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2 MKMMA – Week 21 – What’s the big idea…

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Fear,                                                           And now these three…
guilt,                                                                         remain:
anger,                                                                         faith,
unworthiness                                                              hope
and hurt feelings                                                    and love.
And the greatest of these is … Fear?                But the greatest of these is love

We know – because of this amazing course – that the statement regarding fear is loaded with falsehoods, and the statement on the right is filled to overflowing with the truth.

But how is it then that we seem to live our lives within the strict confines of fear.  For if we are not controlled by our fears we are most certainly guided by them  And, ultimately it is our perception of the world .. the people, places, events and experiences whose truths define us that make our lives what they are…. right?

When we have seen those events, experienced those physical pains – truly and completely been both figuratively and literally IN THOSE MOMENTS where we have been defined by what occurred.

This week we were challenged to consider how we could turn Fear, Guilt, Ander, Unworthiness and Hurt Feelings into –tools– that can help us expand our comfort zone and build a life not only of our dreams – but one worth living while we do so.

So… I am going to push myself and see if I can get a handle on these things – this week:

Seeing the invisible – Fear:

Fear can be of two basic types => Uncertainty and Panic. I suspect that BOTH can be used as tools by the Dispassionate Observer:

Panic is a fantastic gauge of, when expanding comfort zones, that you may have gone too far and essentially lost control. Like a race car driver breaking loose in a corner at high-speed we have gone well beyond our experience we have nothing to guide us.

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Looking inward and ‘backward’ to a point where you felt panic you could learn to sense similar thoughts and sensations building in the present – and thus be aware of when you might be pushing too hard.

Uncertainty is an even better gauge of our success in expanding our comfort zones.  Again, as we learn to drive a car, at first we startle ourselves and those around us because we are taking small – yet completely new – steps into a new life.  As we brake more regularly, corner more often – even slide on the ice more frequently… we gain confidence and strength.

We have expanded our comfort zone – and increased the quality of our lives.  And become comfortable with those things that were uncertain, uncomfortable and new…

Looking inward and backward on our lives – we SHOULD see many more instances of uncertainty than panic – as we are still alive and have thus, obviously, improved ourselves and expanded our comfort zones since day one.

Nothing within your comfort zone can be “uncertain”…

And, one final gauge I suppose…and just as good a tool = observation of a LACK of either of these in our lives. This should scare the — out of us.

mmm1Without some level of fear in our lives we should see zero growth, zero excitement, and perhaps understand this as the “quiet desperation” so many suffer. And, perhaps this is the tool that gets your butt moving at first?

Given that, our tools are much like the “compass”, guides in our striving to expand our comfort zones.  And they can only be made use of by OBSERVATION of ourselves and our thoughts.

Once we start performing small actions that introduce some uncertainty we should see less “quiet desperation”. As we gain awareness of this, we find the ability to direct the growth of our lives through the USE of fear – by actively looking for those things which cause us fear… evaluating them and, should they prove to be obstacles in the way of advancing our Dharma, intentionally taking steps to engage those fears and develop the habits, thoughts, and character to get beyond them.

As we accelerate our lives and grow our dreams we should observe (and tolerate) greater levels of uncertainty – with which, like the race-car driver, we become more comfortable as we persist.

Panic is our gauge, like the perception of being “inout of control” in the high-speed race of a well lived life, that tells us we need to balance, slow down and study – before getting back in and pushing the boundaries again.

And perhaps even that can become a tool as we make of life the Game that it truly can be – cranking up the excitement on occasion by catching the edge of panic in our pursuit of excellence.

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And – since the fine line between Fear and Excitement is merely the perception we choose to accept… let’s go have a heck of a lot of both!

7 Culver’s Gluten Free Bun Is Not Worth It

culver'sA few days ago, I had many after school activities going and I had just a short time in between my daughter's speech team practice and her dance, so I decided to stop in at Culver's ( a Midwestern burger franchise). We don't usually eat here often because I have had cross contamination, but sometimes it is our only option.  Usually we order a cheeseburger with no bun and have them flag our order as an allergy. That day, as we walked in the door, I noticed a sign saying they offered Udi's gluten free buns.  I was happy to see that the awareness of gluten free had finally reach a local fast food establishment. As I expected, there was an extra charge for the bun as there commonly is with gluten free foods.  I have used Udi's before, but I still prefer my homemade.  So my daughter ordered her usual cheeseburger, pickles, ketchup, and onions but with a gluten free bun this time.  She was eagerly anticipating having a cheese burger with a bun.

