To say the past week has been challenging would be an understatement. Before the Master Keys, I likely would’ve written off doing much work or even personal development work with such challenges as I encountered.
Last week I had earned the Plexus Leaders Retreat in Orlando, Florida (my 4th time attending!), and my old blueprint was screaming at me to take the time off and just relax. I chose not to listen and completed my work and my MK habits, although in a different place and with some modifications (no loud voice while saying my Blueprint Builder and DMP in the hotel room!).
While in Orlando, we received word from our pet sitter that one of our dogs, Rex, had a large swollen spot on his leg. Fortunately our pet sitter is a veterinarian technician, so she took him to the emergency clinic. We headed home early from the event and arrived back in Nashville Sunday morning at 9am to pick up Rex and take him home. Several vet appointments took place over the next few days in an attempt to discover the cause of his problem, now completely cutting off the circulation to his leg and rendering him unable to walk without support. Again, my old blueprint kept coming up with excuses for me not to keep my promises. “It’ll be ok. Everyone will understand. Look at all you’re dealing with,” it lied to me subtly. Again, I chose to keep moving forward and keep my promises, although some of those readings of my DMP and cards were said with tears.
On Wednesday, we said goodbye to our loyal companion Rex. My hubby and I were with him as he eased into his next incarnation. I am forever grateful for all he taught us. Animals can be the best teachers, can’t they? This big guy came into our lives unexpectedly when we weren’t looking for another dog. We had 10 years of fun and adventures with him. He traveled to Boston, South Carolina, Alabama, and all places in between. He was the bull in the china shop, never quite knowing how big he was and acting like a puppy up to the end. Despite looking ferocious, he was a gentle giant who let our cats boss him around and he was fiercely protective of our girl dogs, Karen and Gracie. He showed us how to live fully and love life! We’ll miss you, big guy!
So despite all the interruptions to my “master plan” for my week, the good habits I had made my slave served me well. My habits kept me focused and from drowning in too much sorrow and also kept me on the path to fulfilling my DMP. I discovered I could keep my MK commitments while on the road, if not perfectly, at least creatively. And I learned that it’s all part of the journey, creating my own unique mosaic of my life’s path.
14 thoughts on “Week 5 of the Master Key Experience”
I cannot even describe what I feel reading this, OK…maybe I can… shock, sadness and an overwhelming connection… please read my post from last week
I admire you were able to keep all of your commitments. I fell terribly short, still trying to catch up. But am moving forward. Much love to you and your family….
To our boys…Rex & Max…..RIP.
Thank you! So sorry for the loss of your Max. They’re watching over us!
Hi Vicki, Very sorry to hear of the lose of your furry friend, As a dog owner, I can really feel your pain. But on the lighter side, you are coming through this massive cement removal with grace and poise. BeBlessed 8=)
Thank you, Darren! Massive cement removal, indeed! LOL!
Sorry for your companion.
I agree with you, animals can be our best teachers especially in the areas of feelings because they do not cheat!
Thank you. They are totally in the now.
Warm hugs to you and your family for the loss of fiery puppy Rex u.u
Thanks for showing us your strength and courage in spite of the situations
Thank you, Alejandro.
Beautiful share mahalo! RIP handsome boy.
Thank you, Davene. He was a handsome fella!
What a beautifully written and heart felt blog. I cannot find the words to express my sympathy for your beautiful boy. Your courage and commitment is hugely commendable. With all my love.
Hi Vicki –
I know how it feels to lose a furry family member…such a void…
It may take time, but things get better. You may find yourself wanting another “baby”, not so much to replace the one you lost, but to share the love that’s inside of you.
Thanks for sharing!
Thank you! Yes, a void for he was a special guy. We also have 2 other dogs and 8 cats at home. Loads of love going around! 🙂