Perceptive Beauty

Beauty from the inside out.

May 11, 2016
by Sara Lahti
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To hit the target, you have to aim in the right direction.

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     It is time to sign up for target practice. When you are hitting everything else but your target life can be extremely frustrating! I spent the majority of my life running around in circles. I thought that I was moving in the right direction, but I look back and can see that I did not have focus… “Oh look something shiny!” My goals were vague and I got distracted easily. I would also find that the moment one of my desires got too tough to tackle I would bail, put it on the back burner, and move on to something else only to find myself months or even years later wishing that I had not given up. Or my heart would be calling me back.

Everything that I have learned through the Master Key System is that we have to have razor sharp focus; we have to make clear, concise goals, and keep all of our thoughts positively aimed towards the target. It really is true that anything in life can be accomplished. We only fail when we do not try and when we do not persevere by keeping our eye on the prize.

Before I quit my office job one day a clear thought came through, “Sara if you are putting 40 hours a week towards this job and only a couple hours a week towards your heart’s true desires then where do you think all of your attention and manifestation is going? All of your time is helping build and manifest someone else’s dream not your own.”

Learning the proper aim for success does not happen over night. But with the proper tools and determination we can overcome all fears and hit the bulls eye.

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The time is now to retrain your brain, set your goals and hit every target! Do yourself a favor and Opt-in NOW! PEACE.

 

April 25, 2016
by Sara Lahti
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Success In Life Is Being True To Yourself

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     What are your dreams and are you doing everything you can in life to go after them? A secret dream that I held in my heart for years was to try Stand-Up Comedy. For 10+ years I told myself of why it would not work out and why I would fail. But the dream never left and like our hidden dreams they become louder and louder the longer we shove them away. Then we find ourselves on a downward spiral trying to silence them so we don’t have to face ourselves and our fears.

Through the 6 month  course of the Master Keys I told myself every day that “I can be what I will to be,” and to be honest I was not even sure if I really believed that I could. But I kept saying out loud 50 times a day, “I can be what I will to be… I can be what I will to be…. I can be what I will to be!” The power sentence morphed into a song and then a dance and I found myself rocking it out on my balcony singing to the busy street below. With each phrase I was learning to believe in me.

The New Year (2016) rolled in and I made a decision. I was not going to let another year pass me by without following my heart. So I signed up for an stand-up class. When the first day approached I thought to myself, “What the hell are you doing? You cannot do stand-up!” My old blueprint wanted me to ask for my money back and fully leave this dream behind. But thanks to my newfound MKMMA tools I forged forward and walked through the door, found a seat and allowed myself to be a student and “Dare to suck.” The first thing out of the teacher’s mouth was, “Stand-up is everything everyone told you that you could not say. Stand-up is about bringing out your true self.” What amazed me is that is exactly what the Master Key System has been helping me to do for the 5 months prior to that very evening. Stand-up IS breaking away from the cement and allowing the Golden Buddha to shine.

The class was 6 weeks long. 5 weeks were spent in the classroom  and our 6th class was to perform at the iconic Hollywood Improv. Let me say this was not the easiest 5 weeks. I was challenged on every level. I found myself resisting the homework and doubting every joke I wrote. I was faced with my perfectionism, fears, doubt, and self sabotage. The clock was ticking and the count down to my show began. Was I going to succeed or was I going to fail?

It was 4pm that Saturday evening before my show and I paced around the living room failing every minute that I resisted to write my set. Finally I stopped my mind and sat in mediation. I calmed myself, tuned in and allowed my creativity to flow. I realized that no matter what I did the next evening on stage I just had to be my TRUE SELF. For once in my life I had to let everyone in the audience see and hear the true me. I opened my eyes and began to write. My jokes flowed out of me and all the blocks had receded. I spent the rest of the evening and most of the following day memorizing my set. I made up my mind that I was NOT going to FAIL!

