January 12, 2018
by Sara Lahti
January 12, 2018
January 8, 2018
by Sara Lahti
All posts under the Master Key Experience tab are from a self-development course, of the same name, that I took in 2015-2016. As a requirement for the course we had to blog each week on the lessons and experiences we had during that time. Feel free to read any past post I wrote for this course. I contemplated taking them down, but in the end chose to leave them up for anyone that wanting to read them. Life has changed so much since then that I may even feel differently now then what I posted then. Feel free to message me for information regarding the course.
November 6, 2016
by Sara Lahti
Time to stop multitasking.
Multitasking got brought up a couple weeks ago in our MKE tribe weekly meet up. A few of us took on a challenge. For one week as hard as it may be we would stick to a concrete schedule. We quickly realized in our discussion of what maybe hindering us from staying on track is that we constantly multitask. The problem with that is we never really get anything done or even worse we get thrown off course completely.
I have always considered myself a multitasking queen. I started to notice how well I could do this art years ago when I began waiting tables. As I would be writing down one table’s order I would simultaneously be thinking about what I had to do next. Some days I would get to the computer to ring in a table’s order and wonder if that was even what they ordered. My hands were automatically writing down the orders, but mind was completely somewhere else! I just had to trust that I wrote down the right dish. 99% of the time I was correct, but being that my brain was multitasking I definitely had a moment of doubt.
I would also take my multitasking skills when I cleaned my house. Jumping from room to room never really completing one while I am on to another. Then I would have to go back and find all the unfinished areas.
The other day I noticed that I have partially started projects, tasks, books, etc.scattered all around my house. Not one of them has been completed! I start something, get distracted or bored then move on to something else. Weeks and even months go by where then I remember that thing that I once started. That is where I also realized a feeling of disorganization comes in. A feeling over being all over the place and overwhelmed.
Here is one great article I found on Scientific Brain of why we should really stop this madness.
Single-tasking and success.
6-20. The power of attention can be more readily understood by comparing it with a magnifying glass in which the rays of sunlight are focused; they possess no particular strength as long as the glass is moved about and the rays directed from one place to another; but let the glass be held perfectly still and let the rays be focused on one spot for any length of time, the effect will become immediately apparent.
You have also heard the expression energy flows where attention goes. Your subconscious and the universe cannot possibly assist in attracting what you want in your life if your focus is all over the place. It cannot help reign in your deepest desires if you’re giving a little bit of attention to many things. And the result is a feeling of failure, because in the end nothing is completed or if it is completed it is not your best work.
All of these years that I thought my multitasking skills were going to aid to my success in life. Now I have realized I could not have been more wrong. My lack of focus towards one major goal has made me feel like I have been constantly spinning in circles. And to be honest I think it really has lowered my self-esteem. So my answer the past couple of weeks has been quite clear. It is time to single-task! It is time to narrow my focus and take one project at a time. I am going to follow these 8 simple steps that I stumbled upon in this post on the Power Of Positivity site.
Step 1: I am going to start with a short list and will only do 3 tasks that are related to my goals. And I will not move on to anything else until those tasks are complete. Step 2: During the allotted time I give to these tasks I will not check Facebook or emails. It is so easy to get distracted by texts, emails, etc. I cannot even tell you how long it has taken me to write this simple post about multitasking! Oops… I guess it is progress not perfection, right?!? Ha!
Be here now.
That last thing that I really had an epiphany about is that multitasking keeps one out of the moment. And to my surprise many articles I read on this subject say the exact same thing! If we are not performing our best then we definitely are not present in our lives. We keep ourselves so busy doing task after task that we are pulled away from what is going in around us. And if we are concentrating on one single task then we are “in the moment” with that task. The result is simple: Our attention is focused there for our intention is clear. Therefore, we are able to continue to pull in what we want because Subby knows exactly what we want.
Multitasking also increases your cortisol levels, the chemicals the are released in your brain when you are stressed. When you get stressed out you are more in your head trying to solve problems. Which in return, once again, keeps you from living in the now.
So morally of the story… let’s all try to start single-tasking and make all of our dreams a reality. One project at a time! PEACE.
October 31, 2016
by Sara Lahti
I have had many periods in life where I feel like I am constantly not in the flow. Where my mind is and where my physical being is feels like poles apart. Going against the current is exhausting both mentally and physically. But we are taught to keep going and not to give up. Because God forbid we are failures! I am my one worst enemy and I constantly have stood in my own way. I push myself to make things work even if they aren’t and I have driven myself into stalemate.
Is it the need to control that keeps us bound to these patterns? Are we unable to ever move forward if we stay stuck in controlling all the pieces?
Interesting at this same week last year I was having a similar experience. The Art of War
The Art of Surrender
This past week I had the guidance to give up. Let go. Let myself flow downstream and stop trying to control all that surrounds me. I’ve been driving myself crazy doing too many things at one time. I overly think about everything that I want, need and desire. It is time to let go of the notion that I am not enough or that there is something in me that I need to fix. I must let go of thinking that there is some other place I should be and that where I am at is not enough.
I have exhausted myself again by fighting a silent fight of internal wills. My energy has felt frantic with no real direction. I have felt busy for the sake a looking busy. And I realized I need to love where I am at in my mind, body and soul. I am right on time for what I needed of me. And maybe all of these external needs that I think my spirit wants is only ran by my ego needed something it thinks is not there. I am not enjoying life the way life was intended. We don’t need wings to fly. We just need to let go.
The art of surrendering is finally realizing you cannot control it all. You cannot control your neighbor. You cannot control every circumstance. It goes against the universal laws. It goes against the flow. Sometimes going against flow is not always the answer. Sometimes you have to surrender in order to move forward. Maybe being the rebel is not always the answer. PEACE.
October 28, 2016
by Sara Lahti
Focus on what you are wanting.
I had such an epiphany this week about why I was constantly gripping to what I do not want. And why I was constantly reminding the Universe and others of everything I found unacceptable. Despite the fact that every Self-Help, Metaphysical, Self-Discovery, Manifestation… book out there all say the same thing. Focus on what you want. Do not focus on what you do not want. For some reason I still needed to repeat whenever I could what I did not want. Until I figured out WHY!
Trust is key.
It all boiled down to two simple things Trust and well maybe actually one thing. TRUST. My epiphany was that I have never really trusted the Universe and maybe myself for that matter. For some unknown reason I did not feel the Universe was doing a great enough job listening. And I never wanted it to forget the things that I did not like in my life. I had been too afraid to be thankful for the things that I do not want, because then I thought the Universe would just think that I was ok with it. But defying all laws I continued to let it know of everything that I did not like just so it would not forget. And I bet you can guess what I got in return.
Yes! More and more of what I do not want.
So with this new found information I have been left with one thing: It is time to learn to trust! It is time to trust myself first and in turn I will begin to trust the Universe. In the mean time thanks to all of the MKE exercises I can only but focus on what I want. I will keep you posted. Out with the negative in with the positive. PEACE.