udi's buns in a bag

 When the order came we were shocked.  It looked nothing like the picture which advertised the buns.  Now, I know because I am in food writing, that they take extreme measures to make the pictures look appealing.  But THIS was extreme!  I did not get a picture of the cheese burger, but the bun had to be at least 3″ thick.  It swallowed up the hamburger patty which was tiny in comparison to the bun. Unfortunately, this is common with commercial gluten free hamburger buns. They must have cut half of each bun off to take the picture in the ad, because this was ALL bun.  My daughter said she couldn't taste any of the cheeseburger because it was all bun.

Udi's packaged

After the initial disappointment.  My daughter used the bottom bun as a plate and proceeded to finish the cheeseburger without a bun. Why do gluten free bread manufactures have to compensate  for lack of quality by making it bigger?  Just give me something that is similar to a normal bun. My homemade is more manageable in size.

I do have to give Culver's credit as they did serve it as you see in the picture on the right, packaged, and we had to assemble the cheese burger. They even had a message on the sign that it was sealed for our protection and to limit cross contamination the cheese burger would need to be assemble by the customer. That was great, I loved that they thought of that. So they got a plus for taking cross contamination into account.

However, as for us, we will probably return at some point, our lives are super busy; but we will still keep to ordering our cheeseburger without a bun.

6 Week #21 Think Big Thoughts

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You will find that one of the secrets of success, one of the methods of organizing victory, one of the accomplishments of the Master Mind is to think big thoughts. – Master Key 21

From the moment I read the above in Master Key 21, my thinking has been drawn to this concept.  At the beginning of the course when we were working on our DMP's our guides told us to think big, dream big, nothing was too big for the subby.  We all worked on our DMP's making sure we were thinking big enough and dreaming big; that we were using the correct verbiage so as to create the demand to get our subby working for us.  Now that we are into our 5th month of the course and we have been reading our DMP's daily with enthusiasm, are we still thinking big, or did we stop once the “task” was done?  We should NEVER stop thinking big!!!

What does it really mean to think big?  It means to have no limits on what you think.  Think like a child who puts has no limitations but only possibilities.  Think with no fears,  Thinking big fosters passion, courage, optimism, persistence, discipline, and enthusiasm.  It stretches our imaginations, pushes us past our limits, expands our comfort zone.  Big thinking looks ahead and doesn't dwell on the past.  It is like a muscle, it takes practice and working out to make it strong.  However, once it becomes habit, our desires will be ours.

Do not hesitate to aspire to the highest possible attainments in anything you may undertake, for the mind forces are ever ready to lend themselves to a purposeful will in the effort to crystallize its highest aspiration into acts, accomplishments, and events. -Master Key 21:17

Everything which is held for any length of time in the consciousness, eventually becomes impressed upon the subconscious and thus becomes a pattern which the creative energy will wave into life and environment of the individual. – Master Key 21:8

Large ideas have a tendency to  eliminate all smaller ideas so that it is well to hold ideas large enough to counteract and destroy all small and undesirable tendencies.  This will remove innumerable petty and annoying obstacles from your path.  You also become conscious of a larger world of thought, thereby increasing your mental capacity as well as placing yourself in position to accomplish something of value. – Master Key 21:6

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What can we do to help us think big?

  1. Master Mind with those who are like minded and those who have what you want.

  2. Sit and meditate about your dream and desires.  Take time out everyday to purposefully think and dream big.

  3. Positive mental attitude (PMA) – as we know from our blueprint builder, a negative attitude never can never bring me success.

  4. Forward thinking- stop dwelling on the past, we cannot change it.

  5. Imagine- allow yourself to imagine anything your heart desires with no fears, no limits!

  6. Try things. “Life is about making mistakes, it's about taking chances, and it's about thinking big about your life and circumstances” -Adam Sicinski

  7. Be Consistent – practice everyday, try new things, do new things, expand your comfort zone everyday.

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What should you avoid in thinking big?  Actually they are all things you should avoid even if you weren't trying to think big( but who wouldn't want to think big).

  1. Procrastination- procrastination is opportunity's assassin; a habit everyone should break.

  2. Making excuses- “What are you pretending not to know?”

  3. Negative thinking- negative thoughts have no benefit and tie us down.  You cannot be negative and think big at the same time.  We learned this in the Laws of the Mind.

