May Cause Miracles: Week 6 Part 1

help-others finally coming to an end of my MCM journey. It only took me a few months 🙂 Here we are week 6. I started Day 36 on April 11th and finally coming to an end in a few days. You could probably guess I had to do week 6 more than once. Three times to be exact. The first time I attempted I was about to start day 39 and just didn’t feel like I had focused well on the previous days so decided to do it again. The second attempt,  I had gotten to the evening exercise of Day 39 and kept forgetting to do it. I actually didn’t end up picking up the book for like 4 days so again wanted to start the week again. I’m still finishing a few days but want to at least put out there the first half of the week.

Week 6 is all about becoming a miracle worker. Realizing that your job is not limited to just yourself. It’s about becoming a miracle worker for the world. Helping others. You are a better help for others when you help yourself first. You can inspire and understand through experience.

“You’ll realize the transformation is not for you alone. You’ll learn that you’re here to use this gift to shine light on the dark world around you. You become a miracle worker in the world. As you begin to understand how love is crucial to the healing of the world, your miracle work will take on a whole new meaning.” – Gabrielle Bernstein

The beginning of the week, Day 36, is like the beginning of all the week. Witnessing your fears. “For my peace and the peace of the world, I choose love”. Each week there was a theme and each first day of the week started with witnessing your fears in perspective of what the theme was. Your fears about your body, career, money, relationships. This day it’s witnessing your fears in perspective of knowing that you MUST do so for the sake of the world.

The thing that stood out to me on this day was that FEAR is not real. I know that I have actually mentioned that in a previous post, how fear even stands for FALSE EVIDENCE APPEARING REAL. Fear has a good way of feeling so real in the moment. It’s easy to recognize when others are in a fearful state but it takes a lot of patience and mindfulness to recognize it in yourself and change your mindset. Knowing this and experiencing this should already help us relate to others with the compassion we need to offer ourselves. My practice and work is to become more aware of my fears IN THE MOMENT and choosing not to react as a result  of fear.

“Inner Guide, I welcome you to show me where to go, what to do, and what to say“. This was the affirmation for Day 37. The book mentions that the more you start to dedicate yourself to love, the MORE your ego will work against that notion. The funny thing that I just put together is that during the 3 times I have worked on week 6, I think my ego was working in overload this whole time. I feel like I have gotten in more arguments with my fiance, reacting more to his actions, allowing my ego to take control. I’m almost positive it came along because I had been to open to becoming a miracle worker. And guess what, truthfully many times, my ego won! That’s actually part of the reason I wanted to do the week over again and again because I had acknowledged that I  had not been putting my love skills to work. The only choice I choose though, is to keep moving forward and keep at it.

On this Day I had to witness the present fears and choosing to turn them over to my Inner Guide.

Some of my fears on this day were:

*I’m not good enough to be a mentor/coach
*I will continue to work in a job that I don’t LOVE and that isn’t taking me towards my goals
*I am scared of marriage
*Not giving my child enough attention.
*Re-living my past
*Not having another baby soon
*I won’t get the freedom I am looking for
*To stand in my truth fully without waver

Along with what I took in from Day 36, I had to recognize that these fears weren’t real and I had still have to trust that my inner guide will handle it from here and if I listen will lead me to the path that’s best for me.

I already shared with you guys Day 38. Click this link so you can read it.

Although the book is a 40 day guidebook, it technically goes to 42 days to finish out the week completely so I will share days 39-42 with you in a few days.

xoxo,

barista

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Day 38: “I Will Help Those In Need” – Funds 4 Nate

Good Morning Fellow Coffee Readers,

Today I wanted to share with you my experience of Day 38 of “May Cause Miracles” and how I decided to be of service to others. Week 6 is all about focusing on becoming a miracle worker. A quote that I liked from the book was that “being a miracle worker isn’t just about letting go of negative beliefs and becoming happy: there is much much more. Being a miracle worker is a practice of personal growth that leads to worldly transformation.”

Wednesday was my second time repeating Day 38 because I decided to start the week over again a few days ago. On Day 38 the focus is “Shift from ME to WE”. The morning reflection was:

“Today I prepare to shift my focus from me mentality to a we mentality. When I am of service to others, I get out of my own way and stop focusing on my own inner turmoil. Today I choose to shift my attention from my internal dialogue by consciously paying attention t o others. I will listen to those who want to be heard. I will help those who are in need. I will guide those who are lost. I will serve those who call for love.”

Although May Cause Miracles is not religious based book, because of the value of this particular prayer, for the evening exercise I had to recite the Prayer of Saint Francis (which you can find here) and then meditate in a way to get my inner guide to help me be of service to someone else. The first time I did this exercise I focused on someone I knew and how  I could be of service. The answer came to me as in to help my friend, who is on a tight budget, with photographing her wedding within her means and budget (I do photography on the side). This time I didn’t want to focus on anything specific but wanted to see what would show itself in my path. I told you, I’m having fun playing with manifesting stuff.

Last week a friend of mine’s boyfriend had a stroke while in the gym working out and was rushed to the hospital. I remember, at the time, vaguely knowing about it but not the extent of the aftermath. Well just yesterday (the day after my meditation mind you) I finally was able to visit the funding website they set up to get help for his medical bills because he needs to go through intense therapy to recover from a loss of many of his skills including his speech and motor movements. I had NO idea this was going on. I was amazed when I saw how many people had helped in just two days. They posted a goal of $15,000 and two days later over 80 people had helped and they raised more than $9,000 for her boyfriend.

I immediately knew that I had viewed this website on this day for a reason. My inner guide was bringing it to my path like  I had asked. I had actually saw her post about the website the day or so before but hadn’t gotten the chance to look at it and I believe it happened yesterday by no mistake or coincidence. I wasn’t even consciously thinking about my meditation from the night before. It wasn’t until after that I realized the connection. So this morning I donated $50 towards his funding. Being that I have a voice, on here especially, I feel the need to share with you the information and do with it what you will.

I know that many of you do not know my friend nor her boyfriend but I would LOVE for you to at least take a look at their website and read about his story. IF you feel compelled, feel free to donate for the help of his treatment. I’m almost positive they are going to end up needing way more than what  is being asked right now and any amount helps. Let’s come together and help show them the power of WE and raise well over the goal amount being asked. Sporadically I have hosted my “$50 give-aways” where I ask for ideas from other people of where to donate money but every once in a while, something more personal and close to home calls and this is one of those moments.

Check out www.gofundme.com/funds4nate and read Nathan’s story and I just ask, if the urge speaks, listen! Even $1 counts. Feel free to let them know My Mornin’ Coffee sent ya.  🙂

Here’s to a WE based mindset!!!

xoxo,

barista