Year 2 – Week 2: The advantage of doing the course again!

This is the 2nd week of my second year. This is, of course, a huge advantage to the first year experience. One of the great advantages is that I know what the process will bring – what changes I was able to make – the challenges that were overcome – the pride in having completed the entire 26 weeks with a great effort – and finally, my Definite Major Purpose (DMP) beginning to materialize – not all of it – but some of it – and in the progression that it should as some things must precede others.

I told a few people about the course, and several are in it for their first year. It is fun to watch their process and progress. I think I can help them if they need any inspiration as I have the advantage of knowing the effectiveness of the course, and in times when there may seem to be a little overwhelm, to remind them that it passed with me and it will pass with them.

As SYNERGY is a viable concept, I am excited to see YEAR 1 + Year 2 > than the sum of its parts.

I always keep my promises,

Greg Simmons



Whale Alert!

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Crypto Whales Explode: $596 Million in Bitcoin

Bitcoin whales are moving massive amounts of BTC in the volatile crypto market. As Bitcoin shot above $7,400 and then back down to around $6,900, whales moved a staggering 86,140 BTC worth about $596 million.

Whales are typically individuals with high net-worth in certain currencies which hold the power to sway the markets in their preferred direction.

However, as I stated in my online #Tapas-for-Life Bitcoin course : A Wealth Building Opportunity , the fundamentals are so strong for bitcoin that even the whales, with massive amounts of bitcoin, could not hold bitcoin down. Within a day, bitcoin had streaked past the original $7400 mark to almost $8000.

And to add to the momentum, the long awaited cryptocurrency platform, Bakkt, now has a launch date: July. This is massively bullish for bitcoin. I would not be surprised to see $10,000 bitcoin within several months.

A Note of Caution: Rally’s do not go straight up. There will be corrections along the way. A buy and hold strategy allows us to have patience while watching the volatility.


Here Comes the Institutional Money

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Andreessen Horowitz has launched a $300 million fund to invest in blockchain projects and initial coin offerings.

Andreessen Horowitz is perhaps the most prestigious tech venture capital (VC) firm in the world…

When Andreessen Horowitz invests in a startup, it’s a clear sign the company has the potential to become a disruptive force… For example, in 2011, Andreessen Horowitz invested $80 million in Twitter. It was also an early investor in blockbuster companies like Facebook, Groupon, and Airbnb.

Despite its huge successes as an early stage tech investor, the firm is renouncing Silicon Valley entirely… It’s found another investment opportunity so big — so lucrative—it’s giving up its status as a Venture Capital firm to pursue it.

When a company like Andreessen Horowitz changes its entire business model, that’s huge news.

And it’s an opportunity that everyone should be familiar with – cryptocurrencies!

If you want to ride this institutional wave, buy some bitcoin. Institutional investors will need bitcoin to buy most other cryptos.

Big Corporations and the Blockchain

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We are in the very beginning of a new bull market cycle – and never in the history of this asset class have so many large corporations started taking the underlying asset seriously.

JPMorgan is launching its own internal coin. It’s not really a coin; it’s more of an internal derivative. But the fact they are positioning it as a crypto coin will educate the entire market on the benefit of this technology.

Facebook, with nearly three billion subscribers will be trained on how to use its crypto coin. Again, it’s not a real cryptocurrency. But the fact that Facebook is embracing this technology — and riding the coattails of the interest around blockchain — is huge!

Facebook will be bringing crypto to everyday, common people—a huge global audience that ordinarily wouldn’t be exposed to it. This is an enormous boost for the whole crypto market.

The Coming Bitcoin ‘halving’ Event

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The BITCOIN ‘halving’ event will occur May 2020.

Every four years, the number of bitcoins that can come into the market place is cut in 1/2 for the next 4 years. There will ONLY be 21 million bitcoins.

In the previous two ‘having’ events, bitcoin rallied almost 12,000% in 2012 and over 7,000% in 2016.Those previous gains were realized by buying at least one year before the ‘having’ event. We are 1 year and 1 month from the next ‘halving.’

Bitcoin has already rallied 54.7% from its low in January 2019. However, it will go up and down over the course of the rally.

The Time to Buy and Hold Is Now!

How Scarce is Bitcoin?

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80% of all the bitcoins that will ever be available are already in circulation.
There are 500 million people that  already invest in stocks globally.

There are 35 million people who have some amount of bitcoin. What happens when the other 465,000,000 investors decide to buy bitcoin?

