WEEK 22 ~ POWER IS IN THE SILENCE

Wow!  Every week of this journey yet another nugget is revealed.

This week, Mark J has challenged us to “Get Silent with Ourselves”!

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At first my thought was, hey…I do this every day!  But as he went on to explain, it became very clear to me that while my daily 15 sit is important, it is not nearly long enough to find ME.

So, as many others, my thoughts began to be of why I could not make this happen.  So thankful it wasn’t just me.  And then, I shifted to thinking about how I was going to make this happen!

What exactly is this weeks challenge?  It is about getting silent with yourself for as long as you can fit it into your schedule.  No internet, No TV, No cell phones, No texting, No talking…..SILENCE♥   Nothing at all that would distract you in any way!  Mark J would love for us to do a 4-5 day silence, but I think for many of us, we need to do this in baby steps.  And, I see myself making this part of my monthly routine.  A time to get silent with myself. ♥

You see, we all get caught up in “the noise”.  So, we never stop long enough to listen to our hearts desire!  Our inner light that knows all.Technology the noise

I look forward to my first “long sit” in silence, and have no doubt that much will be revealed.  As with many of us, my life is scheduled for the next 3 weeks or so, but I am going to calendar in my first “Sit in Silence” and make that my normal routine.  I look forward to working my way up to the 4-5 day sit in silence.  Perhaps that will be my annual routine 🙂

Have a beautiful day my friends, and get silent with yourself as soon as possible! ♥God has given you today

“Live today as if there were no tomorrow”♥

 

There is no such thing as Chance, Coincidence or Luck♥

Priscilla L Brooks, Entrepreneur at Heart♥

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WEEK 21 ~ MIRACLES

Miracles; what does that mean to you?  Do you even believe in Miracles?

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I sure hope so….I cannot even imagine a life without miracles.  Doesn’t the idea of miracles give us all Hope?Miracles 2

Most of us look at the birth of a child as “A Miracle”.  And they certainly are God’s greatest miracle, but aren’t miracles all around us all of the time?miracles 7

If you cannot see the miracles, I think that just means that you are not looking for them.  Your heart is not open to them so you cannot see them.

It’s kind of like when you bought that new car, or you were wanting to buy a new car.  Everywhere you look is that car you want….am I right?Miracles 3

Seeing the miracles is no different.  Open your mind to miracles.  Expect miracles!  Know in your heart that you are surrounded by miracles and you will see that our lives are filled with miracles every moment of every day!miracles 6

Find your miracles and find the love, peace and joy that you thought you wouldn’t find.  You are surrounded by it and all you need to do is believe it is there and you will see it so very clearly.miracles 8

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There is no such thing and Chance, Coincidence or Luck ♥

Priscilla L Brooks, Entrepreneur at Heart♥

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WEEK 20 ~ FOCUS ON A AND B

I really enjoyed this week…..just like all of the others I guess!

REACH YOUR GOALSBut what stood out for me, was finding the tasks I need to focus on to reach my goals.   I already know what my major purpose in life is, and every decision I make….the pushing forward when I would rather slack off, all comes from knowing there is no other choice but to get it done!  And yet, somehow I do manage to get off course.

So, as a visual learner, this little exercise of writing down the tasks needed to do my job, eliminating all but 5 of them and then comparing each of them to each other, by elimination of those that do not bring the best economic value to my outcome…..I now have my “A” and “B” tasks that I must focus the majority of my time on.FOCUS 1

Sounds simple right?  Well, it really is simple, it just isn’t easy.  But when you know what you want, it keeps you coming back to where you need to be and keeping your FOCUS.

Funny how that word keeps popping up right?  Not so much, that is my word for the week….”FOCUS”!

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That is yet another really cool thing I am enjoying with this journey.  We have come to the point where we are focusing on a new word each week….one that was categorized by ourselves as to its importance or need.

So yes, this week I will FOCUS on “A” and “B” tasks as I get yet another step closer to my goals….my definite major purpose in life. ♥

Peace be the journey as our very own Mark J would say!

There is no such thing as Chance, Coincidence or Luck♥

Priscilla L. Brooks, Entrepreneur at Heart♥

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WEEK 19 ~ If today were your last!

As this weeks journey ends, what is quite profound to me is this……

What would you do, what decision would you make right now, if today were your last day on earth?live today as if there is no tomorrow 1

This put so many things in perspective for me.  Because we get so caught up in the moments….a moment of frustration, a moment of multi-tasking, a moment of anger, etc.  And sometimes, even a sense of desperation and great sorrow.  And yet, if we were to stop at this very moment, take a deep breath, and simply as ourselves this very question…..everything would seem to fall right back into place where it should have been all along.

