Just in case you weren’t sure, let me assure you it IS most certainly all your fault.
Have you ever felt like you can never get a break at work? That you always get the short end of the stick on every project?
Perhaps you are struggling – like I did – with the whole MKMMA “process” – you can’t seem to get all the reads done, or perhaps it’s the Services (do you still ‘slip’ and call them chores?) that you never actually keep up with?
Or perhaps your material world is made up of only those things that break at THE worst possible time? Your car needs a new radiator, your house needs a new furnace (sorry I live in THE coldest location in the country…so it’s all about the furnaces…), or your kids have 8 or more cavities THIS time…
Or – maybe you’re one of the millions and millions of people (at least in the US) who is without gainful employment of any stripe?
I’ll let you in on a little secret – it… is.. ALL… your… fault. And, in keeping with that, EVERY single bit of what currently IS, in my life, is actually MY fault. The good, the bad, the ugly, and the phenomenally beautiful… it’s all – 100% of it – my fault.
Difficulties, inharmonies, and obstacles, indicate that we are either refusing to give out what we no longer need, or refusing to accept what we require. MK 15:2
We cannot obtain what we lack if we tenaciously cling to what we have. We are able to consciously control our conditions as we come to sense the purpose of what we attract, and are able to extract from each experience only what we require for our further growth. Our ability to do this determines the degree of harmony or happiness we attain. MK 15:5
Difficulties and obstacles will continue to come until we absorb their wisdom and gather from them the essentials of further growth. MK 15:7
Think about those lines from the Master Key this week.
If we cannot give up the addiction to negative self-talk… we continue to self-sabotage – and Success will ever elude us.
If we cannot give up the relationship that has us spiraling around in a vortex of emotional chaos – we will never experience what real love is like.
And if we cannot give up our comfortable existences, practice the skills we need to develop – and really put in the WORK and DISCIPLINE – the MKMMA will forever be but “one more thing” you tried. (And, let’s be honest – at that point you will probably just refuse to give up your life of quiet desperation…and blame something or someone else for “it not working” for you….
At that point – the pain of your life hasn’t – like mine – gotten bad enough for the work and discipline to be less appealing than the status quo…
We’ve taken a slight spin on a useful bit of information from Tony Robbins at this point in the course – Neurological Associative Conditioning (NAC), and implemented it in a slightly different way – in an effort to find (or at least increase) the pain points. With NAC – and the underlying Dickens Pattern (or provocation methods) – it is possible to intentionally create a leveraged pain point that MAY over come the threshold you need to begin making changes…
If you haven’t put in the WORK and PRACTICED the skills you need to develop in order to ACTUALLY MAKE the change(s) – no amount of NArC will get you over the threshold.
Which brings us to another point of the Master Key for week 15: Insight. : “the ability to perceive clearly or deeply; the immediate understanding of the significance of an event or action”
…and so we find that we can get only what we give; if we pledge ourselves to a certain action we must be prepared to assume the responsibility for the development of that action. The subconscious cannot reason. It takes us at our word; we have asked for something; we are now to receive it; we have made our bed, we are now to lie in it; the die has been cast; the threads will carry out the pattern we have made. MK 15:29
For this reason Insight must be exercised so that the thought which we entertain contains no mental, moral or physical germ which we do not wish objectified in our lives. MK 15:30
Insight enables us to be prepared for the obstacles which we shall meet; we can therefore overcome them before they have any opportunity of causing difficulty. MK 15:32
Insight enables us to plan to advantage and turn our thought and attention in the right direction, instead of into channels which can yield no possible return. MK 15:33
Insight is therefore absolutely essential for the development of any great achievement, but with it we may enter, explore and possess any mental field. MK 15:34
Insight is a product of the world within and is developed in the Silence, by concentration. MK 15:35
“Once your mind has been stretched by a concept – it can NEVER return to it’s original state.
What we choose to think about grows. What we choose to forget, atrophies. Law of Growth
Given that, you and I have both learned over these last fifteen weeks that:
“What we choose to think about grows. What we choose to forget, atrophies.
— Law of Growth”
And we compound this effect in our lives with:
“Our bewilderment of the Magnificence in others, upon further inspections finds –
…most of it is practice, the rest of it is work.”
— Law of Practice
And for me – accepting that… sucks.
And so I told that “Guy in the Glass” – Suck it up Buttercup, you KNOW it really IS all your fault.
SO WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO ABOUT IT!!??
And – as if on cue I receive an email from Mark with this video inline… talk about a serious kick in the ass.
So… what do I plan do “about it”? Give up my my pathetic freakin’ excuses and DO THE DAMN WORK already… I have the knowledge – but knowledge does not apply itself.
There’s really only one choice: