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When my daughter was 17 she was in a near fatal car accident. I remember it like it was yesterday even though it was in 2004. It was a rainy night and I had been trying to reach her on her cell phone. Her fried came over and picked her up just as I was getting home from work. They were going into the mountains and she would be home later. The rains came and I attempted to call her over and over again, each time the call went into her voice mail. Finally the phone rang and I anticipated it was her giving some excuse of why she was late and it was the hospital emergency room trauma center in Boulder. They had brought her in via ambulance after a car accident. The hospital was about 30 minutes away and I remember the serial drive my husband and I took to the hospital. They would not tell us anything over the phone, they just told us to drive safe and get there as quick as possible. I can still feel the emotion of it all as I write this.
This quote in the MKS -- Part Eleven read "A very distressing situation came into my life, which could not have been the result of my thought, as I certainly never entertained any thought which could have such a result." Interesting enough, before I knew about the power of our thoughts and our language I had little respect for what was coming out of my mouth, much less what it was doing to me and the people around me. Every time my daughter walked out the door I said, "Don't get in a car accident." While we are only as good as what we know, I honestly did not know. I was planting this into her thought process. We make choices determined by our experiences and our thoughts and what we know. I do not blame myself for her accident, however, I do take responsibility for what I think about and what comes out of my mouth.
My daughter did survive, and as I have mentioned in previous blogs she recently had a beautiful healthy daughter.
About a year later the local newspaper wrote an article about the accident.
There were so many miracles that happened that day. For one, someone actually saw the vehicle go off the road and immediately called 911. It just so happened the volunteer fire department was having a meeting and they were only minutes away. My daughter and her friend were in the worst shape and were taken to the trauma center. The other two were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries. The young man in the vehicle broke his neck and was paralyzed from the neck down, my daughter had sustained a traumatic brain injury, along with a shattered orbital, her jaw was broken in two places and she had several skull fractures. The first night the doctors politely told us we would have to see what the morning would bring. The local newspaper wrote that the blond girl would probably not make it through the night. Thank God we did not see that until the next day and she has survived the night. Come to find out she had been submerged in the Thompson River and her body was 1 degree above hypothermia. The doctors believed that is what kept her brain from swelling and saved her life. Another miracle.
As the reporter continued interviewing the two accident victims, some very interesting comments came out of it. My daughter, who was a model and actor at the time had no regrets. Even though she would be dealing with residuals from the accident for years to come. The young man, who was now partially paralyzed and had spent months in the hospital said, "He had always had a great fear of becoming paralyzed." He also said, "I was on a bad path in my life and this straightened him out." Both have gone on and have created wonderful lives for themselves.
"Because the thoughts you hold in your mind determine what happens in your life, it's vital to assume conscious responsibility for your subconscious thoughts." Charles Hannel (I am not sure if this is exact because I had to possibly modify it to fit on my Twitter account)
What I have learned, be careful what you think about, be careful what you talk about "We fail to remember that like attracts like in the mental world, and that the though which we entertain brings to us certain friendships, championships of a particular kind, and these in turn bring about conditions and environment, which in turn are responsible for the conditions of which we complain." -- MKS
The photo above is our son, we learn so much from our kids. When he was little he wrote in his journal he wanted to b 6'5". His dad was almost 6'1". Not sure where he got 6'5" from but it was a goal for him. He told us numerous times he would be 6'5". We believed he believed it, but I have to admit my husband and I didn't know if he would get that tall. He kept growing, and we kept watching him in aww! Today he is . . . are you ready . . . nearly 6'7"!! We are not sure how it happened, but it did.
In week 14 of the Master Key Experience we were given several movies to watch that were examples of the "Hero's Journey." We were asked to pick two of the movies and watch them. Most of them I had never seen before, during the webinar several people shared about the movies they had watched without giving anything away. I decided to watch Mully and Rudy!
I watched Mully first but I am going to share my experience with Rudy first.
After watching Rudy for a bit much of it seemed very familiar to me and much of it I was sure I had never seen. I am notorious for falling asleep during movies so I was not. Or I was just remembering the trailer for the movie. His tenacity and persistence was incredible. He told everyone what he was doing so they could watch, and watch they did. They watched him try, and try again. They lived each ounce of disappointment and failure, in his eyes. They judged him along the way. And, his dream of playing football for ND continued. One obstacle after another, but he kept going. As the season was about to end and he started to feel his dream was slipping away, the team he had given his all to stepped up and helped him reach his dream.
He was never afraid to tell anyone what he was going to do, not matter what. And, because he told people about his dream and asked people to help he built a community around him that supported him and became a part of his "Hero's Journey."
I saved Mully for last because of it's incredible power of faith and asking. Here was a man that by all accounts had reached tremendous success and was probably envied by many. When he realized how far he had come and how far away he was from his purpose he realized he was not where God wanted him to be. I truly believe he had two "Hero's Journeys" because without the first one he could not have understood how to accomplish the second one. When he asked God, it was perfectly clear he could do it, he did not know how, he was given the answer and his unwavering faith in God delivered him into his "Definite Major Purpose." And, just like Rudy, no one could understand what he was doing and why he was doing it and expressed they thought he was crazy. His "Hero's Journey" was of faith and the power of asking .
As I continue this journey I realize that I am not playing it big enough, more than once I have been told I have so much more I have and each time I have backed down. However this is no my future self and I am so excited to meet her!
I always keep my promises.
As we completed Week 10 of the MKE more and more I see what my thoughts have created, AND, I am more aware of what other people's thoughts have created in their life!! I have been an observer of language for a long time, and now I am not much more aware of my language, which I continue to work on, I am listening even more intently to others.
I am realizing how many people are talking about fear, they are living their life in fear and they want others to live in fear too. Which for me, means they are not living their life at all. Some are not in fear for themselves but for everyone around them, and they are barley living. Their language is along the lines of, "I wish I could, but, I can't." "I would love to join you but, I can't." They are viciously not living through someone else.
So, my question is are we perpetuating the fear. Is there a ripple effect that is taking place, and if we truly embrace the "law of attraction" and we are not living our truth because our thoughts are of fear, fear of judgement, fear of being accused of not caring, (when we do) then what type of life are we creating?
Have we actually manifesting the experiences, are we stuck in this or can we change it?! Can our thoughts remove the fear of what is going on, can we choose not to participate in the general publics thought process, can we really manifest health among the world? We know the "laws" work, we know because they are scientifically proven, they are truth! We know that!!
10:10 Even so, a thought is dropped into the invisible substance of the Universal Mind, that substance from which all things are created, and as it takes root, the law of growth begins to take effect and we find that conditions and environment are but the objective form of our thought. "MKS"
Fear is perpetuating fear. The ripple effect is real! Look at what our minds have created!
10:20 It will be exactly the same with you, if you entertain thoughts which are not in accordance with the infinite and cannot therefore be polarized; there is no circuit, you are isolated, the thoughts cling to you, harass you, worry you and finally bring about disease and possibly death; the physician may not diagnose the case exactly in this way, he may give it some fancy name which has been manufactured for the various ills which are the result of wrong thinking, but the case is the same nevertheless. "MKS"
MKS -- Master Key System - Charles T. Haanel
We never know what to expect in life... sometimes the darkest moments become the brightest moments. Like you, I have had a life of ups and downs and at certain points in my life I wasn't sure if I could go get much further down.