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.