Week 2 Master Key – The week flu bye
Week two of my MKMMA experience has been challenging. Myself and both of my young sons (ages 3 and 6) got the flu. Between tending to fevers, doctors appointments and dispensing meds I still managed to do my daily reading and even accomplished my goal of getting my car cleaned out. I filled out the survey, revised my DMP and now in the final hour I am posting to my blog. This course is an intense workload but I can see how the habits are already forming and I can tell that the words from the repetitious readings are seeping into my subconscious. I find that while I have not fully memorized the passage from Scroll One I can finish the sentences as I am reading them and often the next sentence or even paragraph will pop into my mind as I read. I have found that meditation is a little more tough when you are ill as the relaxed state when tired leads to sleepiness. I found that after taking care of sick little ones and trying to fit in meditation by the time I would sit for 15 minutes I would often find myself waking after the timer went off. The times I did not fall asleep I had anxiety or a strange snaking of pain through my chest and extremities. Despite these challenges I was able to stop my thoughts for a few seconds at a time during my meditations. I found that the key to this is to focus on my feelings. When I am able to feel my thoughts can be subsided for several seconds at a time. I will continue to practice with this method to see if I am able to increase the amount of time that I am in the no-thought state.