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For instance…….you have a deadline, it is in 5 hours and suddenly everything and everyone seems to be disturbing you…..needing your attention right now!  Or perhaps something you have been working on for a very long time has just fallen apart at the seams.  In that moment you can feel so deflated, as if doom is just around the corner, as if you simply cannot take “it” anymore.  What is “it” anyway?  I’m not sure we even know when we are feeling this way.live today as if there is no tomorrow 2

But the beauty is that we can change this!  We hold the power to put everything into perspective and feel whole again.  After all, if we were all to live each day as if it were our last, wouldn’t we make better choices?  How could we not?  The sense of urgency to fulfill our desires would be number one.  And as many of us know, none of us are promised tomorrow.  Tomorrow may never come for us.

So, live today as if it were your last.  When presented with confrontation or feelings of desperation or sadness……ask yourself the question…..”If today were my last day on earth, how would I handle this decision?”  “What would be the most important thing to get done, or who would I take the time to tell I love them…..Who would I make sure knew how important they were before bedtime?live today as if there is no tomorrow 3

Kinda puts it all into perspective then huh?  It certainly has for me.  I seem to be at peace most of the time, and I strive to help those around me to feel this peace as well.

Just remember folks…..we only have today to make it all right…..how we would want to be remembered.  So go out today and make it the very best day of your life!  Share your gifts, share your joy, and perhaps provide the path for someone else to find it all for themselves as well.

I will greet this day with love in my heartSpread the love! ♥

There is no such thing as Chance, Coincidence or Luck♥

Priscilla L. Brooks, Entrepreneur at Heart♥

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WEEK 18 ~ Choose Happiness!

What a week indeed…..this seems to be a recurring event for me!  So awesome ♥

choose happiness 5This week I have learned so very much about life, how it all works together, and my deeper purpose in it all.  I feel a turning point in my life this week.

One of our assignments for our off week was to watch one of two different documentaries.  I chose “I Am” first.  Not sure why, perhaps because it was meant to be?  I had to pay to watch it and the other option I could watch on Netflix.  But I was compelled to watch this one.  Wow is all I can say.  This documentary has changed my life forever!  I found myself sobbing during this movie.  It wasn’t sadness, it was just so emotional for me.

Here is a trailer……..check it out!

Soooo, this week my message for you is to “CHOOSE HAPPINESS”!  Sounds simple right?  And yet some will react by saying, “Sure, whatever you say”.  But the truth is this, it takes less energy to be happy then it does to be sad, angry, negative.  Not only that, but those who are “Happy” perform better in whatever they do.  So wouldn’t you want to choose to be Happy every day?  It really is merely a choice….make it today!choose happiness 2

One more thing before you go…….quit saying or thinking that if only you had that new promotion, that new car, that new house….whatever the case may be, those “things” will not bring you happiness.  You must first choose to be “Happy”, and then all others things you will have.  We have been trained to this backwards thinking.  It is not your fault!  However, now that you know this…….you must “CHOOSE HAPPINESS”!

I choose happinessBe blessed this week my friend!  Until we meet again next week…..have only love in your heart! ♥

There is no such thing as Chance, Coincidence or Luck!

Priscilla L. Brooks, Entrepreneur at Heart ♥

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WEEK 17 HJ ~ Are you answering your call?

What an amazing week……actually they are all amazing!  I cannot tell you just how much this journey has changed my life.  It’s so funny, we go to see “motivational speakers” in hopes to change our lives, when we already have everything we need inside us!  We were born with it!  Perhaps you just need to find it like I did.

During our session last Sunday, Mark J shared the video below with us about Aimee Mullins.  Take a look……

I decided to research this gal a bit, and she is such a great example of how we are in control of our destiny.

Every bad thing or situation that we come across is not a stumbling stone…..No, indeed it is just another opportunity to answer the call!  As Aimee puts it…..it is her unfair advantage.  How cool is that?

You were born perfect, the perfect YOU!  Can you see that?  You are perfect just the way you you are perfect stoneare!  Everything you need you already have!

Do you remember as a child how you had such an amazing imagination and it didn’t matter what was “supposed” to happen….right?  You had all of these amazing ideas of what and who you wanted to be.  Do you remember what yours were?  By now, I am sure your ideas of what or who you want to be are a bit different, but what you are not doing is imagining….tapping into that inner light of yours!

