For in grace, through faith, are you saved, and this is not out of you; it is God’s approach present, not of works, lest anyone should be boasting. For His achievement are we, being created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God makes ready beforehand, that we should be walking in from. Ephesians 2:8-10 CLV
Today, I begin a New Life.
The Now moment of each day.
Scroll 1 says …..i have surrendered my free will to the years of accumulated habits and the past deeds of my life have already marked out a path which threatens to imprison my future.
That Damm Old Blueprint!
I WILL LEARN TO DREAM AGAIN. I always keeps my promises. First I must keep my promises to myself.
i have allowed the over-whelm of the old blueprint slow my progress down, the past couple of weeks. The words in my head go something like this….Kimberley, you rarely finish what you start, so why bother.
It’s one thing to keep up with the reading; I love the index cards and the linking, the shapes and colors.
It just seems to be a whole other thing to write out my feelings and dare to dream again.
The big assignment this week was to write a Press Release; as if we had already fulfilled our Definite Major Purpose. I have found this to be extremely challenging, so much so; i just stopped. “…….the years of accumulated habits and the past deeds….”
Maybe I biggest hurdle is the old blueprint saying; “do i really deserve to be happy. i must not i will not be stopped by the old blueprint.
TODAY I BEGIN A NEW LIFE.
“Today my old skin has become as dust. I walk tall among man and they know me not, for today I am a new man, with a new life.
9 What you learned also, and accepted and hear and perceived in me, these be putting into practice, and the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4 CLT
Spent this week with our daughter. A picturesque, 4 hour drive north of where we live… (will add more later I’m off to bed.)
….with the looming 3rd revision of my DMP; I wondered if I’d even be able to stick to the reading schedule.
Started strong! Our daughter; provided for me a room and a desk; and after spending some time with my guide; I am happy to say…I like this revision.
Most importantly; I found myself Way more centered; as a whole.
The old blueprint can be moody, to say the least.
A very welcome change. Just as Scroll 1 promises.
Today I begin a new life.
I just love that each time I read that line…Means; at that moment…I begin anew. Each time that thought is read/said; a reset is set in motion. A New beginning. No need to stress about the old/the 1 second ago.
6 For which cause I am reminding you to be rekindling the gracious gift of God which is in you through the imposition of my hands, for God gives us, not a spirit of timidity, but power and of love and of sanity. 2 Timothy 1 CLT
The struggle of re-writing your old blueprint.
Will I apply myself to the process; or quit like I’ve always done. Good question, right? Mark tells us that “The feeling of being overwhelmed is your subby telling to quit. OVER-RULE IT!!”
Monday, I started strong.
Tuesday, I was so concerned about revising my DMP, with EMOTION; made the decision to go back to the old blueprint. I have never been comfortable sharing my feelings; they always seem to come across wrong. Also have been taught to live by truth not feelings. i guess i take things too literal. Ended strong, “And I make a solemn oath to myself that nothing will retard my new life’s growth. I will lose not a day from these reading for that day cannot be retrieved nor can I substitute another for it. I must not, I will not break this habit of daily reading from these scrolls and, in truth, the few moments spent each day on this new habit are but a small price to pay for the success and happiness that will be mine.”
Wednesday started and ended strong with a mindset change to move forward towards my new blueprint.
Thursdays been great so far. My About page has been finished and here’s week 2. Woo Hoo!
Have really enjoyed the challenge of getting in the readings and other activities. Sitting; completely sit without thoughts; is a challenge and am looking forward to it getting easier with practice.
I have taken seriously the reading of the Scrolls, 3 times each day; since the first of October. And am happy to say it is going very well.
With the recent terror attacks; one hear close to home and then Vegas; I found myself meditating on these words in Scroll 1
….”my desire to meet the world will overcome every fear I once knew at sunrise and I will be happier than I ever believed it possible to be in this world of strife and sorrow.
I did have a challenge deciding what my pivotal needs are. After a few days of careful reflection and the use of the dictionary; I believe that True Health and Liberty are at the top of my list.
A Seed planted; must die to bring new life. So as these seeds of success are buried; our new Blueprints will emerge.
I am ready for this change AND belief in my definite major purpose will drive my actions home.
12 Not that I already obtained, or am already perfected. Yet I am pursuing, if I may be grasping also that for which I was grasped also by Christ Jesus.
13 Brethren, not as yet am I reckoning myself to have grasped, yet one thing — forgetting, indeed, those things which are behind, yet stretching out to those in front –
14 toward the goal am I pursuing for the prize of God’s calling above in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3 CLV
Big Aha, my first week.
When I read that I was to sit, completely still for 15 minutes; my first thought was ….
Well! That counts me out. I’m not sure I’ve ever been completely still. For those who know me, know I Love my fidget toys.
Refused to even give it a go till Tuesday. Well, Surprise surprise. IT CAN BE DONE.
If I’m going to change my Mind, Need to Take control of my body.
My favorite quotes so far is ~
Give Up to Move Up.
FOCUS ON PURPOSE RATHER THAN ACCOMPLISHMENTS