Master Key Experience Week 5.1 – Gaining Greater Heart Awareness.

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Lightbulbs have continued to turn on for me this week. During last years MKE I unveiled two words that were the core of my Definite Major Purpose – “Happy Coach.” This week I made great strides in bring this purpose to fruition – I became an Rapid Transformation Therapy Practitioner (RTTP) and I did a live 3 day online course with Gavin Andrews of HeartMath U.K. en-route to become a HeartMath Certified Coach. More about the phenomenal therapy that is RTT at a later date. Today I want to share some of my understandings of Heart Rate Variability and Coherence. I have been using HeartMath’s Inner balance technology which measures Heart Rate Variability and Coherence since July and became fascinated by how it works and what it is measuring.

What is Heart Rate Variability and Coherence?

You have probably heard of Heart Rate Variability (HRV) as it is a feature of many of our smart devices. HRV is the variance in time between the beats of your heart. So, if your heart rate is 60 beats per minute, it’s not actually beating once every second. Within that minute there may be 0.9 seconds between two beats, for example, and 1.15 seconds between two others.

Heart Rate Coherence occurs when the HRV is in an ordered and coherent state.

Coherence is an optimal state in which the heart mind and emotions are operating in-sync and in balance.

The benefits of coherence are numerous including reduced blood pressure in hypertension, improvements in asthma, increased calmness and wellbeing and improved cognitive performance.

The HeartMath Institute’s research has shown that generating sustained positive emotions facilitates Heart Coherence.

HeartMath is based on the premise that we have the power to choose the way we feel and that our Hearts hold the wisdom and intelligence to help guide each of us through whatever challenges, stresses and adversities we may face.

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Can you imagine where you practice simple breathing techniques and develop sustained Heart Coherence, resulting in reduced stress levels and increased energy for you?

I invite you to listen to the Heart-Focused Breathing™ recording I made for you today.

I would love to get feedback on your experience of the Heart-Focused Breathing™ -Please leave a comment or any questions you would like answered.

Audio – Heart-Focused Breathing™

Master Key Experience Week 17 -I give Myself Permission To Be Free To Be Me!

 

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The Privilege of  a Lifetime is being who you are -Joseph Campbell

I can hardly believe we are on week 17 of this wonderful course and that I have been faithful to the exercises every single day –  I will admit there were some days I was more enthusiastic than others but generally  I get out of the bed with a light heart looking forward to reading my DMP, The Blue Print Builder etc. doing the sit followed by writing and reciting 3 new gratitude cards.

I use a reminder on my phone to remember to tune in again after lunch, the social networks remind me to  link in with fellow participants on social media. I am happy to switch off the TV in favour of finishing my day with more reading and contemplation.

It is like nothing else I have ever experienced – It is gracefully changing me from the inside out!

In Lesson 17 we are encouraged to Concentrate – This is to be a relaxed Concentration which almost seems like a contradiction in terms. Before I started the MKE concentration for me involved unconsciously tensing my muscles particularly my shoulders.  Now I relax into the object of my concentration

To become so identified with the object of your thought that you are conscious of nothing else

unaware of your body, your surroundings and how much time has passed since you started the sit, or anything else for that matter.

Haanel goes on to explain that when we execute this method of concentration correctly

Invisible forces are set in motion which irresistibly bring about conditions in correspondence with your thought

When we use this Laser like focus we develop our intuition which

 arrives at conclusions without the aid of experience or memory

We can often solve problems by simply sitting alone in silence and concentrating on the desired outcome. Our intuitive insights often come like a bolt out of the blue  and with a solution that our logical minds would never have envisioned. The more we acknowledge and welcome these intuitive insights the more often they will come to visit us.

Of course Rome wasn’t built in a day and this discipline of laser focused  concentration takes practice and patience but as Haanel describes in 17.17

The intensity of one moment’s earnest concentration and the intense longing to become and to attain may take you further than years of slow normal and forced effort; it will unfasten the prison bars of unbelief, weakness, impotence, and self-belittlement, and you will come into a realization of the joy of overcoming.

So this week I concentrated on giving myself permission to be happy,  and to simply be free to be my true authentic self. The scroll we are reading now from Og Mandino tells us we are “Natures greatest Miracle” and that there never has and never will be another quite like us – which is an amazing contemplation.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and read my Post.