If Aimee and her story inspires you even just a little bit, go research and watch her journey….it is awesome!

life is a journey little girlThen, embrace your journey of life. Everything happens for a reason. Don’t be afraid.  Sometimes we get discouraged because something doesn’t turn out the way we wanted it to, but that’s just because it wasn’t supposed to happen that way.  Embrace that and just get excited for what is to come!  Sadness and sorrow have no place in your life……love yourself and others. Have only love in your heart, and give to give!  The rest will just fall in to place.

There is no such thing as Chance, Coincidence or Luck ♥

Priscilla L. Brooks, Entrepreneur at Heart♥

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WEEK 17 ~ Permission

Such an interesting week indeed!

In our webinar this week, Mark J asked us if we had given ourselves Permission for Abundance. tree of abundanceAnd actually this could be replaced with anything you desire.  What is so interesting, is that this week I did experience the result of this permission.  I had already given myself permission, even though it was not a concious thought.

I have a story to tell about this, but before I do I really must give you some background first.  Stay with me folks 🙂

You see, I lost my son Cliff to suicide in May of 2005.  I had been in the Mortgage business for many years, and with the  crash in the market, and the loss of my only son, lets just say I was out of commission for several years.

I entered back into the mortgage business in February of 2012, almost 7 years after the loss of my son.  A lot had happened during those 7 years, and we had lost just about everything.  I got tired of all of the loss, and it was time to step up and take back my life, the life I desired.

So, since licensing had changed, I now, at the age of 50 was going to have to get yet another license.  It wasn’t as easy as it had been many years before, but I did it!  And so the path began.  Now one of my challenges was that the vehicle we had was older and had over 150k miles on it.  About a year after getting back into the mortgage business, my boss had a car that she was just a tad upside down on.  She could have very easily sold it and taken the hit, but she did an amazing thing for me, and she allowed me to take over payments.  What a gift that was for me! My credit at this point in my life was non existent.  So, I happily took over payments and finally had a reliable car we could actually travel in.  My original goal was to pay that car off in 12 – 18 months.  Unfortunately that did not happen.  And, it was weighing heavy on me that I had not yet gotten this car in my name and refinanced it.  I had been working hard to re-establish my credit but one thing after the other had kept me from accomplishing this goal.  Well, when I was on vacation a week or so ago, I had just told my friend Kelly that once I paid off my car, I was going to lease a Mercedes.  I knew this was way off into the future, but it was a real burning desire of mine.  So back to last week.  I had determined that by 1-16-2015 I had to get this car situation handled.  I had put everything credit wise into place, and I applied at a local credit union to refinance the car.  I was declined for the loan and was absolutely devastated!  And yet, this goal of mine had to be met.  I went online to our local Carmax and filled out an online inquiry.  A really nice gentleman called me and I told him everything the credit union had told me.  He advised me to take a look at the cars they had online, and once I had picked out  a car to give him a call and he would run it over the phone.  So I did, and guess what…..I found a cillas new carreally nice white Mercedes C300 Sport for $25k and it only had 29k miles on it.  So I called him back and he ran my credit……I was approved for the best financing they offered.  Hmmmm, chance?  I don’t think so….to top it all off, zero down!  I was going to trade in the car I had been making payments on, but my boss decided she would just take it back if that was okay with me. Such an incredible blessing for me indeed. ♥

Funny thing is, I have never in my life ever owned or desired to own a luxury car.  This was a first for me, and I now have it.  Of course now I have to pay for this car, but for once in my life I purchased a car after somebody else took the hit of depreciation!  Yahoo!Permission Granted

So yes, I have given myself permission to have and be whatever I desire in life.  And….I believe I will have it!  Without belief, you simply cannot obtain it.

As this week wraps up I am so very blessed to be on this amazing journey, and if any of you want to experience what I am, just reach out to me….I would love to share this with you anytime!

i am ready to attract abundance

There is no such thing as Chance, Coincidence or Luck ♥

Priscilla L. Brooks, Entrepreneur at Heart♥

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WEEK 16 ~ Kindness ♥

Kindness……the focus of the week in our MKMMA journey this week.

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You know, life tends to keep us busy worrying about mundane things.  We tend to focus on tasks, rather than on how to manifest our true desires.

Let me explain just a bit…..  If we focus on tasks, that is a reactive state, not one of building.  And, the truth of the matter is, if we are focusing on the right things, the tasks take care of themselves.