With approximately 6 million bitcoins remaining to reach the market over the next 20 years, that would leave just about 1/10 of a bitcoin for these additional investors. 

The time to buy is now!!

Bitcoin Bull Run?

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What is happening?

I believe we are getting closer and closer to the edge of a bull market. I think it is what we have been waiting for.

It may be a  choppy ride to the bull market, but once bitcoin breaks $6000, we are in the bull market.

Remember the #1 rule: “NEVER buy more than you are willing to lose.”

To find the nearest bitcoin ATM to you – has a list of all the Bitcoin ATM’s in the US, Canada, Europe and includes 77 countries.

Has the Bitcoin Rally Begun?

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The BITCOIN ‘halving’ event will occur May 2020.

Every four years, the number of bitcoins that can come into the market place is cut in 1/2 for the next 4 years. There will ONLY be 21 million bitcoins.

In the previous two ‘having’ events, bitcoin rallied almost 12,000% in 2012 and over 7,000% in 2016.Those previous gains were realized by buying at least one year before the ‘having’ event. We are 1 year and 1 month from the next ‘halving.’

Bitcoin has already rallied 54.7% from its low in January 2019. However, it will go up and down over the course of the rally.

The Time to Buy and Hold Is Now!

Bitcoin: A Rare Resource

bitcoin hourglass

80% of all the bitcoins that will ever be available are already in circulation.

There are 500,000,000 investors that currently invest in stock markets around the world. There are only 35 million people who have purchased some amount of bitcoin. That leaves 465,000,000 investors that have yet to invest in bitcoin.

When Bakkt, the new platform that is owned by the Inter-Continental Exchange, allows investors all over the world to purchase bitcoin with a click of a mouse – projected to be online by the end of 2019 – those 465,000,000 investors will have access to purchase bitcoin.

With approximately 6,000,000 bitcoins remaining to be distributed to everyone that wants some, there is ONLY a little over 1% of a bitcoin available for the remaining investors in the ENTIRE world.

Isn’t it time to get some for yourself?

Bitcoin Coming to a Starbucks Near You

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Imagine going to your local Starbucks to get your daily tall, double shot latte no foam drink and seeing a machine that would allow you to buy bitcoin before your latte is ready.

That is exactly the plan. Bakkt is a platform that is going to make bitcoin purchases as easy as a mouse click away. Bakkt is owned by the InterContinental Exchange (ICE). This organization is so large and established that it owns the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) along with 22 other exchanges. This platform is scheduled to be ready by the end of 2019.

Starbucks and Microsoft are partnering with Bakkt to make it easy for anyone to buy bitcoin with a click of the mouse. 20 million people go in and out of Starbucks every day and while standing in line to order, you might be watching another line of people wanting to buy a few dollars worth of bitcoin.

Microsoft has 1.5 billion Windows users. Imagine that every time you fired up your computer to check your emails, up popped an icon to buy bitcoin. 

Microsoft and Starbucks partnership with Bakkt is one of the major reasons why I believe that bitcoin will hit a new all-time high ($20,000) before the end of 2020.

If you are interested in the other reasons I have discovered that will push bitcoin to unimaginable heights –


Bitcoin: A Wealth Building Opportunity


I have been creating an online course – 113 power point slides converted into a video for those interested in knowing why I think Bitcoin will reach new all-time highs by the end of 2020.

Here is one of the major reasons why I think this will happen. 

This Rare Event will send Bitcoin Prices Soaring

  • Like World Cup soccer, it only comes around every four years. But you can’t wait until it happens. You need to prepare months in advance.
  • It’s called the bitcoin “halving” event. Let me explain what that is…
  • There can never be more than 21 million bitcoins in existence. The issuance is strictly regulated by computer code.
  • Every 10 minutes, bitcoin “miners” compete with each other to solve a complex mathematical problem. Whoever solves the problem first is awarded 12.5 bitcoins.
  • A ‘halving’ event is when the bitcoin reward gets cut in half. So each halving reduces supply coming to the market. The first halving occurred in 2012, and the second in 2016. The third will occur in May 2020. 

    Research shows bitcoin prices reach their bottom about 472 days prior to the ‘halving’ events. It also shows that once the halving occurs, you can expect the overall rally to continue for another year.

