MKMMA – Week 9 – Revelling in the revealing of old patterns


I heard one time that dreams are like wishes – they are so much fun to hold in your mind – to examine in depth and simply enjoy; the feelings and emotions that they elicit as you fawn over the AWESOME-ness that their realization would bring – they are so much fun…that you forget they are no more real than the faeries that flit through the flower beds on a lazy afternoon spreading wishes like dandelion seeds…

This week the universe sent me a message… like a worn piece of parchment, ribbon wrap’d and tucked in a bottle that – barring intervention of an Infinite Intelligence – should have shattered on the rocks, it’s vital contents lost to the tide and turbulence of life.

The strangest thing was I recognized the handwriting.  I should – I’ve sent myself the same message so many times I swear to God that it’s tattooed to the inside of my skull…

To know the truth, to be sure, to be confident, affords a satisfaction beside which no other is at all comparable; it is the only solid ground in a world of doubt, conflict and danger. — MK 9 (6)

And the message was this:

Live a life of abundance.  Live every moment filled with the vitality that there is no limit on the resources we control.  You are a wonderful, intelligent, amazing individual with the talent to change the world – if you choose to.  Spend your life wisely, taking care not to waste it, for you have no choice over the amount expended, merely the methods and value of it’s exchange.

I so want to be that person, dancing on the wind enjoying life’s bountiful abundance….

I know that no position or wealth can long endure unless it is built on Truth and Justice. Therefore I engage in no transaction athat does not benefit all whom it affects.  Blue Print Builder – part 5

 So – I have been trying to understand why I hesitate – why for me that moment of time between the knowing of a thing and it’s doing is stretched to the point of fracture.  I know what I need to do to live a life of true abundance – yet my old blue print sneaks in and turns “I’m possible” back into a mediocre “impossible”.  And as I come to realize the purpose of our sits within the Master Keys – that we are truly designing – architecting – our DMPs with meticulousness in the details of it’s realization, it materialization, so that it is built upon Truth and Justice for ALL whom it’s realization affects. I have made it this far in life, made a relatively successful foray of it even – but missed one VITAL point.  That word -all-.  It’s only three letters, but it makes a universal difference in how and why -and WHICH – things are done.

My old blue print is one of intentional, methodical, and subconscious self-sabotage in the guise of “love and charity” towards others – and like the skin of the battleship peeled back and discarded last week… it is time for it to be exposed to the world – and myself – for what it is.  One cannot live with fidelity to a principle and subconsciously sabotage that principle at every turn… so, let’s see if we  can expose this thing to the light of consciousness and forgive.

The principle: To give, without expectation of reciprocity, from the channels I enrich for I am in the dynamic flow of giving and receiving.

The blue-print: Take the skills you have (and you might even be REALLY good at) but do not advance your Dharma and book life solid with those activities because you can give (and give and give to the point of sacrifice) with those.  You can make lots of people happy using those skills and THAT is what you’re “supposed” to do.

— believe me, writing it out I can see how much bullshit there is in that… but inside, where you’ve accepted decades of training from the people you trusted to have your best interest at heart and to teach you well… well in there it somehow makes sense and seems “right”…

My life is so full of things that need me to “Do It Now” that I can barely see room for “me” in among all the stuff that ‘needs’ to be done.  And every single time I think there’s a moment where I can catch a break for me to work on my DMP plan of action… there’s ONE MORE thing that “needs” to be done “for someone else” that doesn’t advance MY Dharma…

I have to admit, I know exactly where this came from – this blueprint that puts other’s before myself – and I also have to admit that I have known that this is evil wrapped up in a gilt blanket to look like selfless-ness and Christian love…hell aren’t we TAUGHT to “Love our neighbor”… only sometimes the meaning is lost in translation…

The Truth: You cannot give without expectation of reciprocity – if you are NOT doing what advances your Dharma.  It’s those Seven Laws coming back around to balance life out – to make things right.  Or – as Emerson might say “In the seed of every act lies the reward or punishment according to it’s intent”.

There it is – I grew up subconsciously leaving myself out of that statement.  ALL means, well…all.  I’m in there too.

So on the one hand I am living the principle that “I always keep my promises” – integrity has ALWAYS been huge with me…

While on the other, having broken fidelity to myself, I have never been able to give completely without expectation of reciprocity – because I wasn’t even doing the things that I wanted to be doing.  How can you possibly give without expectation of reciprocity – honestly and with NO reservation – when you aren’t giving yourself ANYthing to begin with?

Fairies8My apologies in retrospect… this has been one of my less well worded and thought out posts, but at the same time- if you made it this far… THANK YOU for letting me purge the thoughts from my head as they came.  There is so much that I need to work through the Law of Forgiveness on  this next week, I think I am VERY glad that we have some time off.

Thank you Mark and Davene- and all the staff and guides I have interacted with – it has been (and will be) nothing but spectacular as ever more clarity is focused into my DMP.