Now, I am not saying that I am perfect, nor do I think we should seek perfection.  What I am saying is that we should be very clear of what our hearts desires are….our true unique gift, our shining light within, and FOCUS on that!  Then, the little tasks that are no more than “busy work” simply happen.  We don’t even have to think about them.

Now, in regards to our FOCUS on KINDNESS this week…..can you imagine what might happen if you were to FOCUS on something like KINDNESS all week?  free hugs

Let me share with you an incident that happened to me this week, and how I am sure you will agree it would have gone very differently had I not been focused on KINDNESS!

I was at the gas station, filling up my car, needing to get to my destination of course.  I was at anarco gas machine Arco, and you know they have those machines that take your money and put it on the pump you choose?  Well here I was, putting in my money, and this old lady was standing right next to me, in “my personal space”.  I was annoyed, and turned and looked at her….of course I was annoyed with her for being in “my personal space”.  And then, she said to me “I have never done this before….I don’t know how to work this thing”.  At that very moment I was so ashamed of myself for getting annoyed, and I immediately shifted gears.  As soon as I was done with my transaction, I helped her all the way through the process.  She was so thankful, and I felt absolutely blessed to have had the opportunity to help her. ♥  It was not merely by chance that this happened….no, no no.  It was a blessing to us both.  How awesome is that!

Act of Kindness

So, I ask you……what will you focus on this week?  And how might that change the outcome of this incredible week ahead for you?  Do it!  And, Do it NOW!  🙂

There is no such thing as chance, coincidence or luck♥

Priscilla L. Brooks, Entrepreneur at Heart♥

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WEEK 15 ~ What do you focus on?

As the week comes to an end, I have to share an experience I just had last weekend.  I am a New Year’s baby, and one of my most favorite things to do for me,  is go camping in the desert.Cillas and Kelly at Mojave Desert Jan 2015  Since we had to get rid of our old trailer and truck several years ago, the opportunity to do this had not happened in a very long time.  However, we did get up very early on January 1st and head out to the desert!  Such an exciting time indeed.  That is until we had a little mishap.  You see, I have a very sensitive nose…..it is actually a curse.  I have learned over the years to just try and keep it to myself as those who know me best find this rather irritating.  When we first gathered in the motorhome in the afternoon, I smelled exhaust from the generator.  I of course let everyone know, and yet none of them seemed to be disturbed by it so I just wrote it off as my sensitive nose at it again.  We enjoyed our evening and went to bed.  I kept waking up and wishing that the smell would go away…..I remember hiding my head under my sleeping bag so I could breath.  I got up at about midnight or so and had a tummy ache.  My poor hubby had to go and fetch my Pepcid from the car in 19 degree weather.  I took one pill and nothing, then a second and still really no relief so I just went back to bed.  At about 6 am I had to get up and go to the bathroom, and while in the bathroom nearly passed out.  A wave of heat came over me and I barely made it to the front of the motor home.  I told my hubby that I really wasn’t feeling well at all and laid down on the couch.  Laying down seemed to help, but I still didn’t feel well.  The others began to wake and came into the front of the motorhome.  I explained I wasn’t feeling well and thought that perhaps I had developed an intolerance to champagne since that is the only thing I had consumed the evening before that might make me feel this way.  Then, as we were talking my girlfriend who was in the back of the motorhome made a very large couple of “thuds”!  I told her hubby, go see if she is OK!!  Well, she was not, in fact she had passed out and was out cold.  We all had a spike in adrenalin and hurried to get her out of the motorhome and into the fresh air.  It was now very clear to us all that we were experiencing carbon monoxide poisoning.  So, here I was with only my long underwear on, no socks because of the heat wave that had overcome me when I thought I was going to pass out, standing out in the now 21 degree weather.  It was touch and go there for a few minutes as to whether or not we were going to have to call 911.  My girlfriend, we will call her Kelly, finally came too and we were watching her like hawks.  campfire in the desertMy hubby started a fire so we could all stay warm and steered clear of the motorhome.  Of course we were all under the influence of this carbon monoxide, and certainly not on our “A” game, and just sat there, staring at the fire reflecting on what had just happened to us all.  My friend Kelly has a very sensitive system and so we were all very worried about her.  Finally at about 1pm we decided it was time to take a trip to town and buy carbon monoxide detectors and get a bite to eat.  I had started a new eating program on December 26th, but decided this was not the day to worry about a special diet.  I must tell you that was the best pizza I have ever eaten in my life! pizza factory in ridgecrest And, while we could have dwelled on the negative of this situation, I reminded everyone that everything happens for a reason.  While we may not ever know what that reason is, we must embrace the situation, learn from it, and know that this experience will most likely save other lives down the road, or at the very least impact somebodies life tremendously.  Kelly’s husband felt bad because he did have a detector in the motor home, but when in storage he removes the fuse because it drains the battery.  My words to him, “Do not feel bad, you will never forget to put the fuse back in again!”  This alone may be the very reason this happened.  Embrace all things, situations, trials, triumphs in your life with only positive thoughts!  It is a fact that you cannot have a negative thought and a positive thought at the same time.  In addition, what we think about GROWS!  So, choose to think only positive thoughts!  And then enjoy how your life is forever changed!