  4. Seeking perfection- I know this one is hard for me.  I always want to know I know that I know before I do something.    This leads to no action or thinking and leads to the next thing to avoid.

  5. Over analysis- this leads to paralysis.  You can analyze to the point of confusion or lack of direction.  Just let your heart go and allow yourself to dream and you will think big.

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To think big takes courage, vision, and a thick skin, but when you manifest these qualities, the sky is no longer a limit.

Dare to believe in your own idea. – Master Key 21:19

Some additional resources on thinking big  thoughts

Becoming a Big Thinker

 

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2 MKMMA – Week 20 – The knowledge of Good and Evil

New-Year-Quotes-changing-yourself-changing-your-worldIs ‘free will' really just the gift of the knowledge of Good and Evil?

 

Can it really be that our challenge now – in every lifetime that flashes past in the blink of a generation – is merely to accept that fact and to then learn to live in Harmony with the Universal?

Rather than believing that we can sow one type of seed with the wasted, monotonous and cyclical routine we call a Life – and then somehow reap a Harvest of any sort…much less one that is contradiction to the seed sown and effort imparted?

Haanel seems to re-enforce this with his statements in Week 20 : 29, when he informs us that to do exactly that is doomed to failure – BECAUSE it antagonizes the very power whose use is sought. We are repeatedly told – and if you have made it this far in the course with even a shred of integrity you too have SEEN the fact that we reap only that which was sown – and only in proportion to the effort which was put out toward our Definite Major Purposes.

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In keeping with the concept of reaping what you sow – and in proportion to the effort you impart on the journey – A large part of the remaining Week 20 Master Key resounded with me, giving me quite a bit of hope in the way of again stepping away from the last decade of comfort zone in order to again  double the return on my previous efforts.

There are three principles that seem to govern the Harvest we reap – and the seeds with which we have designed our lives from the inside …

1) Your DMP must be authentic, un-selfish, and in Harmony with the Universal.  Without this all of it is simply fantasy, and every effort you put forth is but good effort thrown after bad.

2) Knowledge of the guiding Laws and how to step into your power through Harmony with these Laws.

3) Activity.  While Haanel says – and we can all agree – that Knowledge does not apply itself, it is quite often difficult to do so because of our limiting beliefs in ourselves…and in a manner in which we may have never been aware.

So as we wind up this week at the beginning of our final tri-mester in the course, R2A2 the concept that we absolutely CAN live abundantly every time we breathe (MK 20:20).

In fact as we push ourselves ever more into the role of Observer of even our own thoughts, feelings – and thus choices – we become even more capable of drawing Abundance toward us with every breathe we take.

And in a literal sense this has come into my awareness in the way that Haanel  describes in MK 20:25 – for I do feel an ever increasing sense of pressure against my ‘old self' which has allowed me to breathe the ‘breath of life' into several of my relationships in both business and personal life.

So remember – passion9

 