It was Sunday evening; the sun set and the show began. My heart started to race after each person from my class went up to perform their 5 minutes. The countdown began for me to take the stage I stood in the back waiting for the set before me to end. I have no idea what the kid said and if it was even funny or not. I just focused and stretched my limbs. Then he Host called out my name and the Universe took over. I walked on that stage like I owned the damn place. I grabbed that mic off of the stand as if I had done it a 1,000 times before. And when I got the first laugh I took that and I ran with it. For those 5+ minutes the world was mine and I had nothing to hide.

When I stepped off of the stage I felt like I had never felt in my life. I felt fully alive. I felt seen and I definitely was heard! For a week after I was still on a high, my confidence was through the roof and I felt like I could accomplish anything. The moral of the story… find your bliss and go after it no matter what, be true to yourself and you will SUCCEED! PEACE.

 

 Here is my set! Disclaimer: Not for my parents, My husband’s family, or small children! ;-D

March 25, 2016
by Sara Lahti
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Week 24- Break On Through To The Other Side

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     As so many others in the course may agree as we come to the end of the 2015 Master Key Mastermind Alliance our true journey has just begun. The contrast of the person I was who walked into this course compared to who I am leaving is mind blowing. Back in September I realized I completely lost the plot of my own life. The negativity of my mind controlled my every waking thought and the darkness surrounded me vacant of hope and devastated dreams. Week by week I hung on to every exercise and piece of homework as though it were my bible. I initially was guided to this course through network marketing as I was trying to find any technique I could to get my business off the ground. What came out of this course was tools of a life time. I dusted off old talents, realized long forgotten dreams, and was given the proper guidance to emerge from the abyss of the old self and embrace the new. I may not know exactly where I am headed as so much in me has changed. But I do know now that I will continue to walk forward with purpose no longer looking back, but skipping ahead with a full heart and an open mind. PEACE.

P.S. I am going to be moving to a hosted blog next week to continue to share my journey and start blogging about so much more. You will be able to find me at www.perceptivebeauty.com. I will send a post when we are live! 😀

March 18, 2016
by Sara Lahti
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Week 23- ALL for 1 and 1 for ALL

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I remember when we were first learning about our Personal Pivotal Needs (PPN’s) and Mark said not to worry too much about the 2 that you pick because through the course you will have touched all of them.

Legacy/ Spiritual Growth/ Liberty/ Helping Others/ Recognition for Creative Expression/ Truth-True Health

The 2 that I intuitively picked that I felt I needed the most was Liberty and Recognition for Creative Expression. Like I did express in a past blog, Liberty, was found on a deeper level than my initial response to the word.

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I took Liberty as something I needed to conquer externally when what happened was that 1st I needed to find Liberty internally. And I can boldly say I have freed myself from my mental chains.

 

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Recognition for Creative Expression started instantly to come to me with such strong love and support from all of you whom have graciously read, commented, and praised me for my writings with this blog. I have felt so filled, seen, and heard by the most generous supportive audience and I am forever indebted and grateful that you took the time to send me love and support. I realized that I stopped creating years ago because I just felt like “What was the point, no one will see or care about it anyway.” And now I have poured out my soul and the feedback has made me open back up and continually want to share myself with the world.

 

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Spiritual Growth also laid a bit dormant in me as around the time I stopped creating I also stopped connecting with God and the Universe. I have always been a very spiritual person. And over a few beatings and hardships I endured on life’s path I closed myself off and became numb. The daily sits really helped with my connection and listening to my higher self and God. I have started attracting more spiritual people again and putting myself in more spiritual situations. My energy is vibrating on a higher lever and the lower level energy around me is falling away. My connection to spirit is more tangible than ever before. And I have created a space for myself that I can tune into now at any time to realign or receive guidance.

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Autonomy came to me in the form of freedom in standing up for myself and what I truly want out of this life, regardless of the influence from society of what I can or cannot do. The compass has definitely given us the tool to throw the clock against the wall, give the people whom have said “You Can’t!” the finger and keep moving forward.  I now fully trust my inner guidance and myself even when I go against the grain. I was a path maker all through my youth, then I let the outside voices start to influence my thoughts and actions. I think for myself and I act upon what I know is right for my life.