    • 2012 – 2014, bitcoin rallied 11,645%.
    • 2016 – 2018, bitcoin rallied 7,382%
    • 2020 – 2022, bitcoin rallies ?
  • 472 days prior to the 2020 ‘having’ event is in the first week of February 2019. So, we have already started the next rally.
  • If you invested 15–16 months before the 2012 ‘halving’ event, you would’ve made 28% more than waiting until the halving date…
  • And if you invested 15–16 months prior to the 2016 ‘halving’ event, you would’ve made 158% more than waiting until the halving date.
  • Let me put that in perspective for you: $100 invested in bitcoin on the 2016 ‘halving’ date would have made you over $2,800. But that same $100 invested 15–16 months earlier would’ve made you over $7,300.

Week 24 – I Have a Dream


I have a dream. 

And when we allow freedom, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual:

Free at last! Free at last!

Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!

The Master Key Experience is an EMANCIPATION of the highest order. To become self-directed thinkers and following our bliss is the epidemy of GIVING. As simple as the bee that pollinates the flower, both giving their authentic self to each other, is how the world keeps going. Authenticity and Bliss must surely be at the top of the human experience.

To be free of our predisposed genetics and change the way we think, changes the very genetics that controls our autonomic nervous system, our habits and our behaviors. We are ultimately free in that we have the mechanism to change our thoughts that create a new landscape of reality.

The Master Key Experience has provided a culture, an environment, that engenders the change we wish to become. Every opportunity is afforded the student to become their dream. Liken unto an onion, layers of conditioning must be pealed away to find the heart. This course, day by day and week by week, peals away the layers of uncertainty, doubt, resistance and fear to reveal “nature’s greatest miracle.”

I am 73 year’s old. I took the est training in 1975. I have worked for and with some of the brightest minds on and off the planet. I worked with Marshall Thurber and the Burklyn Business School, Bobbi DePorter my partner creating SuperCamp, Tony Robbins and his rise to fame and fortune, and Ramtha, the Enlightened One, a hierophant of mystical proportions.

These 45 years of training and experience are the shoulders on which I stand to take advantage of the immense opportunity offered with the Master Key Experience. I am struggling to put the words together that would adequately describe the depth and the  magnitude of this six month study, and maybe the following quote best describes the outcome of this phenomenal experience:

Birds sitting on a tree are never afraid of the branch breaking, because their trust is not on the branch but on its own wings.

brids on a branch




Week 23 – A Dream of Epic Proportions

sumer tablets

I had heard that the grandson of Zecharia Sitchen, famous author of the Earth Chronicles, discovered several tablets that were written in Sumerian cuneiform. These tablets were found in the same location as the original tablets that are believed to be over 10,000 years old.

These tablets seemed to describe a social order in Sumer that translates into three basic concepts.

My dream is suddenly interrupted by an image that seems familiar and frightening at the same time. I believe it is Moses coming down the mountain with the stone tablets – the 10 Commandments.


Now I remember … just as I was to read about the 3 Golden Principles of the Sumer culture, the image of Moses came into my dream and the new principles to lead mankind into living a righteous life were being revealed … in this Charlton Hestonesque voice:

“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me.

WOW! Out of one house of bondage into another. And as I recall it took 40 years … 40 years to find the promise land, that would take in today’s time, several hours in an SUV.

And when they found the land of milk and honey, it was inconveniently occupied, and they were instructed to kill every man, women, and child.

This is the direct orders of the author of the new map for a righteous life. ‘F’ that god, I say in a lucid state of courage … Somebody had to say it.

And a few more of the commandments drift through my consciousness, “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, and You shall not commit adultery, and You shall not steal. This is the mind of a control maniac … the antithesis of a self-directed authentic individual … and then once again the 3 Golden Principles of the Sumer culture float back into my awareness:

Principle I – Acceptance

Today I accept people, situations, circumstances, and events as they occur. I know that this moment is as it should be, because the whole universe is as it should be. I do not struggle against the whole universe by struggling against this moment. My acceptance is total and complete. I accept things as they are in this moment, not as I wish they were.

Principle II – Responsibility

I take Responsibility for my situation and for all those events I see as problems. I know that taking responsibility means not blaming anyone or anything for my situation (and this includes myself). I also know that every problem is an opportunity in disguise, and this alertness to opportunities allows me to take this moment and transform it into a greater benefit.

          Principle III – Defenselessness

Today my awareness remains established in Defenselessness. I relinquish the need to defend my point of view. I will feel no need to convince or persuade others to accept my point of view. I remain open to all points of view and am not rigidly attached to any one of them.

And just before I begin to wake up, I realize that the 10 Commandments and the fear of eternal damnation has been the single most destructive document in recorded human history.