5 Week #20 – Breathing in Abundance

Abundance

This week, several things have been trying to weigh on my mind.  I have been using the Law of Substitution to prevent negativity from creeping in and taking control. One of the ways I have been doing this, is to concentrate on abundance during my sits.  As I breathe, I concentrate on breathing in abundance and attracting it to myself.
Master Key 20:23-24 – We are told that “in Him we live and move and have our being,” and we are told that “He” is Spirit and again the “He” is Love, so that every time we breathe, we breathe this life, love, and spirit.  This is Prantic Energy, or Prantic Ether, we could not exist a moment without it.  It is the Cosmic Energy, it is the Life of the Solar Plexis.
Every time we breathe we fill our lungs with air and at the same time vitalize our body with the Prantic Ether which is Life itself, so that we have the opportunity of making a conscious connection with All Life, All Intelligence and All Substance.
I know that just thinking about abundance will not bring it to me.  I must apply the knowledge I have learned about abundance by concentrating on and creating a demand for abundance so strong during my sit, that my subconscious brings to my mind the mechanisms I need to manifest abundance in my life.
Master Key 10:1 – Abundance is a natural law of the Universe.  The evidence of this law is conclusive; we see it on every hand.  Everywhere Nature is lavish, wasteful, extravagant .Nowhere is economy observed in any created thing.  Profusion is manifested in everything.  The millions and millions of tress, flowers, and plants and animals and the vast scheme of reproduction where the process of creating and recreating is forever going on, all indicates the lavishness which nature has mad provision for man. That there is abundance for everyone is evident, but that many fail to participate in this abundance is also evident, they have not come to the realization of the Universality of all substance, and that mind is the active principle whereby we are related to the things we desire.
Circle of Abundance
By concentrating on abundance, I create a channel to the Universal and the amount of abundance I receive is equal to the degree of the demand I make for it. Abundance, like success is hard to define.  It will be different for each individual. Abundance is not just about obtaining money and wealth.  There are many areas in life that we can seek abundance; health, success, wealth, prosperity, relationships are a few areas many seek to achieve abundance.  I believe i have abundance in some areas of my life already.  I see myself as truly blessed being able to home school my children.  I have been able to see all those precious moments so many parents do not have the privilege to witness.  I have been there for my kids when they need me and have been able to give them love and security to become their own individuals, not some cookie cutter version.  I have an overflowing of abundance when it comes to my kids.  Since my husband works and has commuted for much of his career, I don't have an abundance of time with him.  This is one area I am seeking more abundance.  However I have always felt we had a storybook love.  Our love is true and deep, so we have abundance there.   For me financial abundance begins with having enough to never have to worry about money.  That doesn't always mean making more.  It can mean reducing debts and expenses so that what we currently make is considered abundant.  I seek to have even more abundance than that so that I can make a larger difference on the world.  Abundant health for me is hard to describe but is synonymous with vibrant; full of energy, happy, and fit. I intend to live to 120, don't laugh I do and I believe I will. Spiritually, I have experience great abundance at times and at other times, not so much.  Through this course I am gaining back a lot of the abundance I had when I was younger and had less on my plate.  I am once again making it a priority.  What you focus on grows, right.
So abundance is multifaceted and complex, but at the same time can be quite simple.  God wants us to all be abundant and as shown in Mark 11:24,  all we need to do is believe and we will have abundance.  That is why I was substituting it in my sits this week.  I want more abundance to manifest in my life, so I am seeking and believing I will have abundance. And I will.

Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

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3 Week 19 – MKMMA – Seeing the Trees, For the Forest we live in…

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At some point we notice the Trees for the Forest we live within… It's when we notice the Forest isn't what we thought that we realize we have been living a lie.

What would you do if you went beyond the ‘limits' you perceive from the world around you – and like Neo, discovered that everything and I do mean everything was a facade?

If you woke one morning and you could walk on water, and swim in the earth?

That's a little bit of what this week has been like for me. At first I connected some dots and realized that just like the inventors of days gone by – our reality is what we make of it.

I had always, at a not quite conscious level, believed that life can be so much more if I could live just the other side of the veil I know exists.  And the verse from Haanel's Master Keys that triggered my realization was this :

In electrical science a battery is formed by connecting the opposite poles of zinc and copper, which causes a current to flow from one to the other and so provides energy. This same process is repeated in respect to every polarity, and as all form simply depends upon the rate of vibration and consequent relations of atoms to each other, if we wish to change the form of manifestation we must change the polarity. This is the principle of causationMK 19:25-26

 

Just as we have come to understand electricity and thus intentionally put Zinc and Copper together in such a way to create a flow – in this case of electrons. So too can we come to understand the flow of “spice” in our lives and resolve to put into place those elements which increase and control the flow.

In fact, we can use our imagination – with intent and purpose – to mix new elements of life together and create new (more powerful?) flows within our existence.

donotchasepeopleAnd just like we must gather the natural resources around us to provide electricity to enjoy the everyday things which would appear as magic to people just 150 years ago – much less a thousand (can you imagine?!)  So too we find that we must combine both the material world (the food we eat) and the spiritual world (the thoughts we choose to have) in order to create activity of any sore.

Think about it for a moment and things start to get really exciting – we create activity that allows us to further combine the objects (created from previous activities of others) to produce effects within our lives – that produce ripples of materialspiritual combinations in the lives of others –  and ultimately the world we live in.

We are in the presence of continual change, and we know that this change is but the evolution of the Universal Mind, the grand process whereby all things are continually being created anew, and we come to know that matter is but a form which Mind takes and is therefore simply a condition. Matter has no principle; Mind is the only principle.

We have then come to know that Mind is the only principle which is operative in the physical, mental, moral and spiritual world.

We also know that this mind is static, mind at rest, we also know that the ability of the individual to think is his ability to act upon the Universal Mind and convert it into dynamic mind, or mind in motion.

