Week 8 –Old Dogs DO Learn New Tricks

A couple years ago I adopted ‘Spark’, a little 9 year old ‘rescue’ dog. She’s a ‘poodle mutt’. She came to me very smart, but uneducated. I’ve taught her a number of skills aDSCN0184_crop1_smaller filend tricks. Forget that stuff about not teaching old dogs new tricks!! She loves them.

I’m starting to feel like all the exercises and efforts I’m making with the Master Keys course are starting to rekindle the cooperation of my subconscious, so Spark and I are both learning new tricks! I’m enjoying unexpected glimmers of success and hopefulness.

In high school, I was a pro at waking just before my alarm clock, turning if off, and snoozing some more. I thought it was curious that I could wake up so precisely before the clock, but didn’t think much about it. Over the years, that skill has happened less regularly until this week.

I had a day trip to Toronto planned on Tuesday. My alarm clock was set for 6:56 a.m. (I have a ‘thing’ about symmetrical numbers.) It would be a strenuous day, so I wanted to get a good night’s sleep. But noooooo such luck. The coffee I finished at 5:00 p.m. came back to haunt me and keep me nicely awake until about 3:00 a.m.

Nevertheless, at 6:55 a.m. – Bing! – my eyes opened and I was quite awake. I turned off the clock, which didn’t get to alarm me, & started my day. I felt like Cobra, my subby, was quite smug and happy that it successfully got through to me.

I’m also having moments when my DMP goals are feeling more like an upcoming reality, and less like a fuzzy wish list. It feels like a subtle, yet very significant shift, like little shafts of intense light that wink on occasionally.

Increasingly, I have a sense that conscious ‘me’ is embedded in a much larger, and increasingly accessible ‘ME’. I also suspect that the goals I’m pursuing are not nearly as important as my increasing inner integration that’s a product of the pursuit of the goals. Spark-dog and I are both having fun learning our new tricks!