This post may seem disjointed and maybe even pointless. It is just my observations about synchronicities, or linkages. It is just some wandering thoughts from the readings.
First, I love Emerson. Fell in love with him during a 6 week class called Roots of Science of Mind. Emerson is part of that spiritual philosophy’s deep and broad root system (as is Judge Thomas Troward who Haanel mentioned in one of the week’s readings.)
Emerson’s essay on Compensation could be called the Law of Reciprocity. As Haanel says: “The power is from within, but we cannot receive it unless we give it…We are each of us but the channel through which the Omnipotent power is being differentiated into form; unless we give the channel is obstructed and we can receive no more. …The more we give the more we get.” Reciprocity. Macrocosm to microcosm.
I love this quote from Emerson: “The world globes itself in a drop of dew. The microscope cannot find the animalcule which is less perfect for being little. …This true doctrine of omnipresence is, that God reappears with all his parts in every moss and cobweb. The value of the universe contrives to throw itself into every point.” Macrocosm to microcosm.
When I read the above from Emerson, my mind immediately moved to a quote from one of my favorite poets of the Romantic era, William Blake. He says in his poem Auguries of Innocence:
“To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.”
Macrocosm to microcosm.
As Within, So Without,
As above, So below.
I can hear my mother saying “Still Water Runs Deep”. It was a favorite saying of hers. This week, Haanel uses this to instruct us to turn within, to “dwell in the consciousness of your unity with Omnipotence.” I love this lesson about tapping into Spirit, or The Universal as Haanel calls ‘It”. The cornerstone of my spiritual journey for many years has been a meditation practice…’practicing the presence’ as one writer states it. So I really love the ‘sits’ we are instructed to do each day.
For me, I escape the house and either go for a walk where I can find a quiet place to sit, or I drive to the beach. Being out in nature nurtures me and allows my mind to quiet. It is in this space that, even though I am not actively thinking, magic happens. Haanel says: “Power comes through repose: it is in the Silence that we can be still, we can think, and thought is the secret to all attainment.” It is a time of ‘catching” the wisdom that lies within that ‘mysterious source that never sleeps’. And it is from that place that my conscious thoughts arise. WOW! I am loving this journey, and seeing so many links popping up!
I am leaving tomorrow for four days at a Convention. It will be busy, stimulating, challenging, exciting and all that a large gathering of dedicated people can be! And…I will have to steal time to do my sit. Perhaps early morning sitting by the pool, or a quiet corner of the lobby. Regardless of where or when…I will sit. I always keep my promises.
Enjoy this video! Talk about linkages! I chose it for the song, bonus showed up In the visuals; twice a picture of a body with the light shining from the solar plexus or 3rd chakra!
I love the synchronicities that show up in life! Last Sunday I was asked to pray with the little ones in Childrens Church before their activities began. Somehow I was inspired to sing “This Little Light of Mine” before I prayed, to show them that the light of God is always within them.
You can imagine my surprise (actually, I giggled) when I read The Master Key Part 3 on Monday! “The Solar Plexus has been likened to the sun of the body”….generating energy. “The Solar Plexus is the point at which the part meets with the whole, where the finite becomes Infinite, where the Uncreate becomes create, the Universal becomes individualized, the Invisible becomes visible.”
Something was triggered in my mind…oh yeah! The Solar Plexus chakra, the 3rd chakra, Manipura in Sanskrit. Color: yellow. The Sun chakra. The gift of this chakra is sensing your personal power, being confident, responsible, and reliable. Wow! Clearly Hanaal was very aware of the chakras!
I have been moving through this week aware of consciously letting my light shine! I know that anytime I criticize myself, or fall into the old blueprint of unworthiness, I can visualize that little ball of golden light within my Solar Plexus, my sun center, letting me know I am the place where the finite becomes Infinite. “This Little Light of Mine, I’m Gonna Let It Shine!”
This week we were asked to choose our PPN’s (Personal Pivatol Need). Seven were offered; we were to choose only two, after writing all seven in our non-dominant hand (that was an experience!). Mine flew off the page. Liberty and Legacy. Goethe wrote: “”Choose well. Your choice is brief, and yet endless.” Indeed! I know I chose well as both these words have been on my heart for quite awhile. Freedom is why I am persuing this MKMMA adventure, and as I have grown older, the concept of legacy or what is it that I will be remembered for is often in my conscious thoughts and encourages me to be true to my core values, and informs me on how is it I show up now, every day. Because…although we often associate with leaving a legacy with dying, legacy is about life and living! It is a creative process of learning, living and building.
One of my careers is that of a Funeral Celebrant. I sit with families and hear their stories about the person that has passed. Then, I get to write their story to present at the funeral or memorial service. I choose a theme to wrap the story around and the theme is always about their legacy. How they lived. What is it that they left behind that makes our world a better place? Sometimes it is big…a book or a body of writing, or a business. Currently, I am working with a woman who is still living, although very ill. She wanted to work with me to create a service that reflects her in every way. There is no doubt of her legacy; she has worked tirelessly for social justice, and the work she leaves behind for others to continue is magnificent. However, most often it is not just about big whats but more about how a person lived and loved. A woman whose flower garden delighted all who walked by. A young man whose smile and kindness touched so many. And always it comes down to Love. Often I will end the service with a gentle challenge to those in attendance to in some way continue the qualities of the person’s legacy.
So week 2 has been challenging and has asked me to go deep. Ouch! There’s that resistance again. But…I said I would show up here in the MKMMA adventure, and I always keep my promises! Here’s to Liberty and Legacy!
If you know when you have enough, you are wealthy.
If you carry your intentions to completion, you are resolute.
If you live a long and creative life, you will leave an eternal legacy. Lao Tzu
(Title quote by Stephen Covey)
Stephen Covey wrote in his famous book Seven Habits of Highly Successful People, the second habit of beginning always with a picture of the end firmly in your mind. This habit focuses on using your imagination to see beyond what is in your present world to something that you dream of achieving or attaining. In other words everything is created twice, first in mind, then outpicturing in the physical world! Sometimes this is called visualizing.
And this is where I begin this six month journey! With the first of about 26 blog posts! I hold in mind a vision of my desired outcome. This first week has required of me a willingness to suspend judgments, to surrender to a process that has already pushed some of my buttons, as I gently watch my resistance. Writing this post represents more than a few simple words on a website, but rather a no-turning-back as I feel the road disappear behind me and embrace the beauty of what lies ahead. I absolutely know this time will be a true blessing, and so I pledge to myself that I will show up every week fully present and contributing my best.