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MKMMA Week 16 [Kindness]

I am always surrounded in kindness. Little small acts of kindness are all around all of us constantly, and we are the ones who get to choose whether if we first of all even notice or recognize these acts, and second, whether if we choose to engage in them. The definition of kindness is “a quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.”

Engaging in using these qualities with in us, is one of our ultimate sources of lasting authentic happiness. Have you ever noticed that? That overwhelming feeling of bliss that rains over you soaking up every square inch of your physical body and penetrating every square inch of your mind with absolute and utter love? Yes, now that right there, is what kindness does to you. It’s the effect that it can have, powerful, and moving.

For every emotion that we feel, there are coordinating parts of our body, that are connected to these emotions. Happiness is strongly connected to a buzzing feeling in our head. Sadness, and despair would be that tight knot in our throat, and that empty pit in our stomach. And what kindness does to us, is light up our entire bodies with a very delightful buzzing of bliss and love, powerful like a drug, except it’s not a drug altering your system, it’s just a quality of personality that you are using and recognizing! Straight up, you’re naturally getting high! A recognition of humanity, gets to those who empathize. It effects us strongly, it moves us. I want you to take a close look at the effects that happiness and love have on our bodies on the chart below. Love and happiness coincides with kindness.

I still remember the first time I ever learned this lesson. I learned it all on my own, when I was 5. My mother was driving to her bank, with me and my older brother in the car (he would have been 7 years old at this time) and when she got there, the lady behind the window handed my mother two lollipops for us kids. Which was kind. My brother immediately scarfed his down, while I was still barely opening my wrapper. I remember licking it a couple of times and then promptly deciding to give the rest of it to my brother. When I offered it to him, he lit up with excitement and said “thank you Bryony!” I could just tell that this act made him so happy, and I for the first time, discovered the powerful following bliss preceding kindness. My 5 year old self was sitting in the back of the car on a kindness high. I just remember feeling so good physically inside, I felt so much joy even though I had sacrificed my lollipop. I hadn’t given him the lollipop because I didn’t want the lollipop, I have it to him because I wanted to give him the lollipop. And doing this small thing, had such a tremendous effect on my life.

My 18 year old self currently, still knows the same lesson and discovery to be 100 percent true! Seriously, that was the first time I had ever felt those feelings after giving to someone else. I didn’t even know what was happening to me, but I knew it was right. Can you think of the first time you ever discovered the effect of kindness?

It really is our nature to seek out companionship. I have seen so much kindness lately, especially while focusing so much on it in MKMMA!!! So let me share some of the kind things I have witnessed and been a part of.

My partner Benjamin has been dropping me off at school early in the morning everyday. People often take this sort of kindness for granted, the sort of kindness that you may be used to. Let’s recognize these acts of kindness we take for granted! We have a certain way of handling our food system, it goes something like this: he buys it, and I make it come to life. In a way, he’s feeding me, and in a way I’m feeding him. He does the part that I currently can’t do, and I do the part that I am skilled in. Usually we go half and half on groceries but I am in the process of getting a new job. These are kind things that we do for each other. He also gave out a bag of chips that was sitting in his car to a homeless man as we passed by him. The homeless man was very grateful for that. My friend Sam gave me a ride home from school recently, and he also took me to Chipotle, because we were both really hungry and he payed for my meal. It was odd because I never eat out or eat really any non organic food, but all I could do was soak up the kindness, generosity, and sweetness of his actions. He’s sweet like his big brother Benjamin… my boyfriend, and Sam is his little brother. I just felt like I was drowning (in a good way) in kindness. I almost did not know how to accept it or process it. Right now as I am typing this very sentence Benjamin came home from work with a snack and my favorite coconut water! He is so nice 🙂 And recently for my birthday my friends Jullie, Lexi and I went to go get tattoos together, and Lexi payed for mine! I thought that was so very kind. My mother has made a few delicious hot meals recently, and in return I have cleaned her kitchen very thoroughly. A boy at my school named Ruben, held the door open for me, which was a positive change from my usual experiences with that. My teacher made a playlist incorporating all of my favorite music and played it this morning, and I know that he did that on purpose. I complimented a mans jacket at the store last night, and he must have blushed a little. I also complimented a gals hair while I was passing her on the trail walking my dogs. She was happy to hear that. Honestly this list goes on and on! I’ve seen so much.

