It has been an interesting week here. Many things happened but as Og says, “…I was conceived in love and brought forth with a purpose.” One of the things I have been dealing with learning to love every person I meet. And what I continually notice is my opinions, judgments, and assessments of everyone I meet rears its head as I go through the day; what do they look like, what should they look like, if they are to thin, if they are overweight, what clothes shouldn’t they be wearing, it goes on and on and on and on. The gift of MKMMA is in the work we do to manifest our DMPs. I notice I can bring a gift wherever I go. The gift of a smile, or a compliment or something to every person I encounter. This has made all of the difference for me. Given the Law of Substitution bringing these things, gifts etc, becomes easier each day.
I still have the flu – yeah 10 straights days of sickness :-(. I’ve been doing all my readings but whispering instead of saying out loud.
From our Master Key readings comes this wisdom, “We of the twentieth century worship a God of Love in theory, but in practice we make ourselves ‘graven images’ of ‘Wealth,’ ‘Power,’ ‘Fashion,’ ‘Custom’ and ‘Conventionality.’ We ‘fall down’ before them and worship them. We concentrate on them and they are thereby externalized in our lives.”
At first I found myself in agreement with this statement but only for the others in the world. Me! I don’t fall down to worship them, not I. Just the other 7 billion or so people in this world. But, Alas the more I thought about it I could see I should be looking in the mirror. You know that guy in the mirror, the only person I have to spend the rest of my life with, the only one I must look in the eyes and say I love you. The one who absolutely knows if I have done my best.
What there is to do is begin worshiping God, the God of Love. God is Love. And Love is the desire to do good unto others.
Week 16 – I have been bedridden with the flu this week – blazing temperature.
Love You all
I thought I would put a few thoughts done earlier than Friday 11:00PM to create a thinking blog. 🙂 Not that all of my blogs aren’t well thought out.
A new assignment this week is Franklin’s 13 week Makeover. Each week we pick a virtue to find in our life, whether it is in us or something we see around us. In filling in the form of virtues I noticed I couldn’t help thinking in my own head, I’m not putting them in the right order, even through Mark J said don’t get hung up on getting them in the right order. I started laughing at myself, it was funny. I explained my brain fart to Robin, who’s doing MKMMA also. We both smiled at each other.
Our Master Key reading this week is a thoughtful piece around our 15 minute sit. We are to focus our thoughts on, “…the fact that to have a knowledge of the creative power of thought does not mean to possess the art of thinking. Let the thought dwell on the fact that knowledge does not apply itself. That our actions are not governed by knowledge, but by custom, precedent, and habit. That the only way we can get ourselves to apply knowledge is by a determined conscious effort.” For me I can see that I am a stick figure kind of guy when it comes to the art of thinking. And having learned to progress from stick figures in drawing to doing portraits of people through determined conscious effort, I now grasp the importance of our MKMMA classes and the thrust of the exercises. While not the only direction of all the exercises the Master Key is designed to have our thinking, the art of thinking, expand from stick figure thinking to Mona Lisa thinking.
My experience now is one of being able to concentrate my thinking and insights beyond stick figures to recognizable portraits. To one of being driven by a determined conscious effort of actions. I am delighted with what I have gained from MKMMA and where this is going. The fulfillment of my DMPs and much more.
The star had a definite purpose that was backed by a burning desire. He was going to the Olympics to win a gold medal. When one plan failed, he immediately created a new plan – to win a medal as a bobsled team. people around him negatively tried to impact his purpose by telling him it can’t be done. Whenever this happened he would smile and take the next action towards his dream. Through his persistent actions he created a friendly alliance, a team, to follow through with his plan and purpose. He did not let anything or anyone defeat his purpose. To compete in the Olympics.
Week 14 has come and nearly gone – and I haven’t started even thinking about a blog this week. Damn those holidays! Too much partying. But HAPPY NEW YEARS everyone!!!!! Ouch, that shouting hurts. 🙂
Week 13 – MKMMA
I have been thinking of all the times where I completed or exceeded my goals I established. Every goal that I can remember I made a statement, to myself, I shall do that (going to college, having a small farm, getting married and having it be great, etc). How it would happen, in some cases I’ve never done it before, I had no idea only a desire to succeed. I took actions, sought after partners (alliances), kept inquiring into what needed to be done, who I had to be to have it happen, and I took those actions that appeared to be the correct ones to happen to move me forward. Even when some people were saying you can’t do that. I was doing what the Master Key System says is, constructive thinking. Looking back I never thought it wouldn’t turn out the way I created. It wasn’t in my thoughts at all – simply it will happen and what is the next action to have it happen.
The Master Key states, “Thought is a spiritual activity and is therefore creative, but make no mistake, thought will create nothing unless it is consciously, systematically, and constructively directed; and herein is the difference between idle thinking, which is simply dissipation of effort, and constructive thinking, which means practically unlimited achievement.” What I did when things were happening is constructively think. For the last few months (years?) I mostly been “idle thinking” or as I like to say, thoughting, having thoughts about lots of random ideas, things, stuff, opinions, advice, and/or people dissipating my efforts. And as Mark J. said on the MKMMA Webinar, you (meaning me) have been making promises and not doing it but saying to myself I WILL do double tomorrow. I’ll make it up. Blah, blah, blah.
This week my consciousness is directed towards thinking of my DMPs and other promises I make each day. I am saying, now, my DMP shall be realized – be fulfilled – be completed as I promised. I am letting the Universal Substance provide what is needed while I take the actions called for. The Master Key says, “Are we to inform the Omniscient as to the proper channel to be used to materialize our demand?” I believe the Universal Substance “will set causes in motion concerning which we may be entirely ignorant.” This is exciting!