There is not such thing as chance, coincidence or luck♥.

Priscilla L. Brooks, Entrepreneur at Heart♥

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WEEK 14 ~ “Rudy”

Daniel EugeneRudyRuettiger (born August 23, 1948) is a motivational speaker who played college football at the University of Notre Dame. His early life and career at Notre Dame was the inspiration for the 1993 film Rudy.Rudy being carried back to the locker room

We were tasked to watch one of 4 movies this week.  It is so funny, but my husband and I had watched several movies during this holiday and here it is Sunday and now we need to watch another movie.  I know, I am easily amused, but we had watched a few movies already about “Football”, but for some reason I chose to watch the movie “Rudy”.

It is a movie, based on a true story about a young man who always wanted to attend Notre Rudy showing how much smaller his isDame and play on the football team.  Now, many things/obtacles were stacked against him.  For one, he didn’t have the grades to attend Notre Dame.  And, he was not a large guy, quite small actually in physical size.  But what Dan Ruettiger  lacked in physical size, he made up for in his shear will and determination to get his hearts desire.

When in his senior year a bus was there to take seniors to see the Notre Dame campus, Dan Ruettiger stood in line and when he got to the front of the line, the teacher would not let him on.  He was told that he would never have the grades to attend Notre Dame.

So, rather than giving up, he saved up money and took a bus to Indiana.  He had nowhere to stay, but he went right to the campus and spoke with the guard on duty.  The guard sent him to the church to speak with the priest.  The priest ended up telling him that if he went to the local community college and made grades, he would see if he could get him in.

I believe it took him 2 years if I remember correctly, and he got his chance to get in.  This was quite an amazing accomplishment all by itself, but that was not the end.  Dan Ruettiger had to play on the football team.  He walked on and trained and never ever gave up.  What some Rudy with letterman jacketthought of as a fluke, Dan got on the team as a Senior walk-on, but was thought to never have the chance to play.  Still, he never gave up.  He had befriended the grounds keeper and worked for him.  His friend back home had bought him a “Notre Dame” lettermans jacket from a thrift store many years before, and he had worn it long before he ever made it to Notre Dame.  He believed that he would reach his goal.  And even though he had all of the cards stacked against him, he still persisted on.

I really enjoyed watching this coach and how he mentored these young men.   One thing I noticed, was as the players were running out of the locker room, they would all tap on the signs on the wall referring to them as champions, winners!  (Ha, this is rudy and the groundskeeperexactly what one of our assignments are!  Our mind is an amazing tool that we seldom if ever tap into.)   And, the grounds keeper ended up to be his greatest motivator of all!  Dan Ruettiger almost gave up in the end.  Boy, he had surrounded himself with all of the elements that would keep him “in the game” so to speak.  Take a look at this video, where finally he got on the roster, but never ever did he think he would actually play…..it only meant he would stand on the side lines suited up.

Everyone on that team had watched him persist regardless of his size.  Seeing how huge his will and determination was……and in that last few plays of the game, the teammates and then the crowd were all chanting “Rudy, Rudy, Rudy”!  So, he not only got to play, but he actually sacked the quarterback in the last play of the game.

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Here is a video I found that show the “real” Rudy Ruettiger walking you through the movie and I get chills as I watch it remembering the movie…..

This is such an example and inspiration to us all.  Do you have a burning desire?  Have you ever even asked yourself what your internal gifts are?  You are perfect just as you are, and your dreams, your burning desires are yours and yours alone.  Only you are the perfect “you”.  Don’t give up on your gifts, the world is waiting for you!  Dan  Ruettiger had to overcome so much to obtain his goals and now is a motivational speaker; does that surprise you at all?

Share with us!  Dig deep and find your inner light, your God given gifts!

There is no such thing as Chance, Coincidence, or luck! ♥

Priscilla L. Brooks, Entrepreneur at Heart♥

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