In order to do this fuel must be applied in the form of food, for man cannot think without eating, and so we find that even a spiritual activity such as thinking cannot be converted into sources of pleasure and profit except by making use of material means.

It requires energy of some kind to collect electricity and convert it into a dynamic power, it requires the rays of the sun to give the necessary energy to sustain plant life, so it also requires energy in the form of food to enable the individual to think and thereby act upon the Universal Mind.  MK19:12-16


The_tiger_and_The_Lamb_by_paras2eI no longer believe that things happen completely by chance in this life – we were watching the documentary “Finding Joe” as I was writing this blog entry and this caught my attention:

The Tiger and the Lambs

But even more intriguing was the commentary that ran along with the video in describing the fable:

The metaphorical “food” that we get from the culture – the world – around us is only good for Sheep – and we are Tigers living amongst the Sheep.

..by complying with the laws and principles by which (Life) is governed, we can open ourselves to a more abundant ..flow of this vital enery MK 19 Intro

Perhaps the MKMMA is a little more than a self discovery course of epic proportions? Perhaps it came into each of our lives because we were – each of us at the same time – looking for a diet of food to feed the Tiger within us?

Pretty amazing how things come together when you simply follow your bliss…

I think I am going to wander off and take an extra sit this evening – to make tomorrow an even more amazing experience.  Like Haanel closes week nineteen in directing our sit:

Let the thought rest on the fact that appearances are deceptive…matter which was once supposed to be fixed has been found to be in a state of perpetual flux.  MK 19:28

Silent thought is, after all, the mightiest agent of human affairs. – Channing

Then go back, look at the forest at the top of this post – and realize it's both a real place … and underwater?!!?

NAMASTE!

Gluten Free Romance

Valentine heartValentine's Day is just 2 days away.  Do you have your gift for your Valentine?  What better way to show your love, than to make them a delicious treat that they don't get everyday.  Last week I wrote on which chocolates were gluten free and which were not.  Today I will show you how to make your loved one something heavenly without the worry of whether it is gluten free our not.

The blend of silky smooth, slightly bitter chocolate with the succulent sweet flavor of fruit is a timeless blend.  Not only is it elegant, but also very simple to make. You can take ordinary Chocolate dipped valentineingredients and make them into a sophisticated treat with little effort or time. The hardest part is choosing which fruit you loved one would like best.

Chocolate dipped fruit.  You can find them at weddings, left on your pillows at night in high end resorts, and in fancy cafes.  Now you will find out how to surprise those you hold most dear with these little bites of bliss.  Always make sure you use gluten free chocolates.  A list can be found here.

Happy Valentine's Day!

 

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3 Week#19 Power

MInd wave powerPower. What comes to mind when you read or hear that word?  DO visions of super heroes, warriors, villi ans or tyrants come to mind?  These are examples of physical power, but as the Master Key states:

19:19 All power is not physical power; there is also mental power and there is moral and spiritual power.

So power can be found in subtle as well and obvious things. But what is power anyway?

n.1.  The ability to act or produce an effect; capacity for being acted upon or undergoing an effect.

2. Possession of control, authority, or influence of others.

v. to move about by means of motive.

adj. having great strength

Synonyms: Ability, capacity, capability, potential, faculty, competence

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Power itself is neither good nor-evil, but it is how we use it which determines this.  Each of us has access to the Infinite power and can do truly wonderful things from the tiniest of feats to the largest.  Power can be a positive thing and learning to gain control control and use of the infinite power will give us the ability to obtain anything our heart desires.  Power can also help us overcome fear.

Master Key 19 introduction -Of course the way to overcome fear is to become conscious of power.

19:19 All things represent certain forms an degrees of power.

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In the Master Key experience, we have been learning how to tap into the Infinite Power of the Universal.  In the video for this week, Mark discusses another tool to help us feel more powerful.  He talked about body language and how it relates to whether we feel powerful or not.  we saw how the way we stand can make us feel more powerful and we are to take a power stance at least 2 minutes everyday and definitely before anything we need to feel more confidence.  As the observer, I found it interesting, that even before Mark had talked about that kind of body language , I had already adopted more of those power stances.  When I began this course, I was one of those people who made themselves smaller through my body language.  I always crossed my arms and hunched up.  After watching the video, I relined I did that a lot less frequently.  In fact, I find myself standing with my hands on my hips more than with my arms crossed.  When we feel the connection with the Universal the body language naturally follows suit.  You can attain more power even if you haven't made the connection with the Universal.  You can fake it as Amy Cuddy says in her TED talk.  After doing this repeatedly, you will find you have talked your subconscious into believing what you have been faking.  I have included the TED talk so you can view it. May you gain the power to go for your dreams.