See kind. Be kind.

Master Keys Week 15

I just had college orientation for a class I am taking once a week (Music Engineering!!!) and I am super excited. I am a concurrent enrollment student which means that I am a high school student taking forever a college course and my tuition is payed for! I honestly never thought I would be the type to take advantage over that kind of opportunity. The subject of college would have repelled me immediately. It was such a stressful idea, and still is. But now, I’m thinking differently of it. I am generally really excited and I can not wait to learn how to make and produce music like I have been dying to for long now! It’s so unreal for me to try to process right now, but I know it’s real. I’m going to be bringing the noise inside of me to life now!

It feels like my DMP is beginning to manifest (:

I have been building a portfolio for my photography, I have been finishing creations I started long ago for my first album, I am going to start learning how to make music in literally a few days, and I am rapidly getting myself into the cooking game. All of these things were things I had written in my DMP, and read so many times over and over again. I can literally feel the shift happening. This is really exciting!

Master keys Week 14

I am not sure what happened but all of my blogs appear to have been deleted. I can’t find any of my previous ones anywhere. I’m really upset that all of my previous written accounts of this course are lost. I really don’t know how or where to get them back.

Other than that, I’ve just been enjoying the holidays and family time. I received a cook book for Christmas from my uncle Anthony. It is titled: “Thug Kitchen” and is very comical actually. It’s a cookbook that excludes all meat and dairy ingredients, but it doesn’t say anything about being a vegan cookbook although it is.

I love it with all my heart. I’ve been using one or two recipients a day from it, to up my dramatically food game. This is because I was struggling to come up with ideas for good vegan food, and I wanted badly to eat good, healthy quality meals on a daily basis, rather than always popping something pre made into the oven. Ever since I was s child, I wanted to be a good cook. I am already increasing my cooking skills by a lot, with the help of my new cookbook. Is got a bunch of creative vegan food ideas. I had no clue where to begin at first, but the book allows me to take it one step at a time which is super helpful. Had I received this book a year ago, I probably wouldn’t have actually used it. But through a whole new learned discipline (JUST DO IT NOW!) I can actually commit to going to the store for the ingredients, and doing all of the work! I have been making all of my food from complete scratch now, which is completely new to me! It has been so much more fun and mediative then I ever would have thought it would be. I love cooking/preparing all of my own food, and seeing each ingredient that goes into my food. It also causes me to eat significantly better, and get all of my vegetable needs in on a daily basis (which I previously was not great at) and I don’t even have to stress it, all I have to do is follow the recipe step by step and I will be getting in that good food! It’s a health conscious cookbook so it considers your daily needs. I love it! So the conclusion here is that now through this course, my desire to create my own food and not just buy pre cooked processed food to heat up, is now being met with enthusiasm and motivation. Finally I have a “just do it” attitude about cooking food. And yes, it is time consuming, and money consuming, but to me, there isn’t anything more important to invest in. Our life, is in the refection of our health. We must have health to have wealth! I am so happy that I am finally doing this! It’s been a long time of considering and considering then procrastinating. DO IT NOW. That message has affected me noticeably.

I am having a much easier time then before in my life, being responsible and getting my things handled instead of procrastinating. I am 18 and I know I need to move into the grown up chapter of life soon, which is a large part of why I decided in a split second of a moment to start going deeper into the food game. I want to eat real food and meals. I didn’t desire to continue eating childish processed pre cooked meals like soy tenders, daiya pizza, boca burgers. Seriously, I was getting sick of it. I am so excited to plunge into the vast world of vegan options. And trust me, there are A LOT more than you’d imagine.

