Week 21- Master Key Experience – Choose Again..and Again…

There is no order of difficulty in miracles.
One is not “harder” or “bigger” than another.
They are all the same.
All expressions of love are maximal. ~ A Course in Miracles

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Albert Einstein also said: “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.”

It seems to me that everything we have learned and practiced and struggled over during this journey, which is coming soon to a close, can be summed up in  these three quotes: we are learning to see how beautiful our life is, just as it is in this moment, and just as it is flowering into.

We have been taught to see the Truth, Beauty and Goodness in life. We have been encouraged to continually choose again to grow and embrace how magnificent we are. We have had our eyes opened to our potentiality so that we are becoming fluid in choosing again and again to see our life as unfolding miracles. Even when stuff is up, even when we feel small and even when we feel weak and powerless…we can choose again. We can use the 7 Laws of the Mind, we can see clearly our path ahead, and we can  choose to see the miracles all around us every moment of every day, of which we are a part.

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We are nature’s greatest miracles, and I choose to remember that for each of us.

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Week 20 – Master Key Experience – Musings

Loved Haanel this week.                                                                                              #31: …”the only difference between His spirit and your spirit is one of degree, that a part must be the same in kind and quality as the whole”.

Philosopher Koestler developed the concept of holons: The idea is that everything is not only a whole, but also part of a larger whole, so a “part/whole” or “hol-on”. Ken Wilber continued Koestler’s work in more recent years. One of Wilber’s tenets is that Holons have agency, individuality, and deep autonomy. If we really grasp that, we can clearly see that, as Haanel states: “you will have found the secret of the wonderful power of concentration, the key to the solution of every problem.” This says that even though we are indeed a part/whole of Universal Mind, and so “we live and move and have our being in it”…we are free to use our power of autonomous thought consciously, for good or for ‘evil’ (not fond of that word, but will use it here)! I can be what I will to be! Within the bliss of knowing I AM a part/whole of that which created me!

#8: “When you begin to perceive that the essence of the Universal is within yourself—is you—you begin to do things; you begin to feel your power; it is the fuel which fires the imagination; which lights the torch of inspiration; which gives vitality to thought; which enables you to connect with all the invisible forces of the Universe. It is this power which will enable you to plan fearlessly, execute masterfully“.

YES!

Parenthesis in Eternity

The dash. Someone long ago referred to our time on Earth as a parenthesis in eternity. Joel Goldsmith used it for a book title, and much more recently, Deepak Chopra used it in a writing. I was very reluctant to make those index cards showing my dash, my parenthesis in eternity;… and I am very glad I did. Not wanting to look at the time I logically (according to heredity and age of death statistics) have left in this time on Earth, the simple act of drawing the timeline, and choosing a particular time of year I adore (late August/early September) and counting how many of those precious seasons I have left, was powerful. But not scary. ‘Do it now’ has much more meaning now, and of course, the card exercise simply underscores the 5th Scroll. The word imperative comes to mind. The reading and the exercise are an imperative call that simply cannot be ignored.

 

 

 

 

Week 19 – Master Key Experience – Renewal

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My DMP had been bugging me. For weeks I fought sitting down and making the revisions I thought it needed. After all, I had decided to change one of my PPN’s from Liberty to True Health. So that must mean giant changes to my DMP, right? Can you say ‘procrastinate’? My wonderful mastermind partner heard me say every week on our call that I was going to do it…this week. Finally, I made a renewed promise to her, and myself, that it would be done this week.

As I sat down to begin editing, I first changed the PPN at the top of the page. And…without any conscious thought, I typed out a definition of True Health. My definition! It took about half a minute.

TRUE HEALTH:

Mental Clarity & Curiosity, Physical Vigor and Well-being, Emotional Balance, Psychological Soundness, Financial Freedom and Continuous Spiritual Growth.

Would you believe after writing this definition, I went to my DMP, read it through, and all that needed doing was a few little shifts in wording! No major revision required! True Health was there all the time!