And then I remember Principle I – …”the whole universe is as it should be” … past, present and future included.

And now I am sitting up and have awakened from my dream. I begin to wonder, “What would our world be like today if the 3 Golden Principles of the Sumer culture had become the prevailing philosophy on our planet.”  Beware Master Key Experience …

You Have Unleashed Me!

Week 22 – Beyond Right and Wrong


When Rumi says, “There is a field beyond right and wrong. I will meet you there.” He is talking about being an OBSERVER – non-judgmental, non-opinionated – A State of Beingness.

In Week 22 of the Master Key Experience, the essence of the lesson was to find ways to use the 5 emotions of limitation – guilt, anger, fear, unworthiness and hurt feelings as tools to EXPAND OUR COMFORT ZONE.

An OBSERVER can never experience any of those 5 limited emotions as bad. And if observation expands the comfort zone, then we know that just outside the comfort zone is AWE and WONDER.

  • If we are humble enough to change 
  • If we are doing what we love.
  • If we welcome challenges.
  • If we are being of service

… Then we are certainly standing in the field beyond right and wrong where illuminated beings gather at the end of the Hero’s Journey.

Week 21 – The Greatest Miracle

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The Greatest Miracle – Humanity.

A long time ago, the Void contemplated itself and expanded into Primary and Secondary consciousness. It is the story of Creation held as a truth by some ancient cultures.

Ancient wisdom also suggests that each entity born in that moment of creation is still evolving in the journey called life – And science says that there are seven levels of light that provides the roadway for this evolution.

Also suggested is that each of us has the same purpose – To Make Known the Unknown – an ‘As Above, so Below, expanded  version of the Hero’s Journey.  We are to have experiences that we have not had in order to gain the wisdom of the those levels of light – culminating in the first part of the journey as humanity on this and other viable planets.


Some religious and spiritual organizations call this return, the Stairway to Heaven. As human beings interacting with other human beings, some acutely aware of this journey,  in order to gain the wisdom to continue the journey up the stairway – back up those levels of light.

Needless to say, this must be taking a long time. And,  I believe this is our story – each of us individually making this journey – my accepted version of what is actually happening. And if this is true, what greater story could be told than the Miraculous Journey of the Human Experience over countless millennia.


In my experience over the past 20 weeks, the Master Key Experience has been an effective and demanding pathway back up the Stairway to Heaven. It is effective because it insists on holding an environment that safely allows for change. Each and every week, the course challenges each of us to become a better version of ourselves – another step up the stairway.

I am certain that by the end of the 26 weeks, my personal journey up the steps of the Stairway to Heaven will have significantly picked up the pace of the ascension.


Week 20 – Pearl of Wisdom

oyster and pearl

One of my favorite metaphors is the process within an oyster that creates a pearl.

Sunday’s Master Key webinar talked about the importance of expanding our comfort zone by using Fear, Guilt, Anger, Hurt Feelings and Unworthiness as tools. It was also suggested by the Fab D that people in your life that your react to in one of those aforementioned emotional expressions are , in fact, there to help you polish the edges of your emotional reactions. Imagine loving yourself so much that the conditions that previously bothered you NOW no longer have an affect on you or your emotional strength.

The oyster must overcome the same type of challenges in its lifetime. If a bit of grit or sand gets into its shell, it irritates the soft skin – now, it is way out of its comfort zone. But it does a remarkable thing, it begins to coat the sand with a film that begins to form a substance that protects the oyster from the irritation – using the irritation as a tool!

At the end of the process, the oyster takes an irritation, and using a tool to deal with it, turns the irritation into a pearl. As an aware human being, we can take the same type of irritations (out of our comfort zone) and turn them into pearls of wisdom.


Week 19 – Power Pose

supergirl pose

I was fortunate to hear a woman talk many years ago about her experiences in Australia. She was an American who was going on a “walkabout’ in the Australian bush. This was not a long weekend seminar – this was a 30-day experience.

She was guided by a group of Aborigines that live in the bush as a way of life. They ate what they caught and killed that day, her favorite as she told an audience of over 1000, was GOOEY LIZARD.

She spoke about the Aborigine way of life and death. Indigenous people have a way of understanding the cycle of life and they are aware of the cycle every day. How interesting is must be to be so connected to every facet of your survival – never taking much for granted – living in the moment and being acutely aware of the importance of your next decision.

