A REFUSAL OF MY / YOUR CALL TO GREATNESS?
In Part 8 of the Master Key, we learn that we may freely choose what we think but the result of our thought is governed by an immutable law and that this law is the secret of the origin of both good and evil, as well as the Law which makes the Universe one grand paean of Harmony.
The illustration given: “Thought results in action, if your thought is constructive and harmonious, the result will be good; if your thought is destructive or inharmonious, the result will be evil.” And later: “It is evident therefore that we are to hate nothing, not even the “bad,” because hatred is destructive, and we shall soon find that by entertaining destructive thought we are sowing the ‘wind’ and in turn shall reap the ‘whirlwind.’ ”
Twice, so far, in my MKMMA journey, I did tasks in a different order – and yet they were done in the perfect order for me. There really are no accidents, are there? 🙂
The first task to be done out of order was the 7 Day Mental Diet – which I did between being notified of of my Pay It Forward Scholarship and the the actual commencement of the MKMMA programme. For me, this was the ideal time to do this, as I was sooooo wanting to get going with the programme and it was a way I could do this.
The second task I did out of order was when I read Scroll II of the GS early – having forgotten that we were to read each of the GS chapters for 30 days before moving onto the next scroll.
My early reading of Scroll 2 meant that when I went up North to the Yukon, to teach classes and see 20+ clients over 2 weeks, I was able to greet each day, each class participant, and each client with Love in my Heart. I did exactly that throughout the whole of the 2 weeks of my trip North. And, like Mark J’s life direction being changed by the letter from one person (Betty??), my Dharma presented itself in the session of one particular client. Everything for my DMP just flowed (hmm, being “in the flow” am I?) from this one session. I am so grateful to this client, who asked if she could bring her whole family down from the far North to work with me on the Sunshine Coast (South Coast) of British Columbia.
Prior to this trip, I had gone from someone who knew about the principles found in the Master Key – yet I felt and said to others that “no one on the Sunshine Coast wants my work.” And, so that’s was what was showing up. The results? Lack of income and lack of self-esteem.
3 weeks after beginning the MKMMA programme, I was living my bliss of teaching classes in specialized kinesiology and working with clients, including those dealing with PTSD. My income basically quadrupled. How did this happen? Prior to going up to the Yukon, I had given my time and talent, often for no remuneration and with no real expectation of return from that particular person or group. I had been giving to the Universe. And, the Universe began giving back to me in the form of, yes, monetary abundance, but also my Dharma being revealed to me. I’m so grateful to everyone involved with the MKMMA for this, as I’ve worked for years to figure out my Purpose.
So, when the tragedies of Paris occurred last week, I did exactly what the 7 Day Mental Diet demanded of me – as it had become a habit to do this by then – and also what is demanded of us this week in Lesson 8 –
Intro – “…we are to hate nothing, not even the “bad,” ”
#33 – “When the thought has been trained to look below the surface everything takes on a different appearance…”
First, I took the initial shock and its physical, mental and emotional effects and tossed them down my Mental Diet Garbage Chute, and replaced those effects with the mental picture of a tiny lake in the Ontario wilderness where I am standing on ‘fire rock’ singing “O Sun Father, Light of the World, I come to you, I sing to you, my Spirit Soars, I am one with you.” That allowed me to send only Love and Light to everyone “hurting” in Paris, to the souls of those who had been killed and to their families, to the wounded and their families, to the parents of the terrorists, and even to the terrorists – for what road had these people travelled that could allow them to commit these acts? Thank goodness for the Law of Substitution. My nervous system was supremely grateful!
Reading other people’s blogs last week, I saw that some people on the MKMMA programme were struggling with negative thoughts about the Paris attacks. I wondered if there was something wrong with me…that it had been so simple for me to send Love and Light to all involved. It was lovely, and a bit of a relief, to read of people coming round so quickly this week to choosing to forgive the terrorists – all due to the work everyone has been doing on the MKMMA programme. How powerful is that?
So, how could I have been so tempted to quit this week, when I had voiced to someone just this past week that MKMMA is my “rock!”?
Exhaustion is one reason. Truly, I’m wearing too many hats in my business – I require a secretary!!! A secretary who knows how to use social media so I don’t have to learn the technology!!!! Yes, I’ve let my Digital Connections viewing slide because of my much heavier workload. I’ve been home only 2 weeks since mid-October and I’m about to fly to Calgary to teach next week-end and then on to Toronto to teach a 3 day class the following week-end. And, I’m such a home body!!
Yesterday, I had a good conversation with myself. Through all the traumas that have occurred in my life, I have always had a belief in God, a Higher Power, a Creator, or Universal Energy, whatever you call this Infinite “I.” Even at 7 years old, when my mother had taken me away from the family home, I had a strong belief that God would get me out of this situation. And, I had the strength of will to write to my Dad every night, unbeknownst to my mother. Those letters convinced a judge to give me into my Dad’s custody the day before my 8th birthday – a 1 in 100 chance back in 1959. A rather good example of Lesson 8, Paragraph 9, I think: “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.” ” Yup!
So, am I complaining that the marketing and paperwork for my work take up so much time that I need to quit the MKMMA programme? How can that be, when I’m having the time of my life being of service to my class participants and my clients?…when I’ve quadrupled my income…when I AM taking “on the clear eye, the elastic step, the vigor of youth?” (paragraph #9)
I immediately thought back to week 8’s webinar and Mark exhorting us about the “refusal of [y]our call to greatness.” He was almost in tears as he said this. Mark said to “Trust [y]ourselves. AND he directed us to “stop trying to manage time – manage your thoughts!”
I now choose to see that my balking at learning the technological tasks, such a seemingly small item, was really part of my refusal to my call to greatness – possibly because it had always seemed dangerous for me to be in the world without. Social media and technical success will definitely put me into the world without. Paragraph #33 continues from where I left off above, “When the thought has been trained to look below the surface everything takes on a different appearance, the insignificant becomes significant, the uninteresting interesting; the things which we supposed to be of no importance are seen to be the only really vital things in existence.” Yup.
Mark did not promise this journey would be easy, neither did Davene, Trish, nor my fabulous guide Lorelei. Indeed, Haanel said in paragraph 15, “Constructive imagination means mental labor, by some considered to be the hardest kind of labor, but, if so, it yields the greatest returns, for all the great things in life have come to men and women who had the capacity to think, to imagine, and to make their dreams come true.” And paragraph 18 states that “the Law of Attraction will certainly and unerringly bring to you the conditions, environment, and experiences in life, corresponding with your habitual, characteristic, predominant mental attitude….your predominant mental attitude is what counts.”
Therefore, I will NOT quit this AMAZING MKMMA programme. Instead, I promise to be faithful to my ideal (my DMP – of creating a Centre for Emotional Healing for the Survivors of the Residential School System in Canada) – because I HAVE heard the call, and circumstances have already begun to materialize my plans. And since the results will correspond in the exact ratio of my fidelity to my ideal, I promise to hold my ideal steadily in focus, so that all persons and circumstances necessary to help build my ideal will be attracted to me for its fulfillment. And I always keep my promises! My Gratitude, Light, Love and Support to all of you. Wendyht