Talk about jet lag! One thing I didn’t mention in my previous Blogs is that while we were in China – we were up by 4am and in bed by 9pm. This was incredible because by the time breakfast rolled around at 8am I had accomplished so much. I enjoyed getting a full night sleep and being super productive the next morning. I decided that when I got back to Canada that I would try to maintain the same schedule. This first week is proving to a tad bit challenging. I’m back to work but feeling super tired half way through my day. Somehow I made it through the first 4 days back to work.
Now that things are somewhat back to normal I am not letting my old blueprint take over my sleep patterns. Still getting up early and being productive before my family wakes up. Mind you I am going to bed same time as my kids which they find amusing!
This week we laid more groundwork for the coming months. I especially love the “Giving and Receiving Card” This is also the week where things can start to get overwhelming in terms of what is required for us to do. It is really important that all of us put EVERYTHING in our lives on the back burner and focus on your Masterkey first. Other things will fall into place. This is where the last 2 times I fell behind but eventually managed to catch up. Not going to let that happen again.
Remember that this vehicle will change your life and give you a means to do anything you want!
Ok who’s idea was it to come all the way to China for a crazy workout? Just kidding! This has been a wonderful experience for all of us visiting here from Canada. There are 6 of us who made the trek a week and a half ago to come to China and train at the Shaolin Temple. Our training experience concluded today. We had our graduation ceremony where our Sifu gave us our certificates and commented on each of our achievements. I must say that for someone relatively young, our Sifu (his name is Jackie) has a keen sense of the world and an uncanny ability to read people. From observing my training, he commented that I have a drive and desire for self discovery and that I am looking to improve myself spiritually through my kung fu. For a minute I thought he was going to start talking about Masterkey!
Another benefit of training this past week was the effect it had on my neck injury. Back in February 2015 I ended up having a neck surgery to correct a pinching of my spinal column. Following the surgery I took about 7 weeks off from work to recover. As a result of my limited mobility and pain I ended up having to bowing out from the MKMMA program last year. When I got here last week I wasn’t sure how much I would be able to do or how much to push myself. Let’s just say that I surprised myself and my group. Not only did I keep pace with everyone, I managed to start lightly jogging again. A feat given that I hadn’t run or even walked fast since about a year ago. Yeah!!
We are getting ready to leave China in a couple of days. The next 2 days we will make our way back to Beijing and do some touring and shopping. Then back to Canada and home sweet home!
This post comes from my home for the next 2 weeks. I am visiting a kung fu school near the Shaolin Temple in China. This is an opportunity of a lifetime for me. A chance to briefly learn from the “source”. While we have a pretty busy physical training schedule (4 hours per day), we also spend time meditating and doing self reflection. What a perfect environment for my MKMMA! As I do my SITS during my free time I realize that I can do this at home. It is just a matter of deciding what is important and what is not.
As expected our internet is very sporadic and limited. This makes following the MK somewhat challenging. However, as this is my third go around with it so I cheated a bit and brought printed notes with me for the next 2 weeks. I always get fired up the first 2-3 weeks as the ground work is laid down for what needs to be done in the coming months.
In particular, I enjoy reading Part Two where the discussion on subconscious affirms what I have always known to be true. Simply that our subconscious has enormous value that most of us never give a second thought to. Having said that I also need to work on having the faith to believe that my subconscious is always ready to assist me anything I need help with.
Looks like we are getting close to my afternoon training session. Time to put away my “pen” and get ready … maybe I will get my subby to help me with the 100 push ups and 100 squats!
Greetings my fellow MKMMAers! I am so excited to embark on this journey again. It seems like just yesterday that I first stumbled across Mark J and his website. After a few weeks of taking in some of the content I started getting messages about some scholarship and Masterkey program that was coming up. I didn’t really pay attention to the message and put it in my TO DO box. Shortly after I got another email to check out some video. After the third email – I thought maybe I will check this out. I watched the first video which aroused my curiosity. By video #3 I was hooked and couldn’t wait to start the Masterkey Program.
This is my third run through this program. One thing that I have learned is that my discipline has improved. I am not as flighty and all over the map when doing my tasks. I take it slowly and purposefully. My one goal this year is to stay right on top of MKMMA with everything else taking a back seat for the next 6 months. To those reading this blog and on this journey with me – let me tell you that it will get pretty chaotic. The old blueprint will do anything to get you to quit. Don’t let it!
Over the last year I have had some interesting setbacks / opportunities (depending on how you look at them!). In the last 7 months I have recovered from spinal surgery in my neck and almost back to 85% of normal. To the casual observer everything seems normal again – only I know the few limitation I am still working on. The only reason I made it through all that was because of the conditioning the MKMMA program had given me. I knew what mindset I needed to get through my dilemma. In fact, today I am off to China with my Kung Fu instructors and another senior student to train at the Shaolin Temple for 2 weeks. Granted my training will be a little limited but 6 months ago I wouldn’t have dreamed I would be capable of doing something like this so soon.
Next post from the mountains of Henan province!