I am reminded of the words from the Bible: “Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” This is just how I feel now! Renewed!

Speaking of renewal, I am sitting in a coffee shop, and outside I can see little shoots of spring flowers poking through the wet earth, and outside my own living room earlier this morning I noticed the ornamental Cherry is budding! Hooray for Springtime!

 

 

 

Week 18 – Master Key Experience – Wiring Together

Andy Andrews

I am writing this on Saturday the 6th. For the first time in all the weeks of our journey, I missed the Friday night deadline. Well, perhaps this was no accident. I hadn’t made time to watch the movie this week, until today, and I also had signed up for a free live webinar to take place this morning. Guess I needed to wait for both these events to occur before I took ‘pen to paper.’

So… I will break this post into 3 segments:  The webinar this morning was called Something From Nothing with Stuart Davis, an artist in many mediums that I have followed. This webinar was to introduce an upcoming 6 month on-line course focused on moving forward a creative project that is wanting to be birthed. The tie-in with our work right now is our exercise on reading obituaries and being present to the three questions posed to us. I admit I have not followed the instruction to read obituaries because last Saturday I officiated a memorial service for a woman I have worked closely with in the writing of her service since August 31st of last year. She passed at Christmas. Working with her, I have been immersed in the dying process, and the three questions posed in the exercise. So how does this tie in with today’s webinar? Stuart put us through a very deeply profound meditation. He asked us to first vision ourselves looking down on our body lying lifeless on a table. Next, he asked us to think of an event from our first 5 years of life, then move forward to around our 10th year and think of an event, then our early teen years, our early 20’s…and then in the silence continue to vision events in our life every 5 years or so, until current, and to notice our feelings as we hover over our body, at the same time remembering these events. He then posed two questions:

Is there anything more I have to offer in this life, something to create?

What do I want to make sure I have added to this story of my life?                                              He then brought us out of the meditation a few moments later. It was very very powerful.

I just finished watching I Am. My younger daughter, Karin, and I had a long telephone conversation last Wednesday evening. The subject of homelessness in Seattle came up. Seattle has a very challenging problem currently. Karin and I talked about the good works that are being done, toward housing and temporary tent cities; however, there is a segment of our homeless that simply do not want to be helped. Generally, they are living in our neighborhoods in run-down mobile homes, and most are addicted. The trash situation is deplorable, and used syringes are a common sight. And…the car smash and grabs and home break-ins are escalating. Our inquiry to each other was what can we do, what on earth can be done with this aspect of the homeless community? One wants to feel compassion, and yet the criminal element must somehow be dealt with. We were in high frustration before we hung up. I had said to her that there needs to be more intervention in families that are vulnerable early on to stop the progression, and that it was a matter of people feeling disenfranchised and powerless that leads to this heart-wrenching societal situation. Watching I Am brought forth so beautifully the problems of disconnection in our society, and how each of us must be part of a solution. I will pass my DVD on to my daughter. And somehow, perhaps she and I can figure out how, in some small way, we can do something together to help this very immediate issue in our own backyard.

Another lovely linking occurred this week!  The book, The Traveler’s Gift by Any Andrews had been recommended to me. I went to his website, and after browsing around, I downloaded a summary of his 7 Decisions from the book. Here they are:

The responsible decision: The Buck Stops Here

The guided decision: I Will Seek Wisdom

The active decision: I Am a Person of Action

The certain decision: I Have a Decided Heart

The joyful decision: Today, I Will Choose to Be Happy

The compassionate decision: I Will Greet This Day With a Forgiving Spirit

The persistent decision: I Will Persist Without Exception

I love this quote from the Forgiveness decision: “I realize today that it is impossible to fight an enemy living in my head. By forgiving myself, I erase doubts, fears, and frustration that have kept my past in the present. From this day forward, my history will cease to control my destiny. I have forgiven myself. My life has just begun.”

Here is a little clip of Andy with Robin Roberts of Good Morning America.