“Growth is attained through an exchange of the old for the new, of the good for the better; it is a conditional or reciprocal action, for each of us is a complete thought entity and this completeness makes it possible for us to receive only as we give”. The idea of exchanging the old for the new rather than just letting go of the old makes this process so much more attainable for me. I find myself replacing habits and thinking of this journey as a continuous evolution of exchange; give-and-take; yin and yang; contraction and expansion. Learning anything for me has always been a process of two steps forward one step back. I absolutely love the reading this week. I find the notion of insight and all of the references to principal and natural law so helpful in gaining a new life perspective. I focus on keeping the channel open: love, thoughts, words, word pictures, thought forms, physical manifestation. Focusing on keeping the channel to Divine Mind open, and on gratitude and “giving more” are becoming daily habits. This keeps me in the dynamic flow of giving and receiving and for this I am so grateful.
It’s hard to believe that the end of 2016 is here. The last two weeks have gone by so quickly, and now here we are on the cusp of 2017!
The reads and sits of the last two weeks have been really amazing. Focusing on gratitude and on Franklin’s quote has been a real gift.
“Increase in me that wisdom which discovers my truest interest, strengthen my resolution to perform that which wisdom dictates”
It has helped me open my channel with the universal mind. I love knowing that I’m part of a greater whole and that I have the ability to open my channel to the wisdom of the universe and have this wisdom channel through me. This allows me the privilege and honor to manifest this creative universal energy. I recently had a great experience where I had just texted a friend reporting that I had no money to purchase Christmas dinner for my family and was feeling a little sorry for myself. I got to my office desk and sitting on top of my laptop was a card. It was a Christmas card from the doctor I work with in a family medical practice. He gave me a very lovely card thanking me for all my support and help, and he enclosed a very generous gift certificate to my local food co-op. And this manifestation came moments after acknowledging my feelings of failure and despair and reframing my mind into a place of gratitude for everything that I have and for acknowledging all that I am! Truly, within 10 minutes.
Week 14 was harmonious. Harmony filled my house for days as my daughter and son were home for Christmas. Each year they post a song on social media that they sing together. With Forest’s guitar playing and Phoebe’s sultry harmonies I had many moments of how perfect it all is. They are brother and sister and you can hear it in their voices…so clearly connected and complimentary. A reminder of how connected we all are to each other and everything, manifested and not yet manifested.
The gratitude cards are a great way to stay in the flow of giving and receiving. My stack of cards is really big and I love adding to the pile!
Persistence. Being persistent and being consistent has always been challenging for me. I am now applying this concept of daily persistence to what is proving to be one of the most powerful experiences for me: Being persistent in my pursuit and realization of my unity with omnipotence. This connection to my power and to the universal power, is really and truly the most profound piece of the MKMMA I have found yet. Because I am someone who has a DMP that continues to morph and change and evolve, I find applying the law of attraction to be challenging. I fear that without a crystal clear goal, I will not be able to create my better self. Keeping my mind and soul and spirit open to the universal love, the one power, the one spirit, has offered me a lot of support on this journey. I have faith that if I can remain open to my higher power, to my greater good, that my goals will become clearer to me. Therefore, I find this weeks meditation to be more meaningful and in some ways easier for me than in past weeks. Sitting and opening my heart and mind and spirit to the greater power, has allowed me a certain state of relaxation in my meditation. Yes, I still have some anxiety that my DMP will not manifest because it is still fuzzy. And yet, I find a certain calm and peace in knowing that my connection to the universe will be instrumental in me finding out my true purpose on this journey.