M A K E. Y O U R. O W N. F O O D! We are human, we should be capable of it after all.

D O. I T. N O W!

Happy holidays!!!

Week 12. Finals, and Stress

I am approaching the very end of this semester in high school, and lord have I been cranking work out.

I’ve been catching up on everything in school, and working hours non stop everyday just to get finished on time. I have not quite been able to put my focus on multiple things the last couple weeks, because I’ve been coming home from school and doing nothing but homework till nearly 12 a.m every night! It’s been super stressful. Literally the only thing that has been able to help me through finals week, is the little phrase I heard from a recent past MKMMA webcast, which was: how are you going to eat the elephant? One bite at a time. Even for my vegan self 😉

One bite at a time I have been chiseling away at all of my assignments, and slowly but surly, they did go down, and all the way to just one remaining assignment. My final assignment is to create my own philosophy, and do a paper on it for Philosophy in class. I was afraid I’d never finish all of my work on time, but with lots of dedication and effort, I got it done one assignment at a time. I have shed a lot of stress, now that I took all of my finals today, and passed all of them! (Their all online and have immediate grading results). I feel so relived to have passed all of the tests, and passed all of my classes. I’m super glad I can focus on this course in greater detail again, I’ve been missing the heavens out of it.

I’m excited to be back, and finally updating my blog! I also can not wait for Christmas, I love any excuse to celebrate life, and feel jolly. I live in CO so of course I have a beautiful white winter wonder land to go along perfectly with my holiday spirits!

So my final message here, is that such a tiny little phrase or saying, such as the elephant one, can have a very powerful impact and ability to help you get through something very trying and stressful.

Hello to everyone, and happy holidays ☺️

MKMMA WEEK 9: I Must Pass The Test

I greet this day with love in my heart ❤️ ” but how do I react to the actions of others…with love. For just as love is my weapon to open the hearts of men, love is my shield to repulse the arrows of hate… and the spears of anger.” -scroll 2 of The Greatest Salesmen. < img src=”https://mkmmablogbryony.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/img_1309.jpg&#8221; height=”600″ class=”wp-image-42″ width=”800″><<<<<<
mental diet thing is putting me to the test. Ever since I read this scroll, the giving card, and the 7 day mental diet, I have found myself desiring to give everyone compliments, and good interactions or conversations. These great daily reads made me realize I need to give more to people and even just plain strangers. I desire to give free, and heartfelt meaningful gifts to people, especially if they look like they can use a lift in their day. I have been dishing out a lot of heartfelt compliments and converse to people, and most receive them well. But some people of course don't.

I started to feel like I was really extending myself out to everyone around me, to give positive vibes, but several times I found I was getting immediately shut down. I was fighting that bug that wanted to crawl under my skin about it. So in resistance to the old blueprint, I read the scroll to power through it. Then I read the giving card, and my DMP and all negativity is relinquished. The upsetting thoughts are efficiently substituted with more important valuable ones… just like that and boom!

I love having an alternative method to rising up out of negative thoughts and feelings! It's guaranteed to work too. At least for me. These reads are powerful, serious, and absolutely the real deal. It's basic fundamental universal principles.