She related a story of an experience she had years after her walkabout. She was at a beach in California with her granddaughter. As she entered the public bathrooms to help her granddaughter, she was followed in by a man who had those ‘crazy eyes’ as I recall her story. And as she turned around to face the man, she struck the Super Girl pose. The man became confused and ran out of the bathroom.

Everyone in the audience gave her a standing ovation and then we practiced the Super Girl pose. Even those many years ago, I can still remember the feeling that was associated with that pose – POWERFUL, CONFIDENT, INVINCIBLE!

Just when I think that nothing else could be added to the Master Key Experience, another gem is given … Emerson’s Law of Compensation in action.



Week 18 – Finishing Strong

The Week 18 webinar has some awesome takeaways: Shuffling in a whole new set of shapes to continue the onslaught on the subconscious mind (Law of Obedience – I just made that up); Why each of us can be the Greatest Salesperson in the World; The Key to Happiness is in 5 habits – And we have been doing them for the required month to build a habit!; That we already possess Aladdin’s Lamp and now know how to ‘Rub’ it Properly – What Would the Person I Intend to Become Do Next?

And yet, this was not the great takeaway for me. It didn’t happen in the webinar session. It happened in the mastermind portion that follows each webinar with the panel of 5: GiGi, Derek, Lori, the Fab D and Mark.

The discussion began talking about finishing the MKE strong. It reminded me of experiencing a lapse of focus near the end of a football game. My favorite team is up 24 – 7 with 5:10 to go in the third quarter. The game is in control – the game plan is flawless. The other team has a 3rd and 23 due to several penalties in this drive. AND THEN IT HAPPENS. We sack their quarterback… there’s a flag … roughing the passer – automatic first down. The opponent goes in for a score, and it’s 24 – 14. By the time the fourth quarter starts it’s 24 – 21 and a nervousness is pervasive in the stadium.

My question is always: What happened to the game plan that was flawless, the intensity of the players, and the exactitude with which they played most of the game? The good news is … the game goes into overtime and we kick a field goal to win with 00.02 seconds on the clock.

I am reminded, “Nor Do I allow yesterday’s success to lull me into today’s complacency, for this is the great foundation of failure.”

Our MKE course is also at the end of third quarter. Next week we start the fourth quarter. What is my team going to do? We must FINISH STRONG as to leave no impression that the opponent (our crusted Buddha) has even a chance to make a comeback victory. We play the fourth quarter, regardless of the score (and we are winning) as if it is our Super Bowl.

Read, flash, exercise, random acts of kindness, gratitude, reliving a moment, and becoming the silence (sit) that has access to all knowledge. The momentum of the first 18 weeks is a tsunami of happiness crashing upon the shores of our realities.



Week 17/18 – Something is Missing

8tracks radio | Good Grief, Charlie Brown (26 songs) | free and music playlist

This week’s webinar clarified for me a feeling that I have been having for several months. I can only describe it as a subtle sadness – soulful – and not attached to any current or specific circumstance in my life.

In the four stages of loss: Denial, anger, grief, and acceptance. My sadness (my grieving) is associated with my “Refuse the Call.” I have been through the stages of the Hero’s Journey. I wrote about it in my press release. I am on the Return. I know that Service is the only solution to this almost imperceptible sadness / grieving.

My DMP is a close description of my passion – but there is something missing. I hope that by acknowledging that a piece of my purpose is missing, that this will help me discover the missing piece.


Week 17 – Specialized Knowledge


There have been times when ‘Specialized Knowledge allowed me to take advantage of a concept not yet well known to the general public.

In the 1970s, United Airlines came out with the first rendition of a loyalty program – that later became the mileage plus programs used today by all airlines. United Airlines offered an upgrade coupon for every leg a customer traveled. If you flew from San Francisco to Chicago in coach class, you were given a coupon that you could use on a future flight that upgraded you to First Class.

I was living in San Francisco at the time. What Specialized Knowledge did I have? There were two flights, one from San Francisco to San Jose (15 minutes) and one from San Francisco to Oakland, CA (15 minutes). Both of these flights qualified for an upgrade coupon on both legs. Needless to say I do not remember flying coach class again for as long as that program was in effect. The coupons were generic (no name on it) so they could be given as gifts or even sold to a traveler.  Imagine what a traveler flying from San Francisco to New York would pay for a First Class upgrade coupon.

Recently, Specialized Knowledge has had an opposite effect than flying First Class. I am responsible for managing a 12,000 sq. ft. Wellness Center with 8 individual business owners and a restaurant. When I agreed to take on this responsibility, I was left with lots of responsibility and no procedure manual. I was lost as to what needed to be done. I was so frustrated that I was contemplating quitting.

