Week 16 – The power of visualization and focus

In the prelude to the Master Key Lesson #16, Haanel states, “Life is growth, and growth is change.”

This week was an emotional one, for good reasons. Our lives here at home are changing, and although it means growth is happening, it is a bittersweet change and growth. Unbeknownst to me, almost two months ago, my daughter had changed her DMP to include the name of her number one choice for college. Since that time, she has been reading about getting her degree from that school. She has been the epitome of focus and visualization and true faith, and her dream of being accepted has been true!

To say I am proud is an understatement. I am proud of her, of all she has done and achieved, and of all the hard work and visualization she put into her dream. Her dream is starting to come true, and it is exciting to watch.

I am also proud of myself. The one person that Scroll IV speaks about – that person that is like no other – I am proud of her. When the decision was made to homeschool, I had no knowledge what it would entail, and how I would manage it. I did not know if we would be successful, and I had no idea how long we would be doing it. I put one foot in front of the other, evaluated yearly, and sometimes, on a minute by minute basis. There were times that I thought that what we were doing would drive me crazy, and other times, I thought I would drive her crazy and that I was providing her with a lifetime of fodder for the therapist’s couch. To see that we have made it through the other side, and that in just a few short months, we will have a high school graduate who was homeschooled completely through her school career…let’s just say I did not begin with that vision in mind.

To say that this is bittersweet is a tremendous understatement. In the past, although I knew this was coming, I was able to straddle that fine line between denial and pride. No more.

“Life is growth, and growth is change.” And change – it is a-coming.

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