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Week 17 MKMMA…Will (or Won’t?)

“I can be what I will to be.”

Will (n.) 4 a: mental powers manifested as wishing, choosing, desiring or intending
                 b: a disposition to act according to principles or ends
                 c: the collective desire of a group (mastermind!!!)

The conundrum of me…I am strong willed. Sometimes that is helpful, sometimes not so much. Just as I told my Tribe on our Zoom call, I have a tendency to “believe it when I see it” and within that conversation I mentioned how I would love to go back and start from the beginning and do a better job at following all of the pieces because I know I’d be much further along in this journey…and then that was addressed in the Webinar. Oops! Ha!

The question is, will I, or won’t I? I have to admit that keeping up with every little piece of the MKE has been challenging, but I have been hanging in there, stepping up the consistency, and seeing the changes within. I have decided to leave the majority of my job work at work, and the first week back for the new school semester I did! Just making that big change (I used to bring home a lot!) has given me much more time to focus on things that are more important to the future me.

What do I will to be? I will to be whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious, and happy. So…I AM whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving harmonious, and happy…because I can be what I will to be!

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Dear Katee,

I am giving you permission to be whole, perfect strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and extremely happy! Go for it and DO IT NOW!

Love,
Katee

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Week 16 MKMMA…Kindness Matters

So many acts of kindness observed this week…it was refreshing to watch the world through the eyes of looking for kindness, especially in my 2nd grade classroom. 7 & 8 year-olds are amazing, especially when you are purposefully looking for the positives. We did a “word goal” activity and every child put something about being kind and helping others in their action steps, even those who chose reading wan to help friends become better readers!

We’re driving through Tampa this morning, listening to music on our way to our son’s soccer game. My husband put on some music and Jars of Clay was playing. The song “Like A Child” came on and it reminded me of all that we’re learning about getting back who we were as children before the world jaded us and changed our outlook…and in the middle of the song, you hear some little girls say “Be kind. One to the other”

That says it all.

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Week 15 MKMMA…Word!

Words are important…what we think, what we write, what we speak.
The word that stands out to me this week as I’m working through my lessons, sits and reading is HARMONY
For several years I’ve been on a quest to replace negative thoughts with positive ones, thinking and speaking only that which benefits and encourages and grows. I have improved, even though many times I’ve missed the mark. The most important thing is persistence until there is triumph. 
Everything that grabs my attention lately focuses on positivity…mentally, of course, but also the relevance of living and working in a positive environment. 
I picked “well-organized” as my focus this week and I’m seeing it everywhere. Since I’m on Winter Break, I’ve been organizing things at home and working on changing the environment of our home into a more calming, positive space. As I make changes, I see those around me following suit, tidying up without being asked and just enjoying being in the presence of each other in a way we haven’t in awhile because we have allowed busy and hectic to take over our lifestyle in recent years. Next week I’m hoping to bring more of this positivity, calm and harmony into my classroom as we begin the second semester of 2nd grade. Thankfully Monday is a planning day and I can implement some new ideas to help facilitate change.
As I enter this new year, everything that I am working on is coming together in harmony, and boy, is it sweet!
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
–Mahatma Ghandi
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Week 14 MKMMA…Mirror, Mirror

I love the movie Cool Runnings and watching it with again with a new perspective was amazing!

Watch this clip!!! It’s the best part of the movie…then, look in the mirror and tell me what you see!

“Well, you want to know what I see? I see pride! I see power! I see a bad-ass mother who don’t take no crap off of nobody!”

“But it’s not about what I see, it’s about what you see. Now look in this mirror and tell me again what you see.”

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Week 13 MKMMA…A Gift

NARC…oh my! Throw my goals, dreams, and purpose for my life in the trash??? Oh no! I am not a quitter! I will not allow me to get in my way of achieving my DMP. But… (stop there, right?!?!?) I fell into the “fearful victim” role in the recent past and this week has been a challenge in that area also. Sometime it’s easier to allow the old, negative habits and thoughts than to do the work to fight it.

Staying positive and focused on the law of dual thought, was a challenge…challenging students acting out because “’tis the season”…dealing with unexpected waves of grief as the one year anniversary of my sister’s death came and went…holiday prep and activities…time to myself (without crashing from exhaustion) was scarce.

But…(and this is a good “but”)…when I finally found the time to go back and listen to this week’s webinar, I jumped forward to my convo with the team toward the end and then listened from the beginning again…

Some quotes ideas that stood out in the after webinar convos…
*I can feel. When it hits harder, feel it. It’s a beautiful thing to be able to feel. Not all feelings are beautiful.
*Sometimes all you can do is walk through the darkness to get to the light…and you get to the light.

The gift is all of the positives that come from going through all of the things on this journey. It’s not always easy, sometimes we do want to quit…until we do something drastic like NARC…and then we’re more determined to do what needs done. I can’t imagine how this week of my life would’ve gone had I not already been making the positive changes from MKMMA.

I am grateful for the experiences, they help me learn and grow and become better.