I used the NARC process and weighed the pros and cons of the position. I allowed (gave myself permission) to feel the angst of quitting. In the end, I recommitted to the position with a new attitude – the Specialized Knowledge that I would need to be successful I was determined to master – and not surprising, the company is prospering as a result of this new attitude.

I used the Bitcoin picture for this blog to remember that I lost out on the opportunity to prosper when Bitcoin was $.08 each – Specialized Knowledge that I did not have – but bought when it was under $3,000 each – Specialized Knowledge that I had gained.

I give myself permission to be upgraded with Specialized Knowledge.


Week 16 – Kindness is Contagious


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I began seeing KINDNESS everywhere: My cat (once ferro) has adopted a baby ferro cat and is his/her guardian; my wife has been putting out my vitamins for me for years; my son took the garbage to the road; my electrician came to help me out on his day off – and the list goes on and on.

It occurs to me that every act / behavior / choice can have an element of kindness with it. What an amazing world if that were the subconscious programming of humanity in general.

I am not worried about getting 4000 kindnesses with our group, I am worried for Mark having to give FREE HUGS on every weekend until the course is complete in March – lol.

It seems so completely natural to be kind in all circumstances. It is a choice after all, and one that becomes increasingly easier with a little practice.

Virtue is its own reward.



Week 15 -Mind As Matter

Mind as matter

As we engage Week 15, I am inspired by the idea that MIND (as light as a feather) has the power to manifest the material (as dense as a rock).

The popular phrase has always been Mind Over Matter, but in truth, it is Mind As Matter. What we think becomes the landscape of the world in which we live. Our thoughts become the mind – which becomes the template – in which our reality must conform.

It is so appropriate that the next 13 weeks is a transformation of our personalities, built on  survival and transformed into a virtuous being that transcends all the qualities of a personality based on “How Do I Win.”

In virtue, we have already won! It is the ‘future self’ that we beckon to become. And we have come to learn that all that we want to become is already within us. I am owning this glorious understanding – that I already am all that i have wanted to become.

I always keep my promises.

Week 14 – Feed Your Spirit

Kuan Yin

This was the first Christmas that we did .not focus on a lot of packages under the tree. In fact, having a young puppy that is still eating almost everything she sees prompted us to buy a small tree and place it on a table for puppy’s digestive safety. She did manage to eat one bulb which kept us vigilant for several days.

I am noticing all the racial biased incidences that are ever present in the media. It hurts me that this is still an ongoing struggle with human beings. A young black man was kicked out of a Portland Hotel for talking on his phone in the lobby. He happened to be a guest of the hotel and he was talking to his mother before going up to his room – REALLY???

Kuan Yin, the picture at the top of this blog, is the statue that graces my garden and always reminds me of her compassion for humanity. This is my reminder that as each of us becomes the best version of ourselves, we are taking steps toward this eventual ‘racial equality.’ How could the sons and daughters of an Almighty Presence be anything but of the same essence, and therefore equal? I am still hurting by this obvious injustice.

I am even more motivated to become the best version of myself. I want to have the influence to make changes in this injustice and to be a spiritual voice that ‘Feeds the Spirit’ of those who will listen. In Spirit we are all equal. In Spirit we know that we are all equal.

If I persist I succeed.





Week 13 – Where is the Guardian at the Gate?

christmas wreath

If you look carefully at the Holiday Wreath pic you can see a reflection of the one who took the photo – a metaphor for being absent at the gate.

Week 13 has reminded me that I have not been as vigilant as I could have been as the  ‘Watchman at the Gate.’ On several of the days during the week, I read GS twice instead of three times. I don’t sit very often as I “think” I have done that in my life as a spiritual practice and somehow I have credits built up and can use them to pass on the exercise.

The Sunday ‘webby’ reminded me that nothing should be left to chance. As soon as I think I can cruise because I have done such a stellar job the first half of the course, I am reminded of the current scroll, “Nor do I allow yesterday’s success to lull me into today’s complacency, for this is the great foundation for failure.” It became more painful to slack off a bit than to spend the time necessary for a quality week, a possible iteration of the NARC principle.

I was excited to add another stack of cards to my flash desk. Going through the deck is a nostalgic journey down “success road.” I keep the cards close to me as each time I read through them I remember how many wonderful things I have done, how mindful I now think, and how I have consciously earned this beautiful life.