This week taught me that I am manifesting a better life. Bit by bit but progressing towards better things.
I have been trying to get some legal paperwork done for many months and have been getting stonewalled by the family members of the only person who could help me. All I needed was a signature on a simple document to correct a mistake made over 15 years ago. It took 3 and half weeks time to get the signature and the reason was that “Mom” (Delores – not her real name) was in a nursing home and was in “bad” shape.
I had to travel to the St. Paul the capital city of Minnesota. This is an hour’s drive each way in good conditions and longer when traffic or weather muddle the way. I had to resolve a vehicle title that could not be handled locally. The journey started well with minimum traffic and I was the first person in line and was given simple directions that unfortunately sent me to another building across town. That was the easy part of my day. I won’t go into all the details but 3 more hours and two more car trips to finally find someone who could help me. He was less than 10 feet away from the very first person I met. He was able to point me in the right direction. frustrating? Yes but no amount of frustration was going to solve my issue. Every person I met was greeted with a silent “I Love you” as directed in Scroll Two of Og Mandino’s “The Greatest Salesman in the World”,
“I greet this day with in my heart. And how will I confront each whom I meet? In only one way. In silence and to myself I will address them and say I love you. Though spoken in silence these words will shine in my eyes, unwrinkle my brow, bring a smile to my lips and echo in my voice and their heart will be opened. And who is there who will say nay to my goods when their heart feels my love?”
This helped me keep my cool and let me listen and not interrupt as I probably would have before. This allowed those I was speaking with to exhaust all of their ideas to help me before I asked for more. I had to return to some of these people two or three times during the day and when I needed their help again and again they gladly came back and answered my questions without any noticeable frustration because I treated the with love and respect.
My time was running out and I had one more stop to make. It seemed that every parking garage I drove past was full. While at a stop sign I said like this to myself,
” I need a parking garage close to the office and also need a spot close to the exit so I can get my work done and head home before the afternoon traffic jam starts”
As I drove past the entrance of the building I noticed the parking ramp that was FULL a few seconds ago changed to OPEN. That was cool I thought. Then I said to myself,
“All I need is a spot on the ground floor near the exit”
I drove in and pulled my ticket from the machine and there it was. A spot exactly where I needed and asked for it to be. I was able to rush in and get out and on the road in minutes. Now finding the parking garage and awesome parking spot might seem like a coincidence or a lucky break. That is exactly what I thought too. While at this last stop I found out the signature I got was on an older version of a document and was not valid for my purposes. Three and half weeks, a full day wasted and I was back to square one.
On the way home I had time to think about the day. I felt good that I kept my composure but could not thinking that I went about this all wrong. I was reacting to events instead of thinking of what I really wanted and need for a perfect outcome for all involved.
I thought back to week one of the Master Key Experience and thought of the Last pages of the week one workbook where it lists the “Blueprint Builder” from Napoleon Hill’s “Think and grow Rich”,
Paragraph Five states,
“I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built
upon truth and justice, therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does
not benefit all whom it affects. I will succeed by attracting to myself the forces
I wish to use, and the cooperation of other people. I will induce others to serve
me, because of my willingness to serve others. I will eliminate hatred, envy,
jealousy, selfishness, and cynicism, by developing love for all humanity,
because I know that a negative attitude toward others can never bring me
success. I will cause others to believe in me, because I will believe in them,
and in myself.”
I used the principles in chapter five to vision in my mind the perfect outcome.
Remember now the family had mentioned that Delores was in a nursing home and was in bad shape. The nursing home in in my home town and I thought I would stop by to see if I could to her myself. Questions ran through my mind – Was she bedridden? Was she on life support? Was she able to speak or in any condition to legally sign a document? The last thing I wanted to do was to impose on her or the family.
I kept thinking in my mind about what would the perfect outcome for all concerned be. Here is what came to my mind.
1. Delores would be lucid, remember me (she last saw me ~13 years ago, be able to understand what I was asking for and be able to sign the document of her own volition.
2. If any family members were present they would not cause any undue stress and would assist me if needed to get the signature I needed.
I went up to the 3rd floor and asked the nurse on duty if I could see Delores and she took me to see her. She told her that this man wants to see you. She looked at me and tilted her head a bit then smiled. I said,
“Hi Delores, it’s Mike Puffer”
She smiled even more and she came over to where I was standing. We talked for a bit to get caught up. She asked me about the family and even remembered my wife, two daughter and that ugly hairless greyhound we had. We went back to her room and I mentioned the paperwork I needed for her to sign. She took out a pen and signed the paper and told me to let he know if the was anything else I needed. As we talked she told me about her new laptop being a royal pain in the backside. Then she remembered that I worked on computers and asked me if I could help her. I said yes of course and we have an appointment for next week to get her laptop tuned up.
It could not have gone any better. If I would have started this process with thoughts or visions of the perfect outcome I would have saved a lot of time and stress. As I thought about this day and how it turned out in the end I realized I found a better way to live my life. This will be the norm from now on.
The teachings from the Master Key MasterMind Alliance (#MKMMA) or Master Key Experience #MKE) have brought me on a journey of self discovery and I am really starting to understand how to put this new knowledge in practice. From reading Og Mandino’s “The Greatest Salesman in the World” the Blueprint Builder mentioned above and applying three of the “Seven Laws of the Mind” below I am building on the knowledge and skills I need to fulfill my definite purpose in life which is to build a tremendous financial legacy for my wife and family and to help others affected by traumatic brain injuries find whatever they need to to be able to thrive in their lives again.
From the Law of Substitution
“We cannot think about 2 things at the same time. If a negative thought enters your
mind ~ try to think about God instead. If that is too big a reach at the time, use any
fond memory or other pleasant thought. Jesus, the Master Teacher, said, “Resist not
evil” ~ meaning turn from it and think about something else instead.”
From the Law of Growth’
“Whatever we think about grows. What we forget atrophies.”
I thought of the perfect outcome instead of trying to figure out how to make it perfect. I left out any negative thoughts and they did not affect the outcome.
and The Law of Subconscious
“As soon as the subconscious accepts the idea it becomes a demand and it works
constantly, 24-7, to manifest demand ~ accessing a reservoir of infinite resources.”
As I replaced negative thoughts (Law of Substitution) with thoughts of a positive perfect outcome (Law of Growth) my subconscious mind (Law of Subconscious) opened up the reservoir of infinite resources manifesting the outcome I believed in and saw in my mind. The layers of crusty cement are breaking apart and the pile of cement chips on the ground is growing – and that is a good thing!
My name is Michael Puffer and I always keep my promises.