Ms. Ruby Jackson started off the week hosting Monday’s call on “Master Thy Self.” We don’t want to just know ourselves for the moment or a short amount of time. Instead we want to get to a point of self-mastery! Ms. Jackson posed the question to the group, “what one skill if you developed it in an excellent fashion, would have the greatest impact on your life?” We need to know that we are heading in the right direction with our goals and who we are. “The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything…Fast” by Josh Kaufman reveals that you can master anything in twenty hours and there are four steps to do it. Ms. Jackson shared a personal story about training for the Olympics as a track and field athlete and the challenge of jumping over hurdles for a 400 meter race. She encouraged the group in learning how to master yourself, it is important to love yourself and celebrate the little things along the way.
Wednesday’s call with host Ms. Kanika Gilmore posed a couple of thoughts for the group regarding two ways to live your life. You can either live as a victim and try to get back at people or you can master it and be able to handle whatever life throws at you. Ms. Gilmore offered great points from “Nine Ways to Master Yourself, And Therefore Life” by Kara Leah-Grant. Take the energy and apply it to mastering yourself. Here are the points: 1) catch yourself when you start the blame game. Don’t give away your power by getting other people to change; 2) take responsibility. Decide to claim power over yourself. Do what you can with where you are; 3) catch yourself when you are resisting life; 4) cultivate acceptance; 5) recognize difficult circumstances are there to test you; 6) establish practices that keep you connected; 7) learn to pay attention to what you need; 8) Learn to overrule your mind; and 9) love yourself. Ms. Gilmore shared her own personal story about a sickness but she prayed to God, wrote in her journal to convince herself that she would make it!
The Women’s Inspiration Circle call on Friday was hosted by Ms. Tiffany Prince and closed out the series. Ms. Prince directed the group back to the exercise of looking in the mirror and telling yourself that you love yourself and get to know yourself. Discover how to use the mirror and what we see to master what is within. Ms. Prince shared the book, “Tapping the Power Within” by Iylana Vanzant and mentioned an old saying, “what you draw to you is what you are.” We try to fix what we see and change people and conditions. However what we are seeing is truly a reflection of who we are. Learn to fix ourselves and not what we see. Ms. Prince shared her own story of being a spiritual teacher and delivering information that she had not mastered herself. What a profound thought — we teach what we most need to learn. Additionally, who is in our world is a reflection of ourselves. As we are mastering ourselves we need to really look at who is in our world. A lesson will continue to repeat itself until we learn or master it! As you go through your day-to-day, remember the people you come into contact with are a reflection of yourself!
If you missed any of the calls this week or you’re interested in recapping some great inspiration, feel free to playback the calls at your convenience!
Playback number: 605-477-3099
Access code: 1063557#
Reference numbers: Monday- 139, Wed-140, Fri-141