o pass the test? OVERRIDE your OLD BLUEPRINT with your NEW ONE. Your new one consist of the scrolls, and your DMP. Over power it with positive reads like these on a frequent basis plus feeling, and imagination, and you get a brain undergoing re-wiring. Switching from addiction to habit of negativity, slowly to a brain dwelling with positivity. "Always I dig for reasons to applaud, never do I scratch for excuses to gossip, when I am temped to criticize, I bite my tongue. When I am moved to praise, I shout from the roofs!” -GS. < img src=”https://mkmmablogbryony.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/img_1311.jpg&#8221; height=”413″ class=”wp-image-44″ width=”620″><<<<<<
lady checking you out at the store rejects your compliment and ignores when you ask her how her days been? This is a simple test. Abstain from getting sad or hurt, don't take it personal because nothing you did could have been the cause of someone else's behavior. I could see she looked unhappy, so I asked her how she was doing… okay that didn’t work, I tried to break the wall with a compliment… okay so that didn’t quite work either… it’s okay!!! Remember what the scroll says, means, and how powerful it is. For the most part… people will just light up when you give them the free gift of a compliment. Something as simple as “your eyes are beautiful” will really make someone’s heart melt, because chances are… they might not have heard that in a long time. You never know.

H E. T E S T.

MKMMA Week 8. Fighting the Negativity. 

For me, this week has been difficult. I’ve been attempting to keep my negative thoughts under 7 seconds long so that I am not dwelling on them, but I am finding this rather hard in certain situations. Some negative thoughts are surprisingly easy to dismiss and replace, but some are not so easy. For instance, yesterday I was walking to the door of my school, and a car was driving through the parking lot at way too fast of a speed. I could hear it coming closer to me until it slammed on its breaks in just enough time to not smack right into me full force. Almost exactly one year ago, my precious little cousin who was only 14 got hit by a car while she was walking. She died. I got so worked up by this driver because I’m so tired of people driving so badly, so badly that they risk a students life. Not to mention the lady in the car was completely on remorseful for what she had just almost done. I was thinking about the incident several times, and boy it took a while for me to get over it. I am now haha, but I have some ways to go for sure to master this mental diet. I will have to re start it again today, and try to hold out!!! 

So I’ve been experiencing some difficulty with how I respond to certain situations. I found that it he best way to calm myself down and bring myself back into a state of love, is simply to just read the second scroll. It reminds me entirely of what I am supposed to be doing, and how love is always the answer and response… even to the darkest of evil in the end. 

So I know what I need to focus on. I need to focus on building the habit of substitution. I have to practice substituting my negative thoughts every time they occur no matter how tempted I am to give in and let them take me under their control and power. I don’t want to feed more power into the negative aspects over the positive ones. I feel my old blueprint resisting my current new one that’s still being installed. I feel the resistance all the time.  

A P P L Y.  L A W.  O F.  S U B S T I T U T I O N.  

T O. A N Y.  N E G A T I V E.  T H O U G H T. 

MKMMA Week 7 Experience: Define and Refine! 

My MKMMA week 7 experience: I have really enjoyed having this dream board up! It’s fun to look at and almost hard for me to look away. It has almost everything I want out of my life on it!!! When I look at each picture on my board, I imagine myself, my life being applied to those things. I imagine myself doing and taking part of all these things… and it makes me excited! 

Now that I have these shapes up all around me, I am constantly thinking about this course, and what I want out of my life. I love doing all of the exercises- their kinda fun, and always interesting (especially all the reading… despite reading some of the same things even multipul times every day)! What I am saying is that even though we read some of the same things every day, I never get tired of it. Every time I read through our daily reads, I still gather new information, and new and improved interpretations! 

My DMP was giving me a bit of stress, getting it written and trying to get it perfected, but now I feel a huge weight off my shoulders as I have refined it 7 times. It’s getting closer and closer to what it needs to be each week, and I am feeling more and more good and confident about this thing. I am excited every time I read it and revise it! 

There have been some days that were challenging for me to do what I was supposed to do, such as greeting the day with love (and I am a loving person but)… I’m rather sick this week and I keep getting emotionally distraught! It’s been up and down, but I ultimately know what’s best for me. 

On a final note, I have been thinking this week about how fast the 7 weeks went by, and I’m kind of sad to think of how fast it’s going! I enjoy this course being a part of my life and I bet I’m going to end up taking it again later! Thank you to Mark, Davene, and my councilor Dominica Eyckmans for helping me help myself!!! 

Love,  Bryony