4 MKMMA – Week 18 – It’s Meaningful Power that Matters

eagles-wings-11-2-god-is-in-controlRight out of the gate this week Haanel sneaks a game of mental gymnastic into the Master Key system:

In order to grow we must obtain what is necessary for our growth. This is brought about through the law of attraction. This principle is the sole means by which the individual is differentiated from the Universal.

It took me a moment to remember to apply the “Silent Observer” practice to my own life this week.  I seem to keep falling into the practice of self-centered vision when it comes to trying to understand both the Master Keys and – as I have begun to integrate it with my life again – the Bible.

When I finally stopped and caught that glimpse of my life's goings on from “outside myself” there were some startling revelations – and questions:

What am I?  This one caught me a bit off guard – I mean seriously I know who I am, but beyond a intellectual belief and a core understanding that I AM an individualization of the Universal Intelligence I had never stopped to really dwell on “what” I am?

This brought up some interesting ideas.

What is is it that pushes us – me – to improve myself and my environment?  If I really was just an accident of chemistry as some theories would have it, why should I have any compunction ot ‘keep up with the Joneses'?  If it were just a matter of animal needs being satisfied – I think every person in this country pretty much has that covered.

And as last month's scroll still rings in my mind:

Although I am of the Animal kingdom, animal rewards alone do not satisfy me. Within me burns a flame that has been passed from generations uncounted, and its heat is a constant irritation to become better than I am, and I do. I fan this flame of dissatisfaction and proclaim my uniqueness to the world!

 

What does our moment of time here on Earth (our Life) really mean? This is one of those “core questions” that, while nagging at the back of my mind all along in this course, it seems to have come to prominence a little late in the game for me.

Haanel puts it even more obviously:

Think for a moment, what would a man be if he were not a husband, father, or brother, if he were not interested in the social, economical, political or religious world. He would be nothing but an abstract theoretical ego. He exists, therefore, only in his relation to the whole, in his relation to other men, in his relation to society. This relation constitutes his environment and in no other way.

It is evident, therefore, that the individual is simply the differentiation of the one Universal Mind “which lighteth every man that cometh into the world,” and his so-called individuality or personality consists of nothing but the manner in which he relates with the whole.

 

If there is one facet of the entire MKMMA course that has impacted my life dramatically it is that I now Care to be among people.  With a capital “C”are to be among people.

See – as a child I was taught to be as near to 100% independently self-sufficient as I possibly could be. And this was drilled into my head through so many sub-conscious events that it has been a wonderful – though startling – awakening. I was taught to be physically capable of accomplishing -anything- that needed to be done.  This gave me an amazing sense of ability – but it was taught as a solo capability.

donotchasepeopleFurther I was told to be emotionally stable (for real, WTF does that mean?) and to not need the approval of others.  In fact it developed to a sense of “if other's aren't bothered – I must not be doing it right (or fast, hard, intense…) enough”.  This further isolated me from others in order to be ‘stable' emotionally – and basically shut off the flow of emotions in relation(ship) to others.

This isn't to say I wasn't absolutely phenomenal and freakin' scary amazing in the art of body-language and emotional control… You can have all that and be completely meaningless.

The list I have been uncovering goes on for pages- but suffice it to say – I was happy, proud even, of my ability to succeed without the need to ‘have' others in my life.

Sadly, this is also exactly why my life prior to the MKMMA rand so unbearably hollow and empty.

I had what Haanel describes in the Master Key 18:11 :

It is the recognition of the self as an individualization of this Universal Intelligence that enables the individual to control those forms of intelligence which have not yet reached this level of self-recognition; they do not know that this Universal Intelligence permeates all things ready to be called into action; they do not know that it is responsive to every demand, and they are therefore in bondage to the law of their own being.

..but I had merely the facade of a life – because of it. There was no relation – or interest – in social, economical, political or religious aspects of the world “out there”.  They all couldn't understand “the right way” to do things – they were in bondage to the law of their own being.  And I -used to be – happy to ‘know better' than they did.


All that is background for this thought that haunted me all week during my sits – and has bolstered certain portions of my DMP:

We are meant for greatness, we are meant to be be shining – blazing – examples of the unlimited abundance that IS the Universal Intelligence that we are individualizations of.

