In last week’s post I mentioned that I was waiting for a call that my father had passed. Well on Friday morning December 15, after being at work a little more than an hour, I received the call, that he passed away at 10:05am. I had already told my manager that I probably wouldn’t need anymore time off unless the family wanted to have a memorial talk for him as he is a Jehovah’s Witness. However, once I received the call, I immediately realized, I have a bunch of phone calls I have to make. One of my co-workers called one of the other drivers who agreed to come in and the shift manager said go take the day. Very grateful everything fell in place quickly. I left and immediately called my brother Jim who I reached about five minutes before he would have gotten to the Nursing Home. He had to leave for the airport in about two hours to catch a plane to head back home. So I said I just need to inform our sisters of Dad’s passing do you want to meet for coffee? He said sure, make the phone calls and I’ll call our other brother and let him know.
We had gone to dinner the previous night and I thought that would be the last time I would see them while visiting. However, because of the timing of my Dad’s passing though sad, the brothers were able to get together for one more visit (Law of Dual Thought). After we left Dunkin Donuts, my other brother Mike and I went to the funeral home and made the arrangements.
Once I got home I made a couple more phone calls to inform them of Dad’s passing. Then later that afternoon I was kind of in a funk. My wife even asked, how are you feeling? I told her I don’t know. I couldn’t put my finger on it. Do I want to cry? No. Am I sad? Maybe, I did lose my Dad. Or do I want to throw a pity party for myself because I lost my Dad? I just couldn’t go there, every time I started thinking about it I kept on thinking he’s gone but he is no longer suffering and just lying in bed because of his Parkinson’s Disease (Law of Dual Thought). I went to bed that night had a great night sleep and got up the next day and went to work and have been fine ever since.
As I am writing this, I had just dropped my cat Mitzy off at the groomer and the Funeral Home was right up the road, so I picked up my father’s ashes. As I was walking to the car, I asked my Dad how he was doing? I immediately said well Dad at least your at peace now. I am too.
I just had to put that out there.
On the Marco Polo chat, Mark J. asked us to think about the scrolls 1, 2 & 3 and think about how they are linked.
Here is how I feel the Scolls 1, 2 & 3 are linked.
Scroll 1 – Replacing bad habits with good habits
Scroll 2 – Love
Scroll 3 – Persistance
Replace not reading, with reading, replacing negative thoughts with positive thoughts, replace not doing with doing. Loving that we are replacing bad habits with good habits. Persistence, keep working on replacing those bad habits with good habits when we fall short. Persist at telling each person we encounter that we love them (in silence). Loving that we are persisting to improve in everything everyday.
This week we need to write out at least three cards a day of what we are grateful for. I write out four because I like balance, I put two in the car and two on my desk, it’s the bookkeeper in me. Monday & Tuesday, I had no issue writing out the cards, Wednesday was a bit of a challenge thinking of things to write but I did complete it. This morning when I was on my walk I was thinking about what Alejandro from Mexico said on Marco Polo. “I see links everywhere” Then I started thinking about one of my gratitudes that I wrote was my computer. Then I started thinking about my computer it’s a box. I am grateful for the hardware that makes it work, the software that runs the programs the electricity that powers it, Benjamin Franklin that discovered electricity and many other links that I am sure I could come up with if I really thought about it. Then during my mastermind call with Steve Wiebe I was telling him about this and he mentioned the Battleship exercise taking it from a massive ship to something that wasn’t even thought of. I had forgotten all about this. There is a reason why Masterminding is so important.
From Master Key Chapter 13
26. We can best conserve our interests by recognizing the Infinite Power and Infinite Wisdom of the Universal Mind, and in this way become a channel whereby the Infinite can bring about the realization of our desire. This means that recognition brings about realization, therefore for your exercise this week make use of the principle, recognize the fact that you are a part of the whole, and that a part must be the same in kind and quality as the whole; the only difference there can possibly by, is in degree.
I immediately thought of the quote listed below.
Hope everyone has a great week and I am glad I am on this Master Key journey with you.
As always, my wish for you is that you are whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, healthy harmonious & happy.