Week 11 – “I’m Gonna Be A Diamond Someday”

This is such a tremendous journey and each week I feel the cement falling off.  My mind is being filled with positive material and there’s very little time for me to dwell on the negative thoughts.  I have tried to do this most of my life but it was not in a focused environment like the Master Key Master Mind Alliance.

Some days have been a breeze for me, while others have been quite challenging. This week has been a challenging one, filled with confusion.

But, never fear… I will persevere.  “I will persist until I succeed.”  This is the crux of Og Mandino’s Scroll-III.   “I will never consider defeat and I will remove from my vocabulary such words and phrases as quit, cannot, unable, impossible, out of the question, improbable, failure, unworkable, hopeless and retreat.”

First, I came out of my trance during one of my sits realizing this: I get to choose.  I get to choose how I feel about everything and only I can do something about it.

Second, I have a lot to be thankful for.  When I was four years old I was left in an alley with my brother and sister.  We were fortunate to be placed in a foster home to grow up together.  I went into the Air Force and received an electronic engineering degree.  I worked at NASA for over 40 years.  During the way I picked up a accounting degree and while working at NASA I started an accounting and tax service.  Currently I retired from NASA and continued running the accounting and tax service which grew in leaps and bounds.  This reminds me of our lessons in Week 5:

I promise to keep these 4 promises:

Wherever I go I bring a gift.  I may bring a compliment, prayer, trinket, flower…But I promise I will give something to every person I encounter.

I promise to be a grateful receiver of the gifts that surround me, noticing nature,  Kindnesses, smiles and compliments, which I gladly receive with a “thank you.”

I promise to give the hope for joy, affluence, kindness and love, consciously with every encounter, regardless of the brevity.

I promise to give without expectation of reciprocity from the channels I enrich because I know I am in the dynamic flow of giving and receiving.

I always keep my promises;   William E. Trump

Third, I realized I need to sow seeds.  My POA portion has got to me this week.  I have a mental conflict between knowing what “I am supposed to do” versus the memories of the past tries, where my attempts were failures.

Also, during the sit this week I have been concentrating on the Bible passage about what Jesus said as illustrated in Master Key 11:25 “Believe that ye receive and ye shall receive”

I am reminded to keep focused.  One of the triggers I use is the musical trigger:

“Hey I’m just an old chunk of coal
But I’m gonna be a diamond some day
I’m gonna grow and glow
Til I’m so blue pure perfect
I’m gonna put a smile on everybody’s face
I’m gonna kneel and pray every day
Lest I should become vain along the way
I’m just an old chunk of coal now Lord
But I’m gonna be a diamond some day

Now I’m gonna learn the best way to walk
I’m gonna search and find a better way to talk
I’m gonna spit and polish my old rough edged self
Til I get rid of every single flaw
I’m gonna be the world’s best friend
I’m gonna go round shaking everybody’s hand
Hey I’m gonna be the cotton pickin’ rage of the age
I’m gonna be a diamond some day”

Written By: Billy Joe Shaver
Sung By: John Anderson

I don’t usually listen to CW but this is a great song for chipping away the cement:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlkE2Le_RFg

 

Another tool I use is I go back to 1981 when I wrote several poems that reminds me it is my choice; It reminds me to give Praise and Delight; and it reminds me to Sow A Seed:

PASSPORT TO ETERNITY

This epistle is not sent your way
To arouse entangled suspicions
Because this inspiration is conveyed
Without strings or conditions —

Since we pass through this world
But only one time
I wish to brighten your life
With a few verses that rhyme —

To pursue this sender’s identity
With clues you try to invent
Will only destroy the true meaning
With which these lines are sent —

For I may be the one
You distrust, disapprove or reject
Or I may be the person
You love, cherish and respect —

Translating between these lines
Could ignite thoughts of indifference
Due to our acts of interpretation
And misconceived inference —

However, if we could push aside
Pressures – peer, work or otherwise
And greet each day in tranquility
With love in our hearts and realize —

Limitations – we impose on others
By creations of first impressions
Thus, concealing a legion of friends
And their hearts true possessions —

Therefore, with all sincerity,
Faith, Hope, and Charity
I intercede a prayer for you
To have a Passport To Eternity.

YOUR CHOICE

Without option, a small grain of wheat
Is fed to swine or ground into flour
Chance only, will it find a sower’s hand
To be planted and generate its power —

Unlike the minute grain of wheat,
Terminating to one of three fates,
The discretion to choose our destiny
Is given to us by He who creates —

Since we possess this “God-gifted” option
To multiply our value a hundred fold,
We need not choose to be devoured
Or ground under rocks as time grows old —

If we choose to greet each morning
With praises and delight
For the protection provided us
From the dangers in the night —

And choose to meet the day
Like the sun shines bright
We can expect our coming load
To be exciting and light —

Thus, clearing our thoughts
From all negative things
Giving room to meet the challenges
That life really brings —

Our Father in Heaven
Wants us all to believe
We can accomplish the tasks
That we dare to conceive —

PRAISE AND DELIGHT

As we prepare the days course
To accomplish our dreams
With the universal advantages
And opportunities, it seems —

Our plans should include
A genuine interest for others
By sharing our concerns
For sisters and brothers —

When our journey brings us
To the middle of the day
This is the time to pause
With thoughts of praise and say —

“Thank you my Father In Heaven
for guiding me through
the challenges encountered
that made me feel blue” —

“And thank you my Father
With all praise and delight
For the events that happened
To make my world just right” —

As the sun fades over the horizon
And we’re still feeling high
Because our day was a challenge
And we gave it a good try —

We can prepare for the evening
As we let out a grateful sigh
Knowing the night has promise
Of the stars in the sky —

Which gives us the assurance
That He who lights our way
Has a plan for us to live
Another, happier and brighter day.

SOW A SEED

Like the supporting silken strand
That holds a web in its place
We exist by a perpetual lifeline
Linking us to our Father in space –

So, with a cheerful, joyous attitude
And a happy, smiling face
Continue this “lifeline” of enlightenment
To exhort and glorify God’s grace —

Pass this perpetual strand of tidings
To friends, strangers and others
Conveying your care and concern
For neighbors, sisters, and brothers —

For every person you chance to meet
At home, at work, or at play
Believe it is they, in mutual silence
That has this heartfelt greeting to say —

“Until your mortal days are numbered
And your time comes to the very end,
You will always be a welcomed neighbor
And a peace saluted friend.”

— W. E. Trump —

HAVE A VERY PLEASANT DAY

© 1981, William E. Trump, All Rights Reserved Worldwide

It’s all about PERSISTENCE

I am striving to be whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy..!

Focus!  Focus!  Focus!

I persist until I succeed.

The Master Key Master Mind Alliance has taught me to think for myself.  I am forever grateful.

Thanks for reading.

Bill Trump

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5 thoughts on “Week 11 – “I’m Gonna Be A Diamond Someday”

  1. Luc

    Great post Bill, I love your poems, they are clear like crystal and full of wisdom. Actually, you are already a diamond, and it seems that MKMMA is helping you to finish the cutting :) Thank you for sharing.

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