Master Key Experience -Week 16 – “Try a Little Kindness”

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“When you treat People Kindly you get treated in Kind”  is something I got to experience this week in spades.

Last week in the MKE we started using “The Franklin Makeover Technique” whereby we pick a virtue that we would like to experience more of for a week and keep a record of every time we notice it either in others or ourselves.

This week the whole group got to focus on KINDNESS with the added benefit of sharing with each other at least 2 kindnesses we had experienced each day. It is in the sharing with the group that we get to experience a real Master Mind Alliance in action.

This week has been a real eye opener from  both the kindness and Master Mind points of view.

I have started to notice kindness everywhere I look and the best part has been the reactions of people when they experience an unexpected act of kindness. I also realised that the acts of kindnesses I witnessed all week were  probably there every other week too but I hadn’t noticed them or labelled them as such, the cheery “good mornings” the doors held open, the kind drivers who let me out in a long line of traffic, the freshly cooked delicious dinner that is waiting for me when I get home.

The real AHA moment happened for me on Monday – The first act of kindness of the day was to myself in deciding to take a days  leave from work because there was a severe storm coming our way. As I was at home I got to really participate in sharing in the kindness group and enjoyed the interaction.

Following this when I was looking through my achievement cards I found myself acknowledging the other people who had supported me in these accomplishments and I started adding their names to the cards e.g. to the card that read “I have made lots of pots of Jam” I added with the help of my mother and sisters and only possible through the bounty of nature. My lesson – there is very little I have accomplished without the help and support of a Master Mind Alliance.

So join me in “Trying a little kindness” and you will find it becomes easier with practice as you become aware of more opportunities to be kind and how much kindness already exists in our world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Master Key Week 14 – Gratitude for Harmony.

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Wishing all who read this Post a Happy Harmonious 2020! Happy New Year!

We got to read scroll IV of Og Mandino’s ‘The greatest Salesman” on Wednesday where we are told that we are “natures greatest miracle” – what a great start to the New Year!

I choose a photo of a rainbow this week as one of the many many things I am grateful for this Christmas and New year is the wonderful perfectly formed rainbows over the ox mountains  I got to enjoy on my walks.

In Part 14 of the Master Key Haanel says “If you wish Harmonious conditions in your life, you must develop an harmonious mental attitude” and in the sit this week we are directed to concentrate on Harmony and to concentrate so earnestly that we will be conscious of nothing but harmony.

So what is an “Harmonious Mental Attitude”? and how can I cultivate it in my daily life? – for surely I do wish for harmonious conditions in my life!

My own working definition of having a harmonious mental attitude is where I have a definite intention i.e. as defined in My Definite Major Purpose and that my thoughts, feelings, and actions are all in alignment with this Intention.  Coupled with this is the belief of “ask and you shall receive” ” knock and it shall be opened unto you” In other words when I get up from my sit I am not looking for my intention to have manifested in my life but rather I am present in each moment of the day knowing that the ways and means of reaching my desired outcome will be revealed as the day unfolds.

As Mark outlined in his Coffee chat on Sunday the Key to the Vault is Gratitude! One of the tasks from week 13 carried forward is that after the sit each morning we must create 3 new gratitude cards and mix  them into achievement/accomplishment  cards that we already have created.

At regular intervals during the day we read with enthusiasm a few of the cards thereby using the law of growth to increase that which we want more of in our lives.

So what about those New Years Resolutions?

I know we have all made them and often the same ones year after year but I’m not making New Years Resolutions this Year. You know and I know they don’t work. I know they not only don’t work but they are damaging. Every time you set a resolution and don’t keep it you are training your mind for failure.

Changing your circumstances, whether that be “getting in shape”, losing 2 stone, giving up the cigarettes requires changing your mind and your habits. That does not happen with a simple resolution to do so on New Years Day.

What I am doing this year is a Complete Makeover. The Master Key Master Mind Alliance Experience is giving me the tools to  change my habits and find my real, inner self and be “natures greatest miracle” personified

Remember We are all “NATURE’S GREATEST MIRACLE’

One of the other things I am truly grateful for is I listened to the New Years Day concert of the Austrian Philharmonic orchestras playing the Blue Danube – Heavenly!

 

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Check out this great blog post also about Harmony https://dvancemasterkey.wordpress.com/2020/01/03/master-key-experience-week-14/