I have really loved the opinion free loving kindness and forgiveness of the last few readings. I found Part 11 of the Master Key initially very challenging and some of the information I really have not digested yet. And some of it has just been exactly what I’ve needed to read! I love number 26 in part 11. “We are standing on the threshold of a new era. The time has arrived when man has learned the secrets of mastery and the way is being prepared for a new social order, more wonderful than anything ever heretofor dreamed of. The conflict of modern science with theology, the study of comparative religions, the tremendous power of new social movements, all of these are but clearing the way for the new order. They may have destroyed traditional forms which have become antiquated and impotent, but nothing of value has been lost”. This helps strengthen my faith in humanity in times of despair or worry about the future. I am visualizing and praying and trying to be the change I wish to see in the world. As more and more people change their blueprint and start to manifest their dreams imagine the goodness to ensue!!
I will persist until I succeed. Being a Capricorn this phrase frequently runs through my mind. What’s extremely exciting at this point in life, is that my old blueprint; my old model of self and all my old messages are shifting. Coming from a place of forgiveness and loving makes the pursuit of success much easier than coming from a place of being driven and hard on myself. I have discovered that one of the sources of my procrastination is my incessant desire to be perfect. I can spend a long time trying to get my index cards just so, rather than hopping onto the alliance and chatting with someone and getting some inspiration. Sorting out and prioritizing the numerous tasks in this course, has been a challenge. As I struggle to squeeze it all in, I do believe that my blueprint is changing whether or not I get all of my tasks done perfectly. Having no opinion needs to apply to how I view myself as well as others. Keeping my opinions to myself and rephrasing and re-designing my thoughts is much easier with others than it is with myself. This may explain why I have not been able to complete the mental diet for more than a few days; at least not yet. And no sooner do I get my DMP clarified, then I find myself tweaking and changing or modifying it yet again. This is truly a process! And as I consciously recognize the law of attraction and use this law with intention, I know I am manifesting my DMP and I will persist until I succeed.
The law of substitution to the law of forgiveness to the law of growth…such subtle yet powerful laws of the mind. I find the law of growth and making a space for authentic visualization a real turning point for me on this MKMMA journey. I have been struggling with NO OPINION and forgiveness since the election. Turning off social media last week made me so much more aware THIS week of how much time I spend “allowing my mind to be attracted to evil and despair”. I am trying to learn how to care about the world and to be of use without allowing the despair and struggles of others to overwhelm me. So…rather than feeling empathy and compassion and being primarily politically involved, I am working with the law of growth in my meditations. At times I feel so powerless and frustrated at how little I can do to help others and our planet. I am seeing how staying in this state of despair only grows more despair. I am now very intentionally working on visualizing the world as I want it to be. I wish for health, wealth, and love for myself and for all of us. If we reap what we sow “in strict accordance with the Truth”, I must trust my intentional visualizations will bring peace and harmony to myself and to others in accordance with divine law.
I haven’t had TV for over 20 years so this last week I did not give up television. What I did give up was connecting to social media in the evenings. I had found myself indulging in so much social media after this last election, that I panicked at the thought of disconnecting. I really did not want to do it. What if I missed something important?!? I knew by my emotional response at the thought of giving up Facebook and Common Dreams and surfing the net and reading news, that I needed to give up my daily fix of social politics for the week. It was initially very difficult. It was such a habit to immediately check out what had transpired that day…until suddenly I noticed all of this time started to appear in my world. I live alone so when I disregard the clock I can spend hours absorbed in something without noticing the time. But seeing how much time I spend on a device was a real eye opener!
The very next observation was that my anxiety about the state of the world diminished some. I find myself so worried about what lies ahead that is makes forgiveness challenging. Anger and fear make it difficult to stay on the mental diet. These stressful distractions make meditation more challenging and restless.
I do know that it is imperative to look inside for power and direction. I do believe we need to be the change we want to see in the world. Focusing on forgiving everyone and loving everyone is so much more important right now in light of the disheartening events of the last few weeks. I am so grateful for the MKMMA experience. I feel less powerless and overwhelmed by spending intentional focused time nourishing and nurturing my subconscious mind. I believe as I continue to grow spiritually I will create liberty for myself and others. I can be what I will to be.