Have you ever encountered people who enjoy visiting a certain area so much that they return time and time again? Well, the Master Key Experience is like that for me. I took my first trip down this trail in 2013. I learned a lot but finished the course feeling as those I had missed something. I then completed the 2014 journey. Many, many concepts were clarified and opened to my understanding. In 2013 I had difficulty understanding ‘follow your bliss’ and truly integrating emotion and feeling into reading my DMP.
Now here I am again starting the 2015 journey. I am a very different individual from the person I was in 2013. I now have a family consisting of just me and my 4-legged daughter Sassy [small terrier]. My only son passed in July 2014. I have extended family several hundred miles away but that’s not the same as having loved ones close-by. I have really embraced the process of defining and refining my DMP. Last year I just tweaked it a little. But now all but one of my major joys have been attained. I have the new car; survived hip replacement surgery and I am now pain free; have the joy that passes understanding. ( I am not sad, when it seems I should be. Strangers and acquaintances are so very nice to me.)
Now that I have a better understanding of what brings me joy and happiness, I have a better handle on what my bliss is. So I was quickly and easily able to write a current and up-to-date DMP. My earlier version had a financial goal. Now I want what the finances can provide me in comfort—physical and emotional. I want a comfortable home with certain amenities, (mortgage free); debt free car; and, adequate funds for travel and socializing with family and friends. I will publish my DMP here when I have finalized it.
My personal pivotal needs have remained True Health and Helping Others. Those traveling on this journey will learn about how our actions are driven by these pivotal needs. I am really excited about the experiences I anticipate as a result of this year’s course activities. I have already internalized the concept of ‘do it now’ and if I write it down I must do it. My life is so much happier and healthier as a result of my MKMMA experiences. Negativity and fear are no longer roadblocks in my life. Rather they are just signs indicating a need for redirection.
In closing, I have met the future me and I not only like me, but also love me.
A work in progress—Theresa Newell