The Hero’s Journey!
We are on it, every one of us! What is the choice? For me, I have been contemplating this choice for a few months prior to me ever hearing about MKMMA. The inevitability of me transitioning from my, small plumbing business, into the next phase of continuing to earn compensation, was always on the back of my mind (so to speak), so consequently, there it stayed. As it has been my practice of Christian faith, I prayed about it, employing a good dose of absolute faith in knowing that I know, the promises to be true. A door would open. Since I did not know what I wanted, a sign would be enough.
As it happened, I was struck with a desire about a year ago to pull my old stereo system out of storage for the last 15 years, including vinyl dating back to my school days, wiring separate components and many speakers to her former glory. Of course that led to creating a usable space for the rock and roll retro room! Located of course, in the basement, and although unfinished, it is clean and dry. An area rug, and old recliner, a wall unit or 2, workbench, old collectables, and photos on display, camp, hunt and fish gear all in place, an old stairmaster next to the hydro coil . Altogether not a very impressive picture, having only a small value, to anyone but me. A place to think, tinker, play guitar, listen to music, read. No phone, no tv. Still connected as I wish, just up the stairs. So more time in the basement, reading and praying, and less time upstairs with computer and tv.
Didn’t take long in the right time. 5 months. In the past, I had always written down thoughts in a notepad I have, headed, “Odd Jobs and Strange Assignments”. Quirky ideas, ways to improve on things in my trade, always hoping to land a patent, or produce a product. Came close once, getting so far as to have a provisional patent, and a working model of an adjustable pipe support hanger. I didn’t get any further than a rejection based on competitive cost, and needing another round of funds I did not have. (I may revisit that one day with better thinking). Anyway, in my new, old, space, with some help from the music collection, which is actually quite diverse, a sillier, and different idea I began to explore, and I wrote with focus everything I could think of about it. I found the need to revise it a couple of times over the next few days because I kept thinking about it, swapping better features and concepts. Then it sat for a couple of weeks. In prayer again, I felt the affirmation to not only look at it again, but ask my friend, Peter, an independent marketer. He thought the idea had potential, once again, I got busy, and the plans sat. (old b.p. of accepting failure). Was I really supposed to do something with this now? So much work on top of my business calls!, gosh its probably going to cost a ton of money I don’t have! You get it, so did I. But God had better plans. I’m not even ready for this! He knows me so thoroughly, as only a creator could!, and I perceived him saying, “I HEARD WHAT YOU PRAYED FOR, WOULD YOU LIKE TO REMAIN HALFHEARTED, AND DOUBLE MINDED ABOUT THIS, OR WILL YOU ACCEPT THE HELP YOU ASKED FOR?
My lovely wife Susan, has a habit of exercising as her lifestyle, she works out with Jim and Lori King (yes, the same Lori King featured in the MKMMA webcast who encouraged us to persist, and just published her book “Coming Back Strong”) , so Susan and I get invitations to apply for scholarships to this program. I don’t have a clue as to what its about, and Susan would probably expect some squirm or excuse when she asked me to watch the video. Because of some intuition about the seeds that had been planted, I said absolutely, I watched Mark, got all kinds of judgemental impressions, (mostly good :), and said, sure, I’ll commit to the course. As rocky a road as my DMP was,(sincere gratitude to my MK guide Terry), I am at peace with my progress, because it continues, and I have gratitude! My friends, whom I sought advise from, are now my partners, and in case you are wondering, we have a non disclosure agreement until it is time to say what the business is. Because of my education about my mind, my confidence and determination has grown. We have had many productive meetings, we have the pieces in place, it passes the muster of natural law in its service, and we are ready to overcome the financial hurdles, and press forward steady and sure.
So it is true of that which you ask for, in faith, will not be denied. That action of giving is the spark, even if its giving gratitude and recognition to God, and believing in His plans to give you hope and a future. On a side note, its kind of freaky welcoming intuition, you do get more of it. The last paragraph of last weeks blog was certainly an unknowing prelude to this weeks lesson of the Hero’s Journey! We, collectively and individually will achieve what we desire. Peace.