Finding and doing what you love – I get it, I think.  It doesn’t matter what it really is – as long as ALL whom it affects benefit from the doing.

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earch2014 - November 28, 2014 Reply

This is so well worded, unlike your experience. It is full and spontaneous and deep….. a few words that come to mind. The honesty and integrity of what you are exposing of yourself are, just so, reassuringly motivating!

    Don Overlander - November 29, 2014 Reply

    Thank you for the kind words… my mind was all over the place (I even forgot to add the title!), but at the same time realising what has been my hesitation was profound for me.

    This week’s sit – envisioning the entire process of my DMP architecture from now to completion (reverse of last week!) has been revealing…

    Again, thank you for letting me know I wasn’t completely out to lunch this week 😉

DennisAMKMMA (@sierraden) - November 29, 2014 Reply

Donald, I read your post and I’m feelin you on this post. I have had major old blueprint push back this last week as well..I[m wondering if it’s the amount of time we’ve been at it and the old self is beginning to panic and resist because it feels that the end is near….Just a thought, but I’m guessing all of us are having less than elegant days with the process on occasion…Press on… I’m with you..

.Also, I’ve got a new blog and am trying to add you to my blogs I follow….is there a “follow” button on your page?

    Donald Overlander - November 29, 2014 Reply

    Dennis – yeah, totally get you on the push back from the old blue print! I feel like I am “right on the edge” of falling back into it sometimes…probably more often than I admit to myself.

    As far as “follows” – with a hosted blog there’s the portion to subscribe to my newsletter (top of the page every 30 minutes, or a pop up every so often), or following my RSS feed…look for four icons at the top of my side bar menu.

Anonymous - November 29, 2014 Reply

I read your amazing post. What great insight into this process and even more insight into how you fit into all of this. You are a great man with obviously great gifts that you give to many people who seem to value those gifts. I can’t help but wonder if you’ve operated like the gifts you give, rather than the person you are is the value you think you bring to these people. Think how amazing it will be to find and even larger representation of who you are that you can give to even more people! I find your insight fascinating and very useful in my own journey. Take care and try not to be too hard on yourself.

    Donald Overlander - November 29, 2014 Reply

    Thank you for the kind words as well, sometimes it is very difficult to know if what your doing is the right thing…I guess it’s got to feel right to all involved right?

      Don Overlander - December 2, 2014 Reply

      Yeah… so weird that it does that sometimes, I have had a spate of those lately on my blog as well…

    earch2014 - November 30, 2014 Reply


masterkey.ultimateglutenfreelifestyle - November 29, 2014 Reply

Great thought process, very deep and critical. Thanks for sharing, it helps us to look at ourselves with more keen eyes and discernment.

masterkeydeanna - November 30, 2014 Reply

No apologies are needed. This is very well written and I too have had some issues with the old blueprint. I think it just shows that we are all truly in this together and there is something wonderful knowing that we aren’t alone!

aknovo01 - December 1, 2014 Reply

I thought it was wonderful! I did something similar week 8…sort of a purge or a thought train. Making it to the end was like taking a deep breath! Thanks for your honesty with yourself and sharing it with us. Namaste!

debarnell - December 2, 2014 Reply

Don…At first, reading your blog was an assignment…but no more and when the rotation changes…I’ll still be following! I love the way you express! Thank you for addressing the truth behind so much of our give without expectation of getting! I teach often that do without an expectation of reward…don’t focus on the results…But (I’ve thought) How in the Heck do you do that?…I mean now really! You nailed it!
Thank you!

    Donald Overlander - December 2, 2014 Reply

    Deb – I totally agree with the “assignment” status of so many blogs that I now follow because I LOVE what they have to share every week! And thank you for your comments – sometimes I feel like I am just writing to the ‘void’ that is the internet. Every comment shared keeps the desire thriving!

Ellen L - December 2, 2014 Reply

Totally brilliantly done. I really like how you lay everything out for consideration, and the conclusion becomes logical and inescapable. And I agree with all of us feeling the dying gasps of the old blueprint – I’ve heard lots of people say how difficult the MKMMA is right now. Maybe that’s why the brief break? Give people room to breathe and process and absorb.

Deanna Becket - December 4, 2014 Reply

Such honesty! Thanks for laying the bullshit on the line. We all think and feel it. Thanks for saying what we all want to!

Trish Abeloff :) - April 19, 2015 Reply

Huge realization. Enormous.

movermasterkey - January 1, 2016 Reply

Storing treasure in heaven where moth and rust do not corrupt, is the wise advice of the creator of the world and us. Spiritual stability in harmony with abundance in life go hand in hand, to be where worth is found, . Giving in this world without reciprocity, will have exponential reciprocity in the next, I believe; Expecting that reciprocity doesn’t seem to damage the spirit of giving, like if we subconsciously or consiously were expecting earthly reciprocity.

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