material manifestation.”

“The more you give, the more you will receive, because you will keep the abundance of the universe circulating in your life. In fact anything that is of value in life only multiplies when it is given. That which doesn’t multiply through giving is neither worth giving nor worth receiving. If, through the act of giving, you feel you have lost something, then the gift is not truly given and will not cause increase. If you give grudgingly, there is no energy behind that giving.”

It has been my experience that anything I enjoy in life is always better when I can share it with someone else so that they can enjoy it too–it multiplies the joy 🙂

My MKE Week 3

I made some progress this week I think, it really helped to have some example DMP’s in the webinar to help me understand what I was trying to do. I am really getting the benefit of the “Do it Now” philosophy and the “Good Habits” practice. It makes life so much less complicated 😉

I am a bit confused in the DMP as to what I am willing to sacrifice. How do I make a sacrifice without using the negative words of “giving up” “wasted” and “unnecessary”. And do we have to figure out what and how we are going to achieve something like an income goal (if we knew wouldn’t we have done it already?) when Haanel says “it is not necessary to outline the method by which the subconscious will produce the results you desire”?

Back to the drawing board. Rome wasn’t built in a day. Right?

My Master Key Experience Week 2

Turns out my week 1 blog was a bust for awhile but got on the the digital solutions class which didn’t find my solution but gave me the confidence to try a few things myself and one of them worked! Let see if this post is more successful. I seem to be getting in the groove of creating some new good habits that are making me more aware of the workings of the conscious and subconscious minds. I especially appreciated the thoughts in # 2, 3 and 5 of MKE part 2: “the subconscious’ logical processes are carried on with a CERTAINTY and REGULARITY that would be impossible if there existed the POSSIBILITY of error”! …it “works and makes provision FOR OUR BENEFIT” (or for what it perceives as our benefit as a result of what the “watchman at the gate” has allowed in) and “EASE and PERFECTION depend ENTIRELY upon the degree in which we cease to depend upon the consciousness”. Okay so it would seem it is pretty critical to develop one’s ability to confidently rely less and less on our conscious mind. That’s why I am on this journey–ease and perfection–a lovely life purpose to reflect the image of my maker 🙂

Now the DMP has not been ease–y. I intuitively chose autonomy and liberty as my personal pivotal needs but starting over from scratch on my week 1 DMP while interesting hasn’t hit the mark yet. Back to the drawing board. Perhaps more inspiration will come with reviewing week 1 and week 2 trainings and receiving week 3’s.

Stay tuned….

Polly Schindel

My Masterkey Experience Week 1

I have no idea if this is going to be a blog or a bust. I kind of feel like I am in a website builder not a blog but I will attempt to see if this is going to work.

I have had a busy first week babysitting and homeschooling my 4 grandchildren 11 hours away from my home so my daughter and her husband could have a vacation. You can imagine with 4 kids under 9 and a dog there is not much spare time. I have managed to listen to and watch the recorded first call and sit still for 15 minutes 3 times and have been keeping up with the readings and repetitions for the most part but my timing is a bit off. I am back home now and was able to get my lessons printed off but my hole punch is hiding–oh no, there it is! Ok I will be able to organize my binders now. I have posted my intro video on marco polo and watched my teammates do theirs. I have connected with my guide, Steve, and am looking forward to the gems of instruction he will provide.

I am a little leary that the 45 minutes per day that was projected as what we need to dedicate for the course was underestimated as there seems to be a huge amount of videos, posts, etc that can be accessed. Will just have to see how it plays out, Mark says we will be surprised how much new time we will have 😉

Aloha until next time


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