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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  • Yvette says:

    Excellent!
    Our children are so important to us and you’ve done a great job with your daughter’s start to a great life.

  • Ambush says:

    Beautiful blog – so happy for your progress!

  • Lallah Rowe says:

    Beautiful posting. Well done to both of you.

  • Saskia says:

    It’s awesome your daughter is experiencing the results of her choices in adapting the knowledge, exciting! And it’s awesome she has such a supportive Mum, you ought to be proud of yourself indeed! I love this!

  • Well done and proud of both of you. Trust and follow your heart. Shalom

  • Roz says:

    I read both blogs, yes I cried too, because I see your light , a women who home schooled her children , not knowing where it would lead but trusting it was the right thing to do, Bravo you have liberated me- thank you

  • Liane says:

    Beautiful post Suzanne. I can not begin to imagine what it takes to get your kids through all those tears of homeschooling. It deserves a medal. You helped building your daughter, now it is time to build something new. If we trust those moments of change, know where we are going and cherish them they can show us a beautiful path to walk on. Have faith.

    • Suzanne says:

      Thank you, Liane. It is a labor of love. And yes, new paths await and yet familiar ones too, as I start the process again with my younger. 🙂

  • Thanks for sharing, it is great your daughter has her own DMP

    • Suzanne says:

      You’re welcome, Robert. Thank you for stopping by. And yes, she is doing wonderfully well. Her DMP is simply amazing – so inspiring.