But – as we are inherently part of that greater whole – we can only achieve meaning and thus meaningful greatness through our relationships with others.  In fact the degree to which we help others come to know that this Universal Intelligence pervades all things ready to be called into action – is directly proportional to the abundance and meaning in the environment (Life) we have.

Haanel brings it all together for me in Master Key 18:24-25 wehn he states that:

In order to grow we must obtain what is essential for our growth, but as we are at all times a complete thought entity, this completeness makes it possible for us to receive only as we give; growth is therefore conditioned on reciprocal action, and we find that on the mental plane like attracts like, that mental vibrations respond only to the extent of their vibratory harmony.

It is clear, therefore, that thoughts of abundance will respond only to similar thoughts; the wealth of the individual is seen to be what he inherently is. Affluence within is found to be the secret of attraction for affluence without. The ability to produce is found to be the real source of wealth of the individual. It is for this reason that he who has his heart in his work is certain to meet with unbounded success. He will give and continually give; and the more he gives, the more he will receive.

We all get in direct proportion to what we give – though it is certainly possible to take and be perceived as successful by worldly measurements.

It is with a glad heart and a resounding joy that I say “Thank You” to Mark, Davene, and all the MKMMA staff (as well as my fellow Hero's on this Journey).

Thank you for providing a means for understanding and realization of the Meaning of Life (the Universe, and Everything?) – that is truly life changing in the only way that can matter- Personal Understanding.

As Haanel closes the week's reading – I will as well:

Power depends upon consciousness of power; unless we use it, we shall lose it, … use of this power depends upon attention; the degree of attention determines our capacity for the acquirement of knowledge which is another name for power.

The incentive of attention is interest; the greater the interest, the greater the attention; the greater the attention, the greater the interest, action and reaction; begin by paying attention; before long you will have aroused interest; this interest will attract more attention, and this attention will produce more interest, and so on. This practice will enable you to cultivate the power of attention.

You've got my attention Mark and Davene – Let's rock some life changing activity in the final push of the course!

9 Week #18- Live Today as if it Was Your Last

Over ten years ago, I lost my mom to lung cancer.  Going through that experience, I came to a realization of how fragile life is and to not take it for granted.  We never know when we will be called back home.  The video above is one of my favorite songs which brings this message home to me every time I hear it.  Its words are so true.  When we switched to Scroll V, and I read the first sentence, I knew that this scroll was going to have a great impact on me.  Some of the poignant phrases in the scroll that I found to move me the most are:

I will waste not a moment mourning yesterday's misfortunes, yesterday's defeats, yesterday's aches of heart, for why should I throw good after bad.

I have but one life and is life naught but a measurement of time. When I waste one I destroy the other (OUCH).  If I waste today I destroy the last page of my life.

I will avoid with fury the killers of time. Procrastination I will destroy with action; doubt I will bury under faith; fear I will dismember with confidence.

I know that to court idleness is to steal food , clothing, and warmth from those I love.

I will live this day as if it is my last.  And if it is not, I shall fall to my knees and give thanks.

Many of these hit home and made me realize that I was not living my life to its fullest.  In our living room we have a stencil on our wall that says:

Life is measured

I have always liked this quote.  It brings life into perspective.  We are here for a very brief moment and we need to make the most of it.  From this MKMMA experience, I have learned that I have control to make everyday and future days what I want.  Several of the lines from Scroll V above linked back to the question “What are you pretending not to know?”  We don't have time to pretend.  It also makes me think of the question we are to focus on this week- “What would the person you intend to become do next?”  My future self would not waste her day pretending not to know and to waste my life on idleness.

The following video also has an strong emotional impact on me.  Another message to live life to the fullest.  I am one of those who listens intently to the words of songs and base whether I like it on the value I find in the words.  The two songs I have shared are songs that I have in my playlist and I should listen to them even more often to have constant reminders of how blessed I am to wake up everyday.

I look forward to continue reading Scroll V for the remainder of the month and to be reminded several times a day how truly blessed I am; for the family I have, the house we have; the experiences we share together; the love we share; the power to make our dreams come true…  There are so many things to be thankful and our index piles will add to the realization of all we have.  So I will live each day as if it was my last,  let my family know they are loved, and leave worries behind for worrying would diminish my last day and would not benefit me in any way.

 

Eiffel live like its your last dayI will live this day as if it was my last.