Week 9 – Master Key Experience- The Sound of Silence

Well, Thanksgiving Day certainly gave me a challenge re the ‘no opinions’ charge. I spent Thanksgiving with my beautiful, talented….and very opinionated…daughters. Just the three of us. How easy it is to slip into a heated vehement discourse on the ills of the world! (We don’t argue as we are all of like mind). What would I have done if there was someone in on the conversation who was not like-minded? Could I have held back throwing my opinion around, or been ok letting my daughters handle that? Food for thought.

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I am continuing keeping the television off during the day, and most evenings; however, I have allowed myself to watch a couple of programs that I enjoy on the evenings when I am at home and my work is done.  What I have learned is that being alone during the day, the television’s purpose was primarily to serve as company. I have listened to more music the past two weeks; however to satisfy the craving for a human voice, I have had our MKMMA videos playing in the background as I do my chores. I am really grateful for the awareness of my habits…and needs…through this time of no television. Going forward, I am confident I will become more in tune with the quietness of the house and release the need for any ‘noisy’ distractions, and relish the sound of silence.          

I love the affirmation in Haanel this week.  Here is a favorite of mine.                                                                                                   

I live the life of Spirit. The Cosmic Mind supports me in every way. I express intelligence with clarity and balanced emotions. The theme of my life is always progress- the forward movement of spiritual ideas through me. I do not focus on the world of negative opinion and belief. Restriction does not rule my life.

In this moment of spiritual recognition, the Creative Law of Mind responds to me fully. My world is transformed, my vision expanded, and my experience harmonized. I live in an atmosphere of creativity and peace. My progress and fulfillment are assured.

 

 

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Week 8- Master Key Experience- Dare to Dream

Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. ~Lewis Carroll.

This week Haanel’s focus is imagination. Dreaming of …..? I found myself this week coming to terms with why my DMP seems ….out of reach?….not real?….and I bumped up against the possibility that perhaps I am not giving myself the freedom to really dream. And a deeper dive provided me with insight as to why that is. I am buying into the time thing. As in “Well, I’m 73, I won’t be on the planet long enough to allow myself to really really really let loose and DARE to dream…dream BIG.” Combine that with the old blueprint that still tries to run a commentary of what happened, or didn’t happen, when, in my long life history and wow! Can you say sabotage, or a self-fulfilling prophesy?

I watched the supplemental video of Bob Newhart’s….”STOP IT!!! Just STOP IT!”.   .Imagination

And here’s the thing. Intellectually I know this. Haanel says” Imagination is the mighty instrument by which every discoverer, every inventor, opened the way from precedent to experience. Precedent said, “It cannot be done;” experience said, “It is done.” When I heard this, a little bell rang in my memory, and I rushed to find a book that was the basis of a four year program of study I undertook a couple of decades ago. Found what I was looking for:

“We say things must happen today and tomorrow because they happened yesterday and the day before….But the laws of nature or Principles that govern life know nothing about precedents. At one time we used tallow candles; now we have electric lights. There was nothing in nature that prohibited the world from having had electric lights ten thousand years ago, but no one knew anything about them. When the day arrived on which somebody discovered the new possibility, the laws of nature complied and delivered the secret which made the new possible.

If we can get it firmly fixed in our mind that Principle is never bound by precedent,…..we shall no longer be hypnotized by the past.”

Ok, got it!

And here is a little gem that popped into my inbox this morning, a note from the Universe:

“By embracing uncertainty with regard to the “hows” of dream manifestation, Diane, and allowing it, not fearing it, you actually increase my options for blowing your dear, sweet mind. Yeah, this is good, really good.

Ca-pow,

The Universe”

And then, at the end of the email, a P.S. of sorts: “Of course, Diane, when it comes to end results, like love and joy, health and harmony, and “embarrassing” wealth, there need be no uncertainty.”

Week 7- Master Key Experience- Cross Currents and Moments of High Resolve

This has been a shake-me-up week. It felt like the moorings I have cultivated during these weeks slipped. A lot. To say the mental diet has been challenging…ahhh, yes. And the have- no- opinions challenge from last week? …oh my. The seductive winds of the old blueprint have caused my boat to not only slip its moorings, but to be buffeted around in cross currents like a toy. However, I know I am in charge of this ship, and that I am sailing away from where that old blueprint would like to keep me. So I welcome the slippage, the buffeting, knowing there is a peace-filled, joyous port where I can anchor safely. I greet this day with love in my heart…for everyone, for me.

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I share this writing from Howard Thurman:

Keep fresh before me the moments of my high resolve.

Despite the dullness and barrenness of the days that pass, if I search with due diligence, I can always find a deposit left by some former radiance. But I had forgotten. At the time it was full-orbed, glorious, and resplendent. I was sure that I would never forget. In the moment of its fullness, I was sure that it would illumine my path for all the rest of my journey. I had forgotten how easy it is to forget.

There was no intent to betray what seemed so sure at the time. My response was whole, clean, authentic. But little by little, there crept into my life the dust and grit of the journey. Details, lower-level demands, all kinds of cross currents — nothing momentous, nothing overwhelming, nothing flagrant — just wear and tear. If there had been some direct challenge –a clear-cut issue — I would have fought it to the end, and beyond.

In the quietness of this place, surrounded by the all-pervading Presence of God, my heart whispers: Keep fresh before me the moments of my High Resolve, that in fair weather or in foul, in good times or in tempests, in the days when the darkness and the foe are nameless or familiar, I may not forget that to which my life is committed.

Keep fresh before me the moments of my high resolve.

Week 6- Master Key Experience- Shapes! Colors!

I admit, I really procrastinated this week. Just today (Thursday) I went to the printers and made copies of the shapes page. That’s it. Haven’t printed anything in them yet. It is calendared for Saturday to do. I am in the middle of completing the writing of a memorial service, to be delivered tomorrow. But that’s not an excuse. Truth be told, I just can’t get into the shapes thing. I don’t see colored shapes everywhere I go. I drink up the readings; I loved writing the Press Release; I enjoy writing the blogs; and I am having some fun with Twitter and interacting in the Alliances. But the shapes? Not so much.

Ok, that’s enough of that. I recognize resistance, and I will keep my promise to fulfill the exercise. This quote from the workbook on procrastination really struck me: “All we are doing is giving problems to our future self.” Ouch.

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The scroll we are reading now from The Greatest Salesman…oh my, how beautiful it is! I am waking every morning saying “I greet this day with love in my heart.” What a way to begin a new day! I am following it with a quote that came into my email last week. It is: “Everything I touch is quickened to a newness of life and action.” YES!