Week 17a: Floating merrily along with self maintenance

It has been a Trying week.  Trying to get my daily habits in.  Trying to get our school on track.  Trying to get more contacting done with my business.  Trying to stay sane while riding the last few days home in the cramped RV.

Yoda says it well, “Do or Do Not.  There is no Try.”

Then I read Philippians 2:14 and humbled by my attitude during this trial:

“Do everything without grumbling or arguing.”

Yes, I have been grumbling and complaining.  I am stepping it up a notch.  I promise to show Love, Kindness, Peace, Patience, Gentleness, and Self-Control.

In our assignments this week, we were to go back and read 9 and 10 of Haanel—great reviews!  Loved them.  Then we were to choose from either Emerson’s Compensation or a chapter of our choosing.  Well, my subby instantly said, choose your own all week.  Attitude said, “You hated Emerson the first time, don’t do it again!”  I chose Haanel 2 on Wednesday, then Thursday came and my book fell open to Emerson.  I started trudging through the “old” manuscript and forcing my brain to take it in.  I was surprised to find nuggets to underline.  I only read a few pages Thursday and only a few pages today (Friday).  But, I will finish it by the end of the weekend.  Since we are traveling 10-12 hours each day in the RV back home, what else is there to do?! =)

Some of the nuggets I found are:

“What we gain in power is lost in time.”

“A surplusage given to one part is paid out of a reduction from another part of the same creature.”

Our other assignment was to think about (what I think is the world’s hardest question!) this:


Holy Crap?  How to even start?  What does it apply to?  My finances/income?  My personal relationships?  My business?  My spiritual life?  My family?  ALL?

FEAR has been rising to my thoughts this week.  I have been picking up nuggets everywhere.  Other trainings, Bible, and quiet time.  Today’s nugget in Emerson was this:  “Fear is an instructor…that  there is rottenness where he appears.  …He indicates great wrongs which must be revised.”

I have been afraid to confront.   I have been afraid to be up front with new contacts with biz and ask the hard question (get the hard work out of the way).  There is a MAJOR big bonus that can finance our future with our biz and company and the work must be done 3/31.  I wrote an affirmation, just how we were taught—with feelings and 5 senses.  I must read it daily so I overcome this fear of settling and not getting the work done.  My subby rears its ugly old blueprint and I MUST master this.  I am sooooo glad that I am in this class at this time.  I can feel my subby retracting out of fear of this goal.  And I am worth this income boost and worth the time and effort required!

I always keep my promises!


Week 17: Keys from the Keys


Our last week of month-long travel ends in the FL Keys.  How fitting to have success and thought KEYS from the KEYS!?  I am also quickly writing this so it can be published tonight.  I know it is early, but we are unplugging for 4 whole days….from internet, phone, school, all!  In Haanel 17.33, it says, “Power comes through repose.”  In doing that daily, we are immensely powerful.  Since we have been doing a working vacation, having this full down time will breathe life into me again.  I am so looking forward to it.

In Haanel chapter 17, the part that has jumped from the page for me has been 28: “You may be pursuing the symbols of power, instead of power itself.  You may be pursuing fame instead of honor, riches instead of wealth, position instead of servitude; in either event you will find that they turn to ashes just as you overtake them.”  I have a goal of a certain income level=money.  I need to set my goal/ideal on what the money will provide, accomplish, and help.  It is fun to look at the pictures near my $$ goal.  Pictures that are even the same color shape–I don’t think I planned that one!

Early this am, about 3 am to be exact, I laid awake focusing on the “no conscious effort” required in our sit.  I had misplaced a set of keys on our trip and I asked God to show me where they were.  I had scoured my jeans pocket, purses and bags, and most drawers this week.  Resting in that peace, I heard, “Coat pocket.”  Oh, duh, I was wearing a coat that week for the cold, wet weather.  Went straight to it this am and tossed the keys at my hubby.  He laughed and asked how I found them.  We both had a great giggle.

So when you are most frustrated, frazzled, or fearful, have a rest and relax, repose, and rejuvenate!


Maldives-A relaxing get-away tourism destinations

Week 16: Be happy and kind where you are planted

We have planted ourselves in FL for the month of January.  Our plant moves with the RV, but we are in FL.  We have enjoyed sun, rain, wind, and damp chill.  It is warmer than home–SD.  I am so glad that this week’s daily sit exercise is fairly easy:  focus on harmony and happiness.  I also call it:  have Joy in all things.  I Thess 5:18 says: “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”  No matter where we are, what we do, or in any issues, we are to be joyful, happy, and content.

Paul writes in Philippians 4:11: “I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.”

We have it soooooo easy and comfortable in this nation.  We tire and complain at the slightest discomfort.  The men and women who built this nation went through hell in mind, body, and spirit.  Our homework for life is to be of service.  GIVE more, GET more.  So we are uncomfortable, so we have crappy weather to deal with, so we have to clean up dog poop.  Get over it and get on with helping others.  God gives us what we need daily to deal with our circumstances.  We can do it.

Day 12 of Joel Osteen’s, I Declare, relates to Scroll IV.  We are made in His very image.  We are each special and unique and to Him and each other.  When we live this out loud, we show His kindness, His love, His happiness/joy.


Today I was reading Psalm 139.  Verses 13-17 were so like Scroll 4.  Check out ESPECIALLY verse 17 on Thoughts:

13 For you created my inmost being;

you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
    when I was made in the secret place,
    when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
    all the days ordained for me were written in your book
    before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts, God!
    How vast is the sum of them!

Week 15: Power of Words

Oh, the power of words and the massive amount it is mentioned in the Bible!  One of my favorite teachers, Joyce Meyer, teaches on this subject ALL the time.  Love it and still trying to conquer my own tongue.


Here are some verses to bring LIFE.  This is challenging to master, but when we become aware and are looking for it, we bring life to our own and others’ lives:

Proverbs 18:21

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.

Ephesians 4:29

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Matthew 15:18

But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person.

Proverbs 12:18

There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Matthew 12:36

I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak,

Proverbs 16:24

Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.

Matthew 12:37

For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

Colossians 3:8

But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.

Proverbs 13:3

Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Proverbs 21:23

Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.

James 1:26

If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless.

Psalm 19:14

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.


My family and I have been traveling from the cold, north to the warm south this whole week.  It has been a struggle with getting to listen to the webinars, do the reading, do my sit, continue the habits, get online to blog; but I am proud to say that I have overcome the obstacles and continue to seek harmony.  If you think getting your work done on your regular schedule is difficult, try loading up a month’s supply of everything you may need for your family into an RV, plus your 2 dogs, school work for the kids, your business, and this course work.  You can finish strong!  You have got this!

Week 14: “I am power!”

This song spoke to me this week.  “With every act of love.  God put a million million doors for His love to walk through; one of those doors is you.”  Powerful, truth, and relative to our reading this week.

Our assignment was to watch a movie over break.  I watched 3—couldn’t find the 4th.  October Sky, Cool Runnings, and Rudy.  I had never seen October Sky–family loved it.  Cool Runnings I had seen in college (we won’t mention how LONG ago that was!) and loved it again.  Rudy is always great, since we met Rudy in person a couple of years ago.

I loved the part where the coach is talking to the team and tells them what the driver is to do:  “…the driver comes in before anyone, stays later than everyone else; he memorizes the course over and over…”  Winning the race was their goal (DMP), having their mind on it all the time, keeping going in spite of the laughing and harrassment, and ‘feeling’ their dream is all it took.  They finished their race.  And we, too, are to complete ours with gusto.

Cool Runnings=Peace be the Journey!