 

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As the past few weeks has unfolded and my revisions of my DMP start to form I see that the changes that are taking place are leading me in Helping Others. This past holiday season I gave more than I ever have to charities and people in need even when I came to a point where I almost did not even have enough to pay rent. By being a part of the Pay-It-Forward Scholarship I am helping others to be able to better/save their own lives in the way this course has saved me. With the strengthening of my spirituality I now see where I want to blend helping others find their spirituality in whatever path it may lead them.

 

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Truth has come to me by coming to maturity in being fully honest with my actions, my desires, and myself. True Health really took over the past 2 weeks. I finally became honest with myself that my body was not operating in perfect harmony and I needed to take any steps I could to feel better. I started seeing a Chinese Herbalist and an Acupuncturist to get what had become so unbalanced from the years of negative self-talk and over indulgence of toxic substances. In 2 weeks of being on a strict diet, taking specialty formulated Chinese herbal teas, and see the acupuncturist 2 times a week I have never felt more balance and more clear. Even after all the years that I have struggled to quit drinking coffee I have finally managed to let it go. All the negative addictions in the mind and in the body no longer have control and I am at peace.

 

As I have been the student in this life I am ready to images.jpegbecome the teacher and my Legacy will prevail as I have the knowledge, the wisdom, and the hands on experience to guide others back to the light. PEACE.

 

 

March 12, 2016
by Sara Lahti
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Week 22a-In The Silence

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      Ten years ago I went to a meditation course in the Sierra Nevada’s called Vipassana. Vipassana is the second highest form of meditation that the monks do. We were not allowed to look and anyone or talk to anyone for 10 days while we meditated for 10 hours a day. This had to have been one of the most intense life experiences I have had to date. I learned so much about my own mind and my fears during that time of silence. I saw things on a deeper lever. My hearing became so intense that people walking near me with socks on would hurt my ears. I was to start to predict the weather all by tuning in a trusting my intuition. I have never been so connected with the earth and the universe. It was an experience I will never forget. But as time moves on we forget what we have learned and the ego takes back over until we wake up again ready to take back out lives.

I was excited to dedicate some time to silence again. Some days I crave going back to that course and digging deeper into the practice and fully tuning in. Many days I do spend a lot of time in silence. Before this course I would actually drive to and from work in complete silence. Most of the time I am at home the house is completely silent. Not only did I spend most of the weekend in silence I dedicated the weekend to me 100%. I normally clean on the weekends and I did not even pick up a rag.

The week leading up to the silence was challenging it was the 1st time that one of my goals on my DMP did not come to fruition by the date that I had set and this sent me into a tailspin! I started to beat myself up. I started to give up. And I felt myself pull back from the course and distance myself from the exercises. Then I entered the weekend and allowed myself to feel all of it. I allowed myself to feel the disappointment, the fear, the anger at myself, and released any perfectionism. Then I was able to look at the root of why I did not achieve this goal and I realized that at this moment in time it really was not something I truly truly wanted. It was not truly my bliss. Like on a bliss scale from 1 to 10, 10 being completely blissed out, this goal was like a 4. I allowed my self to feel without resistance and let it all flow through me.

The Monday prior I started my 1st stand up comedy class. Stand up has been something in the back of my mind that I had always wanted to try but was way too afraid to even take the first step. But once the New Year rang in I decided that this year I was going to face this fear and get out of my comfort zone and learn a new art form. What is interesting is that I almost put “performing stand-up” on my DMP, but thought other things should take its spot. And to my surprise now 2 classed in I absolutely LOVE it! I cannot wait to go to class every week. My mind has started writing joke all day long. I feel complete bliss! So what I really learned in the past 2 weeks is this: If I set a goal that does not get achieved then maybe the goal needs some reassessing and maybe at this moment in time if there is any resistance it is not the right path and I need to gravitate and give attention to the things that feel they are in the flow. I am not failing. I am learning. I am learning to continually follow my bliss. What is crazy is that even though class is almost over I feel like I have let go of so much standing in my way that now I am ready for the class to being all over again. What a long strange trip it has been! PEACE.

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