Week 15 – I am Nature’s Greatest Miracle

“I am nature’s greatest miracle”

“I have been given eyes to see and a mind to think and now I know a great secret of life for I perceive, at last, that all my problems, discouragements, and heartaches are, in truth great opportunities in disguise. I will no longer be fooled by the garments they wear for mine eyes are open”

I reflected on the above paragraph and realised how true this was for me.  We have all faced our “problems, discouragements, and heartaches and as I look back I acknowledge the fact that they were indeed opportunities in disguise.  The reason I give for this is the fact that they have helped me to become the person I am today.  They have helped me to grow intuitively, spiritually, to look within and acknowledge that we are unique in every way – our very own shining golden Buddha.  As much as we try to overlook our greatness, our inner potential, we all have a purpose in life to share with each and everyone that crosses our path, whether it is for them to teach us by reflecting back at us who we were previously, and at this moment in time, and likewise for us to teach them.

One of my DMP goals is “I committed to releasing the beliefs, habits, emotions and behaviour that no longer served me”. Personally not playing small but to step into my true potential, letting go of the old habits of not speaking my truth, because I’d conditioned myself to keep the peace, by keeping quiet – to a certain degree. To love myself is to speak up and honour who I am and not worry about the opinions or reactions of others. To believe in myself, letting go of the beliefs stemming from our parents, their parents and the parents before them – the beliefs ingrained in our ancestral genes.

So the latest exercise of noting down our successes no matter how small or big I was surprised at how much I’d forgotten I had accomplished over the years and it brought back memories of fondness and pride on quite a few of my achievements.  From Karate (Xena Warrior Princess comes to mind –  I used to imagine myself as kick ass warrior woman tee hee!!), teaching Tai Chi, my creative abilities, in dressmaking, baking, cooking, dancing,  achieving my degree  as a single parent. Travelling to dream destinations such as Egypt – I loved the history and Sri Lanka for the Ayurverdic experience and my latest stint as steelband player.

It is not often that I have given myself the opportunity to reflect on my accomplishments and it made me realise that I have only tapped the surface of what I can really actually achieve.  At the same time I am so grateful and humbled by my experiences and the lessons I have learnt on my journey of self discovery.

In the words of Mark J “Peace be the journey”

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Joan Campbell - January 11, 2015

I also was drawn to that part of our Mandino read too. So nice to think of the opportunities these challenges provide. Thanks for the share

run4change - January 11, 2015

I love how you realesed your limiting beliefs I have a very similar sentence in my DMP. I have replace my limiting and selfish beliefs with thoughts and actions that enliven the great calling I have been given

    julieebanksttg - January 17, 2015

    Thank you I think its great that MKMMA has given us the opportunity – if we were not aware before – to recognise what no longer serves us.

jimmymkmma - January 12, 2015

Love your post Julie as I see myself as well. The exercise about acknowledge our past successes was game changer for me. We need/want to do that more often, its feel so good 🙂

    julieebanksttg - January 12, 2015

    You are so right. We definitely need to look at our successes more often and give ourselves a good pat on the back.

jennamasterkey - January 13, 2015

Sounds like you have done some amazing things in your life, I hope they will get even bigger and better as you finish Mkmma with us all ox

jeannehealthvision - January 15, 2015

I enjoyed your blog. I especially liked your statement of “.. the latest exercise of noting down our successes no matter how small or big I was surprised at how much I’d forgotten I had accomplished over the years….” That really resonated with me. This class has been so awesome on so many levels, but that one exercise was truly helpful to me as well! It’s very rewarding to look back and state what our accomplishments were and continue to be! thank you. Jeanne

masterkeyjoycen - January 16, 2015

I love that part of your DMP is letting go of the past. That’s brilliant! Isn’t it fun to realize how many things you’ve already accomplished? And you’ve done quite a bit! Watch out world, here she comes! With MKMMA I can only imagine….

masterkeyjoycen - January 17, 2015

I have to come back and tell you how impactful it was reading your DMP goal. It caused me to have an awakening of what I’ve been doing and need to stop. You have made a profound impact on my life and I am so grateful! I wrote about this in the Insight & Epiphany section. And you thought you were just writing a blog….

julieebanksttg - January 17, 2015

Joyce, Reading your comment made me feel quite emotional. Who would of thought that blogging in relation to MKMMA, my spirtual growth, and life experience has helped me in such a carthartic way, but it seems inadvertently others such as yourself. I am so happy to have been of service.


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